Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi

Rough Trade Albums of the Year #9

black midi present their third album and second in two years, Hellfire. Hellfire sees the London three piece at their most direct. Written in isolation in London in 2021 almost immediately after it’s predecessor Cavalcade - no band can quite build their own universe like black midi. Hellfire picks up right where Cavalcade left off. Where Schlagenheim was much more based on ‘jams’ and collaboration, Cavalcade a mixture of isolation and collaboration, Hellfire falls on the other side of the spectrum of working in isolation. Musically, Hellfire builds on the brutality and intensity of Schlagenheim while also drawing on the more melodic elements that weave through Cavalcade. Lead-singer Geordie says “If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film,” that delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish.

Flexi - Live at Electrical Audio, Recorded by Steve Albini. In November 2021, at the end of their celebrated US tour, black midi recorded a live album with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago capturing songs from across their catalogue. 6 of those songs are pressed on 6 Flexi Discs (one song each), which are individually available with a limited number of album pre-orders from specific retailers. Rough Trade Shops have the stunning version of 953 from schlagenheim.

black midi

Hellfire

Rough Trade
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
LP+

$26.99

With Bonus Flexi with Version of 953 from Schlagenheim - Live at Electrical Audio, Recorded by Steve Albini.

Clear Red Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-LPEflexi

Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
CD

$16.99

Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-CD

Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
LP

$24.99

Black
Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-LP

black midi

Hellfire

Rough Trade
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi by Hellfire - black midi
Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
LP+

$26.99

With Bonus Flexi with Version of 953 from Schlagenheim - Live at Electrical Audio, Recorded by Steve Albini.

Clear Red Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-LPEflexi

Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
CD

$16.99

Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-CD

Album artwork for Hellfire by black midi
LP

$24.99

Black
Released 07/15/2022Catalogue Number

RT-0321-LP

Rough Trade Albums of the Year #9

black midi present their third album and second in two years, Hellfire. Hellfire sees the London three piece at their most direct. Written in isolation in London in 2021 almost immediately after it’s predecessor Cavalcade - no band can quite build their own universe like black midi. Hellfire picks up right where Cavalcade left off. Where Schlagenheim was much more based on ‘jams’ and collaboration, Cavalcade a mixture of isolation and collaboration, Hellfire falls on the other side of the spectrum of working in isolation. Musically, Hellfire builds on the brutality and intensity of Schlagenheim while also drawing on the more melodic elements that weave through Cavalcade. Lead-singer Geordie says “If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film,” that delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish.

Flexi - Live at Electrical Audio, Recorded by Steve Albini. In November 2021, at the end of their celebrated US tour, black midi recorded a live album with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago capturing songs from across their catalogue. 6 of those songs are pressed on 6 Flexi Discs (one song each), which are individually available with a limited number of album pre-orders from specific retailers. Rough Trade Shops have the stunning version of 953 from schlagenheim.