Rising UK stoner metal heroes Green Lung will bring rural gloom to a town near you on Midsomer tour 2024

Green Lung
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Folkloric doom metal bunch Green Lung have announced a string of concerts to take place across Europe this summer.

The UK band will support superstars Opeth and Clutch between June and August, and they’ll play headline shows and festival slots in between.

The full list of dates is available below.

Green Lung formed in 2017 and have released three albums since: Woodland Rites (2019), Black Harvest (2021) and This Heathen Land (2023).

The band’s music has been noted for bringing occult themes unique to rural England into doom and stoner metal.

Metal Hammer journalist Chris Chantler described This Heathen Land as “a beguiling, surprisingly diverse concoction of killer riffs, bewitching folklore and knockout songs” in his 8/10 review.

“The synths are a consistent joy, while the effervescent twin guitars are discreetly heroic – the organ/axe trade-offs on rollicking highlight Hunters In The Sky are a special treat,” Chantler wrote.

“Tom Templar’s eccentric pipes walk a fine line between atmospheric storyteller and hard rock party-starter, his multi-tracked harmonies sometimes beguiling – as on Song Of The Stones, the LP’s only pure ritualistic folk tune – sometimes alarming.

“Most importantly, the sheer quality of songwriting edges ever upwards.”

Fellow Hammer writer Merlin Alderslade attended Green Lung’s 2023 UK tour and gave the Brighton concert a perfect 10/10 review.

“As hundreds of grinning, black-clad metallers shuffle back out into a freezing cold South Coast night, there’s the overwhelming sensation that we’ve all just witnessed something very, very special,” said Alderslade.

“And that we may not see this band in venues this small again any time soon.”

Ahead of this summer’s Midsomer shows, Green Lung will play a brief headline and festival tour in May and June.

Those dates are also listed below.

Green Lung 2024 tour dates:

May 11: Nijmegen Sonic Whip!, Netherlands
May 15: Liverpool Arts Club, UK
May 16: Belfast The Limelight 2, UK
May 17: Limerick Dolans Warehouse, Ireland
May 18: Dublin The Grand Social, Ireland
May 19: Leeds Brudenell Social Club, UK
May 23–26: Catton Hall Bearded Theory Festival, UK

Jun 19–22: Cartagena Rock Imperium Festival, Spain
Jun 27: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 29: Viveiro Resurrection Fest, Spain

Aug 05: Frankfurt Am Main Batschkapp, Germany *
Aug 06: Dortmund FZW Dortmund, Germany *
Aug 07: Tilburg 013 Poppodium, Netherlands *
Aug 09: Derbyshire Bloodstock Open Air, UK
Aug 10: Southampton Papillon, UK
Aug 11: Kortrijk Alcatraz Festival, Belgium
Aug 13: Karlsruhe Substage Karlsruhe, Germany **
Aug 14: Luxembourg City Den Atelier, Luxembourg **
Aug 15: Erfurt Bandhaus, Germany
Aug 16: Siegen Vortex Surfer Musikclub, Germany
Aug 17: Sulingen Reload Festival, Germany
Aug 18: Eindhoven Dynamo Metalfest, Netherlands

* supporting Opeth
** supporting Clutch

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Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.