The Melvins, who release the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings, share the first new music to be heard from the epic release, streaming the track “Christ Hammer ” online.

A Walk With Love and Death Track Listing:

01. Aim High
02. Queen Powder Party
03. Street Level St. Paul
04. The Hidden Joice
05. Give It To Me
06. Chicken Butt
07. Eat Yourself Out
08. Scooba
09. Halfway to the Bakersfield Mall
10. Pacoima Normal
11. Park Head
12. T-Burg
13. Track Star
14. The Asshole Bastard

01. Black Heath
02. Sober-delic (acid only)
04. What’s Wrong With You
05. Edgar the Elephant
06. Christ Hammer
07. Flaming Creature
08. Cactus Party
09. Cardboro Negro

The band have also announced details of an extensive US tour:

Tour Dates:

07/05 San Diego, CA Casbah
07/06 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
07/07 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
07/08 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
07/09 Sacramento, CA Goldfield Trading Post
07/10 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
07/12 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
07/14 Vancouver, BC Venue Nightclub
07/17 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
07/18 Calgary, AB The Marquee
07/20 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
07/21 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
07/22 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s Bash
07/24 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
07/25 Chicago, IL The Metro
07/26 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme
07/27 Detroit, MI El Club
07/28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
07/29 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
07/31 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
08/01 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater
08/02 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
08/03 New York, NY Irving Plaza
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
08/05 Asbury Park, NJ The Stone Pony
08/06 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
08/08 Richmond, VA The Broadberry
08/09 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
08/10 Knoxville, TN The Concourse
08/11 Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall
08/12 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room
08/13 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
08/15 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
08/17 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
08/18 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Fest
08/20 San Jose, CA The Ritz
08/21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
08/22 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
09/05 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
09/06 Tucson, AX 191 Toole
09/08 Austin, TX The Mohawk
09/09 Dallas, TX Tree’s
09/10 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
09/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (Studio)
09/13 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
09/14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
09/15 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
09/16 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
09/17 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
09/18 Orlando, FL The Social
09/20 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
09/21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell Stage)
09/22 Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley
09/23 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
09/25 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon
09/26 Rock Island, IL Rock Island Brewing Co.
09/27 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
09/28 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
09/30 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
10/02 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
10/03 Flagstaff, AZ The Green Room

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.