Strike First Records’ In the Midst of Lions will be joining The Crimson Armada (Metal Blade) and Sleep Serapis Sleep for January’s Thermal Detonator Off, Party On Tour.  ITMOL will be coming off of their current tour, the Humanoids tour with Facedown’s Hands where they are promoting their May 2009 Strike First release “Out of Darkness.”

ITMOL Tour Dates:
Nov 27 – Temecula, CA @ The Vault
Nov 28 – Whittier, CA @ House of Grace
Nov 29 – Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Dec 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix
Dec 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Telos
Dec 3 – Roswell, NM @ Unity Center
Dec 4 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 5 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
Dec 6 – Mission, TX @ Smokin Aces
Dec 7 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Ayers Events Center
Dec 10 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
Dec 11 – Orlando, FL @ The Hiding
Dec 12 – Macon, GA @ The Refuge
Dec 13 – Loganville, GA @ The Movement Venue
Dec 15 – East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
Dec 18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
Dec 19 – Crofton, MD @ Macc
Thermal Detonator Tour Dates:

Jan 3 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ 4H
Jan 4 – Manila, AR @ Manila Community Center
Jan 5 – Henryetta, OK @ Mosh Hall
Jan 7 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Jan 8 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
Jan 9 – New Iberia, LA @ New Iberia Venue
Jan 10 – Pensacola, FL @ The Vault
Jan 11 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit
Jan 12 – Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13
Jan 13 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
Jan 14 – East Ridge, TN @ The Warehouse
Jan 15 – Corbin, KY @ Corbin Community Center
Jan 16 – Dayton, OH @ Java House
Jan 17 – Terre Haute, IN @ THMV


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