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Neil - Vocals
Eric - Guitar
Mark - Guitar
Elijah - Bass
Jamie - Drums
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WEST COAST TOUR (all dates w/ GOATSNAKE, BATTALION OF SAINTS & OBLITERATIONS except where listed)
9/16/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Mystery Box
9/17/15 Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
9/18/15 Ventura, CA @ The Garage **w/o Goatsnake
9/19/15 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/20/15 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/21/15 Las Vegas, NV @ Divebar **Black Breath only
9/22/15 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
9/23/15 Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
9/24/15 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
9/26/15 Seattle, WA @ Highline
9/27/15 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Seattle's BLACK BREATH has completed their third LP, Slaves Beyond Death, and is preparing the album for worldwide release this September through Southern Lord Recordings. Additionally, the band has been confirmed to rage the West Coast US alongside Goatsnake, Battalion of Saints and Obliterations in September as part of a West Coast Southern Lord package tour.
Slaves Beyond Death arrives three years after BLACK BREATH's 2012 released
Sentenced To Life, a revered album of morbid metal anthems laced with a deadly allure that few could resist. A foul den of thrashing potency, reanimated hardcore muscle and icy death metal, it's a record that partly sets the tone for this nefarious third chapter of the band, but it's safe to say that Slaves Beyond Death represents a harder, bleaker BLACK BREATH than ever before.
Recorded in the Winter months of 2014 At GodCity studio in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou (Converge),Slaves Beyond Death delivers the best part of an hour of stern, unforgiving death metal that resonates with the absolute classics of the genre. The Seattle five-piece is entirely relentless in their intensity, presenting innumerable ferocious riffs across the eight songs, with wicked inventiveness at the heart of its might. Galloping, triumphant melodies reminiscent of Sweden lead into grueling slammers that unravel at a torturer's pace, while the rasping deathrattles from vocalist Neil McAdams paint a vivid picture of unending suffering in life and beyond the grave. Devoid of selfserving technicality and bombast, Slaves Beyond Death works torrents of scorn into lively, undeniably entertaining songwriting, an enviable quality that has been present in all of BLACK BREATH's material, and is certainly still the case now. With all of the tracks breaching the five minute mark at least, and a storming crusade of an instrumental closer, BLACK BREATH is taking big strides forward with this album, and it is sure to be one of the highlights of the musical underworld in 2015.