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Latest Oathbreaker News

Below is our complete Oathbreaker news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Oathbreaker Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Oathbreaker kicks off a new tour tonight - March 15th, 2017 - alongside King Woman, Khemmis, Sannhet, and Jaye Jayle. Dates and venues for the trek are as follows:

03.15.17 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
03.16.17 Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
03.17.17 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
03.18.17 Nashville, TN @ The End
03.19.17 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
03.20.17 East Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
03.22.17 Dallas, TX @ Three Links
03.23.17 Houston, TX @ Walter's Houston
03.24.17 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
03.26.17 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
03.27.17 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03.28.17 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theater
03.29.17 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
03.30.17 Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon
03.31.17 Seattle, WA @ Highline
04.01.17 Boise, ID @ The Shredder
04.02.17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04.03.17 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
04.04.17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
04.05.17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
04.06.17 Detroit, MI @ El Club
04.08.17 New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall
04.09.17 Allston, MA @ Great Scott More...

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New Bands Added To Brutal Assault 2017

A bunch of new bands have been announced for the 22nd edition of Brutal Assault, which takes place this year in Fortress Josefov near Jaromer in the Czech Republic on August 9-12. Returning once more are heavy-weights Hatebreed, who last graced the fortress stages in 2012 and 2013. This is reportedly in response to festival-goers requests for more hardcore in the line-up.

The Dillinger Escape Plan will be including the festival in their series of farewell dates. It looks like the band's appearance here won't be affected by the bus crash that caused some European tour dates to be cancelled last month. Dillinger last played Brutal Assault in 2015.

Thrash veterans Overkill, touring in support of their recently released 18th studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", have also been added. No stranger to the fortress stage, Overkill last appeared at the festival in 2013.

Helsinki's Wintersun are newcomers to Brutal Assault, appearing for the first time. Can we assume they will be playing material from their long-awaited third album? There's no official word as yet. More...

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Oathbreaker Releases New Video

After parting ways with drummer Ivo Debrabandere earlier this month, Oathbreaker has now released a new music video off the "Rheia" album. Check out a new clip for "Immortals" below. If you haven't heard it yet, all of the "Rheia" full-length release is streaming right here.

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Oathbreaker Parting Ways With Drummer

Oathbreaker just issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our drummer Ivo Debrabandere is leaving the band. His decision has not been an easy one, because for the past eight years, Ivo has not only been a great drummer and band member to us, but also someone who lifted Oathbreaker to a higher level and above all, a friend, who we dearly love and respect. We wish him all the best with his band Partisan and any other future endeavors.

"We welcome Wim Coppers to the band as our new drummer. Wim has been a close friend of ours since Oathbreaker toured with his old band Rise And Fall years ago, and he also plays with Gilles in Wiegedood. We're currently on tour with this line-up and you can catch us somewhere in the US or Europe in the coming months."

Ivo states himself: "Because of both personal and health related reasons, I have decided to leave Oathbreaker. There is no animosity whatsoever. I want the band to reach its full potential and I feel this is the right decision for all involved, as difficult as it may be. I have nothing but love for both the band and its members, who I hold very dear." More...

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Homewrecker Premieres New Song "Path Of Terror"

Homewrecker premieres a new song entitled "Path Of Terror", taken from the upcoming EP "Extinction By Design", which will be out in stores this Friday, October 14th via Good Fight Music.

Check out now "Path Of Terror" below.

Homewrecker is currently on tour in Europe alongside Weekend Nachos, with a US. tour supporting Skeletonwitch to follow. Catch the band live on the followig dates: More...

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Oathbreaker Posts Full Stream Of New CD

Oathbreaker premieres the full-album stream of the band's new album "Rheia", out in stores now via Deathwish Inc..

Check out now "Rheia" in its entirety below.

Oathbreaker will soon be out with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan and more on the "Curse Of The Dead Tour": More...

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Oathbreaker Premieres New Song "Immortals"

Oathbreaker premieres a new song entitled "Immortals", taken from the upcoming new album "Rheia", which will be out in stores September 30th release via Deathwish Inc..

Check out now "Immortals" below.

Oathbreaker will be out on tour this September and October supporting Skeletonwitch and Iron Reagan and on select dates, Gatecreeper and Homewrecker. Dates are available below: More...

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Oathbreaker Posts New Music Video

Oathbreaker's new album "Rheia" is due to hit stores on September 30th, with pre-orders now available at this location. "Rheia" was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta).

Today a new music video also comes online from the album. The clip for "10:56" / "Second Son of R" was created by Jeroen Mylle and Fabrice Parent - Maanlander. Check it out below.

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Oathbreaker Posts New Song Online

Oathbreaker is gearing up to release a new album on September 30th, with pre-orders for the impending "Rheia" now online at this location. Before Deathwish Inc. officially releases the album, a new teaser has come online in the form of the "Needles In Your Skin" single - check it out below. More...

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Skeletonwitch Announces New Tour Dates

Skeletonwitch is excited to bring new material from forthcoming August 19th release “The Apothic Gloom” to fans across the U.S. this fall after a headlining Canadian trek.

The “Curse of the Dead" 2016 tour features direct support from Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Gatecreeper (9/29-10/18) and Homewrecker (10/19-10/30).

Guitarist Scott Hedrick chimed in stating, ”Stoked to finally announce this! We’ve got new tunes to play and a killer group of bands to shred with. Love this lineup from top to bottom. See you all soon.” More...

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Hessian Announces 2014 Tour Dates

Belgian outfit Hessian has announced tour dates for the upcoming new year, including the "Church of Ra" tour with Amenra and Oathbreaker in April. The band's upcoming live shows include:

11/01/2014 Merleyn, Nijmegen NL (w/ Oathbreaker)
18/01/2014 013, Tilburg NL (w/ Oathbreaker)
19/01/2014 Baroeg, Rotterdam NL (w/ Oathbreaker)

Church Of Ra Tour
11/04/2014 106 Club, Rouen FR
12/04/2014 Dudefest, Karlsruhe DE
13/04/2014 La Maroquinerie, Paris FR
14/04/2014 Confort Moderne, Poitiers FR
15/04/2014 La Dynamo, Toulouse FR
16/04/2014 Sonora, Bilbao ES
17/04/2014 Hard Club, Porto PT
18/04/2014 Shoko, Madrid ES
19/04/2014 Razz 3, Barcelona ES
20/04/2014 Impetus Festival, Belfort FR
21/04/2014 PMK, Innsbruck AT
22/04/2014 Posthof, Linz AT
23/04/2013 Lido, Berlin DE
24/04/2013 Proxima, Warsaw PL
25/04/2013 UT Connewitz, Leipzig DE
26/04/2013 Young Team Festival, Metz FR More...

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Steak Number Eight Announces New Tour Dates

Steak Number Eight will be heading on a European tour in January and February 2014 alongside Hessian, Oathbreaker, and Death Letters. Details are as follows:

11-01-14 Merleyn Nijmegen Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-01-14 Nul13 Tilburg Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
19-01-14 Baroeg Rotterdam Oathbreaker + HESSIAN
18-02-14 Underground Koln supporting Death Letters
19-02-14 11er club Frankfurt supporting Death Letters
20-02-14 Monarch Berlin supporting Death Letters
21-02-14 Molotov Bar Hamburg supporting Death Letters More...

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Oathbreaker Posts "No Rest For The Weary" Video

Oathbreaker has teamed up with CVLT Nation to release a new music video. Check out "No Rest For The Weary" in the player below or at Cvltnation.com here.

The video was created by Jeroen Mylle & Fabrice Parent and is taken from the upcoming album "Eros|Anteros," which is due out August 20th.

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Oathbreaker Posts "Glimpse Of The Unseen" Video

Check out Oathbreaker's new music video for the "Glimpse of the Unseen" track below. The song is taken from the "Maelstrom" album out now on Deathwish. The clip was irected by Un Oiseau dans la Main.

OATHBREAKER-Glimpse of the unseen from Un Oiseau dans la Main on Vimeo.

Oathbreaker also has the following upcoming live shows:

12/03: Darmstadt, Germany @ Oetinger Villa
12/23: Avelgem, Belgium @ JH Krak

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Oathbreaker Signs To Deathwish

Deathwish Inc. has issued the following statement about releasing "Mælstrøm" by Oathbreaker:

"Oathbreaker are a brutal Punk/Metal band from Ghent, Belgium. To outsiders, Belgium is a country rich in cultural diversity and history. However to its residents it is also a country of crime, corruption, and political incompetence. For the Ghent based Oathbreaker, the festering blood that surfaces from these social cracks and fissures burns as fuel for their creative engine.

"After their formation in early 2008, Oathbreaker released a debut 7" EP on the British label Thirty Days Of Night Records. The release was well received by many worldwide and propelled the band to tour Europe. There they shared stages with Entombed, Amen Ra (whom they share a member with), Blacklisted, Trap Them, and more. There they honed their craft, developing into one of the most interesting metallic bands out there today.

"Deathwish are proud to announce the release of 'Mælstrøm,' the new album from Oathbreaker. Recorded in Belgium by Michael Neyt and Lander Cluyse, mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge), and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan), 'Mælstrøm' is a swirling mix of Metal, Punk, and Hardcore destruction.

"Similarities in Oathbreaker's ferocity to bands like Cursed, Rise And Fall, and From Ashes Rise are apparent, but merely a flash point for them. Opener 'Origin' strikes hard of the gate, crashing down with swirling guitars, thunderous drumming, and vicious vocal stylings. From there, Oathbreaker push the limits of brutal with 'Hierophant,' a crushing mid paced masterpiece infected with a 'Wolverine Blues' spirit. While songs 'Thoth' and 'Glimpse Of The Unseen' carry a Doom Metal like candor that would even make Tom G. Warrior proud. Song after song, the chaos ensues within the Oathbreaker vortex as they explore all shades of heavy. Then, as suddenly as their rage appeared on the horizon, it recedes to reveal the album's mesmerizing title track 'Mælstrøm.' A dark acoustic passage that shows Oathbreaker's ability to not only unleash a fury, but control the musical super storm within.

"Without question, Oathbreaker's 'Mælstrøm' is one of the best debut albums we've ever heard, and we trust you'll feel the same way. A release date and specifics will be released soon via Deathwish." More...

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