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Following a recent dirge at The Power Of The Riff event in Los Angeles, Seattle’s Black Breath has confirmed a fat batch of new live actions for the Spring season. This week Black Breath announces a full five-city Australian tour this April, set to systematically blaze Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, and Melbourne alongside I Exist.
Just days after returning to the U.S. the faction will cross the continent to perform at the fifteenth anniversary of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, raging alongside Anthrax, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and tons more in addition to labelmates Xibalba and Power Trip that night alone. Post NEMHF, Black Breath will induce full-body-bangovers in New York and Philly alongside Brooklyn’s Mutilation Rites and White Widows. Upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.
A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.
Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'
"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."
The lineup includes: More...
Nasum has tapped Black Breath to support the band on what is being billed as the final Nasum tour ever. The band recently reunited for a string of shows with Rotten Sound‘s Keijo Niinimaafilling filling in on vocals for late frontman, Mieszko Talarczyk.
The trek will take place in Europe and kick off on September 20th, with the following dates confirmed thus far:
Sept. 20 Helsinki, Finland Nosturi
Sept. 21 Gothenburg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska w/ SKITSYSTEM
Sept. 22 Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
Sept. 23 Hamburg, Germany Logo
Sept. 24 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli De Helling
Sept. 25 London, UK Underworld
Sept. 26 Paris, France Glazart
Sept. 27 Geneva, Switzerland Usine
Sept. 28 Munchen, Germany Backstage
Sept. 29 Ljubljana, Slovenia Gala Hala
Sept. 30 Budapest, Hungary Durer Kert
Oct. 1 Bratislava, Slovakia Randall
Oct. 2 Ostrava, Czech Rep Barrak
Oct. 3 Krakow, Poland Fabryka
Oct. 4 Berlin, Germany Magnet
Oct. 5 Malmo, Sweden KB w/ SKITSYSTEM, PYRAMIDO
Oct. 6 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis w/ SKITSYSTEM, MASSGRAV
Sound & Fury fest is less than one month away - taking place July 20th, 21st, and 22nd at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA. This year's lineup will feature headliners and hardcore powerhouses Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, Earth Crisis, H2O, Terror, and Touche Amore, along with 50 other acts spanning three days.
The festival was started in 2006 and has boasted bands like Fucked Up, Ceremony, Trash Talk, Have Heart and more as a part of their lineup in past years, making it a premiere hardcore/punk festival in California. Additionally, 2012 marks the third year of Sound & Fury at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located at 3400 Calle Real in Santa Barbara, CA. Individual day passes are on sale now exclusively through festival presenter No Sleep Records and can be purchased at this location.
The full day lineups are as follows:
Following their recent rampage across Europe for several weeks, Washington's whiplash-inducers Black Breath have just confirmed their first tours of Mexico and Japan.
Following a previously-announced headlining slot on the Southern Lord label package tour -- where Black Breath will rage the U.S. for a month with support from labelmates Enabler, Burning Love and Martyrdöd and tons more -- the newest set of dates will kick off just a week later. The Seattle stormtroopers will do a trio of dates in Southern California, including a set at the massive 3-day Sound And Fury Festival, before crossing into Mexico for a five-date trek. Less than a month after the band return from the Mexico tour, the 'Breath will trek across the globe for a five-date headlining assault on Japan. Upcoming dates are as follows: More...
Southern Lord has confirmed the details for a special free label showcase in Pomona, California this June 23rd.
As part of the massive Southern Lord label package tour set to tear through the country in the weeks ahead, the label showcase co-presented with Scion A/V metal will take place at The Glass House in Pomona, and will be the solitary manifestation of the entire tour to take place in Los Angeles County. The lineup for the show features all four core acts on the label tour -- Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath -- in addition to a special headlining guest appearance by labelmates Pelican.
As a free Scion A/V metal RSVP-only event the spots will fill up extremely fast. If you plan on attending, make sure to reserve your spot at this location.
The Southern Lord label tour will run through the U.S. for nearly a month, with the core acts Enabler, Burning Love, Martyrdöd and Black Breath being joined by the likes of Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead In The Dirt, The Secret and more via special regional appearances. More...
Sound & Fury Festival is back in it's 7th and biggest year yet, taking place at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA from July 20th through 22nd. The festival is excited to announce additional performers for the 2012 lineup, including Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Ivy League, Sabertooth Zombie, Seahaven, Xibalba, and others.
Some previously announced performers are Bane, Blacklisted, Comeback Kid, H2O, Terror, Touche Amore and many more. Check out the full list of bands playing below and stay tuned for one more exciting lineup announcement coming before the festival.
Black Breath, which will be appearing on the Southern Lord Summer tour, has teamed up with Scion A/V to release a new music video online for "Home of the Grave." Check out the clip below. Scion also commented:
"Seattle, Washington's Black Breath have been clawing their way to metal notoriety for a while now. In this video they go back to being an underground band — literally. Director Mark Brooks leads this undead journey into the 'Home of the Grave.'"
The final details and routing for the previously-announced Southern Lord Summer package tour have been confirmed today. The tour is set to bring some of the label's newest and most promising acts as well as some heavy veterans on the eclectic but lethal roster together for a near month-long trek across the face of America.
The core acts for the tour include the Ontario-based hardcore/rock outfit Burning Love (featuring ex-Cursed vocalist), dark lords of Swedish crust Martyrdod, Milwaukee's metal/hardcore crossover outfit Enabler, and Seattle's d-beat/death-infused hardcore bastards Black Breath headlining the full tour. All four bands have brand new albums either already out or set to be unleashed based around the tour.
Special guests Poison Idea, Noothgrush, Pelican, Power Trip, Wild//Tribe, Dead in the Dirt, The Secret, and more will also infiltrate the routing, each with one or more regional performances throughout the debauchery-ridden escapade, and Southern Lord will also host a label showcase in Pomona, California with details to be announced in the coming weeks. More...
Black Breath has now revealed the European dates for the band's 2012 world tour, which will take place in March and April. June/July U.S. shows along with dates in Japan, Mexico, and Australia will be revealed in the coming months. The currently announced European shows are as follows:
29-03 @ Baroeg - Rotterdam, NL **
30-03 @ Trix - Antwerp, BE **
31-03 @ De Kreun - Kortrijk, BE **
01-04 @ Stuck on a name rec studio - Nottingham, UK **
02-04 @ The Underworld - London, UK **
03-04 @ Islington Mill - Manchester, UK **
04-04 @ Clwb for Ibach - Cardiff, UK **
05-04 @ Le Ferrailleur - Nantes, FR **
06-04 @ Heretic Club - Bordeaux, FR **
07-04 @ Mogambo - San Sebastian, ES **
08-04 @ Sala Caracol - Madrid, ES **
09-04 @ Razzmatazz 3 - Barcelona, ES **
10-04 @ La Dynamo - Toulouse, FR **
11-04 @ Tap-Tap - Schaffhausen, CH **
12-04 @ Juha West - Stuttgart, DE **
13-04 @ Roadburn Festival - Tilburg, NL w/ Voivod, more
14-04 @ Ajz - Bielefeld, DE **
15-04 @ Hafenklang - Hamburg, DE **
16-04 @ Hemgarden - Lund, SE **
17-04 @ Debaser - Stockholm, SE **
18-04 @ Revolver - Oslo, NO *
19-04 @ Truckstop Alaska - Gothenburg, SE *
20-04 @ Templet - Lyngby, DK w/ Tormented, Saviours
21-04 @ Festsaal Kreuzberg - Berlin, DE ##
22-04 @ Fzw - Dortmund, DE ##
24-04 @ Ajz Chemnitz - Chemnitz, DE ##
25-04 @ Arena - Vienna, AT ##
26-04 @ Atlantide - Bologna, IT ##
27-04 @ Lo-Fi - Milan, IT ##
28-04 @ Jugendhaus Wangen - Wangen, DE ##
29-04 @ Lakei - Helmond, NL ##
** w/ Victims & Tormented
* w/ Tormented
## w/ Christian Mistress & Tormented
Nasum has announced a string of upcoming North America tour dates with special guests Brutal Truth, Dropdead, and Black Breath on select dates. The tour poster can be viewed below, and details are as follows:
May 18 Chicago, IL Reggies w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 19 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 20 Toronto, Canada Wreck Room w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 21 Montreal, Canada Sala Rosa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 22 Providence, RI as220 w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead
May 23 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Backslider
May 24 New York, NY Europa w/ Brutal Truth, Dropdead, Margrudergrind, Grudges
May 25 Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
May 26 Seattle, WA Highline w/ Black Breath, Massgrave, Theories
May 27 Portland, OR Branx w/ From Ashes Rise, Massgrave
May 28 Oakland, CA Metro
May 29 Ventura, CA Billy O's
May 30 Los Angeles, CA TBA
May 31 Austin, TX Red 7 – Chaos in Tejas More...
Seattle deathbrigade Black Breath is preparing to unleash a new LP, "Sentenced To Life," on March 27th via Southern Lord.
Today Revolver Magazine is debuting the first public listen to "Sentenced To Life," as well as the cover art for the album. Check out the unhinged sixth track, "Mother Abyss," and more right here. The following press release was also issued about the album:
"With 10 tracks in under 33 minutes, Sentenced To Life contains the most demoralizing yet energizing d-beat injected death metal hymns from the band to date, with a bit less rock and roll swagger and more full-on rage. The album is a product of furious creativity jammed into a short span of time, written in the seemingly endless Winter after returning from their November 2010 European tour. As with their acclaimed debut full-length Heavy Breathing, Black Breath recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side."
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Seattle's barbaric wrecking crew Black Breath has completed a second LP and is preparing to fire it point blank into the public's face this March. The forthcoming new platter, dubbed "Sentenced to Life," is the follow-up to the band's raging 2010 debut album, "Heavy Breathing."
Bearing 10 thunderous tracks in under 33 minutes, "Sentenced To Life" features such smashing Black Breath hits as "Feast of the Damned," "Doomed," "Forced Into Possession," "Home of the Grave" and of course the title anthem "Sentenced to Life."
The band once again recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side. "Sentenced To Life" will burst into stores and distros for public armament in March 2012. A final release date, full track listing, cover art and preview of the new album will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP 3:30-4:00
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors – 7:00 pm
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 8:30-9:00
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...
Seattle-based heavy metallers Black Breath have announced that they will be heading overseas this month for a tour of Europe. You can check out the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
07/06 Messancy, BEL – Rider’s Park
07/07 Antwerp, BEL – De Rots
07/08 Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
07/09 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
07/10 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
07/11 Brighton, UK – Hydrant
07/12 Manchester, UK – Star & Garter
07/13 Leeds, UK – The Well
07/14 London, UK – Borderline
07/16 Nijmegen, NET – De Affaire
07/17 Münster, GER – Cafe Lorenz
07/18 Stuttgart, GER – Club Schocken
07/19 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/20 Berlin, GER – Jagerklause
07/22 Helsinki, FIN – Tuska Open Air Festival
07/24 Pilsen, CZE – Fluff Festival
07/26 Arese, ITA – SGA
07/27 Bologna, ITA – Altantide
Black Breath has checked in with the following announcement about finishing the recording for a new release:
"We (Black Breath) just finished tracking a new LP that will be released later this year on Southern Lord Records and are playing some more U.S. dates this month.
"Come July, we will be heading overseas to do a European tour, dates of which will be announced soon. Bang on!"
You can also check out Black Breath's music by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
Black Breath has announced an upcoming rash of live attacks in North America for the coming months, kicking off with the Scion Rock Fest in Pomona, California March 5th alongside label mates Nails, as well as Morbid Angel, Integrity, Obituary, Bastard Noise, Atheist, and more.
Black Breath has also now announced a return trip to Massachusetts' God City Studios (Converge, Trap Them, The Secret, Disfear) to have Kurt Ballou again put the Black Breath sound to tape for a second full-length album. To once again be released via Southern Lord Recordings, more info on the album and recording updates will be issued over the coming weeks.
The upcoming Black Breath tour dates are as follows:
3/05/2011 The Glass House - Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
3/16/2011 Albion House - Chicago, IL
3/17/2011 Revolution - Toledo, OH
3/18/2011 Sugar City - Buffalo, NY
3/19/2011 PA's Lounge - Boston, MA
4/02/2011 The Studio At Webster Hall - New York, NY w/ Ken Mode
4/03/2011 Warren Legion Hall - Warren, NJ w/ Ken Mode
4/04/2011 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Ken Mode
4/05/2011 Chestnut House - Louisville, KY
4/06/2011 Fubar Lounge - St. Louis, MO
4/07/2011 Scion Lab - Kansas City, MO
4/08/2011 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
Immolation has been announced as the latest confirmed act for the upcoming Scion Rock Festival, which is set to take place on March 5th in Pomona, California. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other announced bands are as follows:
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The official line-up has been announced for the forthcoming Scion Rock Festival. The 2011 edition of the Scion Rock Fest will be headlined by death metal legends Morbid Angel and will feature 19 other bands. Scion Rock Fest 2011 is set to take place on March 5 in Pomona, California at the Fox Theater and the Glass House, with two other stages being built for the event by festival organizers. Six additional bands will be announced in the near future while you can find a list of the confirmed bands below:
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Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.