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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:
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
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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BONDED BY BLOOD
Scion Rock Fest is presented by the automaker Scion, a division of the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Northwestern metal band WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM has announced an upcoming mini-tour to take place this January, following their previously announced performance with Neurosis and labelmates Black Breath in Seattle on December 30th. Confirmed WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM tour dates are as follows:
12/30/2010 Neumo’s - Seattle, WA w/ Neurosis, Black Breath
01/04/2011 Branx - Portland, OR w/ Druden, Wilderness, thee.casualty.company
01/06/2011 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC w/ Ahna, Gyibaaw, Sick, thee.casualty.company
01/07/2011 The Sons of Norway Hall - Victoria, BC w/ Shibboleth, Northern, thee.casualty.company
01/08/2011 Jinx Art Space - Bellingham, WA w/ Druden, Frozen Cloak, thee.casualty.company
01/09/2011 The Loft on Cherry - Olympia, WA w/ Alda, Druden, RVIVR
Southern Californian trio NAILS has announced their signing to Southern Lord Recordings.
With plans already in place to record a new release for Southern Lord in early 2011, the NAILS crew will spend the rest of this year on the road. As previously announced, the band will take part in the Southern Lord-sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 8th alongside Goatsnake, Black Breath, From Ashes Rise, Repulsion, the Animosity-era lineup of Corrosion of Conformity and countless more. In early September they embark on a cross-country trek that will last over a month, including five dates opening for Venomous Concept.
NAILS confirmed tour dates are as follows:
8/08/2010 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ Power Of The Riff Fest [info]
9/05/2010 Nile Front Room - Mesa, AZ
9/06/2010 10756 Limas - El Paso, TX
9/07/2010 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
9/08/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/09/2010 The Nightmare - Dallas, TX
9/10/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/12/2010 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/13/2010 585 Wells - Atlanta, GA
9/14/2010 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
9/15/2010 Transitions - Tampa, FL
9/16/2010 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
9/17/2010 Legitmate Business - Greensboro, NC
9/18/2010 Daniel's Pub - Cincinnati, OH
9/19/2010 Dojo - Indianapolis, IN
9/20/2010 Double Door - Chicago, IL w/ Venomous Concept
9/21/2010 Blondie's - Detroit, MI w/ Venomous Concept
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Venomous Concept
9/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Venomous Concept, Strong Intention
9/24/2010 Katacombes - Montreal, QC w/ Venomous Concept
9/25/2010 Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON w/ Venomous Concept
9/26/2010 242 Main - Burlington, VT
9/27/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY
9/28/2010 Church - Boston, MA
9/29/2010 Lilly's Pad - New Haven, CT
9/30/2010 The Church - Cleveland, OH
10/01/2010 Mickey Finn's - Toledo, OH
10/02/2010 1108 Main - Cedar Falls, IA
10/03/2010 *TBA - Minneapolis, MN
10/04/2010 *TBA - Kansas City, MO
10/05/2010 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
10/08/2010 Club Soda - San Diego, CA
10/09/2010 Sub - San Francisco, CA
The 2010 edition of the Power of the Riff festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at The Echo and EchoPlex in Los Angeles, CA. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The festival is being curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between metal, hardcore, punk and rock music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:
Corrosion Of Conformity III
From Ashes Rise
The Fucking Wrath
Spider Fever More...
Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following update about Corrosion of Conformity embarking on a mini-tour:
"Southern Lord Recordings is proud to announce a West Coast mini-tour, featuring several SL artists as well as some very special opening and headlining guests. Running from August 8th through 12th, the three-show tour features Southern Lord artists Eagle Twin, Black Breath and the return of Goatsnake. All of this is in addition to the headliner for the festivities; the recently reunited circa-1986 Animosity album lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity, featuring Woody Weatherman on guitar, Mike Dean on bass and vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums! The tour will also showcase openers Righteous Fool featuring Mike and Reed from C.O.C.
"The string of dates kick off in Los Angeles at the Southern Lord sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival, featuring this tour's full lineup as well as countless other brutal acts including Repulsion, Trap Them, Nails, From Ashes Rise and more. The full lineup and info behind the fest will be announced soon."
The currently announced dates for the Southern Lord West Coast Mini Tour are as follows:
8/08/2010 Echo and Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of the Riff Fest
8/10/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
8/12/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA
Southern Lord is the latest label to release a free compilation on Amazon.com. You can download their “Resurrection” sampler, which includes an exclusive Sunn 0))) track “Isengard (Chopped And Screwed).”
Here's the free Southern Lord “Resurrection” sampler tracklisting:
1. Wino "Release Me" (5:53)
2. Pelican "Embedding The Moss" (7:44)
3. Eagle Twin "Murder Of..." (12:08)
4. Wolves In The Throne Room "Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog" (10:33)
5. Black Cobra "Omniscient" (3:17)
6. The Accused "The Splatterbeast" (2:37)
7. Orcustus "Asphyxiokenisis" (3:51)
8. Black Breath "Murder" (4:12)
9. Virulence "Blank Stare" (5:44)
10. Earth "Junkyard Priest (Live In Vienna)" (8:23)
11. Sunn O))) "Isengard (Chopped And Screwed)" (6:51)
Like Nuclear Blast's free compilation, however, it may only be available to those in the U.S.
In related news, Southern Lord recently slashed prices at their online store, with most CDs now $10 and double CDs and package deals reduced as well.
Seattle's BLACK BREATH has entered Kurt Ballou's God City Studios (Converge, Trap Them, Disfear) to record their new album, "Heavy Breathing," due out on March 30th via Southern Lord Records. The band will hit the road in May alongside Converge, Gaza, Coalesce, Lewd Acts, and Harvey Milk. BLACK BREATH tour dates with Converge are as follows:
05/072010 Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH w/ Lewd Acts
5/08/2010 Magic Stick - Detroit, MI w/ Lewd Acts
5/09/2010 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL w/ Lewd Acts
5/10/2010 Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/11/2010 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/13/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/14/2010 Satyricon - Portland, OR w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/15/2010 Slim's - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's w/ Coalesce, Lewd Acts
5/16/2010 *TBA - CA
5/17/2010 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/18/2010 El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles, CA w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/19/2010 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/21/2010 Emo's - Austin, TX w/ Coalesce, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/22/2010 *TBA - TX
5/23/2010 The Marquee - Tulsa, OK w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/25/2010 The Hi Tone - Memphis, TN w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/26/2010 *TBA - Louisville, KY w/ Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/27/2010 Rockettown - Nashville, TN w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/28/2010 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
5/29/2010 *TBA - North Carolina w/ Harvey Milk, Gaza, Lewd Acts
Southern Lord Recordings has announced the official signing of Washington's BLACK BREATH. Their mini album, "Razor To Oblivion," is set for re-release on Southern Lord on November 10th, and their debut full-length will see its release in early 2010.
Belgium metal band Rise and Fall has announced the following tour dates:
08/29 - Ieper, Belgium @ Ieperfest w/ 108, Lewd Acts, Darkest Hour
09/04 - Messancy, Belgium @ Rider's Park w/ Kickback, Arkangel
09/05 - Windsor, UK @ Free Arts Centre w/ Throats, Jealous, Lonewolves
09/11 - Hamburg, Germany @ Rote Flora w/ War Hungry, RZL DZL
09/12 - Tessenderlo, Belgium @ Skatefest w/ Cloak Dagger, Tenement Kids
09/26 - Aarschot, Belgium @ Funtime Fest w/ Teenage Lust
09/26 - Hoofddorp, Holland @ Cilinder Fest w/ Kickback, Length Of Time
10/02 - Haverhill, MA @ Anchors Up w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil
10/03 - Long Island, NY @ Ronkonkoma American Legion Hall w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil
10/04 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary w/ Guns Up, Bracewar, Disnihil, Title Fight
10/05 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/06 - Richmond, VA @ Alley Katz w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/07 - Raleigh, NC @ Brewery w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/08 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/09 - Atlanta, GA @ PS Warehouse w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/10 - Birmingham, AL @ Green Cup w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/11 - Little Rock, AR @ Vinos w/ Bracewar, Creatures
10/12 - 1919 Hemphill @ Fort Worth, TX w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/13 - Austin, TX @ Emo's w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/14 - San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven w/ Bitter End, Mammoth Grinder, Creatures
10/15 - Tucson, AZ @ Living Room w/ Creatures
10/16 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/17 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/18 - Salinas, CA @ Building E w/ Ceremony, Lewd Acts, Black Breath
10/19 - Las Vegas, NV @ Eastside Joes w/ Creatures
10/20 - Albuqeurque, NM @ Taylair w/ Creatures
10/21 - Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat w/ Creatures
10/22 - Kansas City, MO @ Mission Theatre w/ Creatures
10/23 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/24 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/25 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murphy Building w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/26 - Cincinnati, OH @ Warsaw Arena w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/27 - Romeo, MI @ Static Age w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/28 - Cleveland, OH @ Tower 2012 w/ Harms Way, Creatures
10/29 - Lemoyne, PA @ Championship w/ Cold World, Creatures
10/30 - Edison, NJ @ Clara Burton Hall w/ Cold World, Creatures
10/31 - Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ Cold World, Creatures, Title Fight, Cruel Hand, Mother Of Mercy
11/01 - Holyoke, MA @ Waterfront Tavern w/ Cold World, Death Before Dishonor, Creatures
Victims announced through the Deathwish Inc. page that they have picked up a new member for their band.
"...We're proud and happy to announce our new/second/first/lead/rhythm guitar player (Oh, let's put it this way: we have TWO guitar players now). Ladies and gents, Gareth Smith. He joined early this year and is doing great with us! After his break up with long time lover RAGING SPEEDHORN (1998-2008) he felt the need to keep trashing and here he is now. We won't just sit around in the rehearsal space making plans to take over the world or perfecting our sound..."
Victims is releasing a new 7" EP, "Lies, Lies, Lies" but hasn't announced a release date. The two-song record features artwork from J.Bannon (Converge) and is reportedly "hook-laden" and "infectious."
Victims is also striking out with label mates Trap Them and Hot Mass band Black Breath. You can see the tour dates after the jump. More...
Read the full article at Deathwish Inc. News.
On the night of October 10th, Finnish mythology came to life at El Corazon in Seattle, WA when Amorphis dropped in town. Along with these Finns came Switzerland’s Samael and Virgin Black from down under. Also on the bill were two local Seattle bands, Black Breath and Asema. Black Breath opened the show with some extended groove-metal hardcore and metalcore screaming, pumping energy into the crowd and prepping them for the rest of the other bands. More...