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I The Breather

From: Baltimore, MD, United States
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Latest I The Breather News

Below is our complete I The Breather 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.

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Darkest Hour To Tour With Unearth

Hot off the heels of this summer's Mayhem Festival, Darkest Hour will return to North America this fall co-headlining with Unearth on the “Hell or High Wattage” tour.

The trek, which kicks off on October 13th also features Carnifex, Origin, I The Breather, and Black Crown Initiate in the support slots. See below for all tour dates.

Darkest Hour's Mike Schleibaum (guitars) states: "We're extremely excited to hit the road with Unearth and company for a quick set of Canadian and East Coast dates. We'll be bringing some new songs to life on stage and throwing some killer parties. Make sure you come out and rage with us. See you all in the pit very soon." More...

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I, The Breather Posts Full Album Online

I, The Breather is currently streaming the full new "Life Reaper" album online, which comes out tomorrow, July 15th.

You can now stream the entire album online in the playlist below, including the song "Swine:Cult," that features guest vocals from Rick Armellino from This Or The Apocalypse. You can also watch the music video for "Soul:Seek" video over at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Setting:Sun
2. Soul:Seek
3. Self:Restore
4. Life:Reaper
5. Dear:Devil
6. Swine:Cult
7. Demon:Dreams
8. Shape:Shifter
9. Re:Volution
10. Chain:Breaker
11. Identity:Crisis More...

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I, The Breather Posts "Soul:Seek" Video

I, The Breather's forthcoming full-length release "Life Reaper" is due out this coming July 15th, 2014.

While the band's vocalist Shawn Spann was recently hospitalized, new music from "Life Reaper" is continuing to be released as the album's official drop date draws nearer.

Today you can check out a video clip for the new song "Soul:Seek," which is available below and was directed by Orie McGinnes.

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I, The Breather Vocalist Hospitalized

I, The Breather will release new album "Life Reaper" on July 15th, 2014. Unfortunately fans won't have the chance to see vocalist Shawn Spann live supporting the album for some time still. Spann comments:

"Just a quick update on my status: I was hospitalized the other day with internal bleeding and had to be forced to miss about a week of shows coming up.

"I am currently feeling a lot better as the awesome people at the Upper Chesapeake Hospital have put an end to the pain/bleeding. I am currently in recovery mode and plan to get back out on the road with the boys as soon as my doctor gives me the go ahead. We are still waiting for my diagnoses to be wrapped up but have a general idea on where its going to end up so we can at least start a little plan to me being back on stage.

"With all that being said, Our awesome friend Marcus from Come The Dawn will be filling my shoes while I'm getting better. I am so thankful for him as id be devastated if my condition forced the band to stop performing. Please give him and my boys a huge hug for me when you see them.

"I have a new page here I plan to use to keep everyone updated with my health. Thank you for your time, I love you guys." More...

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I, The Breather Announces Album Release

In addition to joining the Vans Warped Tour, I The Breather has now announced the street date for new album "Life Reaper." Check out the cover artwork below, and you can pick up a copy of "Life Reaper" this coming July 15th, 2014.

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Affiance Announces New Tour Dates

Cleveland's Affiance is excited to continue to tour the U.S. with I The Breather, with the new trek kicking off May 1st. The band just wrapped up a full U.S. tour with Protest The Hero and is currently on the road with Close Your Eyes.

Upcoming tour dates are available below. Affiance will be performing in support of latest album "The Campaign," and you can also check out the music video for "We The Machines" after the jump.

Affiance w/ Close Your Eyes:
3/06 @ Inside-Out Venue - Troutville, VA
3/07 @ Club Relevant - Virginia Beach, VA
3/10 @ Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
3/11 @ Walters - Houston, TX
3/12 @ The White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
3/16 @ Q Bar - Darien, IL More...

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I The Breather Streaming New Song

I The Breather has launched a brand new track titled "The Setting Sun" via a lyric video, which is available below. The track comes off the group's new full-length album set for a 2014 release. Further details are forthcoming.

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Straight From The Roots Streaming "Divinorum"

Connecticut's Straight From The Roots has posted the song "Divinorum" online, which features Shawn Spann from I, The Breather. Give it a listen below. Straight From The Roots is:

Wes Dunbar - Vocals, Guitars
Chris Hayden - Vocals
Mike Vail - Bass Guitar
Nate Hayden - Drums

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Demon Hunter Announces Australian Shows

After February/March shows with In Flames, Demon Hunter will be touring in Australia for the first time with I The Breather. Dates are as follows:

March 28 - The Manning Bar (18+), Sydney
March 29 - Easterfest (All Ages), Toowoomba
March 30 - The Evelyn Hotel (18+), Melbourne
March 31 - Fowlers Live (LIC/AA), Adelaide More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces Shows With I The Breather

Born of Osiris, which recently covered the System of a Down track "Science," has now announced the band will be heading out on tour in October with The Word Alive, Norma Jean, and I, The Breather.

General tickets will be available this Monday, August 13th and more dates are reportedly coming soon. The currently announced shows are as follows:

10/1 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
10/2 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
10/3 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/9 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
10/11 Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
10/14 Boise ID @ The Venue
10/16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/17 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café(Vegas Strip)
10/19 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/20 Yuma, AZ @ The Backyard(w/o Norma Jean) More...

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I, The Breather Releases "False Profit" Video

I, The Breather released sophomore full-length "Truth and Purpose" in February, and has spent the majority of 2012 on tour alongside August Burns Red, Silverstein, Upon A Burning Body and Betraying The Martyrs, among others. Look for the group to also perform on the Sumerian Records stage at the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival all summer long.

The band's new music video for the track, “False Profit,” can now be viewed below. This is the band's first official music video from "Truth and Purpose" and was directed by Thunder Down Country Productions.

Morgan Wright (drums) states: "Our objective with this clip was to create a dark and edgy video. It's very different from our last video. That was more of a straight up performance based video capturing the band in a live element. This video allowed us to use props, add in some acting and have a legit concept. When it came to acting, Shawn (vocals) stepped it up and took on the task of the protagonist.

"The thing that stands out most in this video is the massive python we used. The overall theme is Shawn representing God and the serpent representing the devil. The scenario portrays God rising up and taking on the false prophecy of the devil. A false prophet is someone who will arise to sway mankind into idolatry. We are very proud of this video and hope you enjoy it.” More...

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I, The Breather Posts New Album Preview

I, The Breather is set to release the new album "Truth and Purpose" on February 28th, 2012. You can now preview a teaser trailer for the "Truth and Purpose" album through the player below. For more on I, The Breather head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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I The Breather Streaming New Song

I The Breather kicks off a massive North American tour alongside August Burns Red, Silverstein, Texas In July and letlive! on January 13th in support of the new album, "Truth and Purpose," which is set for a February 28th release. The group just posted a new track titled "Bruised and Broken," which can be heard via the player below.

Morgan (drums) states: "We recorded the new album with producers Paul Leavitt and Taylor Larson. We are beyond happy with the direction of the new material as it features a lot of technical drumming and dual guitar work, but it's very listenable at the same time. This disc offers a lot to the listener musically and vocally. On the last album we stuck to using one tempo and it was very one-dimensional. This new one features a ton more and I'm proud of that. It captures our choppy chugs in parts, our melodic choruses and our off-time breakdowns. I feel as though it's a huge progression." More...

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I, The Breather Announces New Album Release

Maryland's I, The Breather entered the studio in November of 2011 to record the follow-up to the debut album "These Are My Sins."

The band has now announced the new, as-yet-untitled record will see release via Sumerian Records on February 28th, 2012. Full details will be announced as they are made available.

In the mean time, you can check out a previously posted studio video update from the band at this location, or watch a drum playthrough video for a new song by clicking here.

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I, The Breather Posts New Song Drum Playthrough

Christian metal act I, The Breather has posted a drum playthrough clip online for a new song, which is available below. The band commented on the video:

"This is a 'Play Along' video. This is a video simply to show others how to play this song. I hope you enjoy! No audio was used from this drum kit. This was shot after practice one day, the kit is not mic'd up. The mic's are simply from ITB practice."

I, The Breather also recently posted a recording studio video update online, which can be found at this location.

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I The Breather Posts Studio Update Video

Christian metalcore act I The Breather have posted a studio update video for the band's forthcoming, yet untitled, sophomore release for Sumerian Records. After recording the new album, the band is will embark on a North American tour with August Burns Red.

Check out the video here:

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I The Breather To Enter The Studio

I The Breather toured relentlessly in support of the debut full-length album, "These Are My Sins," alongside a variety of acts such as Oceano, For The Fallen Dreams, Upon A Burning Body and Close Your Eyes.

The band spent the last few months writing for a sophomore album and will kick off next year on a massive North American tour alongside August Burns Red. Head over to the band's Facebook profile to check out all tour dates and studio reports.

Morgan (drums) comments on preparing to record the new album, "We will be entering the studio on November 4th with producers Paul Leavitt and Taylor Larson. We are so very excited to be working with them. The record is currently in the pre-production stages and I am beyond happy with the direction the music is taking. The new songs feature a lot of technical drumming and dual guitar work, but it's very listenable at the same time. This disc offers a lot to the listener musically and vocally. On the last album we stuck to using one tempo and it was very one-dimensional. This new one will offer a ton more and I’m proud of that. I feel as though it’s a huge progression.

“This January we will be embarking on August Burns Red’s North American headlining tour. The package consists of great bands such as letlive. Texas In July and Silverstein. When we received the offer for this tour we immediately jumped on it, this is the tour we’ve been wanting for quite sometime. We are very close with ABR and TIJ and it’s going to be a blast to tour the states with those bands. We will play a couple of new songs on this tour, as well as release the new album during this time. We’re all very excited for this coming year and there is no better way to start it. We hope to see you all soon.”

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August Burns Red Announces New Tour Dates

August Burns Red has issued the following announcement about an upcoming headlining tour in support of the "Leveler" album:

"We are very stoked to announce our first 'Leveler' headlining tour featuring Silverstein,Texas in July, Letlive. and I, The Breather. Check out the dates, ticket's on sale this FRIDAY!"

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I, The Breather To Record New Album

Christian metalcore act I, The Breather has posted the following announcement about gearing up to record a newalbum:

"So here it is, Its official! Were recording our 2nd album in November! We will be announcing our producer this coming week. Who would like to see what all of our lives are like at home?! I was thinking it would be an awesome addition to studio footage!

"We want to be as close as possible to you all, So what better way then to introduce you into our lives!? Maybe a cribs episode as well!? If you have ideas please reply!"

You can also check out a report from an I, The Breather show from the "Scream the Prayer" tour by heading over to this location.

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Scream The Prayer 2011 Kicks Off in TN

Scream The Prayer is a touring metal and hardcore festival of sorts, already in its fourth year, that packs the stage with bands that specialize in redefining what counts as a Christian worship service. The bands associated with the tour this year are as follows: Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, As Hell Retreats, and Sovereign Strength. From beginning to end, each band worked towards bringing the word of God to the masses in the form of relentless heavy metal.

Regardless of your stance on religion, you have to commend these bands for their drive. On July 1st, I was on hand to catch the first date of this 2011 tour. More...

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