I The Breather
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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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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:
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.”
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!"
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.
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...
The line-up for the fourth annual Scream The Prayer tour features Norma Jean headlining alongside Sleeping Giant, The Chariot, War of Ages, Close Your Eyes, Texas In July, I The Breather, The Great Commission, Sovereign Strength, and As Hell Retreats. The trek kicks off on July 1st and runs through July 31st, and the currently announced dates are as follows:
7/1 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
7/2 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/3 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival (Not all STP bands on festival)
7/5 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
7/6 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
7/7 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
7/8 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
7/9 Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
7/10 Pratville (Montgomery), AL @ The Blue Iguana
7/11 Little Rock, AR @ Riverfront Pavilion
7/14 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/15 Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
7/16 Willmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/17 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
7/19 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
7/22 McAllen, TX @ Las Palmas Racepark w/ The All Stars Tour
7/23 San Antonio, TX @ The Backstage Live w/ The All Stars Tour
7/24 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium w/ The All Stars Tour
7/25 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
7/26 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
7/27 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
7/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
7/30 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
7/31 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Christian metalcore quintet I The Breather has dealt with multiple van breakdowns over the course of two weeks, but continued on to bring the music to the masses and recently completed a tour with labelmates Upon A Burning Body. The band members also allowed PolyCarp Media unlimited access into their daily routine, so be sure to check out the video below for an uninhibited look into a “Day In The Life of I The Breather" below.
Morgan (drums) states: “This video was shot by our good friend Andres Ortiz of Polycarp Media. It documents our show at Rocketown in Pompano Beach, FL on the 'Welcome To The Jungle' tour. It perfectly captures what it’s like for a day in the life of us: I The Breather. It shows us in our element, having fun, all the stress that we take on and our van breaking down. It’s just a real representation of what life is like on the road. Nothing is sugarcoated.
“Our van broke down multiple times on this tour. The worst had to be leaving us stranded on a highway for Easter Sunday. Despite us being discouraged and ready to just head on home after a second breakdown in Florida it was our fans and everyone who came out to the show that night that kept us going. They showed us so much love and support. The show at Rocketown was one of my favorite shows of the tour. It was definitely worth it to tough it out and play the rest of this tour. The shows were unreal and everyone who came out to the shows on this entire tour was amazing! Thank you all so much!
“This summer we will be on the 'Scream The Prayer' tour alongside Norma Jean, Sleeping Giant, The Chariot and many others! We’re very excited to be a part of the tour this year. This also marks our second appearance on this tour and we’re looking forward to this year even more than last year’s. Hope to see you all at a show! Come to the merch table to meet us and hang out!”
Atlanta progressive metalcore outfit Norma Jean has been revealed as the headline act on the forthcoming 2011 "Scream the Prayer" tour. The touring festival, which features a lineup made up entirely of christian bands, will run throughout the entire month of July. You can view the festival lineup in the list below.
War Of Ages
Close Your Eyes
Texas In July
I The Breather
The Great Commission
As Hell Retreats
I, The Breather has posted a video clip online featuring footage of the band's time on the road. You can check out the clip below.
Christian metalcore quintet I, The Breather has issued the following brief announcement about canceling the band's final two tour dates due to vehicle issues:
"We will not be able to attend the last two tour dates of our current tour due to van problems. We are very sorry for people who wanted to see us... We will be back very soon! God bless!
"Amidst all the bad news today, there is good news! Our music video 'Forgiven' is featured alongside All That Remains on Mevio! Just scroll down and check out our music video at this location."
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has annnounced that it will be appearing at the forthcoming edition of the New England Metal And Hardcore festival which is set to take place between April 14th, 15th and 16th, 2011. Other bands that were added include Terror, Winds of Plague and Blood For Blood. You can check out the full festival lineup below:
Thursday, April 14:
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONIST GET ALL THE GIRLS
A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I, THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
A PLEA FOR PURGING
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
AN EARLY ENDING
Friday, April 15:
BLOOD FOR BLOOD
BURY YOUR DEAD
WINDS OF PLAGUE
THY WILL BE DONE
THIS IS HELL
MURDER DEATH KILL
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
CLOSE YOUR EYES
THE WORLD WE KNEW
THE GREAT COMMISSION
Christian metalcore quintet I The Breather is continuing the band's North American touring schedule by embarking on the “In 3D Tour” alongside Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, and Monsters. The trek kicked off last night Cleveland, OH and sees the band supporting the debut full-length album, "These Are My Sins."
Morgan (drums) states: "We are very excited to be a part of the Shai Hulud 'In 3D Tour.' It will definitely be a great event. We’ve never toured with any of these bands before and we are very anxious for all of the shows. The line-up is a very eclectic mix of bands definitely capturing hardcore and metal and bringing them together. I feel that we bring the more metal side to the tour package. I think this is a tour that we will stick out on and are more than pumped to be on this. I’ll be hanging out at the merch table every night feel free to come by meet the band; get a picture, autograph and some good hangouts.
“After this tour we will be out on the road in support of Upon A Burning Body for their headlining run 'Welcome to the Jungle' alongside The Color Morale and Like Moths to Flames. This will be a great tour! We’ve had the pleasure to tour with Upon A Burning Body and The Color Morale before and we love those guys; can’t wait for the awesome times we’re going to have with both of them. Please come hang out with on both tours. We look forward to seeing all of you soon.”
The band's new video for the track, “Forgiven,” shot by director Chris Rodriguez, can be seen now at this location, along with the band's touring itinerary.