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I The Breather

From: Baltimore, MD, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Times Of Grace Added To New England Metal Fest

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:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONIST GET ALL THE GIRLS
A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I, THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION
AN EARLY ENDING
VEMIA
CAPITALS

Friday, April 15:
BIOHAZARD
BLOOD FOR BLOOD
BURY YOUR DEAD
TERROR
WINDS OF PLAGUE
CRUEL HAND
YOUR DEMISE
THY WILL BE DONE
THIS IS HELL
THE CARRIER
SUFFOKATE
BORN LOW
MURDER DEATH KILL
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
LIONHEART
SHAI HULUD
CLOSE YOUR EYES
LEGEND
MONSTERS
THE WORLD WE KNEW
THE GREAT COMMISSION
THE GREENERY
HUNDREDTH
KING CONQUER
BETRAYAL More...

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I The Breather Comments On Tour Dates

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.

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Upon A Burning Body Announces Headline Tour

American deathcore act Upon A Burning Body has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from The Color Morale, I The Breather and Like Moths To Flames. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

04/19 Farmington, NM – Top Deck
04/21 Amarillo, TX – Midnight Rodeo
04/22 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee
04/23 Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
04/24 Pratville, AL – The Blue Iguana Bar
04/25 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
04/26 Pompano Beach, FL – Rocketown
04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
04/29 Altoona, PA – The Archway Center
04/30 Lemoyne, PA – The Championship
05/02 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
05/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Club AE
05/04 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s Inner City
05/05 Grand Rapids, MI – MXTP
05/06 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
05/07 Joliet, IL – Mojoes

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New England Metalfest 2011 Lineup Announced

The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:

Thursday, April 14:
ATTACK ATTACK!
VANNA
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
LIONS LIONS
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
ATTILA
A PLEA FOR PURGING
DR. ACULA
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
LEGACY
COUNTERPARTS
LEGION More...

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New Dates Added To Shai Hulud Tour

Four new dates have been announced for Shai Hulud's forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from Close Your Eyes, Monsters, I The Breather and Counterparts. You can view the new full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/02 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/03 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
02/04 Altoona, PA – The Archway Center
02/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
02/06 Columbus, OH – Seven Venue
02/07 Portage, IN - Camelot Arena
02/08 Bloomington, IN – Rhino’s
02/09 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
02/10 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Cafe
02/11 Cookeville, TN – Amps And Ramps
02/12 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
02/13 Whitesburg, KY - Letcher County Tourism Building
02/15 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
02/16 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
02/17 Revere, MA – Wonderland Ballroom
02/18 Norwich, CT - The Montessori School
02/19 Manchester, NH - Rocko's

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The Unblackening Of Metal

From the very beginning, heavy metal has been about rebellion against established norms and restrictive social institutions. That theme has never prevented metal from being influenced by the greatest of mankind’s various systems of organized repression, however. Using a guitar and a microphone to express discontent over the actions of parents and governments inevitably led to bands expressing their disgust with the beliefs behind those actions. Whether musicians are singing about it, railing against it, or just simply partaking of it in their free time, religion has an undeniable role to play in nearly every sub-genre of heavy metal.

Plenty of bands have been built up around an anti-religious atmosphere, whether a simple general sentiment or a full-on fervor that drives the music. Despite metal being frequently identified with an anti-religious standpoint, the style has more than its fair share or religious spokesmen. Famous musicians such as Dave Mustaine of Megadeth have never been particularly quiet about their Christian faith, even if they don’t expressly promote it in any given song. Explicitly Christian metalcore acts are also rapidly gaining widespread attention, with groups like August Burns Red taking over Hot Topic and acts like I The Breather touring the U.S.

In general, it would seem the thrash metal world either doesn’t care about Mustaine’s religious affiliation or is willing to overlook it for the sake of the music. Thrash certainly has its share of anti-Christian songs, but it’s a genre that’s more concerned with social issues or an overall aggressive musical feel than anything dealing with supernatural belief systems.

As any fan of metal can easily attest, not all genres are built equal, and what appeals to one metal head is a serious turn off for another. Black metal is easily among the most infamous of all metal styles, having cut its teeth in the early ‘90s across a back drop of church burnings and sensational media stories of power struggles between Satanic leaders. Names like Emperor and Mayhem were starting to make waves and become recognized in the underground not only across Europe, but also in the U.S. and abroad. More...

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I The Breather On "Contaminating The Coast" Tour

Baltimore Christian-core band I The Breather has checked in from the road as the group heads out on the "Contaminating the Coast" tour with Oceano, For The Fallen Dreams, Upon A Burning Body and The Great Commission. The tour wraps up with a pair of dates with Bleeding Through.

Drummer Morgan says: "It has only been five days since we've embarked on this tour; nonetheless it has been great! It's only the beginning of a great tour. This tour has a lot of hype behind it, kids are coming out throughout the week and packing these venues out. I know the whole tour is pleased with the response this tour has been receiving thus far. Definitely looking forward to all the rest of the shows. We're also very excited to be teaming up with Bleeding Through for the ending dates of this tour and those shows should be huge.

“This is now our second tour in support of our debut album,These Are My Sins, and I'm noticing kids singing along a lot more the crowd responses have been really receptive and great. If you don't have know the lyrics to sing along; we just posted all the lyrics to our album up on our Facebook page.

“I am very optimistic about 2011 with our relentless touring schedule. In February, we'll be hitting the road with Shai Hulud, Close Your Eyes, Monsters and Counterparts. I know we also have some other killer tours in the works. We'll be out on the road a lot in support of our new album, These Are My Sins, so please come to a show when we're in your area and rock with us. To everyone who has come out to the tour thus far, thank you. We appreciate you singing along with us and moving to our music, your support is what keeps us going. ”

Here are the Contaminating the Coast tour dates:

1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/16 Soledad, CA @ The Castle
1/17 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's
1/18 Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus
1/21 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction w/ BLEEDING THROUGH
1/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ BLEEDING THROUGH

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Shai Hulud Announces New Tour Dates

American metalcore act Shai Hulud has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the united states. Support on the trek will come from Close Your Eyes, Monsters, I The Breather and Counterparts. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

02/02 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/03 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
02/04 Altoona, PA – The Archway Center
02/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
02/06 Columbus, OH – Seven Venue
02/08 Bloomington, IN – Rhino’s
02/09 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
02/10 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone Cafe
02/11 Cookeville, TN – Amps And Ramps
02/12 Chattanooga, TN – The Warehouse
02/15 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
02/16 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
02/17 Revere, MA – Wonderland Ballroom

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I, The Breather Announces Album Chart Position

Christian metalcore quintet I, The Breather are currently touring across North American with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, In The Midst of Lions, and King Conquer. The band's debut full-length album, "These Are My Sins," just debuted at #39 on Billboard's New Artist Chart. The band's new video for the track “Forgiven,” which as shot by director Chris Rodriguez, can be seen now at this location.

Morgan (drums) further states: “This tour has been amazing! It has definitely been one of my favorite tours thus far. The shows have been terrific, I'm noticing a lot of kids coming out to the shows and singing along to our songs. That's an amazing feeling; all the bands are so much fun to hang out with and everyone on this tour makes each day one to remember. We're all having a blast.

“When I received the news of our first week sales today, I was ecstatic. I was in a mall upon receiving the news, eating with the guys and when I got the word I immediately stood up and gave them the biggest high fives ever. It's such a great feeling when hard work pays off. I have to say thank you to everyone for picking up a copy.

“After this tour we will get home just in time for the holidays. We are playing a very special Christmas hometown show at the Recher Theatre in Towson, MD on Christmas night. It's a free show, so I encourage anyone and everyone in MD to come out and take in the holiday with us. Other than that, we will be spending a lot of quality time with our family, friends, girlfriends and just soak in the holidays with all the right people. More...

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Oceano Announces "Contaminating The Coast" Dates

Oceano has announced the first dates of the band's upcoming "Contaminating The Coast" tour, which also includes For The Fallen Dreams, Upon a Burning Body, The Great Commission, and I The Breather. The dates are as follows:

1/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Fusion Factory
1/8 Las Cruces, NM @ Mikey's Place
1/9 Mesa, AZ @ Underground
1/10 Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy's
1/11 Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
1/13 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
1/14 Boise, ID @ Mardi Gras
1/15 Reno, NV @ The Alley
1/17 San Francisco, CA @ Sub-Mission Art Space
1/18 Sacramento, CA @ Luigi's
1/19 Ventura, CA @ Knights of Columbus

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As Blood Runs Black Posts New Song Online

AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK has posted a new track, “Resist,” on their Facebook. The song comes off the band's new album, "Instinct," which is set for a Feb. 15th release via Mediaskare Records. The band is currently headlining a tour across North America with Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, In The Midst of Lions, I The Breather and King Conquer in the support slots.

Lech (drums) and Nick (bass) comments, “The reaction we have been receiving from fans over these past few months has made us extremely excited to unveil our new material live. We feel fortunate to see some familiar faces, as well as making new friends in each city we play. It means the world to us that after all these years, through thick and thin - it was always you guys that kept us going."

“We chose to release the song 'Resist' first because we feel it incapsulates the essence of the new album as a whole and is prime example of where we come from, where we are now and where we're going. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and look for us on tour throughout 2011. See you all soon.” More...

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I The Breather Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

I The Breather has posted behind the scenes footage online taken from the filming of its "Forgiven" music video.

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I The Breather Posts "Forgiven" Video

Christian act I, The Breather has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to post a video clip online for the song "Forgiven," which is off the band's new album "These Are My Sins." The music video can be viewed below.

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I The Breather Posts New Album Teaser Online

I The Breather has posted a new video teaser online for its forthcoming studio album "These Are My Sins." You can view the video trailer below:

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Oceano Announces "Contaminating The Coast" Tour

Chicago deathcore act Oceano has announced it will be embarked on the upcoming "Contaminating the Coast" tour. The tour, which is sponsored by AMP magazine, will run throughout January and includes support from For the Fallen Dreams, Upon a Burning Body, The Great Commission, and I The Breather. The full list of dates and venues for the tour will be announced shortly.

You can view the "Contaminating The Coast" tour flyer at this location. Oceano's new album "Contagion" landed the Chicago band at number 163 on the Billboard Current Artist Chart in its first week of release. The band also debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart at number 3.

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I The Breather Gearing Up For New Tour

I The Breather is set to release the debut full-length album, "These Are My Sins," on December 7th through Sumerian Records. The group will kick off the touring cycle for the new release in Los Angeles on December 2nd with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, Burning The Masses, In The Midst of Lions and King Conquer. The entire tour schedule can be found here.

Morgan Wright (drums) states: "I am very excited for this upcoming tour with As Blood Runs Black. This tour is allowing us to play for a new audience, and play some venues and cities we’ve never played before. This is a very metal tour, so our set list is composed of our heaviest and most energetic songs. Our live show never takes a break and remains aggressive from start to finish. We’re definitely pumped to be apart of this tour.

"Our debut album These Are My Sins comes out this December 7th. All the songs that are in our set list on this tour will be on that CD. So if you like what you hear, please pick up a copy! There is also still a little bit of time left to order one of the specially priced pre-order bundle packages that can be found on our MySpace page. More...

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I The Breather Announces New Shows

I The Breather has just announced a December tour with As Blood Runs Black, Thick As Blood, In The Midst of Lions, and more. The tour kicks off on 12/2 at the Whisky in Hollywood, CA. The currently confirmed I The Breather shows are as follows:

11/12 The Nitty Gritty w/ We Are Defiance, The Great Commission Rancho Cucamonga, California
11/13 Epicenter w/ IMPENDING DOOM, We are Defiance, The Great Commission Sand Diego, California
11/16 El Cien w/ We are Defiance Armarillo, Texas
11/17 Marquee Theatre w/ We Are Defiance Tulsa, Oklahoma
11/19 The Madhatter w/ We are Defiance Covington, Kentucky
11/20 The 7 Venue BBQ FEST 5 Douglasville, Georgia
12/2 The Whisky Hollywood, CA
12/3 Soma San Diego, CA
12/4 VVew Victorville, CA
12/5 Nile Phoenix, AZ
12/6 Gators Farmington, NM
12/7 The Fusion Factory Albuquerque, NM
12/8 Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
12/9 El Torreon Kansas City, MO
12/10 Pop's St. Louis, MO
12/11 Harpos Detroit, MI
12/12 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
12/13 Emerson Theatre Indianapolis, IN
12/14 The Muse Nashville, TN
12/15 Sector 7G Augusta, GA

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I The Breather Reveals Debut Album Details

Baltimore based Christian metalcore act I The Breather has revealed the title and release date for its forthcoming debut full length album. The album, titled "These Are My Sins," is set for release in mid December, 2010 through new label home Sumerian Records.

I The Breather drummer Morgan Wright commented by saying:

"Now that the CD is completed I feel as though a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. I feel anxious and so excited to let everyone hear the work we’ve put into these 11 songs. I’m very proud of this album and I’m just as proud of the guys in this band. This album took a lot of hard work and determination from each of us. We spent long hours in the studio perfecting our sound and structuring the songs just the way they needed to be. Durv (the producer) absolutely killed it and made recording not work, but just us hanging out and playing our instruments, having fun.

"People can expect a very dynamic record. It is full of energy from beginning to end and the recording captures every aspect of each instrument so well. The lyrical content reflects the music in every aspect; the music behind the lyrics has a very angry but melodic at times tone, as do the vocals. The vocals are very raw and in your face, we didn’t hold anything back. The lyrical content comes mainly from a theme of being lost but found, and standing up for what you believe in, taking on the battles that life has to offer. This album sounds huge and really captures everything envisioned at the start of our writing process.

"I would like this CD to be an inspiration to people; if you’re struggling with your faith or need answers, this can help you find what you’ve been looking for. Also seeing kids come to our shows singing along, moving around and having a great time is an inspiration to us. I feel this record definitely fits in with the current scene today. The quality of the recording stands up to any professionally recorded record out there; it’s very loud and holds its own. When making this record we definitely paid attention to how kids received certain things a band does. We made sure our songs were capable of making you move, think, sing or make you want to play along with us at one of our shows.

"Our live show is very energetic, heavy and tight! We all put everything we have into the show. Shawn is known for climbing things on stage and jumping into the audience. None of us like to stand still. We are constantly moving and in your face. We make sure everyone is having fun and moving with us. Interaction between the crowd and us is very important. The main thing we like to accomplish playing is just having fun. There’s always a good vibe when we play. We encourage kids to move and lift their voices to sing along. We are constantly perfecting our live show, so it only gets better as we grow. We hope to see you all soon."

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I The Breather Announces U.S. Mini Tour

Sumerian Records recording artists I The Breather have booked the following run of dates alongside The Great Commission and We Are Defiance.

10/29 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
10/31 East Ridge, TN – The Warehouse
11/02 Jacksonville, FL – Murray Hill Theater
11/05 Dallas, TX – Fat Daddy’s
11/06 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit (“Hoods Fest“)
11/08 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
11/13 Rancho Cucamonga, CA – The Nitty Gritty

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"Scream the Prayer" Tour Details Revealed

Details behind the third annual "Scream the Prayer" tour have been released. "Scream the Prayer" is a touring metal and hardcore festival featuring an all Christian line up.

Confirmed Bands for "Scream the Prayer III" are as follows:

MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER
BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART
A PLEA FOR PURGING
FOR TODAY
IN THE MIDST OF LIONS
HUNDREDTH
THE COLOR MORALE
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
I THE BREATHER
THE GREAT COMMISSION

Currently announced dates include:

July 2 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown
July 3 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
July 4 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
July 5 – Orlando, FL @ Lyrica
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Murray Hill Theatre
July 7 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
July 8 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
July 9 – Houston, TX @ The Warsaw
July 10 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
July 12 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
July 13 – Memphis, TN @ The Arbor
July 17 – Omaha, NE @ Grace University
July 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
July 20 – Albuquerque, NM @ Wool Warehouse
July 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Farm
July 24 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
July 25 – Orangevale, CA @ Retro
July 27 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
August 3 – Dayton, OH @ The Attic
August 6 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
August 7 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
August 8 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar

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