News•October 17, 2009 12:01 AM ET•6,366 views
Southern Lord Recs signs Black Breath
Official press release: Southern Lord Recordings is eager to announce the official signing of Washington's Black Breath. Their riotous Razor To Oblivion MLP is set for re-release on Southern Lord this November 10th, and their debut full-length will see the light of day in early-2010. Black Breath emerged from dank basements and dive bars in the belly of Bellingham, Washington in 2005. Bored by the region’s apathy towards trenchant and punishing music, they combined elements of punk and metal with doses of the garage rock of their hometown. Their sound is acutely classic without being painfully retro; a ripping blend of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Poison Idea and Discharge. Following a series of demos and a chain of below the radar tours across the continent, the band relocated to Seattle. Without even unpacking the van, Black Breath churned out the Razor to Oblivion MLP on their own Hot Mass imprint; a four song affair chock full of anger and distortion. 2009 saw the band touring heavily in support of this release, heading a charge across North America with Victims, Rise and Fall, and Trap Them. With the Northwest winter casting a dreary shadow over Seattle, Black Breath is proud to announce their partnership with Southern Lord Records. The band's upcoming debut LP was recorded in June 2009 with Kurt Ballou (of Converge) at GodCity studios. A much darker beast than previous efforts, the record features equal regiments of Swedish death metal, American heavy metal and sheer blasphemy. Their roadshow will hit the pavement in 2010. The band have a show coming in November with D.R.I., with more to be announced soon.
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