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Southern Lord Recs signs Black Breath

Fri, October 16, 2009 9:01 PM PT6,264 views

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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metalmetal 10/16/2009 9:02:28 PM

first post

GOKILLYOURSELF 10/16/2009 9:20:51 PM

first first post that matters. awesome, another sludge/doom band. -anticipates boredom-

PunishTheLiving 10/16/2009 9:45:12 PM

bong out

BONER_JAMZ 10/16/2009 10:35:06 PM

god city makes bands sound like straight fckin garbage.

wasted_life 10/16/2009 11:07:36 PM

great band, great label.

wasted_life 10/16/2009 11:08:33 PM

BONER_JAMZ 10/16/2009 10:35:06 PM god city makes bands sound like straight fckin garbage. // and this is the stupidest comment of all time.

thevenaedge 10/16/2009 11:49:51 PM

boner_jamz obviously doesn't have ears or a brain

BONER_JAMZ 10/17/2009 12:10:52 AM

fight me gaydicks. go lick on converges taints some more. tazzplex

hatredoftheliving 10/17/2009 12:50:59 AM

Band is far from sludge/doom. One of the best new bands in the world. Fight me fckers.

foojahis 10/17/2009 1:18:09 AM

i came into sound and fury just before they came on and seriously this band was fcking br00tally heavy. loved every second of it, totally stoked.

xrybreadx 10/17/2009 2:10:17 AM

good band. Excited to hear the full length.

metal_bob 10/17/2009 4:37:52 AM

Chris, you're wrong. They actually are really awesome. Not really Southern Lord stuff but good band.

Godfatherofsoul 10/17/2009 8:19:14 AM

GOKILLYOURSELF 10/16/2009 9:20:51 PM first first post that matters. awesome, another sludge/doom band. -anticipates boredom- Oh they're worse than that, clean cut posicore gone crust,

onemeansquid 10/17/2009 10:38:03 AM

i dig these guys, SL should be good for them. and BONER_JAMZ is obviously a fcking idiot

tyrant 10/17/2009 10:42:30 AM

cookie cutter plastic band

Sandwiches 10/17/2009 2:44:17 PM

The production on the new converge is fcking t-ts. Ha ha fck boner jamz. Sorry about that whole extra 21st chromosome thing bro!

SyracuseMetalNerd 10/17/2009 2:54:24 PM

Saw these guys with Trap Them and Victims over the summer. The new songs were very much like Entombed.

Godfatherofsoul 10/17/2009 4:59:26 PM

"very much like entombed" yes because that's the band to rip from nowadays.

Fur_Beach 10/18/2009 1:02:57 PM

Killer band

gaylarmed 10/18/2009 1:36:15 PM

nowadays? you must've just started listening to heavy music yesterday

ex_401 10/18/2009 3:03:05 PM

LISTEN TO FROM ALL WITHIN!!! myspace.com/fromallwithin

Godfatherofsoul 10/18/2009 8:13:04 PM

I am sorry, who the fck are you?

loki 10/19/2009 1:05:38 PM

Southern Lord Recs signs Bad Breath

pinmud 10/20/2009 2:49:16 AM

does anyone know if the ep is going to be released on cd?

tyrant 10/21/2009 3:55:10 PM

hello, this band still sucks and plays boring predictable shit

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