by Dave Segal
on Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Seattle death-metal tough guys and Southern Lord recording artists Black Breath have a hectic touring schedule ahead of them, including stints in Mexico and Japan. They'll also make an appearance at Capitol Hill Block Party July 20 (nice of them to slum it in their own backyard this year). But before all that, they play El Corazón with Poison Idea June 19. Phew!
Video for "Mother Abyss" and press release after the cut.
Following their recent rampage across Europe for several weeks, Washington's whiplash-inducers BLACK BREATH have just confirmed their first tours of Mexico and Japan!
Following their previously-announced headlining slot on the Southern Lord label package tour — where BLACK BREATH will rage the U.S. for a month with support from labelmates Enabler, Burning Love and Martyrdöd and tons more — the newest set of dates will kick off just a week later. The Seattle stormtroopers will do a trio of dates in Southern California.— including a set at the massive 3-day Sound And Fury Festival alongside Earth Crisis, Harms Way, Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Bane, Blacklisted, Terror, Touche Amore and tons more — before they cross into Mexico for a five-date trek. Less than a month after the band return from the Mexico tour, the 'BREATH will trek across the globe for a five-date headlining assault on Japan!
Posters for all three tours, a killer video for "Home of the Grave" from BLACK BREATH's second LP Sentenced To Life and more can be pummeled into your receptors AT THIS LOCATION.
Sentenced To Life was released via Southern Lord in March, to an incredible amount of fan and media praise, the band's ferocious blend of death, hardcore and rock influences indisputably crushing everything in its path. With 10 tracks in under 33 minutes, conjuring the most demoralizing yet energizing d-beat injected death metal hymns from the band to date, as with their acclaimed debut full-length Heavy Breathing, BLACK BREATH recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, and had the finished product mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.
Southern Lord Summer 2012 Label Package Tour w/ BLACK BREATH, BURNING LOVE, MARTYRDÖD, ENABLER: 6/19/2012 El Corazon - Seattle, WA w/ Poison Idea [tickets] 6/20/2012 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR w/ Poison Idea [tickets] 6/21/2012 The Mezzanine - San Francisco, CA w/ Noothgrush [tickets] 6/22/2012 The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA w/ Pelican, Noothgrush [tickets] 6/23/2012 The Glass House - Pomona, CA *Southern Lord label showcase w/ Pelican 6/24/2012 The Casbah - San Diego, CA w/ Pelican [tickets] 6/25/2012 Chasers - Phoenix, AZ [tickets] 6/27/2012 Club Dada - Dallas, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets] 6/28/2012 Red 7 - Austin, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets] 6/29/2012 Walter’s - Houston, TX w/ Power Trip, Wild//Tribe [tickets] 6/30/2012 Three Ring Circus - New Orleans, LA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets] 7/01/2012 529 - Atlanta, GA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets] 7/02/2012 Kings Barcade - Raleigh, NC w/ Dead In the Dirt [tickets] 7/03/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Dead In The Dirt [tickets] 7/04/2012 Talking Head Lounge at Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ The Secret [tickets] 7/05/2012 Radio Bar - Boston, MA w/ The Secret [tickets] 7/06/2012 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ The Secret [tickets] 7/07/2012 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA w/ The Secret [tickets] 7/08/2012 Blind Bob’s - Dayton, OH w/ The Secret (*NO Martyrdöd) [tickets] 7/09/2012 Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL (*NO Martyrdöd) [tickets] 7/10/2012 Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY) [tickets] 7/11/2012 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN (*Black Breath & Enabler ONLY) 7/13/2012 Carr's Corner - Spokane, WA (*Black Breath ONLY)
BLACK BREATH @ Capitol Hill Block Party:
7/20/2012 Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, WA
BLACK BREATH July Southern California/Mexico Tour:
7/24/2012 Earl Warren Showgrounds - Santa Barbara, CA @ Sound And Fury Festival [info]
7/25/2012 Slidebar - Fullerton, CA
7/26/2012 Down And Out Bar - Los Angeles, CA w/ Aeges
7/25/2012 You Revolution Electronic Bar - Tijuana, Mexico
7/26/2012 Rocket Bar - Queretaro, Mexico w/ Antimaster
7/28/2012 Steel Metal Bunker - San Luis Potosi, Mexico w/ Anitmaster
7/29/2012 Foro Alicia - Mexico City, Mexico w/ Antimaster
BLACK BREATH Japan Tour 2012:
8/22/2012 Zion - Nagoya
8/23/2012 Hokage - Osaka
8/24/2012 Rockets - Osaka Namba
8/25/2012 Club Asia - Tokyo Shibuya
8/26/2012 Antiknock - Tokyo Shinjuku
"...shifting dynamics increase the record’s overall potency, and while it makes an abrasive mark on first exposure, it grows more and more absorbing with each successive listen, making Black Breath one of premier heavy bands to be watching in 2012. 4/5" - Alternative Press
"...it's damn difficult to detect anything resembling a flaw on this album...Black Breath is possessed of that certain something for which many bands pine, but few will ever capture. 9/10" - Blabbermouth
"...while experiencing the thunderous crust-punk-fist-fucking-Swedish-death-metal of their sonic attack, Seattle's Black Breath are very obviously a band that make the typical atypical. 4/5" - Terrorizer
"Faster. More solos. More blastbeasts. More gang vocals. More pissed. If this record doesn’t give you whiplash, then you’re listening to it wrong." - SLUG Mag
"The sounds of Black Breath are a Kobe beef cow that's fallen into an overstocked piranha pond. See the meat torn off by teeth and guiters, bone by bone. Distinct and unholy." - The Stranger
"...a no-nonsense slab of modern hardcore that draws from a diverse set of rules, but yields to none of them. 4/5" - All Music Guide
"The songs are shorter, the impact is direct, and the whiplash lasts for several days. 4.5/5" - About.com
"The transfer of potential and kinetic energy releases constant barrages of chained-up rage." - Invisible Oranges
"...waves of retching, blinding, withering metallic hardcore that doesn’t slow down long enough to succumb to its own nihilism." - The Onion's A.V. Club
"Black Breath have a formula for one of the most pummeling musical executions found anywhere in the vast corpus of metal..." - Blow The Scene
"...a no-holds-barred mutation of Swedish death metal and intense hardcore." - Nocturnal Cult
"If kicking ass is a crime, Black Breath are guilty as sin. Sentenced to Life is a triumph of modern day crust from the dark side. 4/5" - The Bone Reader