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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday March 30, 2010 New Music

There is only record coming out today that has piqued my interest, but I am particularly excited about it...

Black Breath are from Seattle, but sound nothing like the bands that put that city on the musical map back in the '90s. To get an idea of what you are in for, check out the list of bands they cite as influences on their Myspace page: Poison Idea, Celtic Frost, Bathory, Bastard, Deathside, Sacrilege, Anti Cimex, Mob 47, Crucifix, Discharge, Dismember, Entombed, Nihilist, Necrophobic, Grave, Death, Autopsy, Slayer, Possessed, Master, Sodom, Kreator, Morbid Saint, Repulsion ("Black Breath" is the title of a Repulsion song which was later covered by Entombed), Accept, Trouble, Black Sabbath, Danzig. I'll admit to being unfamiliar with 8 of the bands on that list, but that makes no difference as I am very much a fan of the majority of the bands listed. Swedish Death Metal mixed with stoner rock and thrash metal? Yes please. Throw in the fact that Kurt Ballou of Converge fame produced it and you've got a recipe for success. Their debut Heavy Breathing comes out today via Southern Lord Records (a respected metal label that is also home to acts like Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves In The Throne Room, St. Vitus, Pelican, Pentagram and a host of others) and I imagine it will wind up being one of the more exciting metal debuts of 2010.

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