Published Jul 27, 2015Pacific Northwest thrash crew Black Breath have finally set a street date for their next Kurt Ballou-produced full-length. The group's third LP is called Slaves Beyond Death, and Southern Lord slides it into retailers September 25.
The record, which follows the project's 2011 effort Sentenced to Life, is described as a "bleaker" look at the band. It's added that it puts the focus on "thrashing potency, reanimated hardcore muscle and icy death metal."
As previously reported, the album was recorded at Kurt Ballou's GodCity Studios in Salem, MA at the tail end of 2014. The eight-song set is said to run just shy of an hour, and apparently pits "ferocious riffs" against vocalist Neil McAdams' lyrics on "unending suffering in life and beyond the grave."
While previews from the metal platter have yet to go live, you'll find the tracklisting for Slaves Beyond Death down below. You'll find the cover art, which was prepped by Italian artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Manilla Road, Bell Witch), up above.
Black Breath recently wrapped a batch of summer tour dates, but they'll be back on the road with Southern Lord labelmates Goatsnake, Battalion of Saints and Obliterations this September. There aren't any Canadian dates, but you'll find their show schedule below.
Slaves Beyond Death:
1. Pleasure, Pain, Disease
2. Slaves Beyond Death
3. Reaping Flesh
4. Seed Of Cain
5. Arc Of Violence
6. A Place Of Insane Brutality
7. Burning Hate
8. Chains Of The Afterlife
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Mystery Box *
09/17 Long Beach, CA - Alexs' Bar *
09/19 San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick *
09/20 Mesa, AZ - Club Red *
09/22 San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room *
09/23 Sacramento, CA - Boardwalk *
09/24 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
09/26 Seattle, WA - Highline*
09/27 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
* with Goatsnake, Battalion of Saints, Obliterations