Following several months off the touring grid, Seattle's unstoppable BLACK BREATH will return to the road this month on a swift and brutal trek originating on the opposite side of the country at Maryland Deathfest 2014. BLACK BREATH's impending set at MDF marks the band's first time playing the fest since their 2010 performance, and also is the first tour of the year for the generally non-stop touring machine, following their misfortune in January where drummer Jamie Byrum was hit by a car and badly injured. While Jamie is still working on getting back to maximum killing capacity, he's now able to slay his kit like a champ once again, and the band is ready to bring some decimating, high-paced action to their fans at these shows.
The action begins with a pre-tour hometown throwdown on May 14th with Theories, Bell Witch and He Whose Ox Is Gored. From there, BLACK BREATH will traverse the country, Baltimore-bound. A pre-MDF show on May 21st will be followed three days later with the band's actual fest set on Saturday, May 24th, the band sharing the Baltimore Soundstage venue with Theories, БУТ, Sick/Tired. Archagathus, Stapled Shut, Victims, DropDead, Birdlfesh, Noothgrush, Extinction Of Mankind and Excruciating Terror for the evening. Six nights of damage will ensue directly after MDF, as BLACK BREATH will tour their way back towards the West Coast, raiding Hartford, Cambridge, New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago joined by Mutilation Rites, Yautja and Theories on all dates.
Much more BLACK BREATH action is in store for 2014 as the band constructs their undoubtedly crushing third album for Southern Lord, the highly anticipated follow-up to their lauded 2012-releasedSentenced To Life LP. Stand by for further transmissions in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, fans can help Jamie Byrum defray medical costs by donating funds HERE, as well as stream and purchase Sentenced To Life HERE, and
BLACK BREATH May Live Actions:
5/14/2014 Narwhal - Seattle, WA w/ Theories, Bell Witch, He Whose Ox Is Gored
5/21/2014 Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
5/24/2014 Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest
5/26/2014 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories
5/27/2014 Sinclair - Cambridge, MA w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories
5/28/2014 Santos Party House - New York, NY w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories
5/29/2014 Foundry - Cleveland, OH w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories
5/30/2014 The Shelter - Detroit, MI w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories
5/31/2014 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL w/ Mutilation Rites, Yautja, Theories