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New album and shows

Belgium’s progressive heavy music outfit Oathbreaker have announced their best and most groundbreaking album yet, Rheia, which will be released September 30th on Deathwish Inc.  Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta), the album’s first single, “Needles In Your Skin”, blurs lines and dissolves the boundaries of heavy music as we know it today.  Listen to the song onMetal Injection.
Rheia sees Oathbreaker carving a new path for their sound; album opener “10:56” begins with a haunting guitar riff and Caro Tanghe’s beautifully sung vocal before abruptly soaring to new heights with “Second Son of R”. Its blasts of melody mutate into a blackened buzz while waves of tempo changes pound down with intense emotional weight. “Being Able To Feel Nothing” then rolls in like a storm, chaotically breaking apart to reveal the eye before churning once again. “Stay Here / Accroche-Moi” is an otherworldly reverb-drenched acoustic number that leads to “Needles In Your Skin”, a deeply personal song that showcases the artistic strength that vulnerability brings. “Immortals” then unfurls as a goosebump-inducing monster, which leads to the ambitious “I’m Sorry, This Is”, “Where I Live”, and “Where I Leave”; a musical triptych that needs to be heard to be believed. All of it comes to an end with mesmerizing closer “Begeerte”, ethereally materializing before vanishing into the beautiful unknown.
Stay tuned for news and more songs to premiere soon.  For now, keep up with Oathbreaker at
9/28 Asheville, NC – Mothlight #
9/29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
9/30 Savannah, GA – The Jinx ^
10/1 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^
10/2 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic ^
10/4 New Orleans, LA – Siberia ^
10/5 Houston, TX – White Oak ^
10/6 Dallas, TX – RBC ^
10/7 Austin, TX – Barracuda ^
10/9 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge ^
10/10 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick ^
10/11 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy ^
10/12 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge ^
10/14 Portland, OR – Panic Room ^
10/15 Seattle, WA – Highline ^
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar ^
10/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater ^
10/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room %
10/20 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews %
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock %
10/22 Chicago, IL – Subterranean %
10/23 Indianapolis, IN – 5th Quarter %
10/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo %
10/26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts %
10/28 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus %
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery %
10/30 Richmond, VA – Hardywood Brewery %
# with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, All Hell
^ with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Gatecreeper
% with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker
Oathbreaker, Rheia track listing:
1.  10:56
2.  Second Son of R.
3.  Being Able to Feel Nothing
4.  Stay Here / Accroche-Moi
6.  Immortals
7.  I’m Sorry, This Is
8.  Where I Live
9.  Where I Leave
10.  Begeerte

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