Black Breath (band)

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Black Breath
Black Breath in Seattle.jpg
Background information
Origin Bellingham, Washington, United States
Years active 2006–present
Labels Southern Lord
Members Neil McAdams
Eric Wallace
Mark Palm
Elijah Nelson
Jamie Byrum
Past members Zack Muljat
Brian Slodysko
Josh Holland

Black Breath is an American metal band from Washington that formed in Bellingham in 2006 and later moved to Seattle. They play hardcore punk-influenced extreme metal. A key factor of their sound is the "Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal Pedal", which was popularized by bands such as Entombed, Dismember and Edge of Sanity in the early 1990s.


Black Breath began in 2005, playing local bars and house shows in Bellingham. They released a few demos, and toured the underground before finally recording an actual EP in 2008. In 2008 they released the Razor to Oblivion EP under their own label, Hot Mass Records.[1] The EP gained attention in the local music underground and the band signed with Southern Lord Records, a Los Angeles based metal and hardcore punk oriented label, in October 2009. Black Breath toured across the country to support the EP as a support act for Victims, Rise and Fall, and Trap Them. Southern Lord then took over the distribution of the EP, which was re-released under the new label, and Black Breath went to the east coast to record their debut album, Heavy Breathing, at GodCity Studios, owned by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.[2] Heavy Breathing was released on March 30, 2010 by Southern Lord. Their second album titled Sentenced To Life was released March 27, 2012 also on Southern Lord Records. In October 2014 it was announced that Black Breath would be returning to GodCity Studios to record their follow up, Slaves Beyond Death, for an early 2015 release.[3]


  • Razor to Oblivion EP (2008)
  • Heavy Breathing (2010)
  • Sentenced to Life (2012)[4]
  • Slaves Beyond Death (2015)

Music videos[edit]

  • Home of the Grave (2012)


  1. ^ Levin, Hannah (March 24, 2010). "Black Breath". Seattle Weekly. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (April 12, 2010). "Black Breath: Heavy Breathing". PopMatters. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Black Breath set to record new album". Lambgoat. October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Black Breath Streaming New Song "Mother Abyss"

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