The first time I heard Black Breath was, unbelievably, on the radio. Every Sunday night on the classic rock station they have a section of the show run by Metal Hammer that plays everything from Pantera and Sepultura to Ghost and Chthonic, while I got over the novelty of hearing extreme metal on the radio – the sound of ‘Eat The Witch‘ blaring through the tiny radio speakers certainly got my attention and I made a mental note to check out Black Breath the next time they reared their ugly little head.

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Thankfully, I didn’t have to wait long as the band have announced they will be releasing their new album Sentenced To Life on the 12th of March through Southern Lord Records. The artwork may be a throwback to the cheesey leather and metal covers made famous by bands like Anvil and Razor but the band also released the track ‘Mother Abyss‘ alongside it showing that they’re still the crusty crossover titans we’ve come to love. ‘Mother Abyss‘ is one hell of a mission statement – the screeching leads sit perfectly with the thrashing main riffs and points to all the perfect influences such as Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die.

I don’t know about you guys, but March is looking pretty amazing at this rate. Last year we had Prog Metal March, this year we simply have Awesome Metal March.

– DL

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