DEATH BREATH Featuring Ex-ENTOMBED Drummer: Record Deal Signed, Debut CD Completed

DEATH BREATH, the new Swedish old-school death metal project featuring former ENTOMBED drummer and main songwriter Nicke Andersson (currently the frontman of his rock 'n' roll band THE HELLACOPTERS), have issued the following update:

"The [debut] album's done and we've just inked a deal for Europe with Black Lodge. We're looking at a late August/early September release. We'll get back to you as soon as we know. The same goes for the album title. But to satisfy your curiousity here's a few song titles: 'Coffins of the Unembalmed Dead', 'Reduced To Ashes', 'Christ All Fucking Mighty', 'A Morbid Mind' and 'Chopping Spree'.

"Not only have we finished the album but we also cut two tracks for a vinyl-only single which will be out in a matter of weeks. The songs are 'Death Breath' (from the album), [plus non-album cuts] 'Corpses of Death' (featuring Markus Karlsson of I QUIT on vocals) and 'Matricide'. So, if you will, prepare yourself for a totalitarian death metal attack!"

DEATH BREATH have uploaded an unmixed preview of a song to be featured on their upcoming debut album, "Heading For Decapitation", at this location.

DEATH BREATH's current lineup is completed by guitarist/vocalist Robert Pehrsson (who plays in THE HELLACOPTERS guitarist Robert Dahlqvist's side project THUNDER EXPRESS) and bassist Mange Hedquist. Guest musicians on the album include vocalist Jörgen Sandström (who had previously fronted the Swedish death metallers GRAVE) and REPULSION vocalist/bassist Scott Carlson.

Speaking to Sweden's Close-Up magazine last fall, Andersson stated about the project, "I haven't written any lyrics yet, but the music is so old-school that people today wouldn't even get that it's old-school. It's more like [DEATH's legendary 1987 debut] 'Scream Bloody Gore'. It's nothing like [ENTOMBED's] 'Wolverine Blues'. That style has already been done so well. At the same time there's only one 'Scream Bloody Gore', so a couple of albums like that I could put together.

"After having read the book 'Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore' and getting a kick, I went out and bought a lot of records. It was so much fun reading the book; it brought back so many memories. I bought POSSESSED's 'Seven Churches' on CD."

For more information, visit


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).