DEATH BREATH, the 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), has issued the following update:
"Now that 'Let It Stink' [EP] is out, we are working on our next album. We are thinking of recording it sometime this winter. This is the record on which we are we going to use triggered drums and write lyrics about philosophical stuff… Well, let’s hope we don’t do that shall we?"
DEATH BREATH will release "Let It Stink" in the U.S. on August 7 via Relapse Records.
"Let It Stink" features four brand new songs as well as three covers by BATHORY ("Sacrifice"), G.B.H. ("Lycantrophy") and DISCHARGE ("Maimed And Slaughtered"). The CD version of "Let It Stink" contains a brand new version of the video for the song "Death Breath" as well as the original one. The vinyl version is "10 pitch-black inches," according to a posting on the group's web site.
Check out the song "His Protoplasmic Worship" on the band's MySpace page.
DEATH BREATH recently entered the Swedish "midprice chart" at position No. 3 with "Let It Stink" (Black Lodge Records). The midprice chart includes full-length albums as well those releases that are being sold as "midprice" (i.e. at a discount during a promotional campaign). Mini-albums are sold within the same price range, so they qualify for this chart as well.
DEATH BREATH will embark on a short European tour in September/October. The group's lineup for trek, which will last no more than 10-14 days, will include REPULSION's Scott Carlson on bass. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
The original version of DEATH BREATH's video for the song "Death Breath" can be viewed at this location. The track comes off the group's debut album, "Stinking Up The Night", which was released in North America on October 17, 2006 via Relapse Records (the CD was issued in Europe on September 22 through Black Lodge).
Inspired by the recent resurgence in the classic old-school death metal sound and the book "Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore", DEATH BREATH is said to be "the ultimate tribute band to all that was rough, raw and wretched in extreme metal."
DEATH BREATH last year parted ways with bassist Magnus Hedquist. The group made its live debut on October 26, 2006 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, Sweden. The band was joined by Scott Carlson on bass and Erik Wallin (HARMS WAY, MERCILESS) on second guitar. A short video clip of DEATH BREATH's performance has been posted online at YouTube.com.