Oathbreaker
Hometown: Ghent, Belgium



"Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.

In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.

Photos by Jeroen Mylle, S. Temmerman, Sam Velghe, Burkard Muller
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Tour Dates

09/28: Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
09/29: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/30: Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
10/01: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
10/02: Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
10/04: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
10/05: Houston, TX @ White Oak
10/06: Dallas, TX @ RBC
10/07: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
10/09: 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
10/29: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/30: Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Brewery
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