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 www.deathbreath.se.