by Fred Pessaro

oathbreaker

Belgium is a hotbed for a certain type of hardcore sound, embodied in bands like Rise & Fall, Amenra and others. Oathbreaker is another band that flirts with that particular oppressive-hardcore sound, yet this Belgian crew also dabbles in epic screamo (ala Envy) on their new LP Eros|Anteros due via Deathwish on August 20. Sure, black metal, post-rock, and punk/metal riffs are all present, but the band's melodicism also adds a different spin, making tracks like "Condor Tongue" that much more interesting.

Stream "Condor Tongue," alongside the band's tour schedule (no dates in the US), below.


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OATHBREAKER - 2013 TOUR DATES
06/29: Merchtem, Belgium @ Loco Loco Fest w/ ao. Negative Approach
07/12: Herk-De-Stad, Belgium @ Rock Herk w/ Amenra
07/27: As, Belgium @ Vlamrock w/ Harm's Way, Code Orange Kids, Integrity
07/28: Rokycany, Czech Republic @ Fluff Fest w/ Birds In Row, Hessian, The Black Heart Rebellion
08/9-11: Ieper, Belgium @ Ieperfest
09/06: Moscow, Russia @ Volta Club
09/07: St Petersburg, Russia @ Arktika
09/21: Düsseldorf, Germany @ AK47
09/29: Tourcoing, France @ Grand Mix w/ Amenra
10/05: Duisburg, Germany
10/26: Lier, Belgium @ Rocktoberfest
11/02: Aalst, Belgium @ Negasonic
12/07: Linköping, Sweden
12/27: Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Effenaar w/ Amenra