Belgium's killer Oathbeaker will follow 2013's Eros|Anteros with a new album, Rheia, on September 30 via Deathwish (pre-order). Going by the sounds of the seven-minute lead single "Needles In Your Skin," I personally am very excited about this one. Caro Tanghe's vocals go from creepy melodic parts to harsh, piercing screams, and she delivers both styles with skill. They share an uplifting mix of screamo and black metal with their former labelmates Deafheaven, but where that band's beauty usually only comes in the form of clean guitars and pianos, Caro's soaring voice allows Oathbreaker to add it in other ways. Around the halfway mark, her singing is clean as can be while the band offers up palm-muted chugs in the background. The song is constantly finding ways to toy with the heavy/pretty contrast, and it's really a hell of a tune. You can hear it for yourself below (via Metal Injection).

As mentioned, the band is touring with Skeletonwitch and Iron Reagan, including a NYC show on October 28 at Saint Vitus. That show also has Homewrecker, making for a rock-solid quadruple bill. Tickets for Vitus are still available. All dates are listed below.

Tracklist
1. 10:56
2. Second Son of R.
3. Being Able to Feel Nothing
4. Stay Here / Accroche-Moi
5. Needles In Your Skin
6. Immortals
7. I’m Sorry, This Is
8. Where I Live
9. Where I Leave
10. Begeerte

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Oathbreaker -- 2016 Tour Dates
9/28 Asheville, NC – Mothlight #
9/29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl ^
9/30 Savannah, GA – The Jinx ^
10/1 Tampa, FL – Crowbar ^
10/2 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic ^
10/4 New Orleans, LA – Siberia ^
10/5 Houston, TX – White Oak ^
10/6 Dallas, TX – RBC ^
10/7 Austin, TX – Barracuda ^
10/9 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 %
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery %
10/30 Richmond, VA – Hardywood Brewery %

# with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, All Hell
^ with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Gatecreeper
% with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker