It feels like it's been a particularly good year for music that is both genuinely heavy but also gorgeous and melodic. There's the latest SubRosa album, the just-released Neurosis album, the expanded Converge lineup with Chelsea Wolfe -- and that's just scratching the surface. The newest addition to this list is the new Oathbreaker LP, Rheia, which drops this Friday (9/30) via Deathwish. If you like the atmospheric black metal/screamo mix of Oathbreaker's onetime labelmates Deafheaven, but wished they also had a soaring powerhouse singer, Rheia is the album for you. Caro Tanghe’s voice is a true force, with so much range and diversity that it wouldn't be crazy if you mistook her for two different people, and I'm not sure if she's ever sounded better than she does on this LP. The rest of the band bring their A-game too. It really is a killer album, and you can listen to it right here (via Noisey):

As mentioned, the band is touring with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan and Homewrecker. That crazy quadruple bill hits NYC on October 27 and 28 at Saint Vitus. Night 1 is still on sale but night 2 is sold out. All dates are listed below.

Oathbreaker -- 2016 Tour Dates
September 28 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight #
September 29 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl ^
September 30 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ^
October 1 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar ^
October 2 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic ^
October 4 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia ^
October 5 Houston, TX @ White Oak ^
October 6 Dallas, TX @ RBC ^
October 7 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
October 9 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
October 10 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ^
October 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy ^
October 12 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge ^
October 14 Portland, OR @ Panic Room ^
October 15 Seattle, WA @ Highline ^
October 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar ^
October 18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater ^
October 19 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room %
October 20 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews %
October 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock %
October 22 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean %
October 23 Indianapolis, IN @ 5th Quarter %
October 25 Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo %
October 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts %
October 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus %
October 28 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus %
October 29 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery %
October 30 Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Brewery %
November 6 Ghent, BE @ Vooruit *Record Release Show*
November 12 Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who festival
November 19 Nijmegen, NL @ Soulcrusher
November 20 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain *
November 21 Rouen, FR @ Hipster Cafe *
November 22 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur *
November 23 Bordeaux, FR @ I.Boat *
November 24 Biarritz, FR @ Atabal *
November 25 Bilbao, ES @ Wombatfest +
November 26 Lisbon, PT @ Musicbox *
November 27 Porto, PT @ Cave 45 *
November 28 Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom *
November 30 Lyon, FR @ Warmaudio *
December 1 Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie *
December 3 Milan, IT @ Lo-Fi Club *
December 4 Innsbruck, AT @ PMK *
December 5 Ljubljana, SL @ Gala Hala *
December 6 Vienna, AT @ Arena *
December 7 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 *
December 8 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk *
December 9 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz *
December 10 Tilburg, DE @ Incubate festival *
December 11 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden *
December 13 Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren *
December 14 Oslo, NO @ Bla *
December 15 Copenhagen, DE @ Stengade +
December 16 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang *
December 17 Hannover, DE @ Cafe Glocksee *
December 18 Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger *

# with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, All Hell
^ with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Gatecreeper
% with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker
* w/ WIFE
+ w/ WIFE, Okkultokrati

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