The Skinny: The crushing title track to the mighty third LP by Seattle’s Black Breath, Slaves Beyond Death, has just been issued as the first single from the highly anticipated record as the album nears release through Southern Lord 25th September.

Arriving three years after the band’s 2012-released Sentenced To Life, it’s safe to say that Slaves Beyond Death represents a harder, bleaker Black Breath than ever before. With every track on the record surpassing the five-minute mark, and several of them close to eight minutes in length, the five members deliver eight odes of tribulation. The title track “Slaves Beyond Death,” is a prime, gruelling example of the album’s merciless nature.

Also responsible for the release of the band’s prior albums, Southern Lord is once again the label behind the impending release of Slaves Beyond Death, which will be issued worldwide on CD, and digital formats on September 25th. The vinyl version coming late October. Preorders will be released in the coming days.

‘Slaves Beyond Death Track Listing:

01. Pleasure, Pain, Disease
02. Slaves Beyond Death
03. Reaping Flesh
04. Seed Of Cain
05. Arc Of Violence
06. A Place Of Insane Brutality
07. Burning Hate
08. Chains Of The Afterlife

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.