Hometown: Ghent, Belgium

"Rheia" is the groundbreaking album from Belgium's Oathbreaker. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta), "Rheia" is a true game changer for the genre. Blurring lines and dissolving the boundaries of heavy music as we know it today.

Opener "10:56" begins with a haunting guitar riff and Caro Tanghe's beautifully sung vocal before abruptly soaring to new heights with "Second Son of R". Its blasts of melody mutate into a blackened buzz while waves of tempo changes pound down with intense emotional weight. "Being Able To Feel Nothing" then rolls in like a storm. Chaotically breaking apart to reveal the eye before churning once again. "Stay Here / Accroche-Moi" is an otherworldly reverb drenched acoustic number that leads to "Needles In Your Skin". A deeply personal song that showcases the artistic strength vulnerability brings. It's hard to believe that this is just the half way point of this post everything masterwork. "Immortals" then unfurls as a goose bump inducing monster. This leads to the ambitious "I'm Sorry, This Is", "Where I Live", and "Where I Leave”; A musical triptych that needs to be heard to be believed. All of it comes to an end with mesmerizing closer "Begeerte". Ethereally materializing before vanishing into the beautiful unknown.

Photos by Jeroen Mylle, S. Temmerman, Sam Velghe, Burkard Muller
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Tour Dates

10/29: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/30: Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Brewery
11/06: Ghent, BE @ Vooruit
11/12: Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who Festival
11/19: Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Soulcrusher
11/20: Paris, France @ Petit Bain
11/21: Rouen, France @ Hipster Cafe
11/22: Nantes, France @ Le Ferrailleiur
11/23: Bordeaux, France @ I.Boat
11/24: Biarritz, France @ Atabal
11/25: Bilbao, Spain @ Wombatfest
11/26: Lisbon, Portugal @ Musicbox
11/27: Porto, Portugal @ Cave 45
11/28: Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
11/30: Lyon, France @ Warmaudio
12/01: Lausanne, Switzerland @ Le Romandie
12/03: Milan, Italy @ Lo-Fi Club
12/04: Innsbruck, Austria @ PMK
12/05: Ljublijana, Slovenia @ Gala Hala
12/06: Vienna, Austria @ Arena
12/07: Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007
12/08: Munich, Germany @ Feierwerk
12/09: Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
12/10: Tilburg, Germany @ Incubate Festival
12/11: Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
12/13: Stockholm, Sweden @ Hangaren
12/14: Oslo, Norway @ Bla
12/15: Copenhagen, Germany @ Stengade
12/16: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
12/17: Hannover, Germany @ Cafe Glocksee
12/18: Darmstadt, Germany @ Oetinger
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