June 7th, 2018
New Album, Come, Heavy Breath, out June 29, 2018
North Carolina-based VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH made their mark in late 2016 with the release of their first studio offering, V-EP - a vicious, nostalgic effort summoning influences reminiscent of Zao with an in-your-face, chaotic Every Time I Die-like edge. Lambgoat dubbed the release, "a formidable debut", and Invicta Mag stated, "For a band so fresh to produce something of this quality at the start... they have paved the way for a promising career."
On June 29, 2018, VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH - which features former members of Deception of a Ghost (Trustkill/Bullet Tooth), A Stained Glass Romance (Torque/Victory), and Aria (Tribunal) - will return with a refreshed and even more ruthless contribution in the form of their second release, entitled Come, Heavy Breath. The band utilizes gritty, gut-punching production - led by producer Kyle Dameron at Rareform Recordings in Hickory, NC-to generate a wall of unrelenting hardcore, metal, and even punk-edged aggression (often blended with a southern-fried flavor displayed on tracks like "Lovers/Deceivers") that doesn't stop until the last second of the record.
In a band statement, VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH offers,
"Our goal was to create a piece of music that had nostalgic qualities to it but with a new-school edge. Having spent some time in other bands has definitely helped create the sound we have adapted with this band, as we took a good look into what we feel has worked and not worked for us in the past and narrowed it down."
Sample Come, Heavy Breath by listening to the energetic new track "Lovers/Deceivers" via Decibel Magazine here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/06/07/track-premiere-violent-life-violent-death-lovers-deceivers/
While online, check out the vitriolic title track via music video here:
"With Come, Heavy Breath, we really wanted to illustrate moments of fervor that draw a gasp, or, a heavy breath, as the title depicts. These are the moments of awe that we each experience in life, whether they be conjured through excitement, joy, sadness, loss, lust, love, wonder, etc., while bringing them each to life through our music in as straight forward of a manner possible, demanding the attention of the listener."
See VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH at a live event:
6.30 - Charlotte, NC @ The Underground w/ Never I, Reflect//Refine, Abhorrent Deformity, Black Ritual
7.14 - Greenville, SC @ The Firmament w/ Black Plague, Amnesis, Blackwater Drowning
7.21 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre w/ Hopesfall, Greyhaven, Never I
8.11 - Asheville, NC @ The Odditorium w/ Heretics, Divisive, I, The Supplier
9.07 - Greensboro, NC @ New York Pizza w/ Abhorrent Deformity, Swarm, The Stygian Complex
9.08 - Wilmington, NC @ Calico Room w/ Abhorrent Deformity, The Abstractionist, Dear Mother War
10.20 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern - Bonfires and Beatdowns Fest