Oathbreaker return with “Needles In Your Skin”

oathbreaker 2016

Belgium’s Oathbreaker is one of those bands everyone seems to know, but for whatever reason they do not have the international recognition of their genre peers. Blending hardcore and metal sensibilities with just a dash of sinister shoegaze, the band has found a path all their own in the world of music, and their new single has us believing 2016 could be the year they finally become a band no one can stop talking about.

Released earlier today through an exclusive premiere at Metal Injection, “Needles In Your Skin” is the first single off Oathbreaker’s upcoming album Rheia. The track starts off with an almost eerie sense of calm before building to an explosion of progressive rock genius that encapsulates everything that makes the band great. You can stream the song below:

Having already had a chance to hear Rheia in full we can tell you that anyone who enjoys “Needles In Your Skin” will definitely not want to miss the rest of the material on Oathbreaker’s new album when the songs arrive in stores on September 30. It’s beautifully heavy music for those who recognize why hard rock is an artform unlike any other in the world of sound, and it is quite frankly a serious contender for the best import record we have heard this year.

Oathbreaker will soon be on tour. Dates for their upcoming run are as follows:

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, Gatecreeper
% with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker