Oathbreaker (band)
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Oathbreaker Band
OriginFlanders, Belgium
LabelsThirty Days of Night, Holy Shit!, Deathwish Inc.
MembersLennart Bossu
Gilles Demolder
Caro Tanghe
Wim Coppers
Ivo Debrabandere

Oathbreaker is a Belgian band from Flanders, formed in 2008 and currently signed to Deathwish Inc.[1] The band consists of guitarists Lennart Bossu and Gilles Demolder, drummer Wim Coppers (who replaced founding member Ivo Debrabandere in 2016), and vocalist Caro Tanghe, who performs both screamed and sung vocals. They are a part of Amenra's Church of Ra collective. Following a self-titled EP, Oathbreaker have released three studio albums: Mælstrøm (2011), Eros|Anteros (2013) and Rheia (2016). The latter two albums came out on Deathwish and received generally positive reviews.

Musical style

Oathbreaker's eclectic style has been associated with various genres within the realms of punk rock,[2]heavy metal[3] and avant-garde[4] music including black metal,[2][3][5][6]post-hardcore,[2][3][4][7]hardcore punk,[2][6]post-metal,[3][7]post-black metal,[8]screamo,[5]metalcore,[2]crust punk,[2]d-beat,[9]sludge metal,[2]shoegazing,[3] and post-rock.[9] It has been compared to that of Cobalt[3] and Ghost Bath[4] as well as Deathwish Inc. labelmates Deafheaven,[3][4][9]Converge,[5]Touché Amoré,[9]Loma Prieta,[9] and Planes Mistaken for Stars.[9] Caro Tanghe's vocals have received attention as a prominent aspect of the band's sound; Exclaim noted that her "higher pitched screams rival [Converge's] Jacob Bannon's, while simultaneously being close enough to a black metal shriek, and desperate enough for screamo"[5] while Stereogum praised her singing, stating it is "often melodic, and multi-tracked, and it gives these gigantic songs greater mass and momentum, as well as humanity and maybe even vulnerability."[9] Furthermore, Metal Injection described her lyricism as "haunting and poetic, gothic and honest."[4]


  • Lennart Bossu - guitar (2008-present)
  • Gilles Demolder - guitar, bass guitar (2008-present)
  • Caro Tanghe - vocals[1](2008-present)
  • Wim Coppers - drums (2016-present)
  • Ivo Debrabandere - drums (2008-2016)[10]


Studio albums


  • Oathbreaker (2008)[1]
  • Amenra/Oathbreaker - Brethren Bound by Blood 3/3 (2011)
  • An Audiotree Live Session (2016)

Live albums

  • Live at Vooruit (2015)


  1. ^ a b c d e Oathbreaker on Deathwish Inc.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Oathbreaker: Eros|Anteros". PopMatters. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Oathbreaker: Rheia Album Review | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c d e "Album Review: OATHBREAKER Rheia - Metal Injection". Metal Injection. 2016-10-05. Retrieved .
  5. ^ a b c d "Oathbreaker Eros/Anteros". Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "Oathbreaker: Eros | Anteros". Metal Hammer. 2013-09-17. Retrieved .
  7. ^ a b Barry, Sean; Hadusek, Jon. "The Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ Colin Kauffman (November 10, 2016). "Promises Kept: How Oathbreaker Have Raised The Bar for Post-Black Metal". Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Oathbreaker - "Immortals"". Stereogum. 2016-09-08. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Announcement by Ivo Debrabandere". Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ "Rheia, by Oathbreaker". Oathbreaker. Retrieved 2016.

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