Florida-based alt-metal/nu-metal outfit Breathing Theory unveils their music video, “Collapse.” Made up of Cory Britt (lead vocals), Rob Mahoney (guitar, vocals), Collin Morrison (guitar, vocals), Preston Daniel (bass), and Kegan King (drums), Breathing Theory formed in 2008 in Orlando, Florida, followed by releasing their debut EP, Parasite, featuring “Fireflies.”
In 2015, Breathing Theory dropped UPRISE Part 1, displaying the evolution of their sound, bringing to the fore brawny guitars and live-wire vocals. UPRISE Part 2, released at the end of 2015, added to their emerging repertoire of stylistic expansion. 2020 saw them release The Balance.
Citing influences from Breaking Benjamin, Red, Slipknot, Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, Nothing More, Memphis May Fire, Bring Me the Horizon, and Asking Alexandria, Breathing Theory has shared the stage with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Motionless in White, Attila, Bobaflex, Sid Wilson from Slipknot, Flaw, Mushroomhead, POD, New Year’s Day, DED, Sick Puppies, and Evanescence.
Scheduled to perform at the Blue Ridge Rock Fest in September, the band has played at Earthday Birthday, InkCarceration, and KinkFest, as well as the House of Blues, Orlando.
Recently signed to Wake Up! Music Rocks, “Collapse” heralds Breathing Theory’s debut on the notable label. Julie Reavis, Head of A&R at Wake Up! Music Rocks shares why they signed the band, “It’s not every day that a band like Breathing Theory submits their work for review. It’s the kind of thing that when you hear it, you know it, and we knew we wanted to sign them. The tunes are going to come hot and heavy. Super proud of these Boys!”
While Pepper Gomez, CEO of Wake Up! Music Group says, “I am beyond thrilled to have Breathing Theory on the Wake-Up! Music Rocks roster. I love everything about what they are doing. Between the incredible vocals, powerful instrumentation, and fresh arrangements, I love it all. People are going to have the listening time of their lives with these young artists!”
“Collapse” opens on ascending ominous tones flowing into electrifying nu-metal layers of Slipknot-like stuttering rhythmic pulses topped by Britt’s snarling voice. Gleaming, melodic breakdowns shift the harmonics to shimmering textures and then mousse up to raw, erupting guitars riding Jovian percussion.
Highlighted by Britt’s vocals, ranging from soft and rasping to gently melodic to fiendish growling timbres, “Collapse” hits like a grand mal seizure from hell, rolling out ferocious, primaeval momentum graced by symphonic episodes. Taut, with tones of muscular foreboding and savage gravitational pull, “Collapse” grinds, groans, and shudders with visceral oomph.
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