BREATHLESS began in June, 1999, when two friends, Eduardo Moreno (guitar) and Joan Font (drums), form the band with the idea of writing music fusing the classic Heavy Metal and the Thrash of the 80’s. With them, Eddy, bassist for a time, started the first stage. When Eddy left the band they followed as duo, doing some purely instrumental gigs.
In 2001, after many tests, Paco "Max" joined as second guitar, and Javier Martí as bass. This second stage, also instrumental, ends with the departure of "Max". Javier left the band in 2003 to play in REDRUM IN BLOOD a parallel Death Metal project created by Eduardo. It was at the time when Eduardo and Joan, decide to try with two members of SURGEON, Víctor Arco as lead guitar, and Alex to bass. This way begins a long way of 4 years re-composing all the compound tracks, 11 in total, adding the voice (Eduardo), and the lead guitar (Víctor) and realizing many gigs in the whole island, gaining the recognition in the Majorcan metal scene. After being one year stopped, in 2007, they record his first EP, called "BREATHLESS", with tracks as "Breathless", "Sudden Death", "Slaughtered Limbs Day ", "Feeding Depression", long tracks with lots of variety changes, and "Veneno Consumidor ", the first track of the band in his first phase. 200 copies were issued and were distributed in the circle of the scene in the island.
At the beginning of 2008, concluded Víctor's labor, who leaves it, Alex continues with the band, starting the composition of new tracks. But in a little time Alex was replaced by Javier Martí, who met again the band. Óscar Maestre joins as rhythmic guitar, (Second guitar in REDRUM IN BLOOD), to complete the quartet. They start writing new tracks and take again others of the first stage ("El 5º Mafioso ", "Penelaster" and "Arrass Attack! ") which were modified, to record their first album. After one and half year of work in the rehearsal place and doing gigs at the same time in the island, they begin to record in December, 2009 in the study URBAN of Palma, with Rafa Rigo as principal technician and Toni Toledo. In one month there was recorded his first album called "Thrashumancy", composed by 13 themes, mixing styles from the classic Heavy and Speed metal , till the Thrash from the 80's much more present in the final style.
At the beginning of 2010, the band got in touch with XTREEM MUSIC for the edition, promotion and distribution of their debut album. But not everything was going to be so easy. After 8 months the cover page wasn't ready and the group decides to contact the famed artist Juanjo Castellano, basing on BREATHLESS's original idea, creates the highly anticipated cover, with a spectacular job the draftsman. Finally, the output of "Thrashumancy" was agreed for 15th January of 2011.
The album has a very good reception in the Spanish mainland and they receive good critiques from the foreigner, thanks to Xtrem Music's promotion in a little time they went to play out of the isle. This way begins his first tour in 2011, like in the island as out and they are called by the association Metal Bats of Valencia to play in the one that would be his first festival in the peninsula. The band starts moving and gigging concerts to present the album in Guadalajara, Segovia and in the concert venue Ritmo & Compás of Madrid, playing with local bands. They continue his tour taking part in the Euskal Metal Fest, playing in Ermua and Vitoria. Soon they return to Madrid at the Excalibur concert venue and then to Alcazar de San Juan (Ciudad Real) to the Arco club, also with local bands.
In 2012 they are called by the association Metalmeria to play in his festival, with the Danish thrasher band ARTILLERY and other bands of the spanish scene, and at a little time, contacted with them the association Southbangers of Malaga, also to take part in his annual festival. BREATHLESS's name was starting being recognized in the national scene.
After this tour, for various reasons, ended the relations with the bassist Javier Martí by mutual agreement and the band begins the composition of new themes to record his second album. After one year searching substitute without success, they decide to remain as trio and the guitarist Óscar Maestre passes to the bass. The band has to adapt to the new formation, remaking the composed tracks without the second guitar.
In May, 2014, they take part in the festival Pounding Metal Fest from Madrid, with bands like RAVEN, THE RODS and Spanish CRISIX, already as trio. At the beginning of the year, the band contacted with Miquel A. Riutort “Mega” at his recording studio PSYCHOSOMATIC, to record his second LP called "Return to Pangea", composed by 10 tracks and with a more polished and defined style. Finally, they enter the study and record it during the summer.
For the band it was an experience more than satisfactory because of the professionalism of "Mega", his knowledge of the musical gender and the work in the production of the disc, made extract the better thing of each one giving a great result. The work of the cover was carried out by the bassist Óscar Maestre, doing a fine oil painting, capturing perfectly the concept of the album.
Finally, it was fixed on 20th January 2015 as date of release for his second album "Return to Pangea", again through Xtreem Music and the band begins to move to prepare his second tour for him.
XM 094 CD
Return to Pangea
XM 169 CD
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