Cleveland, OH metal torchbearers INHALE EXHALE have begun the final three-week countdown to the release of their career-defining third album, BURY ME ALIVE, out October 6 on Solid State Records. As early acclaim for the record starts rolling in, the band is giving fans their first taste of what The Interlude calls its “new and improved sound” by streaming the first single from the album “Did You Ever Have a Touch To Lose?” for free on its MySpace page:
With its ferocious riffage, pleading melodies, snarling screams and frantic guitar leads that nearly go careening off the rails, “Did You Ever Have a Touch To Lose?” illustrates in no uncertain terms the sea change that INHALE EXHALE’s songwriting has undergone since the release of 2008’s lauded I Swear…

“We chose ‘Did You Ever Have A Touch To Lose?’ as the track to debut first because we felt it was a good representation of where the band is heading,” explains guitarist and principle songwriter John LaRussa. “We also felt it would make for a good video, due to the things it deals with – hope, pain, accepting the mistakes people do around you or to you.”

After releasing two rapid-fire albums in just over two years, the members of INHALE EXHALE enjoyed a brief but well-earned respite in early 2009, during which babies were born and marriages were performed. Now, armed with one of the year’s most vital, explosive, relentlessly creative metalcore offerings in BURY ME ALIVE, they’re ready to take their place in the modern metal pantheon.

“We are the most excited we’ve been since the creation of INHALE EXHALE,” LaRussa says. “This is the first record that we all really sit and listen to and enjoy 100%. We love our other two albums, but this is the album we’ve always wanted to write.”

Early praise for BURY ME ALIVE:

Bury Me Alive blows all of INHALE EXHALE’S previous work out of the water…  the entire album is fresh, hard-hitting, and very creative.” –ABSOLUTE PUNK

“INHALE EXHALE are ready to rise to the top [with] their most impressive album to date. [Bury Me Alive] will melt your face off.” –THE INTERLUDE

“INHALE EXHALE does a great job balancing the new dissonance driven sound and the classic metallic guitar licks that made them famous… absolutely the heaviest IE record yet.” –PRESS ON THIS

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