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BLACK BREATH – Bassist Dead At 40

Elijah Nelson, bass player of Seattle, Washington extreme metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away on Sunday, December 29th. A cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

Nelson had turned 40 two weeks ago.


Black Breath touring partners Ringworm had this to say yesterday: “See you on the other side Elijah Nelson. Sad news. Ringworm sends nothing but light and love to you and yours brother. Enlightened travels in the beyond, young wizard.”

Formed in 2006, Black Breath released four records with Southern Lord between 2008 and 2015.

Band Members

Neil – Vocals
Eric – Guitar
Lee – Guitar
Elijah – Bass
Jamie – Drums

Black Breath is the venomous breath exhaled by the nazgûl in j.r.r. tolkien’s lord of the rings trilogy take caution should you wish to bomb a feminist convention: think of the poor coroners and the atmosphere of black breath that will be in the local morgue.