Bloodbath premiere gore-filled & blood splattered new video for ‘Chainsaw Lullaby’

Taken from new album The Arrow of Satan is DrawnBloodbath

The 1980s saw these Swedish teenagers consuming all the horror and slasher movies they could, glued to their VHS’, their obsession with the genre only intensified as the media campaigned and lobbied against an outbreak of “video-violence”, preaching warnings of how it would ruin a generation of kids.

Fast forward 30 years and those media warnings have come to fruition as those teenagers grew up and became Bloodbath, Sweden’s shadiest death cult and they now present to you “Chainsaw Lullaby”, the gore-filled, blood splattered ode to their weapon of choice spliced together with an AC/DC inspired death ‘n’ roll soundtrack.

Welcome to the terrifying Bloodbath world where the saw IS the law! 

Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nystrom

“I wanted to keep it really simple and uncomplicated whilst retaining an evil groovy drive to make the song engage in headbanging action and sing along exercises. Having started a ‘red’ thread, I then locked in the chainsaw concept as a dual tribute to the Boss HM-2 guitar pedal sound as well as my love for the horror slasher genre and had both the music and lyrics going at the same time. I’ve always been a fan of lyrical paradoxes and the song title was just waiting to happen.”

The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness, set to be unleashed on the world on 26th October.

This is the second with Old Nick on vocals. If their previous Grand Morbid Funeral was a thick spray of deathly noise, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is the rotten, fetid state of the world and our inevitable doom that is casting a looming shadow over proceedings. With world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation in 140 characters over social media, capitalism tearing itself apart, a wilful march into a surveillance state via handy pocket spying devices, a shifting climate that appears to literally be trying to kill us… It’s all fuelled Bloodbath’s newest ode to filth.

Bloodbath The Arrow of Satan is DrawnThe Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order now

CD digipack – 10 track album with a 20-page booklet
LP – gatefold black 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics
LP – gatefold red 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics (available exclusively through Omerch)
Ltd edition 7” gatefold feat. A 12 track CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks + 7” single of the 2 exclusive bonus tracks + Bloodbath poster
Ltd edition cassette (available from
Download (digital pre-orders receive “Bloodicide” & “Chainsaw Lullaby” as instant downloads) and streaming platforms

Bloodbath will be playing live in Europe in November and December as they join Kreator, Dimmu Borgir & Hatebreed on the European Apocalypse tour

November 30, 2018   NL – Tilburg, O13
December 01, 2018    DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
December 02, 2018    DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
December 03, 2018    FR – Paris, L‘Olympia
December 04, 2018    BE – Brussels, AB
December 06, 2018    IT – Milano, Alcatraz
December 07, 2018    DE – Munich, Zenith
December 08, 2018    DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
December 09, 2018    CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
December 10, 2018    CH – Zurich, Halle 622
December 12, 2018    AT – Vienna, Gasometer
December 13, 2018    PL – Warsaw, Kolo Hall
December 14, 2018    DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
December 15, 2018    DE – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 16, 2018    UK – London, Roundhouse


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