Bloodicide is the first track from new album The Arrow of Satan is Drawn
Bloodbath, Stockholm’s shadiest death cult – with members drawn from metal luminaries Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Opeth and Craft – have released their first bloodsoaked track “Bloodicide”, from their eagerly awaited new album The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn (26th October on Peaceville).
The track “Bloodicide”, quite literally meaning ‘The Killing Of Blood’ features a stellar line up of British death metal guest stars, with Carcass’ Jeff Walker, Bolt Thrower/Memoriam singer Karl Willetts and Cancer’s John Walker all lending their larynxes to the madness.
Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with Jeff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!” John Walker (Cancer)
The track penned by vocalist Old Nick (Nick Holmes) explains his choice of guests “The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British Death Metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning.”
Excited to be a part of the band’s new opus, Carcass’ Jeff Walker commented “I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album. Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for BLOODBATH. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix”
Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower adds “I have known Nick Holmes for over 30 years – so when he asked me to do some vocals for the new Bloodbath album how could I refuse? The opportunity to do things like this in life don’t often come twice so I am really pleased to contribute in a small way to this legendary opus!”
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness, recorded by Bloodbath and Karl Daniel Liden, at Ghost Ward, City Of Glass & Tri-Lamb Studios and is the second with Old Nick on vocals. If their previous Grand Morbid Funeral was a thick spray of deathly noise, on The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn, it 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.
THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN TRACKLISTING
- Fleischmann [03:38]
- Bloodicide [04:56]
- Wayward Samaritan[03:39]
- March Of The Crucifers[04:05]
- Morbid Antichrist[04:05]
- Warhead Ritual[03:38]
- Only The Dead Survive[05:06]
- Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]
Bonus Tracks on Ltd Edition CD
- Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
- Wide Eyed Abandon[05:00]
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order now HERE
- 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 Peaceville.com/store)
- Download (digital pre-orders receive “Bloodicide” as an instant download) 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
KREATOR + DIMMU BORGIR + HATEBREED + BLOODBATH
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
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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