Bloodbath Premiere New Track “Bloodicide” – Carcass, Ex-Bolt Thrower & Cancer Members Guest

Bloodbath premire a new track called “Bloodicide”. The song is off of their upcoming new album, “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn“, out October 26th via Peaceville. Guesting on this new track are Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Memoriam/ex-Bolt Thrower) and John Walker (Cancer).

Comments Bloodbath‘s frontman Nick Holmes (also Paradise Lost) :

“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.”

Says Jeff Walker:

“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.”

Adds Willetts:

“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!”

States John Walker :

“Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with eff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!”

You can find the band out this fall with Kreator, Dimmu Borgir and Hatebreed on this European/UK tour:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Mailand, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munchen, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/11 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

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Dream Theater Premieres New Song “The Gift Of Music” From Upcoming New Album “The Astonishing”

Dream Theater premieres a new song entitled “The Gift Of Music”, taken from the upcoming new album “The Astonishing”, which will be out in stores January 29th via Roadrunner Records.

Check out now “The Gift Of Music” below.

States John Petrucci about the new concept album:

“The idea to do a concept album as a band felt right. The last one we did was about 15 years ago, and it really felt like we were in a good place to do this. I knew that what needed to happen, first and foremost, is that we had to have a story to base this on, because the idea of basing an album off of a loose concept or something that was sort of arbitrary, that didn’t interest me at all. I wanted this not only to be a concept album, but really to write a full show. And to have all the elements in place, the story needs to drive that. We needed to have the storyline, a plot, places, characters, maps you name it. So that started about two and a half years ago. it took about a year for me to get that story done and ready to present to the guys. And I wanted to write from a place that was familiar to me, so I knew that music had to play a role in the story somehow. I’m a huge fan of the sci-fi and fantasy genres, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go. But it was a matter of really diving into it and working on it, revising and revising again, and working on it every day until I had something solid.”

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