Sweden’s masters of horror, Bloodbath, are gearing up for their live return to North America later this month with their Live Morbid Funerals Tour. The dates see the band taking their, unrelenting brutal death metal across the country which include two festival appearances– Maryland Deathfest. This tour sees them making their first foray onto Canadian soil with the Modified Ghost Festival in Vancouver
Live Morbid Funerals tour – North America – May 2018
23 – Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
24 – Modified Ghost Festival, Vancouver, BC
25- Maryland Deathfest, Baltimore, MD,
26 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
27 – Irving Plaza, New York, NY
28 – Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, ON
29 – Corona, Montreal, QC
“It’s great to be heading back to the States for not only Bloodbath’s 2nd appearance at the Maryland Death Fest but several East and West coast US shows, as well as a bloody gruesome debut on Canadian soil! ‘Fuckin Way She Goes!’ “states vocalist Old Nick on the forthcoming live gore-fests.
Bloodbath is a titan of death metal from Stockholm, Sweden, notable for the inclusion of Katatonia, Opeth and Paradise Lost members.
Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror & the glory days of death metal (especially the old Florida & Stockholm ‘Sunlight’ scenes), the band has remained a leading light of extreme metal since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force for 15 years, further cemented by their devastating – and most successful album to date – ‘The Fathomless Mastery’ in 2008. Following the departure of Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and months of speculation and rumour, Nick Holmes was announced as the new vocalist of Bloodbath in 2014 and the band’s fourth full length studio album followed – Grand Morbid Funeral, undoubtedly the band’s darkest and dirtiest opus yet; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, boldly eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favour of something altogether more rotten to the bone. With eerie doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from US gore-masters Autopsy.
BLOODBATH VIDEOS FROM GRAND MORBID FUNERAL
Bloodbath and Autopsy forces for a limited edition split 7” as part of the ongoing 7” series marking 30 years of Peaceville. Bloodbath bring us their own nod to the past and inspirations, in the form of a relentless rendition of the Cancer classic, ‘Blood Bath’, recorded specially for this release, and giving a clear indication as to where the seeds of their own path to masterful brutality were sown and Autopsy presented a high-octane version of the none-too-subtly titled ‘Fuck You!!!’, originally known from 80’s West Oakland act Bloodbath (which once featured current guitarist Danny Coralles). Purchase hereherehere
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