BLOODBATH Drop Punishing New Single “Carved” Feat. Luc Lemay from GORGUTS; Streaming music videos
It’s time for another deep dive into the horrors of mortality and the evil side of the supernatural – It’s time for Survival Of The Sickest! The sixth album by Bloodbath, Sweden’s undisputed masters of old school death metal, will be released on September 9 via Napalm Records. This is death metal at its finest: vicious, relentless and irrevocably sworn to black.
After smashing the onslaught of death metal thrash and opening the “Zombie Inferno” album to the masses, Bloodbath has just released another new engraver, titled “Carved”, featuring none other than Luc Lemay (Gorguts) . Undoubtedly, the relentlessly heavy track will capture the minds of new fans and delight long-time supporters, aiming to turn the guts out in preparation for another irrevocable bloodbath.
Jonas Renkse on “Carved”: “If you are the subject of human experiments performed by the sickest surgeon, you may not have time to suffer a thousand deaths, but one thing is certain: YOU ARE CARVED. “
The world is in flames and Survival Of The Sickest, produced by Bloodbath and co-produced and mixed by Lawrence Mackrory at Rorysound Studios, offers no respite from the horrors of reality. Instead, with the addition of new guitarist Tomas ‘Plytet’ Åkvik (Lik) on board, Bloodbath’s latest and greatest album happily takes on the slaver ghoul that lurks in the shadows and gives him ten songs of… a harrowing death metal frenzy. Alongside official Bloodbath alumni, Survival Of The Sickest features a handful of irresistible cameos from the great, good and macabre of underground metal, including Barney Greenway (Napalm Death), Luc Lemay (Gorguts) and Marc Grewe (Morgoth).
From the rogue cerebral roar of opener “Zombie Inferno” to the dark, obsidian ooze of closer “No God Before Me”, Survival Of The Sickest is the sound of a big band in searing form. Unlike The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn, which borrowed heavily from the blackened end of the death metal world, the new Bloodbath goes straight to the jugular in true old school style. With strong echoes of everything from Morbid Angel and Death to Deicide and Obituary, songs like the raging “Putrefying Corpse,” the disgustingly slow and heavy “Dead Parade,” and the deliciously twisted “Tales Of Melting Flesh” infuse new fire in an arcana. , perpetually rotten formula.
Formed by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström (both of Katatonia), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity) in 1998, Bloodbath have dedicated themselves to resurrecting the increasingly forgotten art of pure death metal. In 2014, they unveiled a new frontman – legendary Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes, now renamed Old Nick – and yet another macabre musical evolution. With a line-up consisting of Renkse, Nyström, Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson (ex-Katatonia), Martin ‘Axe’ Axenrot (ex-Opeth) and Holmes, “the only way forward was grim.” On Survival Of The Sickest, Bloodbath conjures up his most horrifying sonic scenarios to date, from the nightmare of death by nibbling of “Malignant Maggot Therapy,” to the murderous nihilism of “Affliction Of Extinction.” strength, Survival Of The Sickest provides further proof that Bloodbath are the kings of the old school.
Bloodbath adds, “If there was a goods declaration attached to this album, it would say Florida death metal exported from Sweden.”
Survival Of The Sickest will be available in the following formats:
– Digisleeve CD Edition
– Complete digital album
– 1 Tape Edition – Transparent Brown with blue print – limited to 200 copies, exclusive to Napalm Records Shop
– Wooden Box Edition (incl. Digisleeve, Mouse Trap, Album Cover Flag, Cover Patch) – limited to 500 copies, Napalm Records Shop exclusive
– 1LP Sky Blue – limited to 300, Napalm Records Shop exclusive
– 1LP Dark Green – limited to 500, Napalm Records Shop exclusive
– 1LP Picture Vinyl – limited to 500, Napalm Records Shop exclusive
– 1LP Black
Survival Of The Sickest Tracklist:
“Parade of the Dead”
“Therapy against malignant maggots”
“Tales of Melting Flesh”
“No God Before Me”
Zombie Inferno Video:
Bloodbath Live Dates:
9-10 – Hüttikon, Switzerland – Meh Suff! (day of the show to be confirmed)
24 – Monterrey, Mexico – Mexico Metal Fest
The bloodbaths are:
Nick Holmes – vocals
Anders Nyström – guitar
Tomas Akvik – guitar
Jonas Renkse – bass
Martin ‘Axe’ Axenrot – drums
(Photo – Ester Segarra)