Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Hatebreed, & Bloodbath Announce European/UK Tour

Kreator and Dimmu Borgir have announced a European/UK co-headlining tour. Hatebreed and Bloodbath will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

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 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munich, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/10 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/12 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
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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Bloodbath Postpone North American Tour

Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their planned North American tour, due to visa issues. The dates will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

The band commented:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

Tombs Added To Bloodbath’s North American Tour

Tombs have been added to Bloodbath’s North American tour. Here’s the dates for that run:

05/23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater (no Tombs) (with Thrown Into Exile)
05/24 Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghost Festival
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/26 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
05/29 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

Bloodbath Plan To Start Recording New Album In January

It looks like Bloodbath will begin the recording process for their new album towards the end of January. Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) told Metal Wani the following [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“The [rest of the] guys are working on it now, so I think we’re looking at recording in the end of January. We’re looking at doing it maybe early February. So, yeah, we’ll definitely do another album. But we’ll see what happens. The guys in KATATONIA have been busy touring as well, so they’re pretty much winding up now — I think they’re playing Russia next week and then they’re finished for the year. So, yeah, at the end of January, I think, we’re gonna start now.”

On another note, if you missed the news, you can find the dates for the band’s North American tour HERE.

Bloodbath Announce May 2018 North American Dates

Bloodbath have announced some May North American shows. Here’s the dates:

05/23 Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
05/24 Vancouver, BC – Modified Ghost Festival
05/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
05/26 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
05/29 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

Bloodbath & Autopsy To Release New Split 7″

Bloodbath and Autopsy will celebrating Peaceville‘s 30th anniversary with a new split 7″. The effort will be available on December 15, and it will feature Bloodbath’s cover of Cancer‘s “Blood Bath” and Autopsy’s cover of “Fuck You!!!” from the 1980s West Oakland group Bloodbath. You can preorder it HERE.

Bloodbath commented:

“Most of you would know this already, but for those of you who don’t, it was the title of the first song, on the first album by UK death metallers Cancer, which we originally lifted our band name from. Now with Peaceville celebrating its 30th anniversary, there would be no better token than offering this cover song to glorify the old school, brutal and trashy death metal legacy of Cancer fucking Cancer, once more! And as if it couldn’t get any better, we’ve the honor to split these seven inches with gore legends Autopsy who also bathe in their own blood!”

Autopsy added:

“‘Fuck You!!!‘ is a cover song of a cover song….and the only song we’ve ever considered covering. Eric and I loved the version that Danny‘s old band Bloodbath did before we even knew Danny, let alone knowing that he’d end up joining Autopsy. And Danny didn’t even know it was a cover song at the time! Got it? It’s a crazy world and a crazy song.

It’s also a cool tribute to Dane Petersen (R.I.P.), the original Bloodbath vocalist. We feel we gave it the treatment it deserved….now it’s up to you to crank it up and hold those middle fingers high!.”