Bloodbath Share Music Video For “Putrefying Corpse” Featuring Napalm Death’s Mark “Barney” Greenway

Bloodbath have premiered a new video for their song “Putrefying Corpse.” The track, which features Napalm Death’s Mark “Barney” Greenway, appears on the band’s latest album “Survival Of The Sickest.” Vocalist Nick Holmes commented:

“The process of human life with a soul and humility, to eventual death, as nothing but rotting meat for vermin.”

Bloodbath Premiere New Song “No God Before Me”

Bloodbath have premiered a new song titled “No God Before Me.” This track is from the band’s new album “Survival Of The Sickest,“ which will be released on September 9. Vocalist Jonas Renkse commented:

“‘No God Before Me‘ is a slow, churning hymn of death, a description of a godless afterlife as well as a massive nod to the masters of sickness themselves: Morbid Angel.”

Bloodbath Premiere New Song “Carved” Featuring Gorguts’ Luc Lemay

Bloodbath have premiered a new song titled “Carved.” This track features Gorguts’ Luc Lemay and it will appear on the band’s new album “Survival Of The Sickest,“ which is set to be released on September 9. Jonas Renkse commented:

“If you’re a subject to human experiments performed by the sickest surgeon, you may not have the time to suffer a thousand deaths, but one thing is for certain: YOU’RE CARVED.”

Bloodbath Premiere “Zombie Inferno” Music Video

Bloodbath have premiered a new video for their new song “Zombie Inferno.” This track is from the band’s new album “Survival Of The Sickest,” which will be released on September 9. The group commented:

“One man’s struggle to rid the World of Zombie Infestation that seems to have inconveniently taken over the planet. Particularly, as he’s just refueled his 1969 Dodge Super Bee 440.”

“Survival Of The Sickest” Track Listing:

01. “Zombie Inferno”
02. “Putrefying Corpse”
03. “Dead Parade”
04. “Malignant Maggot Therapy”
05. “Carved”
06. “Born Infernal”
07. “To Die”
08. “Affliction of Extinction”
09. “Tales of Melting Flesh”
10. “Environcide”
11. “No God Before Me”

Pre-orders for the record can be found HERE. Notably, Mark “Barney” Greenway (Napalm Death), Luc Lemay (Gorguts), and Marc Grewe (ex-Morgoth) will be guesting on unspecified tracks.

Bloodbath Postpone North American Tour

Bloodbath have postponed their North American tour. The band were unable to make the trek due to visa issues.

Bloodbath commented:

“First of all, this is an announcement we hoped we would never have to make… But now left in anger and frustration, we are unfortunately forced to postpone our North American tour and our appearance at Maryland Deathfest, yet again.

Despite applying for our visas over seven months ago (a process that should take three), they have still not been processed in time due to reasons beyond our control. We’ve done absolutely everything we can to try and salvage this bullshit and make this tour finally become reality, but we have to accept our fate at this point, that it will simply not happen.

Given that this is the third time this tour has had to be postponed, we both feel and share your disappointment, but we assure you that despite the hardships associated with this tour, we have not given up and consequently will reschedule the dates as soon as we’re able to rid the bureaucracy and lift this curse of delusion.

Until then, stay safe and stay strong and we hope to see you all sooner than later.

Refunds for all the club shows will be available from your point of purchase.”

Bloodbath Sign With Napalm Records

Bloodbath have signed a new worldwide deal with Napalm Records and are currently working on new music. The band said the following about that:

“Just as we’re about to enter our next exciting chapter of Bloodbath, we’re pleased to say that the band is in the good hands of a new label. By joining forces with the mighty Napalm Records, Bloodbath will proudly make sure our old school death metal continues to pummel onwards and upwards. Let the Napalm rain!”

Bloodbath Announce North American Tour With Necrot & Tragedy Of Mine

Bloodbath have announced a North American tour with Necrot and Tragedy Of Mine. Here’s the dates:

05/22 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest (Bloodbath only)
05/23 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
05/24 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
05/25 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
05/26 Toronto, ON – Opera House
05/28 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
05/29 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre (Bloodbath only)
05/31 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (Bloodbath only)

Guitarist Joakim Karlsson Quits Bloodbath

Joakim Karlsson has announced his departure from Bloodbath. For now, Tomas Åkvik (LIK) will be handling live guitar duties for the band.

Karlsson commented:

“I am putting away my Bloodbath vest for good.

To be honest, I’ve never really considered myself a guitarist – at least not a particularly good one – just someone who plays guitar out of necessity because I wouldn’t be able to write my music otherwise. Bloodbath needs a lead guitarist; someone who can pull off these fast, evil solos and whatnot, and to be completely honest, that guy simply isn’t me. Bloodbath needs someone who can do it justice.

I have had pretty much only good moments with the band, and I’m glad to have been a part of it for the last year and a half, but now I’ll do other things. (I vaguely remember having a main band which hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves during the last year. I think I’ll focus on that for a while.) Alright… Later, Bloodbath fans. I hope I at least managed to trick some of you into listening to Craft.

By the way, some of you were making guesses about what songs I wrote for TAOSID. I wrote ‘Wayward Samaritan‘ (music/lyrics), ‘Only the Dead Survive‘ (music, together with former Craft guitarist John Doe), ‘Ride the Waves of Fire‘ (music/lyrics) and ‘Wide Eyed Abandon‘ (music).”

The group added:

“We’d like to thank Joakim for his time in Bloodbath, his contributions to TAOSID and we urge you all to submit to his continual work with black metal masters Craft. Live guitar duties will proceed with Tomas from LIK – Sthlm.”

New Study Finds Death Metal Inspires Joy In Listeners

Macquarie University’s music lab has conducted a new study in which 32 death metal fans and 48 non-fans were shown innocuous images in one eye and violent images in the other, while listening to either Bloodbath‘s “Eaten” or Pharrel Williams‘ “Happy.“ After the test, researchers found that the death metal fans were not desensitized to violence and that listening to the music actually brought them feelings of joy and empowerment.

Prof Bill Thompson told BBC the following:

“[Death metal] fans are nice people. They’re not going to go out and hurt someone.

The dominant emotional response to this music is joy and empowerment. And I think that to listen to this music and to transform it into an empowering, beautiful experience – that’s an amazing thing.”

Nick Holmes (Bloodbath, Paradise Lost) also talked a bit about the study, in part saying:

“The majority of death metal fans are intelligent, thoughtful people who just have a passion for the music. “It’s the equivalent of people who are obsessed with horror movies or even battle re-enactments.”

You can read more HERE.