BLOODBATH PREMIERE NEW SONG & VIDEO – THE BLOOD SOAKED, PSYCHO SLASHING “CHAINSAW LULLABY”
TAKEN FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN
The 1980s saw these Swedish teenagers consuming all the horror and slasher movies they could, glued to their VHS’, their obsession with the genre only intensified as the media campaigned and lobbied against an outbreak of “video-violence”, preaching warnings of how it would ruin a generation of kids.
Fast forward 30 years and those media warnings have come to fruition as those teenagers grew up and became Bloodbath, Sweden’s shadiest death cult and they now present to you “Chainsaw Lullaby”, the gore-filled, blood splattered ode to their weapon of choice spliced together with an AC/DC inspired death ‘n’ roll soundtrack.
Welcome to the terrifying Bloodbath world where the saw IS the law!
Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nystrom “I wanted to keep it really simple and uncomplicated whilst retaining an evil groovy drive to make the song engage in headbanging action and sing along exercises. Having started a ‘red’ thread, I then locked in the chainsaw concept as a dual tribute to the Boss HM-2 guitar pedal sound as well as my love for the horror slasher genre and had both the music and lyrics going at the same time. I’ve always been a fan of lyrical paradoxes and the song title was just waiting to happen.”
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness, set to be unleashed on the world on 26th October.
This is the second with Old Nick on vocals. If their previous Grand Morbid Funeral was a thick spray of deathly noise, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is the rotten, fetid state of the world and our inevitable doom that is casting a looming shadow over proceedings. With world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation in 140 characters over social media, capitalism tearing itself apart, a wilful march into a surveillance state via handy pocket spying devices, a shifting climate that appears to literally be trying to kill us… It’s all fuelled Bloodbath’s newest ode to filth.
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order now HERE
- CD digipack – 10 track album with a 20-page booklet
- LP – gatefold black 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics
- LP – gatefold red 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics (available exclusively through Omerch)
- Ltd edition 7” gatefold feat. A 12 track CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks + 7” single of the 2 exclusive bonus tracks + Bloodbath poster
- Ltd edition cassette (available from Peaceville.com/store)
- Download (digital pre-orders receive “Bloodicide” & “Chainsaw Lullaby” as instant downloads) and streaming platforms
Bloodbath will be playing live in Europe in November and December as they join Kreator, Dimmu Borgir & Hatebreed on the European Apocalypse tour
KREATOR + DIMMU BORGIR + HATEBREED + BLOODBATH
November 30, 2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
December 01, 2018 DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
December 02, 2018 DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
December 03, 2018 FR – Paris, L‘Olympia
December 04, 2018 BE – Brussels, AB
December 06, 2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
December 07, 2018 DE – Munich, Zenith
December 08, 2018 DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
December 09, 2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
December 10, 2018 CH – Zurich, Halle 622
December 12, 2018 AT – Vienna, Gasometer
December 13, 2018 PL – Warsaw, Kolo Hall
December 14, 2018 DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
December 15, 2018 DE – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 16, 2018 UK – London, Roundhouse
Tickets available: europeanapocalypsetour.com
Just announced: Jan 31 – Feb 4 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise (www.facebook.com/70000tons )
April 18-21, 2019 – Inferno Festival, Oslo, Norway (www.infernofestival.net
Fans can look forward to more festivals and headline dates being added for 2019
Old Nick – vocals
Blakkheim – guitar
Lord Seth – bass
Joakim – guitar
Axe – drums