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Latest Bloodbath News

Below is our complete Bloodbath news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Bloodbath Parts Ways With Dan Swano

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH has issued the following update:

"Dan Swanö is no longer part of BLOODBATH. The reason being restrictions on his behalf to devote more time and effort to the future of this project that it would require by taking things to the next level i.e. touring and playing live. Moreover, his future vision for BLOODBATH's concept proved to head in the almost opposite direction as his desire for death metal was to be of a less brutal kind, something the remaining members regard as musical differences not interesting to pursue, so at these crossroads, we'd like to wish Dan Swanö good luck with his future endavours and with the music that's closer to his heart. The audition for BLOODBATH is closed. We thank everyone who tried out, but it's with dashing hopes we have to announce there's no suitable replacement that matched our expectations. It was surprising, how so many applications could barely be listened to because of the extreme low quality in talent. We found it shocking to say the least, that same applicants would send us emails claiming they 'killed' both of our previous singers, but all they could achieve at the end of the day was our laughs or sighs. Well, one day we can maybe throw together a little compilation of those efforts and put up an exclusive mp3 right here and you'll be the judge, or have a good laugh or sigh, like us! But this doesn't mean all the applications were bad, actually a couple of them were damn fucking good, but criterias on other levels failed. Life goes on and so does death!" More...

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Bloodbath Looking For New Singer

Bloodbath have posted the following message on their website since Peter Tägtgren left the band due to conflicting schedules with Hypocrisy:

"Bloodbath is looking for a new singer that will equal or outdo the two former singers, yes you read that right, so (hint hint), some of you might wanna stop reading here already. Anyways, we're certain a new death metal god is lurking out there as even Mike Åkerfeldt and Peter Tägtgren started out somewhere, being unknown and raw talent. We got a number of very strict rules and high demands and if you dont qualify all of these, then please dont bother applying, thank you very much.

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Opeth Announce Temporary Replacement On Drums

Sweden's Opeth have announced by Martin Axenrot of Bloodbath fame will be temporarily taking over from regular drummer Martin Lopez. The latter's still undergoing treatment for an undisclosed, but serious, illness.

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Opeth Updates On Drummer's Condition

Opeth has posted an update on their official website regarding drummer, Martin Lopez, who fell ill during the Sounds of the Underground tour:

During the first weeks of the tour Martin Lopez became seriously ill and had to fly back home to Sweden for treatment. He's currently under supervision and is doing well and we hope for a swift recovery and return to his natural habitat....behind the drums. Legendary basher Gene Hoglan (SYL, Dark angel, Death, Testament and more) filled in for Lopez during the SOTU tour for the last 16 gigs as well as participating in the video shoot for "The grand conjuration". A temporary replacement has been found in Bloodbath/Witchery/Nifelheim drummer Martin Axenrot who will take over Lopez duties until he's fully recovered.

In other news, Opeth upcoming single, "The Grand Conjuration," will be released in the near future. Included on the disc is the edited version of "The Grand Conjuration," as well as the full-length version and another edit of the "Ghost of Perdition" track. A video for edited version of "The Grand Conjuration" was shot in Los Angeles/USA with director Bill Yukich.

Also, Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded vocals for a track destined for the upcoming Roadrunner 25 years compilation CD. The song "Roads" was written by Type O Negative keyboardist Josh Silver. Mikael recorded the vocals while on the SOTU tour in Atlanta/Georgia with guitarist/now producer/engineer James Murphy. Mr. Murphy is currently working with the much talked about Death tribute CD which will include appearances from Mikael Åkerfeldt ("Pull the Plug"), as well as Martin Lopez and Martin Mendez and Peter Lindgren. More...

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Peter Tagtgren On Leaving Bloodbath

In a recent interview with BW&BK, Hypocrisy/Pain frontman Peter Tägtgren discussed his decision to leave Bloodbath. For those that have been living under a rock, Tägtgren provided vocals on the band's new album, "Nightmares Made Flesh," replacing Opeth vocalist Mike Akerfeldt.

"Leave? I was never in it," Tägtgren laughs. "They asked me to play Wacken, but I told them I was sorry, that I didn't have time. I don't know where I'm going to be there with Pain or at another festival at the same time. They wanted to announce it as a really special thing, and I understand that, but (Dan) Swanö said that it was okay, they would do it with another singer, and if I have time I could step in. But, Mike is back, so I'm off."

"I don't know if I'll do another Bloodbath album," he continues. "It's up to them. If they want to do it with me, great. That's a killer album. People have been commenting on my voice on that album, and all I can say is that it was the songs that brought it out. I think you'll hear a bit of the same kind of vocals on the new Hypocrisy. Musically, there's going to be some faster stuff on it because we've got Horgh on drums. He's playing blastbeats that are faster than what he did with Immortal. We're never going to be a black metal band, but there are parts that are really fast and technical."

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Bloodbath To Film Wacken Performance For DVD

Sweden's Bloodbath have posted this message on their official website:

Since this year's appearance at Wacken might not only be the first, but also the last gig for Bloodbath, we've decided it will be shot for a future dvd release. Through who and when it will be released has yet to be confirmed.

As was previously revealed in a posting on their website, Bloodbath recently parted ways with vocalist Peter Tägtgren because of "conflicting schedules". Bloodbath will be joined by returning frontman Mike Åkerfeldt (Opeth) for their upcoming performance at the Wacken Open Air festival on August 4 in Wacken, Germany.

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Candlemass Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Reunited Swedish doom legends Candlessmass have been confirmed for the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

The complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Mike Akerfeldt Returns To Bloodbath For Wacken

The following message was posted on the official Bloodbath website:

Mike Åkerfeldt - former Bloodbath member with possibly the best death metal voice in the world has stepped up to help the band destroy Wacken on this exclusive one time happening. This is something that you're guaranteed to never see again as Mike will not be rejoining the band in any way apart from committing to this performance.

In related news, Peter Tägtgren has left the band due to conflicting schedules. We thank him for sharing his acclaimed talent and efforts on "Nightmares Made Flesh." Bloodbath live at Wacken, Blackstage, Friday August 4th:

Mike Åkerfeldt - Vocals
Blakkheim - Guitar
Dan Swanö - Guitar
Jonas Renkse - Bass
Axe - Drums

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Hammerfall, Equilibrium Added To Wacken Open Air

Hammerfall and Equilibrium are the latest bands to be added to the 2005 edition of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, scheduled to take place August 4-6 in Wacken.

Here is the complete roster of confirmed bands thus far: More...

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Bloodbath Gain Endorsement Deal With ES Guitars

Bloodbath's official website has been updated with this message:

We're proud to announce that Anders 'Blakkheim' Nyström and Bloodbath have entered an exclusive endorsement deal with ES Guitars from Connecticut, USA. His choice of axe is a model called SS-88AN and was based on their line of "anti-corporate" hand crafted designs to serve as a tool of use and abuse on stage and in the studio. It's been 100% customised to Blakkheim's own preferences and exists only in a 1/1 edition. It's with great pleasure we present a series of pics on how this wikked beazt came alive... You may drool now!

You can check out the photos of the guitar here.

Bloodbath's newest album, "Nightmares Made Flesh", will be released in North America on March 8 through Century Media Records. The North American release will be an enhanced version with two bonus songs taken from a previously unreleased demo recording of the "Breeding Death" EP, as well as a different front cover, featuring artwork by Wes Benscoter.

Bloodbath will be making their live debut at the Wacken Open Air festival this coming August.

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Tristania Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2005

The 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air Festival is scheduled to take place August 4th - 6th in Wacken, Germany. The latest acts confirmed for the festival are TRISTANIA, NAGLFAR and SONATA ARCTICA.

A complete list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Bloodbath Debut At Wacken Open Air

Bloodbath has posted a message on the band's official website:

The time has finally come for Bloodbath to invade the stage and debut as a live band. We have chosen this extraordinary moment to be fired off at THE european metal festival - Wacken Open air!

However, we're facing some changes in the band's line-up and will confirm the actual performing members asap, so please be patient for further announcements. Also, to be taken into account is that this gig will be worldwide exclusive for 2005 (and who knows... perhaps even beyond that!?), so this is your best shot to rush that stage and bang your heads with us!!! Details on exact date/playing time tba.

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Bloodbath's "Nightmares Made Flesh" Delayed

Century Media has reportedly pushed back the U.S. release date of Bloodbath's new album "Nightmares Made Flesh" to March 8th from February 8th. Due to the long gap between the European and North American release dates, the American version will be enhanced with two bonus songs taken from a previously unreleased demo recording of "Breeding Death" EP, as well as a different front cover, featuring artwork by Wes Benscoter.

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"Alone In The Dark" Tracklisting Revealed

Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.

Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.

There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...

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Bloodbath US Release To Include Bonus Tracks

Bloodbath's official website has revealed that the confirmed U.S. release date of their new album, "Nightmares Made Flesh," will be February 8 through Century Media Records. Due to the long gap between the European and North American release dates, the American version will be enhanced with two bonus songs taken from a previously unreleased demo recording of the "Breeding Death" EP, as well as a different front cover featuring artwork by Wes Benscoter.

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Jonas Renkse Speaks To Antenna

In an interview with Antenna (antenna.nu), Katatonia and Bloodbath's Jonas Renkse says that he will be working on new Katatonia material: "My plans right now are that we're going to focus on doing the new Katatonia record this winter and hopefully next year play some live shows with Bloodbath which would be awesome but also a lot of touring with Katatonia."

And also talks about the posibility that Bloodbath plays live: "I think now that we've done two full-length album and we heard the recent demands for us playing live. We have been talking about and I think it all comes down to the members different schedules. Every one in the band got other bands but we are definitely going to try our best to play live maybe not a full tour but at least some gigs sometime next year hopefully."

Read the full article at Antenna.

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Bloodbath Post A Sample MP3 From Upcoming Album

Swedish brutal death metal butchers BLOODBATH have posted an mp3 for the track 'Outnumbering The Day' from their forthcoming album "Nightmares Made Flesh" due out on Century Media September 27th. Follow this link to listen to the song.

The band’s current lineup features vocalist Peter Tägtgren, guitarists Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström and Dan Swanö, bassist Jonas Renkse and drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot.

"Nightmares Made Flesh" includes the following tracks:


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Bloodbath Posts New Album Cover Online

Bloodbath have posted the cover artwork for their upcoming new album "Nightmares Made Flesh" here.

Bloodbath features Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain), Dan Swanö (Nightingale, Dan Swano, Unicorn, Edge of Sanity, Infestdead, Odyssey, Pan-thy-monium), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia, Diabolical Masquerade, Bewitched) and Jonas Renkse (Katatonia, October Tide). "Nightmares Made Flesh" is scheduled to be released in Europe on September 27 through Century Media Records.

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Bloodbath Announce Release Date For New Album

The Scandinavian superband BLOODBATH, featuring members of Hypocrisy, Katatonia and Edge Of Sanity, have finished work on their new album, "Nightmares Made Flesh". It will be released on September 27th through Century Media. The title will also be available on the same day as a limited edition vinyl LP.

Guitarist Nyström comments:

"After being resurrected through carnage our nightmares made flesh! This time we promise the world an even more brutal and varied piece of real and pure death metal. Take the outstanding performances by the new members Axe and Tägtgren into account and Bloodbath will prove no longer only to be a tribute to death metal; but also death metal's very own elite."

"Nightmares Made Flesh" features the folowing tracklisting: More...

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New Bloodbath Album Completed

The second full-length album from Bloodbath, "Nightmares Made Flesh," has been finished and is scheduled for a fall release.

According to the band's official website: "We promise you a fukking brutal and varied piece of work with especially outstanding performances by the new members Axe and Tägtgren, proving Bloodbath is no longer a only tribute to death metal; it's death metal's very own elite."

Blakkheim, Swanö and Renkse each wrote 4 songs, making a total of 12 songs:

Outnumbering the Day
Year of the Cadaver Race
Draped in Disease
Cancer of the Soul
The Ascension
Brave New Hell
Stillborn Saviour
Feeding the Undead
Bastard Son of God
Soul Evisceration
Blood Vortex

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