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Bolt Thrower Delays New Album "Indefinitely"

UK Death metal band Bolt Thrower has delayed the recording of their new album. The band issued the following statement on their website:

We've spent the last year trying to write songs for a new album, planning to go into the studio this summer, unfortunately, after a lot of thought, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the recording indefinitely. We know everybody says that their new album is better than their last, but with us we really believed that. From day one we made it clear that we'd stop recording when we felt we'd written the ultimate Bolt Thrower album, we just never knew when that would be, we kind of took for granted that each release would get better and better. But we have realised now that our last release, "Those Once Loyal" turned out to be that album, and basically the new stuff we have written just doesn't match up to it. We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best of' album. Sorry to disappoint those of you looking forward to hearing new BT songs, but we always said that we would never release anything we weren't happy with or that, in our view, didn't at least match up to our previous work.

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8 Comments on "Bolt Thrower Delays New Album 'Indefinitely'"

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1. Kanly writes:

Gutted - any Bolt Thrower stuff would put 99% of whats about at the moment to shame.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 8:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Txmetalhead writes:

That is integrity and love for the fans of their musik...I don't see that much anymore.
BTW - Bolt Thrower is very good.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 12:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fuck A Name writes:

wow, i never thought I would ever hear a band say something like that.... bravo for them.

Now Playing: Lamb of God- "Walk With Me In Hell"

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Terminator writes:

That's the standard i wish more bands would hold themselves to. if it isnt your best effort, dont force it or half-ass it. give it justice. i will eagerly wait for new bolt thrower, no problem!

unfortunately, labels dont often give that opportunity.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. dethmonkee writes:

just dont stop touring and we'll all be happy :)

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 6:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

Damn i was looking forward to a new album. gotta give the band respect for staying true to their belief.

Keep touring though, christ keep touring the festivals.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Perhaps they will just do a toui? That would keep their fans and them happy. Very respectable reasons for not continueing this release.

# Jun 13, 2008 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. BoltThrower writes:

Even second rate Bolt Thrower is still pretty good but I can't fault them for this. Bands that hit this impasse might try adding some new blood but that means someone gets jettisoned. Extensive touring is a possibility but 40-somethings might not have the energy for that. I personally think they hit their peak with Mercenary but I still fully enjoyed Honor Valor Pride and Those Once Loyal. Thank you Bolt Thrower for the stack of metal that will never grow old. I could listen to the intro to Return From Chaos non-stop for the rest of my life.

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