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Blutmond Recruits New Members, Working On Upcoming Album

Long-time fans of Blutmond may have been surprised by the lineup that took to the stage recently at the HarVest Festival in Switzerland.

The band featured two new members – Simon on guitar and Fabio on drums and samples - who joined vocalist and guitarist John, vocalist and bassist Jerry, and saxophonist and guitarist Marc. It was, according to John, something of a final audition for the two musicians, albeit one that was pretty much a foregone conclusion. The following press release was issued about the band's lineup changes:

"Since its formation in 2004, Blutmond has never been a band that has been happy to limit itself to a formulaic nod in the direction of a particular genre. Starting out as a Black Metal band and releasing their first full length album “Endzeit” in 2006, Blutmond quickly developed a reputation for their insane and provocative live shows, which, whilst raising their profile throughout Europe, also led them to realize that the time had come to create something that was more emotional and honest.

"As is often the case when bands choose a different direction, not every member was on board with the idea, which resulted in a few lineup changes, and the recruitment of a new guitarist and saxophonist. With Code666/Aural Music picking up their sophomore full-length album, 'Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days' appeared in 2010, followed at the end of 2012 by 'The Revolution is Dead!,' once again on Code666. These two albums demonstrated that Blutmond was obviously forging ahead down a more avant-garde path, but one that definitely had a distinctive edge to it. Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, John has begun writing new material for the band’s fourth full-length album."

John comments: “I’ve built myself a small studio in my apartment which makes it much easier for me to work on the music as I can have access whenever I want. It’s early days yet, and we’re not ready to reveal too much about the direction we’re taking, but I don’t think anyone is going to be disappointed."

Blutmond was also previously covered in our look at bands that blend different genres. Check it out right here.

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