Bloodbath release lyric video for “Famine Of God’s World”, guitarist thinks record might be too old school for modern metal

Bloodbath have released a lyric video for their track “Famine Of God’s World” via Revolver. The song is off their upcoming new album Grand Morbid Funeral, which is due November 18th on Peaceville.

Guitarist Per “Sodomizer” Eriksson recently commented in an interview with Queen Of Steel on the sound of the record being more classic, akin to that of ’80s death metal and how it may not appeal to modern metal audiences saying:

“I think a lot of bands have proven it’s possible to reach out into any or all of those branches and still represent death metal. It just depends what you’re after and where your heart is at. I enjoy Morbid Angel just as much as I enjoy Entombed and they’re so different. There can be both equal dozes of speed and heaviness in my opinion, but when it comes to the melodic aspect, I prefer my death metal eerie and/or sorrowful, when melodies become too ‘harmonic’ and cheesy you’re killing the darkness in death metal. I think Bloodbath blends the above very delicately, but contemporary ‘core’ metal fans and purists of melodeath are not gonna enjoy this new album. That’s for sure, but maybe their dads will?”

He then went on to talk about the direction the band decided to go on when they began working on the record, which follows 2008’s well-received The Fathomless Mastery:

“Already 6 years ago, right after the release of The Fathomless Mastery we already knew back then that the next album wasn’t going to merit logical expectations and be a natural follow-up. We were really happy with the album (still are!) but felt Bloodbath was 100% done with that style, so we discussed how we wanted to step away from overdoing things, stop editing things, stop using triggers, get rid of the modern approach in riffs and beats and put the american techy influences to a minimum. When we had our vision clear to us we took a 180 degree turn back into the first days of death metal but to explore fully this time, way more so than in the past and thus we knew we needed a different vocal approach. At the same time Mike wasn’t excited about playing death metal anymore so he bailed and we announced his departure. We then started looking around for a replacement and came up with a couple of names, based on their style and history of extreme metal. We discussed and even negotiated with a couple of candidates, but most of them fell off the wagon for various reasons, everyone except one, Nick! And the rest is now history…”

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