When BLEEDING GODS attracted attention with Dodekathlon this past January, countless reviews and reports drew comparisons to forces like SEPTIC FLESH, CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR,FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE or BEHEMOTH - much to the liking of the band who emulate their role models with pride! The key to the sound on their current album, which they call Epic Death/Black Metal, was, amongst other things, the use of keyboard and synthesizer (played by Martin Powell, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH / ANATHEMA / MY DYING BRIDE). Unfortunately, the band's line-up, consisting of Mark Huisman (vocals), Ramon Ploeg and Rutger Van Noordenburg on guitars, Gea Mulder (bass + backing vocals) and Daan Klemann on drums, has so far not included a permanent keyboarder, which is something fans noticed during live shows. It quickly became clear that this would have to change as soon as possible, so today, BLEEDING GODS are proud to announce that David Gutierrez Rojas (ex-KINGFISHER SKY, ELLEANORE and MISANTHROPIA) has joined the band and will be handling all epic keys and soundscapes from now on!
David states: "I am very excited and motivated to be a part of this band. BLEEDING GODS is a great band and I am happy to be a part of the family!"
BLEEDING GODS have already started rehearsals for the upcoming live shows with David and, in the near future, they will also start the writing process for the follow-up to Dodekathlon!
BLEEDING GODS' upcoming tour dates:
18.05. J Osaka - Club Vijon
19.05. J Nagoya - Rad Seven
20.05. J Tokyo - Club Z Kinoto
25.05. J Tokyo - Live Freak
More to be announced
27.07. SLO Tolmin - Metaldays
Live Impressions #1: https://youtu.be/3qZjdfr7oLc
Live Impressions #2: https://youtu.be/u1tqytTSv4Q
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.theflamingarts.eu/
Get your copy of their latest album Dodekathlon, here: http://nblast.de/BGDodekathlon
The album title Dodekathlon is referring to the Greek myth of the twelve labors of Hercules, the greatest of the ancient Greek heroes.´Driven mad by Hera (queen of the gods), Hercules slew his son, daughter and wife Megara. After recovering his sanity, Hercules deeply regretted his actions. He was purified by king Thespius, then traveled to Delphi to inquire how he could atone for his actions. Pythia, the oracle of Delphi, advised him to go to Tiryns and to serve his cousin king Eurystheus for twelve years, performing whatever labors Eurystheus might set him. In return, he would be rewarded with immortality. During these twelve years, Hercules is sent to perform twelve difficult labors, which has resulted in twelve album tracks: Every labor is a track, so the complete album tells the whole ancient story.
Dodekathlon - track listing:
01. Bloodguilt (Nemean Lion)
02. Multiple Decapitation (Lernaean Hydra)
03. Beloved by Artemis (Ceryneian Hind)
04. From Feast To Beast (Erymanthian Boar)
05. Inhuman Humiliation (Augean Stables)
06. Birds Of Hate (Stymphalian Birds)
07. Saviour Of Crete (Cretan Bull)
08. Tyrannical Blood (Mares Of Diomedes)
09. Seeds Of Distrust (Belt Of Hippolyta)
10. Tripled Anger (Cattle Of Geryon)
11. Hera’s Orchard (Apples Of The Hesperides)
12. Hound Of Hell (Cerberus)
The album was recorded at Pitch Note Productions and Hal 5 Studio; mixed and mastered atSoundlodge Studio. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Dimitris Tzortzis from Immensa Artis.