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Bloodbath
Nightmares Made Flesh
3/8/2005


Peter Tätgren
(Vocals)
Anders
(Guitar)
Dan Swanö
(Guitar)
Jonas Renkse
(Bass)
Martin
(Drums)


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And the nightmare continues! Swedish BLOODBATH, mostly wrongly referred to as just a “retro project” or “all star outfit”, are luckily and fiercely back on the metal map with a new album, very suitably entitled “Nightmares Made Flesh”, determined to prove all of those wrong who thought we were dealing with a short-living and rather fun-orientated back-to-the-roots unity here. In fact, the previously released “Breeding Death” EP and the full length debut album “Resurrection Through Carnage” turned out to be a fully vicious, most needed offering to today’s pale death metal scene and the embracing reception given by both audiences and media to those contemporary masterpieces has fueled the band to hit even harder with their sophomore album. Initially BLOODBATH consisted of vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders Nyström (Katatonia, Bewitched, Diabolical Masquerade) on guitars, Jonas Renkse (Katatonia, October Tide) on bass and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Nightingale, Infestdead) but Åkerfeldt recently opted to abandon the band’s ranks due to his main band’s busy schedule. After intense research among befriended and likeminded musicians, BLOODBATH can proudly announce their new line-up entries of vocalist Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) and drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot (Witchery, Satanic Slaughter), who replaces now-guitarist Swanö behind the kit. This new musical set up has added a lot of challenging variety and fresh intensity to BLOODBATH’s compositions (as well as the long-awaited ability for the band to finally play live shows), as you will easily witness on the featured 12 new tracks of “Nightmares Made Flesh”. Recorded with producer Jens Bogren in Ørebro, Sweden at Fascination Street (Katatonia, Vomitory, Lambretta, etc.), this striking new album gathers the best elements of both the old school Swedish death metal school as well as the magic brutality and technical edge of US-Style death metal, highlighted by Tägtgren’s heaviest, most intimidating vocal delivery ever as well very organic, full-on pounding drumming by Axenrot, into an irresistible, breathtaking mixture which will leave no follower of brutal metal questioning BLOODBATH’s value and qualities. Guitarist Nyström comments the release as follows: “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." We couldn’t add much more truth to that…