Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Bloodbath’s Grand Morbid Funeral 10th Anniversary

Swedish death metal act Bloodbath’s fourth studio album Grand Morbid Funeral came out ten years ago and to mark the anniversary, Peaceville will be reissuing the album on limited edition silver/black marble-effect vinyl on 14th June.

Recorded at Ghost Ward Studios and the City of Glass Studios in Stockholm and mixed by David Castillo, Grand Morbid Funeral was described as “the band’s darkest and dirtiest opus” upon its release in 2014; an organic collection of filth-ridden tracks straight from the grave, eschewing the approach of somewhat over-produced modern death metal in favour of something altogether rottener to the bone.

Formed in 1998 with a mutual fascination for horror and the glory days of death metal, the band has been committed to producing extreme metal on record, since their Breeding Death EP was unleashed back in 2000, and a formidable force in the metal world for over twenty-five years, not least being responsible for the inclusion of KatatoniaOpeth and Paradise Lost members.

With doom-like melodies mixed with raw and savage riffing, and featuring a number of guest appearances including Chris Reifert and Eric Cutler from US gore-masters Autopsy, Grand Morbid Funeral marked a new high-point of brutality for Bloodbath.

“Apart from being really sinister, cruel and dark, Grand Morbid Funeral was also the album that kicked Bloodbath into a higher gear,” said guitarist Blakkheim. “ The hunger and determination behind it, made us go from a rather passive side/studio-project to a real active live band, for the first time.”

Featuring Aside vinyl tracks: ‘Let The Stillborn Come To Me’, ‘Total Death Exhumed’, ‘Anne’, ‘Church Of Vastitas’, ‘Famine Of God’s Word’, and ‘Mental Abortion’, and on the B side: ‘Beyond Cremation’, ‘His Infernal Necropsy’, ‘Unite In Pain’, ‘My Torturer’ and ‘Grand Morbid Funeral’, Grand Morbid Funeral can be ordered by clicking here.

You can check out a trailer for the album’s release below.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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