Friday, April 12, 2024

Bloodbound, Slayer Of Kings

2024 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Swedish power metal band Bloodbound, who’ve ten studio albums under their belt, alongside numerous festival appearances and tours.

Last year, the band a major gig at Masters of Rock Festival, and that is to be featured on their upcoming anniversary live album and Blu-Ray, entitled The Tales of Nosferatu – Two Decades of Blood (2004 – 2024), due out on 19th April via AFM Records.

Ahead of that, is ‘Slayer Of Kings’, taken from the album as their latest single, and now available on all digital streaming providers here, with a video also out that you can check out here at RAMZine.

Formed in 2004 by keyboard player Fredrik Bergh and guitarist Tomas Olsson, their first studio album, Nosferatu, was released in 2005. It was followed by nine more offerings such as Creatures Of The Dark Realm, Rise Of The Dragon Empire and Tales From The North.

“What a ride it has been! 10 studio albums, shows in over 25 countries and chart entries from all over the world. When I look back at the last 20 years, I can only say how proud I am of what we have created!” Bergh commented“We’re super excited to celebrate 20 years of Bloodbound with this release – together with you – Our fans! Without you we’re nothing!”

With a lineup that now features vocalist Patrik J. Selleby, guitarist Henrik Olsson, bass player Anders Broman and drummer and Daniel Sjögren, Bloodbound’s Blu-Ray edition of The Tales Of Nosferatu – Two Decades Of Blood features highlights from their career and includes excerpts from a past Japan performance, plus all of their music videos released to date.

Tracks featured on the CD version are: ‘Bloodtale’, ‘Tales From The North’, ‘Slayer Of Kings’, ‘In The Name Of Metal’, ‘When Fate Is Calling’, ‘A New Era Begins’, ‘Battle In The Sky’, ‘Drink With The Gods’, ‘The Warlock’s Trail’, ‘Moria’, ‘Creatures Of The Dark Realm’, ‘Rise Of The Dragon Empire’ and ‘Nosferatu’.

The band previously issued a live version of ‘The Warlock’s Trail’ from the album as a single. Available still on digital services here, and streaming here, you can check out the video here at RAMzine.

As a special and unique gift to their dedicated fanbase, the upcoming Bloodbound release will also include a comic, which was created by long-time companion and designer Péter Sallai. It tells the story of how the band’s mascot Nossen came to be; tastefully illustrated and with a story tailored to the band and their songs.

The Tales of Nosferatu – Two Decades of Blood (2004 – 2024) is available here.

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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