Friday, May 24, 2024

Blutgott & Dracul Drakorgoth

Over a 20 year period, German singer and guitarist Thomas Gurrath has created his own dark fantasy universe: the World of Blood Gods, featuring biomechanical vampire dragons with demonic abilities that have appeared across over 30 CDs under such band names as Debauchery, Blood God and Balgeroth.

From here on, that unholy trinity of blood gods will come under the combined nomenclature of Blutgott, with a new studio album, Dracul Drakorgoth, due for release on 20th September through Massacre Records.

Musically moving across genres and surfacing somewhere between Judas Priest, Slayer, AC/DC, Rammstein and Bolt Thrower. There is pounding death metal, classic heavy metal and groovy hard rock, sometimes with screeching vocals, sometimes with a distinctive monstrous voice, sometimes clean, at others in between.

The lyrics – in German and English – deal with Gurrath’s blood gods – The three most infamous being Bal-Geroth, the Bloodking of Knochenheim, Dracul Drakorgoth, the Debauchery Blood God and Setekh Drakorgaur, the Red Dragon.

In the war zones of the past and future, on Earth, Eden, other planets and Hell, they fight brutal battles against elves, humans and dwarves, as well as other demons. The World of Blood Gods has its own miniatures and its own tabletop game, called Kings of Carnage.

Concerts of the various incarnations of the Blutgott Metal Universe have been held throughout Europe, Russia and Asia. They have performed with Doro, Saxon, Dismember, Napalm Death, Destruction and many other well-known bands from the metal scene and played at major festivals such as Wacken, Summer Breeze and Bang Your Head. The albums are regularly in the top 50 of the official German album charts.

The new album, Dracul Drakorgoth, will feature ten completely new songs available each with a debauchery monster voice, once with German Balgeroth lyrics and also with the blood god heavy metal voice. They will be available as a 3CD digi -pack, as limited edition box and the Debauchery and Balgeroth versions each as limited edition LP. Recorded by Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Krokus, Helloween).

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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