In January 2018, Dutch epic death/black metallers BLEEDING GODS released their new concept albumDodekathlon via Nuclear Blast. After several shows in the Netherlands and Belgium earlier this year, the band is preparing for the upcoming Japan tour in May.
Today, BLEEDING GODS release the official playthrough video of “Beloved By Artemis,” featuring the performance of Ramon Ploeg (guitar), Rutger Van Noordenburg (guitar) and Gea Mulder (bass).
Get your copy of 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.
More on Dodekathlon:
“From Feast To Beast” [MUSIC VIDEO]: https://youtu.be/bakhuYIHAfo
“From Feast To Beast” [MAKING OF]: https://youtu.be/nLYxA5BGYQs
“Tripled Anger” [LYRIC VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVEpzC9XtlM
“Tripled Anger” [DRUM VIDEO]: https://youtu.be/yQGZ1OWyURc
“Beloved By Artemis” [LYRIC VIDEO]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKkduGV0GDo
Upcoming tour dates of BLEEDING GODS:
18.05. J Osaka – Club Vijon
19.05. J Nagoya – Rad Seven
20.05. J Tokyo – Shibuya Club Kinoto
25.05. J Tokyo – TBA
26.06. J TBA
27.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays