The 1980s saw these Swedish teenagers consuming all the horror and slasher movies they could, glued to their VHS’, their obsession with the genre only intensified as the media campaigned and lobbied against an outbreak of “video-violence”, preaching warnings of how it would ruin a generation of kids.
Fast forward 30 years and those media warnings have come to fruition as those teenagers grew up and became Bloodbath, Sweden’s shadiest death cult and they now present to you “Chainsaw Lullaby”, the gore-filled, blood splattered ode to their weapon of choice spliced together with an AC/DC inspired death ‘n’ roll soundtrack. Welcome to the terrifying Bloodbath world where the saw IS the law!
Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nystrom “I wanted to keep it really simple and uncomplicated whilst retaining an evil groovy drive to make the song engage in headbanging action and sing along exercises. Having started a ‘red’ thread, I then locked in the chainsaw concept as a dual tribute to the Boss HM-2 guitar pedal sound as well as my love for the horror slasher genre and had both the music and lyrics going at the same time. I’ve always been a fan of lyrical paradoxes and the song title was just waiting to happen.”
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is a new slab of old-school, HM-2 driven blackness, set to be unleashed on the world on 26th October.
This is the second with Old Nick on vocals. If their previous Grand Morbid Funeral was a thick spray of deathly noise, The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn is the rotten, fetid state of the world and our inevitable doom that is casting a looming shadow over proceedings. With world leaders threatening nuclear annihilation in 140 characters over social media, capitalism tearing itself apart, a wilful march into a surveillance state via handy pocket spying devices, a shifting climate that appears to literally be trying to kill us… It’s all fuelled Bloodbath’s newest ode to filth.
1. Fleischmann [03:38]
2. Bloodicide [04:56]
3. Wayward Samaritan[03:39]
4. Levitator[04:37]
5. Deader[04:06]
6. March Of The Crucifers[04:05]
7. Morbid Antichrist[04:05]
8. Warhead Ritual[03:38]
9. Only The Dead Survive[05:06]
10. Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]
Bonus Tracks on Ltd Edition CD
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
12. Wide Eyed Abandon[05:00]
The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order nowHERE
CD digipack – 10 track album with a 20-page booklet
  • LP – gatefold black 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics
  • LP – gatefold red 180g heavyweight vinyl – 10 track album printed inner bag feat. lyrics (available exclusively through Omerch)
  • Ltd edition 7” gatefold feat. A 12 track CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks + 7” single of the 2 exclusive bonus tracks + Bloodbath poster
  • Ltd edition cassette (available from
  • Download (digital pre-orders receive “Bloodicide” as an instant download) and streaming platforms
Bloodbath will be playing live in Europe in November and December as they join Kreator, Dimmu Borgir & Hatebreed on the European Apocalypse tour
November 30, 2018 – NL – Tilburg, O13
December 01, 2018 – DE – Hamburg, Sporthalle
December 02, 2018 – DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
December 03, 2018 – FR – Paris, L‘Olympia
December 04, 2018 – BE – Brussels, AB
December 06, 2018 – IT – Milano, Alcatraz
December 07, 2018 – DE – Munich, Zenith
December 08, 2018 – DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
December 09, 2018 – CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
December 10, 2018 – CH – Zurich, Halle 622
December 12, 2018 – AT – Vienna, Gasometer
December 13, 2018 – PL – Warsaw, Kolo Hall
December 14, 2018 – DE – Leipzig, Haus Auensee
December 15, 2018 – DE – Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 16, 2018 – UK – London, Roundhouse
Fans can look forward to new dates being added for 2019
Just announced:  Jan 31 – Feb 4 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise ( )
April 18-21, 2019 – Inferno Festival, Oslo, Norway ( )
Bloodbath are:
Old Nick – vocals
Blakkheim – guitar
Lord Seth – bass
Joakim – guitar
Axe – drums

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