April 1, 2023

This summer, on July 7, 2023, Swedish power metal force BLOODBOUND will release their hotly-anticipated, new studio offering Tales From The North! The band’s tenth album will be coming out as a 2-CD digipak including a live CD, a strictly limited box set as well as coloured vinyl LPs; the pre-sale has just recently started via AFM Records here!
 
When it comes to defending the core values of timeless power metal and combining them with fresh stylistic variations and exciting stories, BLOODBOUND have always been fighting at the forefront. The six-piece has proven their versatility and inventiveness countless times. Following their much acclaimed, 2021-album, Creatures Of The Dark RealmTales From The North will unquestionable continue to enthrall the metal community! As lead guitarist Tomas Olsson recently revealed:
 
Tales From The North is very much a concept album about the viking era. About the lives of our ancestors up here in the dark, cold and unfriendly environments of the north. Different legends and myths intertwine during the course of the songs, leading up to the epic battle of 1066, which marks the end of the viking era.”
 
After first album singles, Odin’s Prayer and The Raven’s Cry, today, BLOODBOUND are premiering a music video for the album closing track 1066. Fredrik Bergh adds: “1066 is one of the more epic tracks on the album. One of my favorite songs from Tales from the North
 
Tales From The North was produced by Bloodbound, and was mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren (Amorphis, Overkill, Sabaton) at the Swedish Black Lounge Studios. The cover artwork was created by Péter Sallai (Hammerfall, Powerwolf & many more).
 
Olsson continues: “The songs are more fast-paced and closer to some of our earlier stuff like Moria and Nosferatu, but have more complex arrangements. Compared to the predecessor‚ Creatures Of The Dark Realm there are heavier guitars and some deeper sounding keyboards. We have also incorporated some traditional nordic folk music instruments to fit the concept of the album. It`s still pure power metal but we’re trying to take it to the next level.”

Tales From The North

  1. Tales From The North
  2. Drink With The Gods
  3. Odin´s Prayer
  4. The Raven´s Cry
  5. Mimir`s Crystal Eye
  6. Between The Enemy Lines
  7. Land Of Heroes
  8. Sail Among The Dead
  9. Stake My Claims
  10. Sword And Axe
  11. 1066

In support of their upcoming album, Bloodbound has announced an extensive headliner tour and to appear at several festivals such as Karmoygeddon, RockHarz, Masters of Rock, among others. Make sure to catch them live at the following dates this year:

04.02.2023 (SWE) MORA Lilla Helfvetet
28.02.2023 (GER) BERLIN Hole 44*
01.03.2023 (GER) MUNICH Backstage Halle*
02.03.2023 (CH) PRATTELN Z7*
03.03.2023 (FR) COLMAR Le Grillen*
04.03.2023 (BE) VORSELAAR De Dreef*
05.03.2023 (GER) NUREMBERG Hirsch*
06.03.2023 (GER) MANNHEIM 7er Club*
07.03.2023 (GER) ASCHAFFENBURG Colos-Saal*
08.03.2023 (GER) HAMBURG Bahnhof Pauli*
09.03.2023 GER SIEGBURG Kubana*
10.03.2023 (GER) ESSEN Turock*
11.03.2023 (NL) ENSCHEDE Metropool*
12.03.2023 (GER) KASSEL Goldgrube*
 04.05.2023 (NOR) KOPERVIK Karmoygeddon Festival
 05.- 08.07.2023 (GER) BALLENSTEDT RockHarz Festival
 05.- 16.07.2023 (CZE) VIZOVICE Masters of Rock Festival
 * with: ARION, NORTHTALE , TUNGSTEN


BLOODBOUND is:
Tomas Olsson – lead guitar
Fredrik Bergh – keyboards
Patrik Selleby – vocals
Henrik Olsson – rhythm guitar
Anders Broman – bass
Daniel Hansfeldt – drums


BLOODBOUND online:

Official Website