May 28th will see Swedish power metal force, BLOODBOUND, release their hotly anticipated, ninth studio album entitled “Creatures Of The Dark Realm” via AFM Records.
When the band surfaced in 2005 with their debut album, “Nosferatu”, BLOODBOUND celebrated their admiration for metal icons like Iron Maiden, Helloween and Judas Priest, recorded on a small budget with no visions of grandeur behind it. With eight studio albums, a live record and an EP later, BLOODBOUND’s forthcoming record marks a renewed drive to take the band even further!
“Creatures Of The Dark Realm” descends with scarcely two years gone since “Rise Of The Dragon Empire” was unleashed. The three-headed songwriting team of keyboardist Fredrik Bergh, guitarist Tomas Olsson and vocalist Patrik Selleby started from scratch, compiling song ideas they collected individually and finally ending up with 11 solid in-your-face tracks kicked off by a deceptive acoustic intro. On paper, Creatures Of The Dark Realm satisfies all the requirements of what makes a power metal band, but the listening experience is one of epic proportions. Not a single ballad in sight, the new album is an-up-tempo assault, offering heavy groove anthems and straight ahead, blistering power metal at its best!
After the previously- released singles, “When Fate Is Calling” as well as just recently, the epic album title track, last Friday the Swedish six- piece has unleashed a lyric video for the heavy as hell, new single “March Into War”!
Says Fredrik Bergh: “March Into War is a heavy bombastic anthemic metal hymn! It will be a great heavy song to include in our live set once the pandemic hell is over!”
Watch BLOODBOUND’s fiery new video right here: https://youtu.be/LdPwc7Ch4eo