Nick Holmes is the new singer for Swedish death metal executioners Bloodbath, as announced today (16 September 2014) .
That’s right. The lead singer of Paradise Lost has stepped up to become the new growler for death metal brutes, Bloodbath! Holmes abandoned the brutal singing style progressively after Paradise Lost’s debut album, 1990’s Lost Paradise. Perhaps taking a lead from Paradise Lost’s guitarist, Greg Mackintosh’s recent return to savage sounds with his crust/death troupe, Vallenfyre, Nick Holmes joined Bloodbath.
Bloodbath formed in 1998 and have so far been fronted by heavyweights, Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) and Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy).
Nick Holmes screams on Bloodbath’s fourth full-length studio album , the follow-up to 2008’s The Fathomless Mastery. Bloodbath guitarist Anders ‘Blakkheim’ Nystrom says: “We’re proud of all these different styled releases and we loved doing each and every one of them, but the objective was never to settle with a certain style, so our time has come to shift once more. It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not become The Fathomless Mastery part two, but in certain aspects it would actually become its antithesis. So prepare for an ultimate blueprint of destructive, raw, heavy, organic, and sludgy death metal.”
Bloodbath’s new album, Grand Morbid Funeral, will be released on 17 November 2014 via Peaceville Records.
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