Just two weeks after dropping their acclaimed sixth full-length album, “Survival Of The Sickest”, death metal beasts BLOODBATH massively hail towards the annihilating spirit of old-school death metal with a new music video for thrillingly violent “Putrefying Corpse”. This vicious onslaught is driven by explosive death, thrash and black metal and features a roaring contribution by Barney Greenway (Napalm Death), proving the critically-acclaimed, cult-followed band has no limitations, leaving the scene in shreds.
With “Survival Of The Sickest” the legendary wicked force featuring current and former members of Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia and Lik marks an evil comeback, presenting death metal at its ugly best: vicious, unrelenting and irrevocably sworn to the black!
Nick Holmes on “Putrefying Corpse”: “The process of human life with a soul and humility, to eventual death, as nothing but rotting meat for vermin.”
Formed by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström (both of KATATONIA), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth) and Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity) in 1998, BLOODBATH devoted themselves to resurrecting the increasingly forgotten art of pure death metal. In 2014, they unveiled a new frontman – legendary Paradise Lost vocalist Nick Holmes, now redubbed Old Nick – and yet another macabre musical evolution. With a line-up of Renkse, Nyström, Per ‘Sodomizer’ Eriksson, Martin ‘Axe’ Axenrot and Holmes, the only way to go was grim. Fueled by new guitarist Tomas ‘Plytet’ Åkvik (Lik), BLOODBATH’s latest and greatest album and Napalm Records debut, “Survival Of The Sickest”, gleefully confronts the slavering ghoul lurking in the shadows, and treats him to songs of ripping death metal frenzy. Alongside BLOODBATH’s official alumni, “Survival Of The Sickest” boasts a smattering of irresistible cameos from the great, good and ghoulish of the metal underground, including Barney Greenway (Napalm Death), Luc Lemay (Gorguts) and Marc Grewe (Morgoth).
BLOODBATH add: “If there was a declaration of goods attached to this album, it would say Florida death metal exported from Sweden.”