Saturday, May 7, 2016

NEWS: Blood

O Agios Pethane
Dunkelheit Produktionen
20 March 2016
Blood is a long-running extreme metal band from Germany. They are known for their grind/death style and they started as a punk band in 1986. Below you will find information about the band and this reissue of their third album from 1993.
One of the darkest albums of the German Death Metal Underground is finally being reissued: O Agios Pethane by BLOOD, originally released in 1993. This hybrid of Death Metal and Grind, combined with a little Thrash Metal and Punk is a benchmark of brutal music: twisted and neck-twisting with blast passages, sick bass-solos and bellowing vocals mixed into a single dark brew – an album that deserves its legendary status.
BLOOD is the oldest German Grind band (formed in 1986!), and amongst acts such as NAPALM DEATH, EXTREME NOISE TERROR and AGTHOCLES, one of the oldest bands still in the game! BLOOD never sold out their ideals or their soul – this you can experience listening to O Agios Pethane! The reissue is available as a digipak with an eight-page Booklet! The first 100 copies also include a poster in A2 format, and a logo button.
BLOOD was formed by Eisen, Taki, Geier and Radtke in March 1986 as a fun-noise Band. We recorded 3 Demos during this noisy time. In June 1987 VENTILATOR joined BLOOD and the songs got more structure and the music became serious. The 4th Demo ´HEINOUS NOISE´ was recorded in Oct.1987, the 5th Demo ´SPASMO PARALYTIC DREAMS´, where Bestial Bernd used the micro in Feb.1988 and the 6th Demo ´NO REGRET´ in Aug. 1988 with Chuck on vocals.After that we found a new Singer called Martin. At the beginning of 1989 we got our first record-deal with the US-Label ´WILD RAGS RECORDS´ the release of our debut LP ´IMPULSE TO DESTROY´ was in July 1989. One year later WILD RAGS released our first EP, ´RECOGNIZE YOURSELF´. After that we finished our cooperation with the label, ´cause they totally ripped us off. In Dec. 1990 we recorded 5 new songs, which were released on two different split EP´s (one with IMPETIGO and the other with AGATHOCLES). those EP´s were self-releases with nearly 2000 copies each sold. After experiments with a second guitar player and another singer-change (Alex replaced Martin) we got another record deal with the german label ´1MF-RECORDz´ for the next 2 BLOOD Albums. The second LP called ´CHRISTBAIT´ released in June 1992 and the 3rd Album ´O AGIOS PETHANE´ where Martin re-joined Blood released in Sep. 1993. After that release we signed a deal with ´MORBID RECORDS´. In August 1994 they did our split EP with DEAD INFECTION (with Eisen on vox) and the re-release of the 1st BLOOD Album on CD. In march 1994 we found Clausi, who used to be our actual singer and stopped the permanent line-up changes. later we recorded our 4th Album ´MENTAL CONFLICT´ released in Dec.1994.In Sep.1995 we did another EP called ´SPITTLE RED OF BLOOD´ out on Iron records. In 1996 we recorded our 5th Album to be released in August 1996 as a self release (called `DEPRAVED GODDESS´). The next release was the split EP BLOOD/MYSTIC CIRCLE out since May 97. In December 97 the split EP with PSYCHO (USA) is released on AX/TION records,USA. The BLOOD/INHUME split EP was released in may 98. After that, we signed a contract at ARS METALLI records for the 6th full BLOOD album called `gas flames bones` released since August 99. In 2000 we became part of the IMPETIGO-tribute CD on Razorback records - USA. In early 2001 the BLOOD/WARSPITE split 7" released by Xetal records saw the daylight. After that in April 2001 KETZER PRODUCTIONS released the full BLOOD 7" called massacre. In march 2003 it was time for us to release the 7th BLOOD album called "Dysangelium" ON Morbid records... it´s a fucking killer! In May 2014 we recognized ourselves and had some line-up changes. We luckily introduce you along with our 28th anniversary the original Blood line-up of 1988, on which Chuck is added at the second guitar to have a more brutal sound!
We played over 150 live shows with Bands as: DISMEMBER, ATROCITY, GOREFEST, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, HOLY MOSES, FEAR OF GOD, MESSIAH, VADER, AGATHOCLES, SAMAEL, CRIPPLE BASTARDS and lots of other underground bands. BLOOD is an unique mixture of DEATH METAL and GRINDCORE.

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