Bloodbath have just revealed the first song from their upcoming album The Arrow of Satan is Drawn and it is a doozy. “Bloodicide” is a ripping five minutes of chainsaw guitars and a quadruple vocal attack: Bloodbath vocalist Old Nick (Holmes, Paradise Lost) is joined by Carcass’ Jeff Walker, Memoriam/Bolt Thrower’s Karl Willetts and Cancer’s John Walker.
“The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British death metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning,” Holmes explains of Bloodbath’s decision to have the trio of vocalists guest on “Bloodicide.”
Jeff Walker’s explanation is a bit snarkier.
“I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album,” he jokes. “Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for Bloodbath. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix.”
Hear it for yourself below.