Bloodofjupiter (stylized all lowercase bloodofjupiter) is the newest Swedish death metal sensation. Although not technically a recent formation–the band officially gelled in 2011–the Stockholm-based quartet are ushering in the next era of their short-lived musical lives with a new track, “Blood on the Sun.” The track features the lineup of David Isberg (ex-Opeth, ex-Mynjun) on vocals/production, guitarist Johan Klevenskog (Mort), four-stringer Rob Rocker (ex-Serpent Obscene), and Robert “Thord” Granath (Mefisto) on drums, which re-configures the Eternal Damnation full-length lineup, with Isberg continuing to be point on the project.
When bloodofjupiter’s then-2020 lineup splintered after several COVID-19 cancelled gigs, they still managed to usher new track “Platonic Consideration from the Shores of Kataja 1538” to sizable plaudits on digital platforms. Two years quiet but never musically dormant, the Swedes reconvened under the full moon with new members in 2022. It’s with this lineup that they–powered by Isberg’s never-give-up attitude–summoned the gods of old-school doom-death to crush all. The group’s new EP, Just Let Life Burn!, was produced by Isberg and engineered by Linus Björkman at Studio Ryssviken, with mastering ace Miles Molina holding sonic fort over bloodofjupiter’s gravely funereal sketches.
Says Isberg about Just Let Life Burn!: “Just Let Life Burn! contains four small stories involving sagas and seeresses taking up depression and victory as the main lyrical subject. The song featured here, ‘Blood on the Sun’ is about voices in the head pushing the person hearing them deep down in eternal depression with no way out. A saga with absolutely no happy ending with the final verse of the lyrics:
‘There are spots on the sub
To bring this world down
There is blood on the sun
In lost eternity we will drown…'”
By darkened, cemetery-dirt caked doom, here’s bloodofjupiter’s “Blood on the Sun.”
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