lead and rythm guitars
keys and backing vocals
drums and percussion
“In The Name of Metal”, a record, a title, a statement! Swedish Power Metal force BLOODBOUND give expression to their love for traditional heavy metal. And as consistently as on the new album the Swedes have never sounded before, in spite of strong albums like "Nosferatu" or last "Unholy Cross". There you have one cathchy metal after another, perfectly produced and mixed by producer Jonas Kjellgren (Sonic Syndicate, Scar Symmetry). So “In The Name Of Metal” became the ultimate feast for all the fans of Hammerfall, Sabaton, Iron Maiden, Powerwolf und Dream Evil! For the title track, the band has filmed a video clip - the first ever in the history of BLOODBOUND. And this one promises: fire, flames, pyros and a commitment to the traditional heavy metal sound. “ We wanted something, what really attract attention”, comments the band. “This goes for the video and also for the cover artwork. Whether you like it or not, the people should remember it. With “In The Name Of Metal”, we created exactly the kind of record, which we always wanted to do.”
BLOODBOUND was founded in summer 2004 by Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh. Soon they recorded a demo and got a contract for Europe and Asia instantly. The debut “Nosferatu” was released in 2006 and yielded best critiques. Consequently they played shows with bands like Sabaton, Arch Enemy, Pretty Maids and Evergrey. But 2006 was also characterized by line-up changes which didn’t pass unnoticed, particularly as singer Urban Breed left BLOODBOUND after the tour to focus on his solo project.
But soon Michael Bormann (ex-Jaded Heart) was found to fill the gap and so the second album “Book Of The Dead” was recorded and released in 2007. The result: position # 66 in the Swedish album chart. But shortly after the release of „Book Of The Dead“ it became obvious – Michael´s other obligations did not allow enough time for BLOODBOUND. To play the already booked shows they could convince Urban Breed to return to the band. And it became more than some gigs. Urban stayed for another tour supporting Hammerfall and recorded the next album „Tabula Rasa“ with the band on which more modern and hard elements have been added to BLOODBOUND’s sound. Numerous festival shows as well as another tour with Hammerfall followed.
But in 2010 the band parted ways with Urban Breed again. On their search for a new vocalist it was really important for the remaining members to find somebody whose personality and professional attitude matches BLOODBOUND´s. And with Patrik “Pata” Johansson (Dawn Of Silence) they found all that – a great new singer, a frontman, a friend.
The chemistry was just right –“Unholy Cross“ is the definitive proof. The album reached the top 50 in the Swedish chart.
With "In The Name Of Metal" have BLOODBOUND now even made a gift to themselves, because this straight and anthemic record consist a lot of catchy songs which will provide enthusiasm for future concerts.
Bloodbound - In The Name Of Metal
AFM CD 422-9
Release Date: 2012-11-09
BLOODBOUND - Book Of The Dead
AFM CD 375-2
Release Date: 2011-09-30
BLOODBOUND - Nosferatu
AFM CD 365-2
Release Date: 2011-07-15
BLOODBOUND - Unholy Cross
AFM CD 351-2
Release Date: 2011-03-18