It´s time to move on and so I´m in the middle of writing NEW MUSIC for the NEXT RELEASE! I´m making good progress so far as some of the songs are already finished while others still need to be worked on. After the release of the EP “The Lost Ones” in 2014, this time I´m planning to do a FULL ALBUM which will be released later this year. Expect some typical BLOODRED stuff! That´s it for now, I´ll keep you posted!
Now that the end of the year is coming closer it´s time to look back on what has been the most exciting year in BLOODRED´s history so far.
It all started with the recordings sessions for “THE LOST ONES” at the MASTERSOUND STUDIO with Alex Krull producing and Joris Nijenhuis on the drums. It was such a great experience and I´m still very pleased with the outcome. The EP was released digitally in advance in June and the actual release of the digipack was at the end of August. It is still available as a download on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon and many more platforms. You can get the beautiful digipack at this location.
The EP got overwhelmingly great reviews, you can find some of them here and here. Just to quote a few:
I also met or got in touch with so many nice people this year: Alex, Joris and Thorsten at MASTERSOUND, Markus at METALMESSAGE, many great publishers or contributors to Metal magazines, websites etc. all over the world and of course the fans. Thank you all for great talks and inspiration!
But 2014 was just the harbinger of things to come … expect the full BLOODRED blast next year!
Here´s another roundup of reviews and interviews for “The Lost Ones”. The EP was released digitally in June and the official release was on August 29th. It´s available on Bandcamp, iTunes or the Bloodred webstore (Digipak).
Legacy (Germany, issue #93):
“Es gibt klirrende Gitarren, bissige und gleichzeitig frostig-schöne Melodien und aggressive Vocals. […] Und das bringt dann zwei gute Songs. Und das ist viel mehr, als andere auf einer ganzen CD schaffen.”
Theres also an interview in the magazine with a continuation online (read it here).
The EP was recorded at Mastersound Entertainment Studio and produced by renowned producer and german death metal veteran Alexander Krull, guitars and bass were recorded by Thorsten Bauer (Atrocity, Leaves´ Eyes). All drums are played by Joris Nijenhuis (Atrocity, Leaves´ Eyes).
The cover artwork was done by icelandic graphic design addict Valdimar Örn, while the rest of the package was beautifully designed by Stephan Sander.
Of course the EP is also available as digital download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Bandcamp and many more. You can also stream the songs on Spotify.
I´m proud to announce, that BLOODRED and METAL MESSAGE will work together. With more than 10 years of experience in the music business, Markus Eck – the founder of METAL MESSAGE – is the perfect partner for BLOODRED. Markus will exclusively promote BLOODRED and the latest EP „THE LOST ONES“.
Ron: Bloodred is a one-man-project so it’s hard to tell when it all started. I had played in bands for several years but over the time it became clear, that my musical direction was changing to a more extreme sound and the other band members at the time didn’t want to follow. So I started writing music just for me and I think it was 2009 when I first recorded a song under the name of Bloodred.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Ron: The first song is the “The Lost Ones” and this one is a more mid tempo song with a certain Thrash feel to it, although it starts with a really fast part. I think this song is a good introduction into the music of Bloodred since it has speed, melody and groove. The lyrics are based on a poem by Samuel Bamford. The second song is called “Spirits Of The Dead”. The lyrics are from a poem by E.A. Poe and this song shows the Black Metal side of Bloodred. It was fascinating to watch Joris playing all this ultra fast stuff in the studio. It’s unbelievable how hard he hits the snare drum even at high speed.
“The Lost Ones” was released on June 20th 2014 and is available at Bandcamp, iTunes and many more music services.
The EP was produced by Alexander Krull at his Mastersound Entertainment Studio. All drums are played by Joris Nijenhuis (Atrocity, Leaves´ Eyes).