Press-Release: BLOODRED wins Focusrite Recording-Contest

Focusrite has released this  news-item (in german):

Bloodred gewinnen den Scarlett Rock-Metal-Recording-Contest durch Publikums-Voting!

Anfang des Jahres hat Focusrite den Scarlett Rock-Metal-Recording-Contest gestartet, einen Wettbewerb, bei dem Musiker und Bands ihre Werke einem breiten Publikum vorstellen und amtliche Preise absahnen konnten. Nun steht der Sieger fest: Ron Merz mit seinem Projekt BLOODRED hat beim Online-Voting die meisten Stimmen auf sich vereinen können. Der Gewinn ist ein Profi-Producing-Wochenende mit Alex Krull in den Mastersound-Studios.

Ron Merz - BLOODRED @ Mastersound StudioDie Erfolgsgeschichte von BLOODRED begann im Jahr 2009. Das Musikprojekt war von Anfang an den extremen Spielarten des Metal gewidmet. Ron Merz bezeichnet seinen Sound als Black- und Death-Metal mit Einflüssen von Thrash und britischem Doom. Bis heute ist er allein festes Mitglied von BLOODRED. Dauerhafte Mitstreiter in der schwäbischen Heimat zu finden, fällt ihm aufgrund der musikalischen Ausrichtung und den daraus erwachsenden spielerischen Anforderungen schwer. Ein Hindernis, erste Titel zu veröffentlichen, ist dies für ihn aber nicht. 2014 brachte BLOODRED die erste EP „The Lost Ones“ heraus. Die enthaltenen Musikstücke fanden international viele Freunde und wurden von Fachmagazinen mit positiven Reviews geradezu überschüttet. Im Juli 2015 begannen die Arbeiten an einer zweiten Veröffentlichung, das von Focusrite gesponserte Profi-Producing-Wochenende hätte also zu kaum einem besseren Zeitpunkt kommen können. Berührungsängste mit Metal-Legende Alex Krull dürfte es kaum geben, die kreativen Köpfe sind sich bereits mehrfach über den Weg gelaufen.

Alexander Krull @ Mastersound StudioEinmal in den Mastersound Studios angekommen, wird der Funke dementsprechend schnell überspringen. Wahrscheinlich wird auch Joris Nijenhuis mit von der Partie sein, ein langjähriger Band-Kollege von Alex Krull. Wer weiß, vielleicht hat Focusrite mit dem Scarlett Rock-Metal-Recording-Contest nicht einfach nur einem Musiker zu High-End-Tonaufnahmen verholfen, sondern den Grundstein für eine neue Metal-Superband gelegt.

News-item: BLOODRED wins contest

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[UPDATE] Bloodred has won the contest!

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Yes!! Bloodred has made it to the final round of the “Scarlett-Rock-Metal-Recording Competition”. Now the help of all of you is needed!

Please go to the competiton website here and vote for Bloodred using the green button with the “thumb-up” icon.

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BLOODRED have finished recording the new album!

After working hard at Mastersound Entertainment studio with Alexander Krull, Joris Nijenhuis on drums and Thorsten Bauer overseeing the recording of the guitars, I have finished recording all songs for the new album! Next is mixing and mastering in Alex practiced hand. Working at Mastersound again was great and very productive (and fun too!).

I can´t wait to listen to the final mix of the songs. And what about you?

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BLOODRED have started recording the first full-length album!

BLOODRED have recently startet recording for the longed-for by many debut album.

For this Ron Merz again has teamed up with Alexander Krull (ATROCITY, LEAVES’ EYES) in his Mastersound Studio in Germany from. Recording master Krull will be producing, mixing and mastering. 
After the critically acclaimed EP “The Lost Ones“, which was released in August last year, this is the second collaboration of this team.

In the technically well-equipped halls of the renowned Mastersound Studios releases of known acts like ATROCITY, LEAVES’ EYES, BELPHEGOR and OBSCURA have already been provided with a great sound. Guitar recordings will be supervised by Thorsten Bauer (ATROCITY, LEAVES’ EYES).

Once more with the mystical BLACKENED DEATH METAL game in Swabian realms is also Joris Nijenhuis (ATROCITY, LEAVES’ EYES), who will play drums just as he did on last year’s EP “The Lost Ones”.

BLOODRED - Ron MerzBLOODRED mastermind, singer and multi-instrumentalist Ron Merz comments:
“I am insanely blazed with great joy at the new recording sessions! In the Mastersound one can work as relaxed as fully focused. And Alex is always close with words and deeds.”

Equally important to the studious BLOODRED main actor is the competent and experienced Joris Nijenhuis who plays the drum parts for the upcoming longplayer: “Joris is a world-class drummer, bringing in a whole new way ennobling, powerful dimension to my music with its style!”.

The release of the as yet untitled debut album is scheduled for autumn 2015.

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Alex Krull producing new album

Great news: BLOODRED will once again team up with Alexander Krull and record the new album at his Mastersound Entertainment studio. Alex will be producing and mixing the as yet untitled record.

Furthermore I´m very excited, that Joris Nijenhuis will join me on the drums again for the recording of this album!

I´m really looking forward to this sessions!

Alex Krull (producer)

Alex Krull (producer)

Joris Nijenhuis (drummer)

Joris Nijenhuis (drummer)

Music for the new album is done

It´s been quiet in the BLOODRED realm lately, but I´m happy to announce that I have finished writing the music for the next album!

All the demos are done now and it´s safe to say that you´ll get some typical BLOODRED stuff but with some new bits and pieces here and there … We will enter the studio sometime in the summer, so you can expect the release of the album in fall. I´ll keep you posted.

Stay metal & support the underground! \m/

Bloodred is writing new music!

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!

Stay metal \m/