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.

(Picture by Stefan Heilemann / Heilemania)

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/

Looking back on 2014

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:

Metalheads Union: “BLOODRED managed a crystal clear production on their first creation, well feed by sophisticated compositions, a gem of the genre with just the first EP!” (8,5/10)

Rotting Hill (Austria): “BLOODRED bietet dem Freund des Blackened Death Metals zwei ausgereifte, durchdachte und gut produzierte Songs.” (8/10)

Inside The Coffin“The fierce music, best compared to a band like EMPEROR, just screams for a full length release. I can only hope that this EP is nothing more than a small taste of the great things to come!”

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!

Until then: take care and stay metal! \m/

 

Reviews for “The Lost Ones” (Part 2)

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):

Review Legacy magazine

Legacy print interview“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).

NoCleanSinging: “This is close to ten minutes of highly enjoyable metal that gives hope for future releases.

Vendetta Metal Magazine: “It is always a wonderful thing to receive music of truly great musicians. Music that grabs you from the first second on and doesn’t let you go until the last second.” (7/10)

I also did an interview with them (read it here).

NOIZZ Webzine (Spain): “Short but intense!” (7,5/10)

Allaroundmetal (Italy): “The sound of these two tracks is massive.” (4/5)

Metalheads Union: “BLOODRED managed a crystal clear production on their first creation, well feed by sophisticated compositions, a gem of the genre with just the first EP!” (8,5/10)

Rocka Rolla Zine (Argentina): “The two songs are well crafted, heavy riffs and good base, and Merz’s voice, rough and raspy, fits perfectly in style.

Rotting Hill (Austria): “BLOODRED bietet dem Freund des Blackened Death Metals zwei ausgereifte, durchdachte und gut produzierte Songs.” (8/10)

Underground Zine (Italy): 69/100

Listen to “The Lost Ones” here: