Bloodbound releases lyric video for new single “The Warlock’s Trail”

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Bloodbound will release their new album “Rise of the Dragon Empire” on March 22nd, 2019, via AFM Records.

Check out the lyric video for the single “The Warlock’s Trail” below.

Two years after their first chart entry in Germany with “War of Dragons” and an almost completely sold out headliner tour, Bloodbound are back with their eagerly anticipated new album “Rise of the Dragon Empire”.

One has to make a compliment towards the six swedes as “Rise of the Dragon Empire” is full of hits, hits and again hits! The band further refined their formula and now comes up with the best material in their entire career. Even if Bloodbound add their own taste, “Rise of the Dragon Empire” will not only thrill their numerous fans, but also fans of Sabaton, Powerwolf and even Nightwish.

Pre-order “Rise of the Dragon Empire” here.

01. Rise of the Dragon Empire
02. Slayer of Kings
03. Skyriders and Stormbringers
04. Magical Eye
05. Blackwater Bay
06. Giants of Heaven
07. The Warlock’s Trail
08. A Blessing in Sorcery
09. Breaking the Beast
10. Balerion
11. Reign of Fire

Bloodbound can be considered as one of the hardest working bands of the Metal scene. Since Fredrik Bergh and Tomas Olsson toyed around with ideas of founding a new band in 2004, Bloodbound have secured an impressive fan following which increased steadily and significantly since vocalist Patrik J. Selleby joined the band in 2010 (and followed in the footsteps of Michael Bormann and Urban Breed). 2011’s “Unholy Cross” was their fourth studio album, and first for AFM.

Only the biggest optimists (and the band itself) would have imagined where Bloodbound’s place in the scene would be today: their 2016 release “War of Dragons” was their first to achieve impressive chart results in numerous countries, the band played a successful European headlining tour and a big number of festivals. The years of consistency, delivering quality releases over and over again, as well as making new fans on tours with Sabaton, U.D.O. and HammerFall, paid off. In the process Bloodbound have played concerts in 25 countries.

“Our audience is very much a combination of fans who follow us since they early days of our debut "Nosferatu" and ones who joined party somewhere along the way”, keyboardist Fredrik Bergh smiles. “Many of our older songs have become classics among those fans, but at the same time our audience demands that we play lots of songs from the new records, every time we tour again. That’s a great situation to be in for us as artists and keeps things fresh and exciting”.

At the end of 2018, Bloodbound once again hit the studio to record the upcoming 8th album. They once again teamed up with renowned engineer Jonas Kjellgren, who has been responsible for the mix on the last four Bloodbound. While the 2012 release “In the Name of Metal” was still a kind of celebration of the classic metal the band grew up on, the following album, “Stormborn” saw Bloodbound head into a more bombastic, orchestral and symphonic direction – while still maintaining (and even restore) their preference for solid, hymn-like tracks.

Album #8 is called “Rise of the Dragon Empire” and music-wise it is a continuation of the latest two albums “War of Dragons” and “Stormborn”, but this time a clearer Nordic folk music influence is mixed in with the typical trademark sound of Bloodbound.

The band continues to develop with every album they make and with “Rise of the Dragon Empire”, they have taken their sound to a new level.

Live Shows 2019:
16.06.2018  Metalsvenskan  SE  Norrköping    
12.07.2018  Masters Of Rock Festival  CZ  Vizovice    
08.08.2018  Leyendas Del Rock  ES  Villena    
07.09.2018  Progpower USA Festival  US  Atlanta    
11.10.2018  Rock the Boat  SE  Stockholm    
19.10.2018  Evil Or Die Festival  BE Roeselare    
22.03.2019  Turock  DE  Essen (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
23.03.2019  Nova Chmelnice  CZ  Prag (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
24.03.2019  Dürer Kert 041  HU  Budapest   ( w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
25.03.2019  Backstage  DE  München (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
26.03.2019  MS Connexion  DE  Mannheim (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
27.03.2019  Indra  DE  Hamburg (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
28.03.2019  Biebob  BE  Vosselar (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
29.03.2019  Baroeg  NL  Rotterdam (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
30.03.2019  Z7  CH  Pratteln ( w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
31.03.2019  Hellraiser  DE  Leipzig (w/ Dynazty, Manimal)
14.08.2019  Sabaton Open Air  SE  Falun

Patrik J. Selleby - Vocals
Tomas Olsson - Guitars
Henrik Olsson - Guitars
Anders Broman - Bass
Fredrik Bergh - Keyboards
Daniel Sjögren - Drums)