Bloodbath - Vocalist Leaves The Band


Swedish all-star death metallers Bloodbath have posted the following update on their official website:

"With all the rumours that's been wildfiring the last couple of days people have been questioning the current and future status of Bloodbath, so here's the deal. Mikael Åkerfeldt has officially left Bloodbath. We know this might come as a surprise to some of you, but the rest of us in Bloodbath have been well aware for a long time already that Mike wanted out again. This was made to be made public sooner or later and if you're curious to know more about why Mike is leaving and his vibes in general you can read his own words here. Mike, our best buddy and death metal vocal god has been a tremendous force in Bloodbath and we thank him for all the good and fun times on stage and in the studio we shared with this side-project since the formation in 1998.

Now, we've already been getting a lot of submissions from Bloodbath fans who are looking to replace Mike and we thank you for the interest and offering your talents, but hereby, we want to confirm that our decision to make another album with a new singer is already being prepared since a while. We we will let you know in due time who the new singer is and also details on our musical/lyrical concept that has also already ben set in stone. Expect the exciting things to happen in 2013."

Source: bloodbath.biz
Band profile: Bloodbath
 
Posted: 14.04.2012 by popmik


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15.04.2012 - 08:33
Sworn
Who cares about that fag of Akerfeldt, bring back Peter Tagtgren instead!
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15.04.2012 - 18:12
malaikat
First "Heritage", now this?

C'mon, Michael, get your shit together.
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15.04.2012 - 18:41
Fritillaria
Account deleted
Daaamn!
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16.04.2012 - 00:29
Tristus Scriptor
Rancid Reviewer
Written by Frankthetank727 on 15.04.2012 at 07:55

If they don't bring back Peter, they should get Daniel Droste from AHAB. He's got a sick growl. Or maybe.......they convined Dan Swano to come back from the dead and do vocals.....that would be quite the surprise.

I agree. They need to keep it in the family. That would at least make ME feel like it's Bloodbath. And going back a bit to the oldschool Swedish sound, gore lyrics as opposed to evil anti-religion stuff, Entombed riffs, less Florida influence...I'd be happily letting out a few sharts of joy.
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16.04.2012 - 05:22
Arcesse Eum
They need to get Dan Swano.
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18.04.2012 - 00:54
Milena
Learning To "X"
Dan Swano can't sustain his growls during a live show, so they won't be getting him.

About Mikael, kind of funny how you say a genre of music is boring and then go off and make an album of basically paying tribute to a select group of artists from 40 years ago that are your biggest influences. Whether Heritage is boring or not, it sure as hell ain't fresh. But Mikael is a strange guy.
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18.04.2012 - 02:16
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Milena on 18.04.2012 at 00:54
kind of funny how you say a genre of music is boring and then go off and make an album of basically paying tribute to a select group of artists from 40 years ago that are your biggest influences.


Don't see the funny or the problem in doing that. Both acts don't relate at all.

Heritage was shitty but that's another discussion.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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18.04.2012 - 06:23
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Milena on 18.04.2012 at 00:54

Mikael is a strange guy.


Did you read what he said regarding this? I don't think he meant it's boring, he actually says it's fun but he's been doing it for a long time already.
Now he shall pay tribute to bands of the 70's until it's not fun anymore if you follow this logic.

Then, he will go dubstep.
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18.04.2012 - 10:21
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 02:16

Don't see the funny or the problem in doing that. Both acts don't relate at all.

But Opeth had a "death metal" side to it which he also abandoned.
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18.04.2012 - 12:03
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Milena on 18.04.2012 at 10:21

Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 02:16

Don't see the funny or the problem in doing that. Both acts don't relate at all.

But Opeth had a "death metal" side to it which he also abandoned.

Yeah so?

But how does that have anything to do with the fact he did a tribute album to his roots? It's not unusual, people just change. I don't like current Opeth at all but I don't think there's anything special or contradictory at all about what he's doing.... In fact I would say this was bound to happen considering the constant evolution in their music and Mikael talking about old prog rock more and more.

You put two completely different things:
- Mikael is getting bored of death metal
- He did a tribute album of his prog roots

and compared them and found them "weird"... It sounds really offtopic to me. It's just a matter of tastes, I would say I don't dig a lot of the stuff you like, find it boring... and I like a couple of old school extreme metal bands that aren't original at all, there's no contradiction there, it's just tastes. Mikael doesn't seem to dig death metal as much anymore ad goes to prog rock. Only natural.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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18.04.2012 - 16:45
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 12:03
Mikael doesn't seem to dig death metal as much anymore ad goes to prog rock. Only natural.

I'd personally like to see him release something along the lines of Brave Murder Day.
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18.04.2012 - 16:49
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.04.2012 at 16:45

Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 12:03
Mikael doesn't seem to dig death metal as much anymore ad goes to prog rock. Only natural.

I'd personally like to see him release something along the lines of Brave Murder Day.


Oh man I would love that too.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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20.04.2012 - 04:14
Skadi SA
Don't like the news
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22.04.2012 - 15:26
MetalButt
Just got the news...so sad.. man i so loved this guy in the band..i hope he still does death metal...
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24.04.2012 - 05:40
Nightfall
Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 16:49

Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.04.2012 at 16:45

Written by Mr. Doctor on 18.04.2012 at 12:03
Mikael doesn't seem to dig death metal as much anymore ad goes to prog rock. Only natural.

I'd personally like to see him release something along the lines of Brave Murder Day.


Oh man I would love that too.


... Did he compose anything from Brave Murder Day?
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24.04.2012 - 06:00
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Nightfall on 24.04.2012 at 05:40
... Did he compose anything from Brave Murder Day?

I'm pretty sure he was a session vocalist, but he laid down some pretty sick growls. The best he's ever done if you ask me.
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24.04.2012 - 06:04
Nightfall
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.04.2012 at 06:00

Written by Nightfall on 24.04.2012 at 05:40
... Did he compose anything from Brave Murder Day?

I'm pretty sure he was a session vocalist, but he laid down some pretty sick growls. The best he's ever done if you ask me.


Oh if that's the case then I totally agree.
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