U.K. metallers Bolt Thrower have issued the following update:

"We've spent the last year trying to write songs for a new album, planning to go into the studio this summer, unfortunately, after a lot of thought, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the recording indefinitely. We know everybody says that their new album is better than their last, but with us we really believed that. From day one we made it clear that we'd stop recording when we felt we'd written the ultimate Bolt Thrower album, we just never knew when that would be, we kind of took for granted that each release would get better and better. But we have realised now that our last release, "Those Once Loyal" turned out to be that album, and basically the new stuff we have written just doesn't match up to it. We have a lot of pride in our back catalogue, and we refuse to turn into one of the many bands (like the ones we grew up listening to) who end up releasing crap, and we're also not prepared to compromise by instead releasing an album of cover versions or a 'best of' album. Sorry to disappoint those of you looking forward to hearing new Bolt Thrower songs, but we always said that we would never release anything we weren't happy with or that, in our view, didn't at least match up to our previous work.

For those of you living in Holland, Germany and Belgium, you will get the chance to see Bolt Thrower live soon, as there are a few select shows lined up. The confirmed shows are:

7th August - Atak, Enschede (NL) - This is our second home, and we've played at Atak on every tour for the last 18 years. Sadly the club will be closing down this month and they will be moving to a new building in the Autumn. So we were chuffed when they contacted us and offered to re-open for one night, so we can say farewell to this cult club and be the last band to ever play there. We decided that the tickets will be free and we will be informing you soon on the line-up and how to get tickets.

8th August - Party.San Festival, Bad Berka (D) - As headliner we will play a longer set than usual, so expect to hear a lot of songs we haven't played for a while.

9th August - Hof ter Lo, Antwerp (B) - For this show we will be joined by the best and upcoming bands from the Benelux. The confirmed support bands are: God Dethroned, Born from Pain, The Setup and Anaphylactic Shock. Tickets are 11 Euros, and you can find more info here.

We'll post more info when we have it. Hope to see you at the gigs."

Source: boltthrower.com
Band profile: Bolt Thrower
Posted: 13.06.2008 by White Winter Sun


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Varegan - 13.06.2008 at 01:35  
I loved their last album "those once loyal",one of the best death metal albums in my opinion. cant wait for new album..
LeChron James - 13.06.2008 at 03:27  
at least they admitted that the material they wrote doesnt match up to what they last produced, that takes balls. im not a fan of theirs but if i were, i would be really happy.
a MasT - 13.06.2008 at 04:54  
damn thats sad...but thats it no more BT
sq_xeper - 13.06.2008 at 06:14  
its a real shame, but at least they're being honest, not like a lot of bands out there that release records just because they got tired of the last one and end up making a really bad album...well if they are not going to make another record soon, they should at least make a massive tour
routa - 13.06.2008 at 08:35  
Written by LeChron James on 13.06.2008 at 03:27

at least they admitted that the material they wrote doesnt match up to what they last produced, that takes balls. im not a fan of theirs but if i were, i would be really happy.

They're known to be down to earth and generally good to their fans. Respect.
I just hope that they will come here again soon...
BurbotsRevenge - 13.06.2008 at 09:21  
respect goes to BT hope they plan perhaps a worldwide tour
BitterCOld - 13.06.2008 at 23:51  
it does suck that there will not be a new BT album for the foreseeable future - but i totally respect and support them in their decision.

better to go out on top than hang on too long and go out mediocre.

thanks for nearly two decades of great tunes, BT!

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