BLOODSPOT from Limburg an der Lahn celebrate the raw and dark side of Thrash Metal. Despite genre conventions, the band always expands the emotional boundaries of their sound and more and more incorporates genre-unrelated styles.
Now, they are finally back and ready to unleash their new album upon the world.
“The Cannibal Instinct” will be released worldwidevia REAPER ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE on March 12th, 2021.
This album is the beginning of a new chapter in the world of BLOODSPOT. Familiar elements are expanded into the unknown and give birth to the darkest and most diverse songs in the band’s history.
The band states:
“In our modern world, there’s still a big imbalance. While prosperity and peace, poverty and war take place at the same time, global exploitation is moving forward. Although we all know what ought to be done, we find ourselves involved in destruction. Even if we decide never to give up, being aware can bring sadness and pain. The Cannibal Instinct hides in everyone of us.”
Once again, the artwork was handled by the band’s own Peter Kunz (Vocals)
01. The Testament
02. Our Workers´ Back
04. The Cannibal
05. The Cure
06. The Flood
08. Death by Dinosaur
09. Ain´t no Gallows high enough
10. I beg to differ
11. Deadline Story
Stay tuned for more info.
Since their foundation in 2006, BLOODSPOT, always dedicated to DIY, have developed from a provincial rumble band into a remarkable and battle-tested force in the German and international metal underground. Thus the viral YouTube hit “Volcanos” recently landed in the new film by cult director Abel Ferrara, which caused a sensation at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2020.
In the last two years BLOODSPOT have been on the road with US hardcore veterans PRO PAIN, the internationally up-and-coming thrashers DUST BOLT and the Grammy nominated SIBIIR from Norway, among others.
On their previous releases (one EP, three albums), besides Thrash Metal, influences from Death Metal and Hardcore define the bands sound. After a few line-up changes and several upheavals within the band, BLOODSPOT has been back on the road since 2017 with a fixed lineup and is more than ever ready to explore genre boundaries and emphasize the band’s own sound. This development is clearly audible on The Cannibal Instinct. The band’s usual thrash/death sound is combined with a dark, punkish rawness and a tough, doomy heaviness. A threatening melange, which impressively conveys the socially critical content around global exploitation processes. BLOODSPOT continue to remain unvarnishedly honest. Unnecessary frills, scene and image have always been largely unimportant for this band. Brutality, groove, abyss and love on the other hand are absolutely indispensable.