Even without Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt, who left in 2012, Bloodbath still has supergroup status. And while the next singer of the band’s identity is still unknown, the band will be releasing their fourth album in November. Grand Morbid Funeral will be the album’s title, and will be their first album in six years. Guitarist Anders Nystrom (Katatonia) describes the album as “destructive, raw, heavy, organic and sludgy death metal.” The identity of its singer will be revealed next week, and the band’s lineup, which also includes Opeth’s Martin Axenrot and Katatonia’s Jonas Renske, as well as bassist Per Eriksson, will remain intact.
“It was already decided right after the last album that the next record would not become The Fathomless Mastery part two, but in certain aspects it would actually become its antithesis,” Nystrom says. “So prepare for an ultimate blueprint of destructive, raw, heavy, organic, and sludgy death metal.” We’re ready.
Grand Morbid Funeral will be released on Novermber 17 in the UK. and presumably the following day in North America on Peaceville Records.
[via Metal Hammer]