Critically acclaimed as a "superstar line-up" death metal outfit, the band is the brainchild of Anders Nystrom (Katatonia, Diabolical Masquerade), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia, October Tide), Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, etc, etc), and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth). The whole project indeed was the upshot of one rip-roaring night and intended to reinvent old school death metal. BLOODBATH GENRES
Åkerfeldt left Bloodbath after "Resurrection Through Carnage" because of his duties in his primary band Opeth. Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, The Abyss) replaced Mikael and did vocals for the "Nightmares Made Flesh" release.
Mikael Åkerfeldt helped the band out at Wacken Open Air 2005, after his replacement (on "Nightmares Made Flesh"), Mr. Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, The Abyss) parted the band.
This show was their one-and-only live performance, since in august 2006, Dan Swanö was asked to quit Bloodbath (due to musically disagreements).This one-off show (the band has never performed live before or after, and is not likely to perform ever again) was recorded to be released on DVD
The band refuses to take any auditions.
On march 27th the band announced that they have a new line-up (Currently unknown) and that they are going to release new material at some point of summer.
BLOODBATH LYRICAL THEMES
Death, gore, violence, supernatural, hate
Sweden (Stockholm), formed in 1999
BLOODBATH CURRENT RECORD LABEL
Century Media Records
BLOODBATH CURRENT LINE-UP
Martin Axenrot - Drums (Witchery (Swe), Nephenzy Chaos Order, Nifelheim (Swe), Triumphator (Swe), Morgue (Swe), Satanic Slaughter, Opeth)
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström - Guitars (Katatonia (Swe), Diabolical Masquerade, ex-Bewitched (Swe))
Jonas Renkse - Bass (Katatonia (Swe), October Tide)
BLOODBATH PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Mikael Åkerfeldt - Vocals, Guitars (2000-2003) (Opeth, Steel (Swe), Sörskogen, Katatonia (Swe), Eruption)
Peter Tägtgren - Vocals (2004-2005) (Hypocrisy (Swe), ex-The Abyss, ex-Lockup, Pain (Swe), ex-War (Swe), ex-Sorhin, ex-Marduk (Swe), ex-Dellamorte, ex-Algaion)
Dan Swanö - Drums, guitars (2000-2006) (Brejn Dedd, Darkcide (Swe), Demiurg (Swe), Diabolical Masquerade, Edge of Sanity, Godsend (Nor), Incision (Swe), Infestdead, Karaboudjan, ex-Katatonia (Swe), ex-Maceration, Masticate, Nightingale, Odyssey (Swe), Overflash, Pan.Thy.Monium, ex-Ribspreader, Route Nine, ex-Star One, Steel (Swe), Total Terror, Unicorn (Swe), Sorskogen, Frameshift, ex-Another Life)