Ascending above a multitude of challenges that the past few years have spewed up, last month, Bleed From Within officially launched the most extraordinary chapter of their career, revealing that new studio album ‘Shrine‘ will be released on June 3rd. Stunning first tracks ‘I Am Damnation‘ and ‘Levitate‘ have forcefully staked their intent, cementing their place as one of the most exciting prospects in modern metal.
The Scottish 5-piece have raised the stakes again, delivering a devastating third single, ‘Stand Down‘. Acerbic and indignant, the track lashes out at the injustice of the last few years, and those spreading lies. It’s a call to arms, and a groove-metal masterpiece.
Ali Richardson stated, “Stand Down addresses the conflict that we’ve seen so much of over the last 18 months. Being locked in the house and having to watch these tragedies unfold on the screen in front of me, I couldn’t help but feel hopeless and sickened by the actions of those responsible. We are battling with that rage throughout the start of the song then by the time we reach the end, we are reflecting upon the possibility of more violence and asking if society has really learnt anything from its past mistakes. I’m sure most people reading this have felt the same anger and frustration in recent history. This song is for you.”
Vinyl will be released on October 14th 2022.
Bleed From Within have also announced the very first Shrine headline tour dates, set to take place across Europe in December. See all dates below – tickets are on sale now!
Shrine – EU Tour 2022
w/ Humanity’s Last Breath + Allt
01/12/22 – Cologne, DE – Club Volta
02/12/22 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
03/12/22 – Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo
04/12/22 – Hamburg, DE – Logo
05/12/22 – Copenhagen, DK – VEGA
06/12/22 – Berlin, DE – Hole 44
07/12/22 – Frankfurt, DE – Das Bett
08/12/22 – Stuttgart, DE – Kulturquartier
09/12/22 – Vienna, AT – Arena
10/12/22 – Warsaw, PL – Hydrozagadka
11/12/22 – Prague, CZ – Underdogs
12/12/22 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk
13/12/22 – Aarau, CH – Kiff
14/12/22 – Lyon, FR – Warmaudio
15/12/22 – Paris, FR – Le Backstage
Bleed From Within are: Scott Kennedy - Vocals Craig Gowans - Guitar Steven Jones - Guitar David Provan - Bass Ali Richardson - Drums
‘Shrine‘ was recorded at Real World Studios and at Bleed From Within‘s HQ, UK. The record was self-produced. Mixing was handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood and Sebastian Sendon, with engineering handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood and Bleed From Within. The ‘Shrine‘ artwork was created by David Provan, with layout by Simon Atkinson.
Shrine – tracklist:
01 I Am Damnation
04 Flesh And Stone
05 Invisible Enemy
07 Stand Down
08 Death Defined
10 Temple Of Lunacy
11 Killing Time
‘Shrine’ will be available in the following formats:
Orange vinyl (Retail)
White vinyl (US exclusive)
Crystal Clear + Orange White Splatter vinyl (Nuclear Blast Mail-Order Exclusive)
Orange + Dark Green Marbled vinyl (Selected Retailers)
Silver + Orange Marbled vinyl (Bleed From Within Exclusive)
White + Orange Splatter vinyl (EMP Exclusive)
Catch Bleed From Within live at the following summer festivals, where they will be debuting tracks from ‘Shrine‘ on stage. More dates to be announced soon!
Bleed From Within – Summer Festivals
02 Jun Gdnask, PL – Mystic Festival
10 Jun Castle Donnington, UK – Download Festival
24 Jun Gräfenhainichen, DE – Full Force Festival
29 Jun Viveiro, ES – Resurrection Fest
18 Aug Sulingen, DE – Reload Festival
Bleed From Within have been to hell and back, but they are no strangers to enduring hardship. When a global pandemic threatened to shut down their plans, the Glaswegians collectively raised five middle fingers and pressed on. It’s no surprise that this unstoppable riff machine continues to crush forward at such a frantic pace – there’s no putting the breaks on the heaviest band to ever emerge from Scotland.
The band’s reputation as one of the most formidable forces in modern metal has earned them tour slots with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Testament and Heaven Shall Burn, to name just a few. 2021 saw them dominate the UK live scene; selling out their largest ever headline tour in November, capturing hearts on Bullet For My Valentine’s arena tour, slay a Lamb Of God livestream support slot, alongside (literally) blazing performances atDownload Festival and Bloodstock Festival.
‘Shrine’ has taken the most graft to put together of any record in their catalogue, challenging their self-perception on both personal and technical levels – the culmination of two years hard work that embodies their artistic might. Armed with the learnings of evolving their sound over the last decade without ever losing sight of their DIY roots, this is Bleed From Within at their very best. There’s no denying the band’s inevitable next steps are world domination, with ‘Shrine‘ a turning point moment.