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23rd March 2012

bonded by blood

Bonded By Blood have finished recording their brand new studio album, which is due to be released this summer on Earache Records.

The band have been working with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader (Devildriver, Five Finger Death Punch) at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, and have been documenting the process to keep fans updated. Watch the final studio video at the bottom of this page.

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Bonded By Blood drummer Carlos Regalado comments: "It's been a crazy and totally cool month for us. We have finally finished up recording album #3! We love the sound we got and the way the songs came out - it's so aggressive and punchy. We poured everything we had into these songs (8 months!), and we can't wait for everybody to hear it!

"Mauro did such an amazing job and it's different from our previous records for sure, as is the music, but he really showed what he had and just totally blew us away. Our writing styles just keep evolving and we can't even believe we are capable of creating such power.

"The writing and recording was a blast, Logan is cool as shit and it's almost like he knew exactly what we wanted. We hope everybody enjoys this record as much as we do; we are gearing up for the road soon - see you in the pit!"

With the recording of the new album wrapped up, Bonded By Blood are gearing up for a North American tour with Kittie, Blackguard and The Agnoist. See them at the following shows:

Mar. 23 - Tijuana, Mexico - El Divan del Alicia

Apr. 05 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
Apr. 06 - Charlotte, NC - The Casbah
Apr. 07 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Apr. 09 - Frederick, MD - Cafe 611

Apr. 10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
Apr. 11 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 12 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Apr. 13 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Apr. 14 - Portage, IN - Camelot Hall
Apr. 15 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's
Apr. 16 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
Apr. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Apr. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Apr. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Apr. 20 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Apr. 21 - Edmonton, AL - Pawn Shop
Apr. 22 - Prince George, BC - The Generator
Apr. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
Apr. 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
Apr. 27 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Apr. 28 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's
Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vertigo
May 01 - Englewood, CO - Moe's
May 02 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 03 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
May 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 05 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
May 06 - Tyler, TX - Click's
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Roxy
May 08 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
May 09 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
May 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
May 11 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's
May 12 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
May 13 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
May 14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 15 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
May 16 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
May 17 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's Pub
May 18 - Worcester, MA - Tammany Hall
May 19 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 20 - Auburn, ME - Club Texas
May 21 - Montreal, QC - Club Foufounnes
May 22 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 24 - Trenton, NJ - Championship
May 25 - Providence, RI - The Ruins



Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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