Release 3rd Track-By-Track Clip + Album Out Now!

“The production is breathtakingly punchy, clear and state of the art. Epic songs, drama and a perfect technical realization – BLEEDING GODS make no mistakes on Dodekathlon!”
LEGACY (D), 14/15 Points!

“With Dodekathlon, BLEEDING GODS deliver a powerful piece of brooding, dark and melodic metal that has a tremendously broad range. Should appeal to fans of such genre powerhouses as DIMMU BORGIR and SEPTICFLESH alike!”
Lords of Metal (NL)

Dodekathlon is a journey to the Ancient history, the brutal powerful epic death/black metal is a killer machine! You‘ll get thrilled!”
MYROCK  (F)

 

Today is the day: Dutch epic death/black metallers BLEEDING GODS finally release their new concept album Dodekathlon via Nuclear Blast!

Get your copy of Dodekathlon, here: http://nblast.de/BGDodekathlon

Today, the band also unveils their third and last track-by-track trailer, in which guitarist Ramon Ploeg sheds some light on the background stories and Greek myths behind the last four album songs, “Seeds Of Distrust”“Tripled Anger”“Hera’s Orchard” and“Hound Of Hell”. Watch it here: http://nblast.de/BGtbt3

In case you’ve missed the first two track-by-track clips, make sure to watch them here:
TBT#1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzYcTOyIYvY
TBT#2: https://youtu.be/ITXmeefvMTo

Album concept
The album title Dodekathlon is referring to the Greek myth of the twelve labors of Hercules, the greatest of the ancient Greek heroes.´ Driven mad by Hera (queen of the gods), Hercules slew his son, daughter and wife Megara. After recovering his sanity, Hercules deeply regretted his actions. He was purified by king Thespius, then traveled to Delphi to inquire how he could atone for his actions. Pythia, the oracle of Delphi, advised him to go to Tiryns and to serve his cousin King Eurystheus for twelve years, performing whatever labors Eurystheus might set him. In return, he would be rewarded with immortality. During these twelve years, Hercules is sent to perform twelve difficult labors, which has resulted in twelve album tracks: Every labor is a track, so the complete album tells the whole ancient story.

Dodekathlon – track listing:
01. Bloodguilt (Nemean Lion)
02. Multiple Decapitation (Lernaean Hydra)
03. Beloved by Artemis (Ceryneian Hind)
04. From Feast To Beast (Erymanthian Boar)
05. Inhuman Humiliation (Augean Stables)
06. Birds Of Hate (Stymphalian Birds)
07. Saviour Of Crete (Cretan Bull)
08. Tyrannical Blood (Mares Of Diomedes)
09. Seeds Of Distrust (Belt Of Hippolyta)
10. Tripled Anger (Cattle Of Geryon)
11. Hera’s Orchard (Apples Of The Hesperides)
12. Hound Of Hell (Cerberus)

The album was recorded at Pitch Note Productions and Hal 5 Studio; mixed and mastered atSoundlodge Studio. The cover artwork (see below) was created by Dimitris Tzortzis from Immensa Artis.

The band was founded in 2012 when guitarist Ramon Ploeg started to write an album after he had left the Dutch death metal band HOUWITSER. In 2013, BLEEDING GODS recorded their 4-track promo entitled Blood Symphony. The lyrical theme was about ancient gods and history like the Mayans, ancient Egypt and Greek gods. In 2014, BLEEDING GODS signed for their debut album Shepherd Of Souls with Punishment 18 Records and got worldwide awesome reviews, even today!

One year later, the turning point was there: New line up, new songs, new concept, new album! BLEEDING GODS renewed their line up and are now stronger than ever! After their debut Shepherd Of Soulsthe band knows exactly which band they want to be and consequently Ramon Ploeg (Guitars),Mark Huisman (Vocals), Rutger Van Noordenburg (Guitars), Gea Mulder (Bass & Backing Vocals) and Daan Klemann (Drums) created a brand-new concept. Let’s get ready for Dodekathlon!

WATCH: “Beloved By Artemis” Lyric Video
WATCH: first album trailer
WATCH: Making of “From Feast To Beast”
WATCH: Trailer 2 Guitarist Rutger Van Noordenburg discusses cover art
WATCHTrailer 3  Mark Huisman (vocals)Discusses inspiration of their music and how to compare Dodekathlon to its precursor. 
WATCH: Trailer 4 Discussing the band formation
WATCHTrack By Track #1
WATCH: Track By Track #2
WATCHTrack By Track #3

 

Get your copy of Dodekathlon here: http://nblast.de/BGDodekathlon