The cover artwork for "Blood Money", the second album from GUILLOTINE — the reunited Swedish thrash metal band featuring Nils Eriksson (bass) and Fredrik Mannberg (rhythm guitar) of NOCTURNAL RITES — can be viewed below. The artwork was created by Ed Repka, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, VENOM, DEATH and POSSESSED, among many others.
A two-and-a-half-minute trailer featuring audio samples from "Blood Money" can be viewed below.
Due this fall via Pulverised Records, "Blood Money" will feature the following track listing:
01. Insane Oppression
06. Skeleton City
07. Madness (instrumental)
08. Dying World
09. Welcome To Dying (Death, Destruction & Pain)
11. Our Darkest Day
12. Blood Money
A bonus track entitled "I Hate Society" will be included in the digipack version of "Blood Money". A possibility exists that a music video for the track "Rebellion" will also be included in this special pressing.
Commented Eriksson: "We've had a blast over the past few months, recording and mixing this album. It's probably been the most relaxed and fun recording we've ever done, and I'm quite sure I speak for everyone in the band! We can't wait to get it out as soon as possible. Any fan of thrash metal will find something in there, for sure. We'll start planning for some shows this fall and other promo activities."
The band's debut album, "Under the Guillotine", was released in 1997.
In a 1998 interview with Chronicles of Chaos, Eriksson stated about GUILLOTINE, "GUILLOTINE plays music that is much more back to basics and rawer than NOCTURNAL RITES. It is so different. I feel that both bands are so far apart from what style and sound they deliver. It really isn't a task to be a part of both outfits. Making music is what I do and being in both bands keeps me busy. And when I'm busy, I'm one happy musician."
Nils Eriksson - Bass
Fredrik Mannberg – Guitar, Vocals
Daniel Sundbom - Guitar
Efraim Juntunen - Drums