Swedish death metal "supergroup" BLOODBATH has launched a mini-site for its new studio album, "The Fathomless Mastery", which is scheduled for release on October 6 in Europe and October 28 in North America via Peaceville Records. According to the band, "the mini-site features album information, downloads and much more. We also give you the chance to check out the world premiere of two complete audio tracks, 'Slaughtering The Will To Live' (currently up on the mini-site) and the unholy anthem 'Mock The Cross' (currently streaming on BLOODBATH's MySpace). The streamed song selections will possibly be changed weekly up 'til the release date, so keep checking back in."
"The Fathomless Mastery" was previously described by the band as representing "nothing but hateful brutality." Promising its "most crushing production yet," the group's lineup on "The Fathomless Mastery" is the same as that on BLOODBATH's "Unblessing the Purity" mini-CD, which came out in March:
Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH) - Vocals
Martin "Axe" Axenrot (OPETH) - Drums
Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (KATATONIA) - Guitar
Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA) - Bass
Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson (ex-21 LUCIFERS, GENOCRUSH FEROX) – Guitar
"The Fathomless Mastery" track listing:
01. At The Behest Of Their Death
02. Mock The Cross
04. Wretched Human Mirror
06. Devouring The Feeble
07. Hades Rising
08. Slaughtering The Will To Live
10. Process Of Disillumination
11. Drink From The Cup Of Heresy
Check out the cover artwork by Dusty Peterson below.
BLOODBATH released a live CD/DVD digipack entitled "The Wacken Carnage" on June 2 in Europe and June 24 in the U.S. via Peaceville. The package contains footage of the band's appearance at the 2005 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival.
Fan-filmed video footage of BLOODBATH's performance at the Party.San Open Air festival, which took place August 7-9, 2008 in Bad Berka, Germany, can be viewed below (clips uploaded by YouTube user "sparkdee").