Today, Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of Dutch epic death/black metallers Bleeding Gods!
Founder and guitarist Ramon Ploeg comments on the signing: “Bleeding Gods is very proud to announce the signing of a worldwide deal with the mighty Nuclear Blast Records. We feel honoured to be part of the Nuclear Blast family and it is exciting beyond words to be part of the finest metal label on earth. We deeply respect Nuclear Blast and all it stands for. The visions of the band and the label match in every way and we feel this is the start of an incredible cooperation. We can simply not wait to unleash our upcoming beast of an album upon you. We hope to see you on the road somewhere on the globe soon!”
Bleeding Gods not only made a name for themselves in their homecountry but received lots of positive feedback especially for their live shows at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, the Antwerp Metal Fest or the Stonehenge Festival from important representatives of the press such as the Aardschok Magazine (NL), Amped Up (BE) or the Ghost Cult Magazine.
Their fan base also includes famous metal acts such as Septic Flesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Nile or Epica/Mayan:
“The combination of ancient Hellenic mythology with darkened death metal leads to a killer result of epic proportions. Bleeding Gods manage to create a menacing piece of music that will haunt your dreams!” – Septic Flesh
“Bleeding Gods put out a powerful and balanced death metal the old way. I can hear some old Dimmu Borgir, some Behemopth (the raw side) and Kreator influences. The production is well done and clean, yet not cold at all. Definitely an interesting band to keep an eye on!” – Fleshgod Apocalypse
“I really enjoy the heavyness of Bleeding Gods. They have a nice concept writing and their songs are an enjoyable listen!” – Nile
“Great work from this death metal machine from the Netherlands! Good riffs, sinister atmosphere and brutal grunts. All ingredients for kick ass metal, the way it’s meant to be!” – Epica/Mayan
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. Ramon, who wanted to fulfill his dream of an own band wrote some basic demo songs that were groovy, heavy, thrashy and even classical. When the pre-production demo was finished, the time was right to look for people to join in and he contacted some fellow metal-musicians he has met in the past years on several festivals, club shows and tours. The former bands of his band colleagues at that time were (technical) death metal bands so the challenge to do something different this time was really attractive!
After a few rehearsals, Bleeding Gods recorded their 4-track promo entitled »Blood Symphony« in 2013. The lyrical theme was about ancient gods and history like the Mayans, ancient Egypt and Greek gods. With the pre-production demo, Bleeding Gods got worldwide endorsement deals with ENGL-Amps and Serpent King Guitars (SKG) and the demo was soon sold out.
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 GodsS renewed their line up and are now stronger than ever! After their debut »Shepherd Of Souls«, the 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.
The result will be presented very soon when in January 2018 their sophomore album »Dodekathlon« will be released. More info on the new album will follow!