After four years, Bloodbath have resurfaced with a new record, their second since enlisting Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes as the replacement for Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth). The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn is set for an Oct. 26 release through Peaceville and will be the fifth full length offering from the death metal supergroup.

“What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall,” declares guitarist Blakkheim (Katatonia). “The threat to this world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn!

“There’s no mitigating circumstances coming your way any time soon… The world is a mad place full of darkness, horror, disease and terror! Hell on Earth is real and not just limited to fiction. The dark ages transcend all frontiers, ever present but yet unseen," he further proclaimed.

The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn addresses the ills of the world around us in 10 new songs (there's also two bonus tracks on the limited edition CD), one of which, "Bloodicide," features guest appearances from Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower, Memoriam) and John Walker (Cancer).

“It wasn’t deliberately planned to be just British guests, but as it randomly turned out that way, it became a really cool feat!” laughed Blakkheim. “Nick [Holmes], Jeff, Karl and John are all legends respectively within the U.K. death metal scene and we’re proud to bring them all together on our little old school soiree to tribute the days of old," he added.

Pre-orders for the album are available here and you can see the artwork, track listing and runtimes for each song below.

Bloodbath, The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn Album Art, Track Listing + Runtimes


1. Fleischmann [03:38]
2. Bloodicide [04:56]
3. Wayward Samaritan [03:39]
4. Levitator [04:37]
5. Deader [04:06]
6. March Of The Crucifers [04:05]
7. Morbid Antichrist [04:05]
8. Warhead Ritual [03:38]
9. Only The Dead Survive [05:06]
10. Chainsaw Lullaby [03:20]

Bonus Tracks on Limited Edition CD
11. Ride The Waves Of Fire [03:48]
12. Wide Eyed Abandon [05:00]

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