New album review from Two Guys Metal Reviews 

Review is from Matt Baggins at Two Guys Metal Reviews:

Now here's a nifty release. A new album from Bloodsoaked that contains three originals, two badass glam metal covers and four live tracks. I'm not sure what to make of this, it's certainly cool though, and an awesome introduction to the band for a Bloodsoaked newbie like me. Their new record Religious Apocalypse is interesting because it gives us a full scope of the band, from their new ideas, to their guilty pleasures. Getting a feel for the bands live stuff is great too and certainly keeps the record fresh, freshness being a quality far too few death metal records can boast these days.

There is something wonderfully meaty about the grooves on Bloodsoaked's new tracks. Songs like Abomination are strangely reassuring in their crushing destruction and obsession with gore. These songs don't rely on pig squeals or slam parts, but rather a huge bottom end that leaves you feeling beat up and broken. Every blast beat strikes below the belt, leaving you a husk of your former self by the time the record is over. The covers though are perhaps my favorite part of the record. You haven't lived until you've heard a death metal cover of a Cinderella song. These guys know it's silly, but they still do it incredibly well and it makes their reprises of songs that are pushing 30 incredibly fun.

Simply put, I love this kind of clearly enunciated death metal. The fact that the band have a sense of humor and great taste in glam only serves to bring Religious Apocalypse closer to my heart. As I let the grooves of Religious Apocalypse overcome me, it feels sort of right. This is what death metal is all about, old school magic that rings of blood, fire, and death. These guys are great songwriters and triumphant musicians. What more could you ask for from a death metal record in 2014? Dive into the pit and dance to Cinderella, Bloodsoaked know where it's at.

Kickstarter Packages have been sent... 

Hello to all the Bloodsoaked fans that supported the Bloodsoaked Kickstarter for the new album and video. Just wanted to give you an update and let you know that all the physical packages have been sent as well as emails for the digital downloads.

Thank you again so much for the support, I appreciate it more than you know.

Here's a picture of Kickstarter supporter (Scott) after he received his package.

New Album Review from Heavy Metal Time Machine 

Reviews of the new album "Religious Apocalypse" are slowing coming in. I am going to try and post them all (good or bad).  This is a cool review from Andy and Heavy Metal Time Machine:

After three years of (studio) silence one-man death metal band Bloodsoaked will make it's return on September 2nd. For fans of Death, Morbid Angel, Obituary, Decide and Cannibal Corpse that should be an important date as this Raleigh, North Carolina project has recorded an album that covers all the bases. New studio material? Yep. That would be "Devouring" , "Abomination" and the title cut. Live material? But of course! How about a few cover tracks to sweeten the deal? Well now, that is where this one really gets interesting! OK, make that awesome! You see Bloodsoaked, a "band" that was formed in 2006 and has three additional full-length releases to it's name, throws in not one, but TWO gems from the hard rock scene of yesterday! Getting the royal (brutal death metal) treatment are Cinderella's "Shake Me" and (a personal favorite of mine) Ratt's "You're In Love"! And for that sole reason I ENTHUSIASTICALLY recommend this upcoming release from Bloodsoaked! That's not to say that the original music that comes from Bloodsoaked is anything but enjoyable. The Brainchild of Peter Hasselbrack* (ex-Archaic Winter, ex-Deslok), Bloodsoaked does brutal death metal just about as well as anyone else. Scratch that. Bloodsoaked does a solid to the death metal scene and then some! As a vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Peter Hasselbrack is in fine form here as he is equally skilled in both areas. The original material offered here falls right in line with the above mentioned acts as Peter does a smash-up job at balancing technical death metal with the more extreme side of the genre. Ending with live versions of "Suicide" , "No God" , "Infestation" and "Grinding Your Guts" (all of which prove this band's ability to pull off it's sound in a live setting!) the new album "Religious Apocalypse" was a pleasant surprise and one that should appease both old fans and new! 

*On a side note Peter looks a lot like "The Russian Nightmare" Nikita Koloff!

New album track list... 

Here we go Fuckers.  The new BLOODSOAKED album (Religious Apocalypse) track list.  We have 3 brand new songs, 2 insane cover songs and 4 live tracks.  A lot of people have been asking why did BLOODSOAKED cover 80's Glam songs, well because Glam RULES!  I (Peter) wanted to release a full album of 80's Glam cover songs and include 2-3 brand new original songs but the record label didn't want to release it.  So instead of shelving the project we came to an agreement for this release and here it is.

The original songs are in the same traditional Death Metal that BLOODSOAKED has been writing since 2006. If you like the previous releases you will enjoy the new songs, I don't veer off the BLOODSOAKED style much with maybe the exception of the song Devouring to some extent.  Devouring is the fastest song I've written while still keeping the song simple and pure Death Metal.

You can stream the full album here.

The album will be released by Comatose Music on September 2nd and you can place pre-orders now. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think (good or bad).

  1. Devouring
  2. Abomination
  3. Religious Apocalypse
  4. Shake Me (Cinderella Cover)
  5. You're In Love (Ratt Cover)
  6. Suicide (Live)
  7. No God (Live)
  8. Infestation (Live)
  9. Grinding Your Guts (Live)

Progress of Peter's new Arachnid Guitar Cab 

Check out the progress of Peter's new Customer Guitar Cab from Arachnid Amp Cabs USA. They are a new and upcoming cab company that anyone into Metal should check out.  This will be my new 2x12 custom cab with my Endorsement from Arachnid and I couldn't be happier.  Check them out and let them know Peter from Bloodsoaked sent you.