Epic French death metallers Blood Ages have revealed the first details of their upcoming full-length album, entitled ”Godless Sandborn“. The band has joined forces with Mighty Music and the new album will be released by the Danish label on the 27th of May 2016 both on digipak CD edition and digitally. Blood Ages were born in 2009 in this incubator for metal, which Toulouse (France) has become. In 2012 the combo releases its first album, “At the Height of the Storm“. Without drawing breath, Blood Ages continue to develop, play numerous gigs, and rush to Conkrete Studio (Gorod, Otargos, Loudblast, …) to begin the recording of their sophomore effort, “Godless Sandborn“. Its composition has been conducted in parallel with the writing of a novella – each chapter of the latter corresponds to a track of the former. Taking place in a fictional era notably reminiscent of ancient Egypt with its deserts, sumptuous palaces and dark secrets, we follow the steps of Hamza, a young orphan taken in by an order of assassins. In this hostile universe, he’ll know a destiny as glorious as tragic.
The music floats between brutal, incisive death metal, and modern deathcore. The compositions, adorned with orientalist and medievalistic melodies, are constituent parts of the band’s identity. Mythological references are legion, the lyrics conjure up unknown worlds, and the riffs, dark and violent, evoke forgotten Gods and heroic fates. Through the new album “Godless Sandborn“, Blood Ages wishes to immerse the listener in a meaningful musical adventure. Pitched battles of epic proportions, sand oceans, necromancers performing their rituals, foaming at the mouth… Everything in Blood Ages’ music arouses mental pictures, and for good reason: a story hides behind each and every riff. Death metal certainly, but of the oneiric sort.
Pat “Billy” Berbié – guitars
Augustin Raupp – guitars
Pierre “Peyo” Borali – bass
Yohan Frit – drums
Nicolas “Aniki” Gandolphe – vocals