Bloodred Hourglass New Album: “Godsend”
Release Date: 28th June 2019
Bloodred Hourglass are thrilled to announce the global release of their 4th studio album “Godsend” on June 28th 2019, via Out On Line Music. “Godsend” is a ten-tracks relentless melodic death metal record, in perfect Finnish tradition: fast and hard-hitting, whilst creating an almost epic soundscape.
Currently putting finishing touched to the record, the band promises to raise the bar even higher this year, delivering high quality metal to all their fans. The band comments: “Godsend is so far the best version of Bloodred Hourglass. This album will modernize our sound and the output on the record will be somewhat fresh and varied compared to previous releases. Expect an album with full of harsh attacking melodic metal!”
“Godsend” was recorded by Juho Räihä (Soundspiral Audio), who is also the man behind the previous releases. The album mixing and mastering was done by Henrik Udd (Henrik Udd Recording), who is famous for working with the likes of Architects and Bring Me The Horizon. The album artwork was designed by Tuomas Koivurinne, in cooperation with Miika Saari.
Last year, Bloodred Hourglass visited several different festivals outside Finnish borders and returned to Europe in March-April for a full-length tour with Swedish metallers Evergrey. Additionally, in May the band will be performing in Japan for the first time. Going international doesn’t mean BRHG would forget their home country: during spring and summer the band will perform in various Finnish events and festivals.
Waves of Black
The Unifinished Story
Ask _ You Shall Receive
On My Throne
Fri 10th May – Hevimesta – Oulu, FIN
Sat 11th May – Olympiakortteli – Tampere, FIN
Fri 24th May – TBA – Tokyo, JAP
Sat 25th May – TBA – Tokyo, JAP
Fri 31st May – The Circus – Helsinki, FIN
Sat 1st Jun – Wilhelm – Mikkeli, FIN
Thu 18th Jul – John Smith Rock Festival 2019 – Laukaa, FIN
Fri 2nd Aug – Saarihelvetti 2019 – Tampere, FIN
About Bloodred Hourglass
Five guys, one vision. Bringing together the sound of modern and old school melodic metal. It’s all about the songs, which are filled with enough twists and variation, but never too far from enjoyable listening. Inspired mainly by metal sound, but never disregarding the influences from various other musical genres. The sound of Finnish quintet, Bloodred Hourglass.
It’s been since 2005, from Finland, mainly because being really good friends. What is there to add really when you start with your heart? This already took it worldwide. Especially well known for their relentless live performances, this band has established their own signature sound and slowly climbed their way towards the top of the metal genre.
Melody. Aggression. Energy. Harsh vocals doubled with cleaner ones. Firmly grounded in the here and now, the band’s lyrical themes are focused on the individual’s experience of everyday life, as well as environmental issues.
This is Bloodred Hourglass! This is the heart of the modern melodic death metal.
Jarkko Koukonen – vocals / Antti Nenonen – lead guitar / Jose Moilanen – bass / Lauri Silvonen – guitars / Jarkko Hyvönen – drums
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!