(Hi-res picture here. Picture by Øystein Haara)
In 2017 Blood Command makes their return with an album packed with cheeky and grandiose hits.
After two albums, numerous EPs and four radio hits, Blood Command are more hungry for success than ever.The sound still has the distinct fingerprint of producer and songwriter Yngve Andersen: sharp enough to challenge, but wide enough that you’ll want to throw your hands in the air and run into the crowd. Since the last album, Andersen has received widespread recognition as a successful producer and is responsible for several monster hits. But Blood Command remains his favourite pet.
Blood Commands reappearance shows a band that has never sounded as good as now. Singer Karina Ljone is angrier and more accurate than ever, the ninja-riffing is smoother and drummer Sigurd Haakaas sets new standards in action-drumming. It all comes with a relentless sting of murderous hooks. If this sounds strange, That’s because you have not heard the album yet!
Blood Commands third album will be titled Cult Drugs and is set for release in April on Fysisk Format.
The band’s latest album Funeral Beach from 2012 boasts 5/5 in Kerrang (which also placed them at no. 8 in their year end list), 9/10 in Rock Sound, 5/6 in VG, BA, BT, and P3, to name a few. Metal Hammer UK gave the band a 9/10, saying that the band is one of the best they have heard in recent years. In 2010, Blood Command was nominated for a norwegian Grammy for their debut album Ghostclocks.
Blood commant has played numerous festivals like Roskilde, Nova Rock in Austria where they shared the stage with, among others, Iron Maiden, and The Great Escape in Brighton, where they won the “Best Concert of the Year” in Artrocks Magazine.
The band has regularly placed Europe at their feet and has done support tours for Biffy Clyro and Protest the Hero among others.