That is still one uber-badass album cover, isn’t it? The album also remains one of the biggest, most pleasant surprises of the year for me. To quote from my January review (because I always turn to myself for quotes whenever possible): “In a nutshell, Bloodshot Dawn’s debut album is a shockingly strong explosion of fused thrash and melodic death metal, driven by a guitar duo who have bright days ahead of them. I’ll be surprised if we see a stronger debut from anyone this year.”
Today is another red-letter day for Bloodshot Dawn and their fans, because today they’re putting the album up on Bandcamp for streaming and for digital download directly from the band — and this is the link for that page.
And to celebrate the digital release, the band have teamed up with the formidable UK-based extreme metal zine Terrorizer to stream the album in full on the Terrorizer web site between today and March 14. To check that out, go here. Terrorizer will also be giving away the album with subscriber copies of Issue #221 beginning March 22.
But if you’re not a Terrorizer subscriber, the band is selling the CD and related merch on their BigCartel page here. Buyers will also be entered in a monthly prize drawing for gig tickets, shirts, and other prizes.
And finally, beginning tomorrow, Bloodshot Dawn will be embarking on the UK/ Eire Agony Tour with none other than NCS favorites Fleshgod Apocalypse and Dyscarnate.
That’s a skull-crushing line-up. I wonder if they could pretend that Seattle is part of the UK and squeeze in a stop here, because I’m such a big fan of all three bands and it would really make me happy. So yeah, I bet they’ll do that! But until that’s official, here are the current dates:
Agony UK/ Eire Tour Dates:
06/03/12 – Plymouth, White Rabbit
07/03/12 – London, Purple Turtle
08/03/12 – Liverpool, The Lomax
09/03/12 – Dublin, The Pint
10/03/12 – Huddersfield, The Parish
11/03/12 – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s
12/03/12 – Hull, The Lamp
13/03/12 – Derby, The Old Bell
14/03/12 – Cardiff, Bogiez