Apr 142012

There are a lot of deserving bands out in the wide world who would love to play Wacken Open Air.  But Bloodbeast is one I’d like pimp today. They’re from South Africa, the band is composed of dudes who have been active in metal for a long time, and their debut album Bloodlust kicks massive amounts of ass. To find out just how much ass it kicks, you could check out our review here, and stream the music at this location.

Now, it happens that Wacken is running a competition called Metal Masters, and the winner will get a live performance slot at the festival. The way it works is that bands upload videos to Wackentube where fans can rate them — and the band with the best-rated video gets the slot. The voting began on March 5 and ends just before midnight on April 29.

Bloodbeast is in the hunt. They’ve uploaded a live performance video for a song from Bloodlust called “Fuck Or Die”. Your immediate reaction to that title might be, “Hell yes!  Words to live by!” But this is a song with a conscience — it’s about rape, and there are some awful statistics about its prevalence in South Africa superimposed on the video. It’s a helluva song, and the video is worth seeing.

To drum up support for the video, Bloodbeast is offering a free download of their album (in lossless quality) to the first 50 fans who give it a 5-star rating on Wackentube (and prove it by sending the band a screen shot). Details are after the jump.

First, here’s how to rate the “Fuck Or Die” video and get the album download:

You need to
1) Register on http://www.wackentube.com/signup.php
2) Click on the email you receive to verify your account
3) Log in on http://www.wackentube.com/login.php
4) Go to https://bitly.com/fuck-or-die-wt
5) Give the video 5 stars and send a screenshot to info@bloodbeast.co.za

The first 50 people to do this will receive a full download link for a lossless Bloodlust album.

Now here’s the link for the video:


If you like it, help this band out. I think it would be cool to see them make that long trek from S.A. to Wacken in August.



  1. Kickass album!

  2. I think you guys should help send me to Wacken instead

  3. Here’s our 5 star vote for SurgicalBrute \m/\m/\m/\m/\m/

  4. “Help Bloodbeast Get To Wacken” is probably the most awesome post title I’ve ever seen.

  5. This album kicks ass!!!! fuck Im getting this!!!

  6. South African legends of melodic metal Agro are heading there again this year – fuck yeah South African metal! \m/

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