London blackened doom unit OLDBLOOD to release ‘Arms to the Sky’ debut EP on December 4th; watch devastating « Kuebiko » video now!
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North London’s blackened doom foursome OLDBLOOD announce the release of their debut EP ‘Arms to the Sky’ on December 4th. The band unleashes a gut-wrenching first track and video with « Kuebiko » today.
Formed in north London in 2018, OLDBLOOD have set about combining the members various musical tastes into one cohesive, blackened monstrosity – merging elements of doom, punk, post-metal and black metal to form a sound that has turned heads since their debut show supporting OHHMS and Boss Keloid through doom titans Conan, along with their own headline shows.
With their debut EP ‘Arms to the Sky’ due out on December 4th, expect OLDBLOOD to continue pushing their brand of aural misery as far and as wide as possible. ‘Arms to the Sky’ is themed around the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima — both aurally and lyrically. Crushing riffs combined with devastating melodies paint an agonized picture of life before, during and after the nuclear explosion.
Watch OLDBLOOD’s debut video « Kuebiko«
‘Arms to the Sky’ was recorded at No Studio & produced by Joe Clayton (Leeched, Pijn, Ithaca, Wren, Mountain Caller), and will be available on December 4th on all digital streaming platforms. The band previously released a single for « Nuclear Blues », available for streaming at this location.
OLDBLOOD Debut EP ‘Arms to the Sky’ (S/R)
Out digitally on December 4th, 2020 – PREORDER
01 – Kuebiko
02 – Nuclear Blues
03 – Los Alamos
04 – Alone
« Oldblood are different. A threatening sound that suits the dark, doleful music perfectly. » – Loud Enough Magazine
« Full-on post-apocalyptic mayhem that is bizarrely uplifting, boasting extreme levels of solidity in their musicianship. » – Metal Nexus
OLDBLOOD‘s debut EP ‘Arms to the Sky’ is 4 tracks themed around the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima – both aurally and lyrically. Crushing riffs combined with devastating melodies that paint an agonized picture of life before, during and after the nuclear explosion.
Lead track ‘Kuebiko’ opens the EP with a crushing riff designed to paint a picture of devastation right off the bat; with the song building to an explosion of its own. The title ‘Kuebiko’ is actually a Japanese word that translates as « a state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence, which force you to revise your image of what can happen in this world« . ‘Nuclear Blues’ swaggers out of the gate with a bluesy riff, that descends into a double time frenzy before unraveling into a state of exhaustion. ‘Los Alamos’ is an atmospheric telling of the story of the creation of the atomic bomb & the final track ‘Alone’ tells the story of ‘She’. ‘She’ stands alone in the devastation caused by the atomic blast and having lost everything; she wonders what to do with her life.
Joey Williams – Guitar & Vocals
Tom Pratt – Guitar & Vocals
Brendan Coles – Bass & Vocals
Lee Barter – Drums