Since the release of their third full length album “The Revolution is Dead!” in 2012, BLUTMOND have been busy on the live circuit with various club and festival appearances and a tour with VULTURE INDUSTRIES and DORDEDUH under their belts, as well as a lineup change that saw two new members join the band. However, despite all this activity, things may have seemed a little quiet on the new album front.
But things are rarely what they seem, and today the Swiss Extreme Metallers have issued an update on how things are progressing, and what fans can look forward to when it comes to the band’s fourth full-length album. “It has been very quiet around us” states BLUTMOND guitarist John, ” I can’t deny that I had some trouble finding the muse again for the new album, something that obviously drove me insane. But since the tour I’m back in the game and let me assure you we’re freaking cooking.
“Since we’re not currently signed to a label for this album, we weren’t really under any time constrictions, but my personal goal was to finish writing the demo tracks by the end of March and we’re now in the pre-recording stage. Compared to “The Revolution is Dead!”, the music on the new album will have much less of a polished Hollywood movie feel about it, and way more of a Ground Zero adventure. It’s going to be VERY dark, whilst still retaining the hallmarks of what we have done previously, but don’t expect any “True Norwegian Black Metal” vibes. We have grown so much as songwriters, and we’ve learned so many things over the last few years, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone’s reaction when they hear what we’ve been working on”.
Formed in Olten, Switzerland in 2004, BLUTMOND released their debut full length album, “Endzeit”, in 2006. With a growing reputation for insane and provocative live shows, the band’s profile was raised not only in the Swiss underground but throughout Europe as well, but, whilst their reputation grew, so did the realisation that musically the band wanted to expand their horizons away from the Black Metal they had originally set out to play. The sophomore full-length album, “Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days” appeared in 2010 and set the band on a more avant-garde path, but one that had a distinctive edge to it.
BLUTMOND’s lineup today includes John (TOTGEBURT, Session ANNA MURPHY) on vocals and guitars, Jerry (ex EISTHRON, TOTENWINTER, TOTGEBURT) on vocals and bass, Marc (SCHAMMASCH) on sax and guitars, Simon (ex FRAGMENTS OF FAITH, IN FREQUENCY) on guitars, and Fabio on drums and samples. The band’s next live appearance will be at Le Manoir Pub in Saint-Maurice, Valais, Switzerland on the 23 May.
More information about BLUTMOND can be found on the band’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blutmond.official
Six tracks from BLUTMOND can be heard on the band’s SoundCloud page at
BLUTMOND’s albums can be heard on the band’s BandCamp page at https://blutmond.bandcamp.com/
A video of BLUTMOND performing “You Vs. The Modern Lifestyle Obsession” live can be seen at