BLOODSTRIKE will be performing with Brazil's FORCEPS on select dates for the latter's U.S. tour. Dates for the Master Strike USA Tour 2017 are as follows:
Oct 13 Denver, CO @ 3 Kings Tavern
Oct 14 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Oct 15 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar
Oct 17 Dallas, TX @ Reno's Chop Shop
Oct 18 San Antonio, TX @ Hi-Tones
Oct 20 Corpus Christi @ Boozers Rock Bar
Oct 21 Harlingen, TX @ Hop Shop
Oct 22 Houston, TX @ Rudyard's British
BLOODSTRIKE's Execution of Violence will be released October 13 on CD and digital formats through Redefining Darkness Records. A limited edition (100 copies) cassette version of the album will be released through Raw Skull Recordz. Order at the following links.
Execution of Violence takes the ferocious Old School Death Metal of 2015 debut In Death We Rot (released on Redefining Darkness Records) and ups the annihilation ante! Armed with 10 new tracks of focused brutality, on Execution of Violence, BLOODSTRIKE is prepared to spread their reign of terror to more unexplored territories at home and abroad.
The album was produced by BLOODSTRIKE and recorded by Jeff Alexis. Mixing was done by John Bart Van Der Wal and mastering by the mighty Dan Swanö.
"Get blasted by HM2-driven death metal."
"There's not a song on here that doesn't rip, slash, and tear its way through the speakers. It's high-energy from beginning to end."
- Dead Rhetoric
"The principal subject of their explosive devotion is Swedish death metal of the old school, an homage to a pantheon that includes such names as Entombed, Grave, Unleashed, and Dismember."
- No Clean Singing
"Execution of Violence is a great death metal record."
- Cadaver Garden
"A remarkable Old School Death Metal album."
- Queens of Steel
"Mixing the old-school war metal approach of a band like Bolt Thrower, the catchy brutality of Obituary, and the groove-laden assault of the Swedish style, how could Execution of Violence be anything other than a winner? Highly recommended."
- Wonderbox Metal
"Crunchy, brutal, old school as hell. An excellent record."
- The Killchain
"Old school death metal practiced with great mastery."
"Everything you need in Death Metal. A gritty Swedish Death Metal sound and you can bet your bottom dollar the music will result in some violent fun within the moshpits."
- All About the Rock
"Another great sounding recording from Bloodstrike."
- True Bringer of Death Zine
"Massive, gut-churning guitar and bass."
- No Clean Singing
"Ten tracks of solid old school death metal."
- Winter Torment Zine
"Bloodstrike offers a modern interpretation of an old school Death Metal sound. Similar to bands like Bloodbath, Facebreaker, Dismember, or Grave."
- The Horror Dimension
The initial idea for the punishing old school death metal assault that would become Bloodstrike was first conceived by guitarist Jeff Alexis (ex-Silencer) and vocalist Holly Wedel (ex-Nexhymn) in 2013. They recruited Joe Piker (ex-Dripfed) on guitar, Ryan Alexander Bloom (ex-Havok) on drums to round out the band and began developing a collection of massive riffs and crushing arrangements. Bloodstrike's veteran lineup exploded onto the Denver metal scene in June of 2014 with their three-track Necrobirth demo. The demo gained instant popularity with the death metal underground and drew comparisons to bands like Bolt Thrower and Entombed for both its ear-catching simplicity and blood-curdling heaviness. Impressed by the success of the demo and the work ethic of the band members, Redefining Darkness Records signed Bloodstrike to its roster in September of 2015 and quickly released their debut album In Death We Rot. After a successful round of touring and writing in 2016, the band went back into the studio in the spring of 2017 to record their second full-length album, Execution of Violence.