Formed in 2013, Japanese depressive metal band Lifeblood released their debut album ‘Shattered Wishes’ back in 2015 on Weird Truth Productions. Quickly after forming the band they were active in the Tokyo area playing with other Japanese extreme bands such as Anatomia, Begräbnis, Funeral Moth, etc.
In 2019 they followed up their debut album with a split CD with Colombian black metal band Coldnight from Japanese label Zero Dimensional Records.
Today we’re here to help announce that 6 years after their debut album, Lifeblood is going to release their sophomore album ‘Melancholic Euphoria’ in September under Weird Truth Productions. According to the label, “Musically, it’s following the same path as their previous album. Guitar riffs are very simple but effective in creating a sorrowful atmosphere. Bass is another instrument that draws melodies along with minimal drumming. The vocals are mainly deep growls but on this album, they add some operatic clean arrangements as well. It’s clear the band’s foundation lies in the world of depressive black/doom, and black metal elements are very subtle, but this band and this record is more depressive rock/metal than black metal”.