Dutch occult rock act THE DEVIL’S BLOOD, which last month announced its decision to disband, has issued the following update on its upcoming plans:
“It has been a while since the announcement of our disbanding was made and we feel now is the right time to convey our plans for the legacy that THE DEVIL’S BLOOD will leave.
“Our music and artwork will remain available through both our own website and that of Ván Records as well as any other medium that will prove suitable.
“At the time of the group’s disbanding, there were several projects ongoing, each in different evolutionary stages. These were the following:
“1. ‘III: Tabula Rasa Or Death And The Seven Pillars’ A new, full-length album with seven new songs, for which only demos were made. Originally intended for a winter 2013 release. Artwork by Manuel Tinnemans.
“2. ’66:2′ An acoustic EP with one new piece of music and two covers. Studio recordings unfinished. Originally intended for a release at Roadburn 2013. Artwork [to be announced].
“3. A live DVD. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for a release somewhere 2013/2014.
“4. Several live recordings. Not yet edited or mixed. Originally intended for use as live records, B sides and compilation material.
“It is our desire to make all of this material available as it is right now. These recordings will be mixed and mastered by Pieter G. Kloos at the Void Studios in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Nothing will be altered, re-recorded or added to the music.
“We are currently working towards realizing this goal and a release date for items 1 and 2 looks to be 30th of April. This is still tentative. For the other items, no immediate plans have been made but they will be released when the time is deemed right.
“Upon the release of the album and EP, SL [guitarist Selim Lemouchi] will be giving a limited amount of interviews in which he will be answering questions regarding the end of the band, the current state and future of the legacy of THE DEVIL’S BLOOD etcetera. This will be the last time SL will be available for comment on the subject of THE DEVIL’S BLOOD. After this point, he will only focus on his future spiritual and artistic path.”
THE DEVIL’S BLOOD‘s latest full-length album, “The Thousandfold Epicentre”, was made available in North America on January 17, 2012. The 11-song CD was produced with the help of Pieter Kloos at Void Studios in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Originally released in Europe in November 2011 through VÁN Records, “The Thousandfold Epicentre” landed on the Dutch album chart at position No. 76.