Bummer alert. Influential Swedish death metal supergroup Bloodbath (famously featuring members of Katatonia and Opeth) got less super recently, as Mikael Akerfeldt is out of the picture.

Here’s what he told Loudwire [via ThePRP]:

“I’m not in Bloodbath. They have a new singer, which I can’t say who it is. Bloodbath for me was never a serious project, it was just something I did for fun. We did a few songs on the last North American tour, we did two songs at the very last show because we were touring with Katatonia, so the whole Bloodbath band was there. It’s still fun you know? But I think that some of the other guys in Bloodbath want to take it to the next level, which I don’t really want to do because I’m so busy anyways.

“It doesn’t really have to do with anything with my screaming vocals, it’s just that it’s not a progressive project for me. It’s just paying tribute to death metal and I’ve done it for such a long time. And when it stops being fun, I don’t really want to participate. We do things so rarely it’s always been fun. The shows we’ve done have been fun, but I don’t feel the need to do it.”

So yeah, there goes that. Hopefully we get to find out who the new vocalist is soon. Is he an established artist? Is it a newcomer? Does this mean we’ll get new Bloodbath soon? We’ll let you know when we find out.

– JR


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