The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn
3. Wayward Samaritan
6. March of the Crucifiers
7. Morbid Antichrist
8. Warhead Ritual
9. Only the Dead Survive
10. Chainsaw Lullaby
The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn is the fifth studio album by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath, released on October 26, 2018 via Peaceville Records. It is the only album to feature guitarist Joakim Karlsson.
In a 2017 interview with Metal Wani, frontman Nick Holmes stated that the band will enter the studio in the end of January next year to record the follow-up to Grand Morbid Funeral. The recording process had officially concluded on July 23, 2018, with hints at featuring “legendary” guests on the album. On August 17, 2018, the band have confirmed The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn as title of their new album for a October 26 release via Peaceville. A lyric video for the first single of the album “Bloodicide“, which featuring Jeff Walker of Carcass, John Walker of Cancer and Karl Willetts of Memoriam and formerly of Bolt Thrower, was available for streaming on September 13, 2018. On October 18, 2018, the band released a music video for the song “Chainsaw Lullaby“.
Guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström commented on The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn:
“What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall. The threat to this world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn! It wasn’t deliberately planned to be just British guests, but as it randomly turned out that way, it became a really cool feat! Nick [Holmes], Jeff, Karl and John are all legends respectively within the UK death metal scene and we’re proud to bring them all together on our little old school soiree to tribute the days of old.”