Bleed From Within Release Single/Video 'Flesh And Stone'
With only three weeks remaining until the release of their new record 'Shrine', the passion for Bleed From Within's most fiercely anticipated record is intensifying. Fueling the fire, the Scottish 5-piece are thrilled to deliver a stunning blow in the form of their fourth album single, the peerless 'Flesh And Stone'.
Accompanied by a video, 'Flesh And Stone' is a modern metal masterpiece, peppered with blackened blast beats and masterly symphonic refrains. The song details the destruction of our planet Earth, and the dismal future we all face as a result of unbridled greed and corruption.
Ali Richardson stated,
"Flesh And Stone was born from the idea that future generations will inherit a dying planet. The evidence to support this theory is overwhelming, but we are still met with people who choose to deny the fact that this world is finite. Avoiding the traditional performance style video, we instead wanted to create a cinematic fictional world that could no longer defend itself from the sun; a barren wasteland once full of life. In her isolation, our desperate protagonist has resorted to rituals in order to manifest some form of life on this dead world, but it's too late. It was fun watching this world come together, and we'd like to thank our friend Matt Daley from Clearway Media for his great work on this. Aside from the video, this is a stand out song on the album, and for good reason. We've been waiting patiently to share this with you all. Enjoy."
Check out the video below!
Pre-order 'Shrine' + stream 'Flesh And Stone': https://bleedfromwithin.bfan.link/flesh-and-stone.ema
'Shrine' was recorded at Real World Studios and at Bleed From Within's HQ, UK. The record was self-produced. Mixing was handled by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood and Sebastian Sendon, with engineering handled by Adam 'Nolly' Getgood and Bleed From Within. The 'Shrine' artwork was created by David Provan, with layout by Simon Atkinson.
Bleed From Within have been to hell and back, but they are no strangers to enduring hardship. When a global pandemic threatened to shut down their plans, the Glaswegians collectively raised five middle fingers and pressed on. It’s no surprise that this unstoppable riff machine continues to crush forward at such a frantic pace – there's no putting the breaks on the heaviest band to ever emerge from Scotland.
The band’s reputation as one of the most formidable forces in modern metal has earned them tour slots with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Testament and Heaven Shall Burn, to name just a few. 2021 saw them dominate the UK live scene; selling out their largest ever headline tour in November, capturing hearts on Bullet For My Valentine’s arena tour, slay a Lamb Of God livestream support slot, alongside (literally) blazing performances at Download Festival and Bloodstock Festival.
‘Shrine’ has taken the most graft to put together of any record in their catalogue, challenging their self-perception on both personal and technical levels - the culmination of two years hard work that embodies their artistic might. Armed with the learnings of evolving their sound over the last decade without ever losing sight of their DIY roots, this is Bleed From Within at their very best. There’s no denying the band’s inevitable next steps are world domination, with 'Shrine' a turning point moment.