EPK – Split Album – The Blood of Christ / Vomit Remnants – Eastern Beast – Western Wolf (CDN Records) (2020)
For fans Carcass, Sepultura, Enslaved, Morbid Angel, Immolation, Dissection
Split Album Title: The Blood of Christ / Vomit Remnants – Eastern Beast – Western Wolf
Release Date: December 4, 2020
Label: CDN Records
“Anthology IV shows that they deserve to be respected as one of Canada’s better death metal exports” – Exclaim!
“…Canadian brutal death metal legends Blood Of Christ are a band who helped to define the sound known as Northern Hyperblast…” – Metal Injection
“Able to bring about varied atmospheres and textures into an otherwise assaulting formula, Blood of Christ seem on top of their game…” – Dead Rhetoric
“…an album, incredibly heavy with some really delectable rhythm, Unrelenting Declivity of Anguish is 7 tracks of ferocious noise…” – Games, Brains and Headbanging Life
Album Title: Eastern Beast – Western Wolf
Release Date: December 4, 2020
Label: CDN Records
The Blood of Christ – Epic Canadian Death Metal Legends
1. Forgotten Divinity Chapter 1 (6:34)
2. Sworn To The Northern Star (6:02)
3. Apocalyptic Vertigo (5:37)
4. Forgotten Divinity Chapter 2 (6:25)
Vomit Remnants – Brutal Death Metal Legends from Japan.
The band recorded 2 new songs and 1 cover song for releasing the split with their long-time favorite band Blood Of Christ in 2020. The singer Toshiyasu recorded for the first time in a long time since he recorded with Woundeep.
1. Blood Runs Cold (3:19)
2. Embodiment Of A Painful Void (3:20)
3. Moonlight Eclipse (The Blood Of Christ Cover) (5:06)
4. Embludgeonment (Live) (4:08)
5. Inherited Deformity (Live) (4:17)
The Blood of Christ Split Album Credits:
All songs performed by: The Blood of Christ
All music written by: Jeff Longo & Jason Longo
All lyrics written by: Hank Bielanski
Produced by: The Blood of Christ
Mixed by: Jeff Longo
Mastered by: Dan Swanö
Album Artwork by: Debbie Longo and Andreas Christanetoff
Member of SOCAN
Canadian Content (MAPL)
Album Band Line Up/Live Band Line Up:
Jason Longo – Drums
Hank Bielanski – Vocals & Bass
Jeff Longo – Guitars
Track By Track – The Blood of Christ – Half of Split
Forgotten Divinity Chapter 1 – An old school Blood of Christ song, from 1998 that we resurrected and added some redux life into it. It has a very chaotic feel to it. Lyrically, it is about the divinity returning home to his clan after many years of hiatus.
Sworn to the Northern Star – This song really showcases are blackened-death metal side, with a lot of epic riffs. It is a new song for us, written in 2018 and features a lot of riffs from our drummer Jason Longo. Historically, he helped write some occasional riffs on the old Blood of Christ albums and that was a part of the sound back then. We feel that bringing back some of his writing really helped make this song “bring our sound back”. Lyrically speaking, it is a song that is quite literally about playing in a metal band and devoting yourself to the craft.
Apocalyptic Vertigo – Again a unique song that blends black metal and death metal in an abrupt manner. Features some really catchy trash riffs too, and a solid down-picking pit riff to end it off, all of which are indicative of Jeff Longo’s guitar style. Lyrically, this one deals with time travel and loosely takes inspiration from the “Twelve Monkeys” movie.
Forgotten Divinity Chapter 2 – The sequel to chapter 1, is a brand new song (the newest of these four). It is a morose feeling number, with both epic-doomy riffs and catchy trash riffs… that culminates in one of our most epic dark metal passages. Lyrically, it is the same as chapter 1, but wraps up the story.
L to R: Jason Longo – Drums, Hank Bielanski – Bass & Vocals, Jeff Longo – Guitars
Photographer Credit – Debbie Longo
Canadian Epic Dark Metal band The Blood of Christ (aka Blood of Christ) began their career in the early ’90s, making a blackened death metal hybrid that sounded similar to a mashup of Carcass and Enslaved. They kept this style throughout their first two albums, but started to tweak it on their third full-length album, 2003’s “Breeding Chaos”. The Blood of Christ’s brooding, unique and crushing sound has made fans out of underground metal lovers from many genres, creating an appeal that defies genre borders.
On their second release through CDN Records, the London trio has crafted their most focused and creative effort yet with 7 numbers of Epic Dark Metal dexterity and power. Fiends whom were raised on the sheer brutality and boundary-smashing efforts of Morbid Angel, or the pioneering and challenging progressive grind-core of Liverpudlian innovators Carcass, the epic and majestic sounds of Viking artisans Enslaved or even the groove-laden proto-death of Brazilian legends Sepultura will find something rousing and engulfing within The Blood of Christ. All of these influences and components meet head-on and shatter the boundaries of conventional arrangements and ultimately take the listener away to territory similarly explored by none before.
While their influences favored the shocking approach with lyrical themes that were rampant with Gore, Satanism and often-abhorrent imagery, The Blood of Christ chose to focus on more abstract and poetic subject matter. Their songs are often rife with human suffering, lust and longing, time travel, astrology, historic battles and the human struggle for personal freedom. A sincerely dark and often poetic way of not being afraid to expose the innards of human suffering, and relate to the misery from the destructive, self-promotion of humanity with unique vocals that sound as if purveyed by a raging beast – all of which is set to a brutal and epic soundtrack.
The Blood of Christ was formed in London, Ontario, in 1994, their lineup composed of avid metal scenesters: guitarist Jeff Longo, bassist Marek Kopala, drummer Jason Longo and vocalist Jason Deaville. Musically, at that time they were closest to Cannibal Corpse, although other metal bands like Morbid Angel, Samael, Kataklysm and Carcass played a role in their sound.
A 1995 demo (that saw a shift in style to what is now their own blend of death and black metal) helped the band secure a deal with Pulverizer Records, which released their debut album, “…a Dream to Remember” in 1997. A strong underground following began to build behind the group with albums like 1997’s “…a Dream to Remember” and 2002’s “As the Rain Gently falls”. Vocalist Conan Bulani, who joined the group in time to appear on the band’s debut album, sadly passed away in 2011. The Blood of Christ is now fronted by Ontario underground-metal veteran Hank Bielanski on bass & vocals.
The release of “Eastern Beast – Western Wolf”, a split CD & Cassette with Japanese hyper-groove masters Vomit Remnants on CDN Records in late 2020 will see the debut of Hank’s beastly craft with The Blood of Christ. The Blood of Christ is the embodiment of an Epic Dark Metal craft that in it of itself is limitless with possibility.
1994 – Divine Requiem – Demonstration Cassette
1994 – Frozen Dreams – Demonstration Cassette
1995 – Chapter III the Lonely Flowers of Autumn – Demonstration Cassette
1996 – La cicatrice de sirène – 7” Vinyl EP (Torture Records, Italy)
1997 – …a Dream to Remember – CD Album (Pulverizer Records, USA)
1997 – …a Dream to Remember – CD Album (Diehard Music, Denmark)
2002 – As The Rain Gently Falls – CD Album (Skyscraper Music/PHD, Canada)
2003 – Breeding Chaos – CD Album (Skyscraper Music/PHD, Canada)
2006 – …a Dream to Remember – CD reissue (CDN Records, Canada)
2018 – Unrelenting Declivity of Anguish – CD Album (CDN Records, Canada)
2019 – Bilateral Carnage – Split 7” vinyl with Deformatory (CDN Records, Canada)
2020 – Eastern Beast/Western Wolf – Split album with Vomit Remnants (CDN Records, Canada)
Shared Stage with:
Cryptopsy, Hemdale, Incantation, Morbid Angel and many, many more local acts/international acts.
Tours and Festivals:
1997 – Ontario and Quebec tour with Incantation
2002 – Canadian tour with Kataklysm and Necronomicon
2018 – Ontario and Quebec tour with Killitorous