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Bloodbound is a Swedish power metal band formed in 2004. They released their first album, Nosferatu, in 2005 and their second, Book of the Dead, in May 2007. The brainchild of former Street Talk members Fredrik Bergh and Tomas Olsson, the band has also included Michael Bormann (Jaded Heart),  Urban breed (Tad Morose) and Pelle Åkerlind (Morgana Lefay). Their debut album Nosferatu featured former Tad Morose singer Urban breed on vocals. Released on 16 December 2005 (in JapanEuropean release date 24 February 2006), Nosferatu features artwork by Mark Wilkinson (Iron Maiden, Judas PriestMarillion) and received an early rave review from the Swedish rock magazine Power Play. Based solely on the strength of their debut album, the band opened for Evergrey and headlined day one of the Gothenburg Metal Festival.

After Urban breed announced his departure from Bloodbound in fall 2006, former Tad Morose singer Kristian Andrèn briefly joined the band for some live dates. In March 2007, they announced their new singer, German Michael Bormann, who laid down vocals on the band's second album Book of the Dead. Bormann, however, played no live shows with Bloodbound: for their first performance after releasing Book of the Dead (9 June 2007 at Sweden Rock Festival), Urban breed handled the vocal duties. Urban also performed with the band at subsequent shows, including Bollnäs Festivalen, 21 July 2007. Bloodbound played two sets, both backed up by a symphony orchestra. For the second set they backed Paul Di'Anno of Iron Maiden. In October 2007, they announced that original singer Urban breed had officially re-joined and would sing during the band's tour in support of HammerFall. On 13 April 2010, breed announced on his forum that Bloodbound had decided to continue with another singer, ending his second tenure with the band.

Despite the band's apparent black metal image (the band members have worn make-up in the "corpse paint" style in the promotional photos on their albums and Web site, and during some live shows), Bloodbound's music does not fit into the black metal category. Instead, it is more similar in style to power metal  bands such as Helloween and Iron Maiden, although the lyrics sometimes approach darker subjects.

In 2009 the band signed a worldwide deal with the label Blistering Records  for their third album release, titled Tabula Rasa. The album was set for release on 26 April 2009.

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Albums

Nosferatu (2005)

Book of the Dead (2007)

Tabula Rasa (2009)

Unholy Cross (2011)

In the Name of Metal (2012)   

Stormborn (2014)

War of Dragons (2017)                   

Members 

Patrik Johansson - Lead Vocals

Tomas Olsson - Lead and rhythm guitars

Fredrik Bergh - Keyboards and backing vocals

Henrik Olsson - Rhythm guitars

Pelle Åkerlind - Drums and percussion

Anders Broman - Bass

Former members

Urban Breed - Lead Vocals

Oskar Belin - Drums and percussion

Jörgen "Poe" Andersson - Bass

Markus Albertson - Guitars

Kristian Andrèn - Lead vocals

Michael Bormann - Lead vocals

Johan Sohlberg - Bass

Pelle Åkerlind - Drums and percussion 


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