Let us not beat around the bush shall we ? LOUDBLAST are legends in the French and worldwide underground scene, end of story. Not only because they started off as far as 1985 when the words 'death metal' were barely invented… Or because of their Scott Burns-produced masterpieces "Disincarnate" (1991) or "Sublime Dementia" (1993) or European tours with DEATH or CORONER. No, if this lot led by founding member and guitarist/vocalist Stéphane Buriez are so revered in their home-country, it's first and foremost because of their unrivalled career that saw them taking many surprising and risky left-turns without ever looking back.
Three years ago, "Frozen Moments Between Life and Death" proved to be their boldest move as refuelled by the arrival of youngsters Alex Lenormand (bass, ex-LOCUS, CODE, SIC) and Drakhian (lead guitar, GRIFFAR, ex-TAAKE, BLACK DEMENTIA), Buriez and his longtime drummer Hervé Coquerel did throw all the rules out of the windows without turning their backs on their roots. The result of eighteen months of hard work, 'Burial Ground' goes even further. A solid mix of classic and modern influences, it dares transgressing their traditional thrash/death style of yore to achieve a much more malign yet as catchy sound.
"Burial Ground" also their first record released through the LISTENABLE imprint. A new partnership that will enable them to tour Europe (and beyond!) and conquer a brand new audience, as soon as they've wrapped their upcoming extensive headlining French tour . So forget everything you think you knew about LOUDBLAST and get ready to enter this "Burial Ground" ! (Olivier Badin – February 2014)