In the summer of 2004, the two friends Fredrik Bergh and Tomas Olsson got the idea to start a brand new band together. They decided to go back to their musical roots and start a metal band; this was the beginning of Bloodbound.
During 2005 they recorded what was to become the debut album “Nosferatu” together with vocalist Urban Breed who happened to live in the same area as Fredrik and Tomas. At this time they didn’t even have a proper line up/band name. Nosferatu was released in Asia in late 2005 and in Europe early 2006. Nosferatu received rave reviews from the media and bloodbound gained lots of fans instantly.
At the end of the summer of 2006 Urban Breed left the band before the band was about to start the work on their second studio album “Book of the Dead”. After a lot of searching and auditioning the band finally decided to go with German born Michael Bormann (Zeno, Bonfire) who joined the band in early January 2007. Book of The Dead was released in May 2007 and even charted in the official Swedish top 100 album chart.
Shortly after the release of “Book of the Dead” the band realized that with Michael’s busy schedule it would be impossible to do all the live shows coming up. Breed was asked to stand in and ended up doing all the shows for the tour, and eventually got back with the band for the second time. The word of the band had by now started to spread and the new album got them on tour with Hammerfall on their “Nights of Glory” European tour and the HammerFall Ocean Crusade in 2007. The band also played at major festivals such as the Sweden Rock Festival.
At the end of 2007 the band started to work on their third studio album and while working on the new album the band played at several big festivals during the summer of 2008.”Tabula Rasa” was released in April 2009 and was followed by a large European tour with fellow Swedish bands Sabaton and Hammerfall.
After the tour in 2009 Breed and the band parted ways for the second time and bloodbound was once again without a singer.
On their search for a new vocalist they finally found the man to give BLOODBOUND continuity: Patrik J Selleby, who was not only a great vocalist and frontman, but a friend. Bloodbound first met Selleby when he booked the band for a concert in his hometown Finspång in 2009. The band then found out he was a great vocalist and asked him to audition in 2010. When the band auditioned Selleby everything fell into place. His vocal ability and personality simply was a perfect match for bloodbound.
After a couple of rocky years with vocalist changes the band was now stronger than ever and returned in shape with the album “Unholy Cross”(2011). The album was a return to their old sound after the more progressive sounding “Tabula Rasa”. Unholy Cross was well received by fans and by the media and with the addition of Selleby the band was now ready to take on the world. At this time, one of the strongest metal labels in Europe, AFM Records signed the band and the future looked bright for the band.
Still on a high, bloodbound went into the studio again during 2012 and recorded “In the name of metal”. This album was like a celebration of the classic metal the band grew up on. The album was released in late 2012 and at the time of the release one of the leading metal booking agencies in Europe, Rock the nation signed bloodbound and things really started to take off for the band. During 2012-2014 the band toured more than ever and went on the road with bands like Sabaton and U.D.O. Bloodbound was also booked for major festivals like Metalfest, Sweden Rock, Bloodstock and Masters of rock.
In 2014 the band started to work on material for what was to become the sixth bloodbound album “Stormborn”. The band had now developed in a direction where the songwriting was in a more bombastic, orchestral and symphonic direction with more hymn-like songs. Stormborn was a success and the band was climbing further on the ladder within the metal community. During 2014-2016 the band went on the road with bands like Sabaton and Alestorm as well as making appearances on the biggest European festivals. The show at Masters of rock in the Czech Republic 2015, one of the strongest markets for bloodbound was recorded and released on DVD in early 2016. This live document was named “One night of blood” and successfully reached # 2 on the official DVD chart in bloodbounds native country Sweden.
During the spring of 2017 the band released the follow up album to the successful “Stormborn”. This new album was called “War of dragons”. On war of dragons the band developed the sound they had created on Stormborn even further and took the sound of the band to a new level with more fast paced power metal tracks. War of dragons made the band even more popular and the album hit the official album charts in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Since the album was such a success bloodbound went out on their first pure headlining European tour during the spring of 2017. The tour was a huge success and the band proved that they are a headlining act with great ticket sales and sold out shows. The band had at this time in the career played in over 25 countries including Europe and North America.
01 Rise Of The Dragon Empire
02 Slayer Of Kings
03 Skyriders And Stormbringers
04 Magical Eye
05 Blackwater Bay
06 Giants Of Heaven
07 The Warlock’s Trail
08 A Blessing In Sorcery
09 Breaking The Beast
11 Reign Of Fire
– Patrik J. Selleby (Vocals)
– Tomas Olsson (Guitars)
– Henrik Olsson (Guitars)
– Anders Broman (Bass)
– Fredrik Bergh (Keyboards)
– Daniel Sjögren (Drums)