Blood Command recently welcomed new vocalist Nikki Brumen (ex-Pagan) to the fold. With the reveal came a new single, “A Villain’s Monologue”, released through Hassle Records. Stream the video below and purchase the track here.

Guitarist Yngve Andersen comments:

“The new era of Blood Command is tougher, tighter and more melodic than ever before. This is also a great introduction for Pagan fans who may not have heard of Blood Command, as ‘A Villain’s Monologue’ really showcases the ferocity of Nikki‘s vocals but also combines the deathpop sound that Blood Command is known for. This song is a taste of what’s to come…

‘A Villain’s Monologue’ was written in response to someone projecting their insecurities onto me. At the time of writing this track, I was invested in supporting someone close to me – I could see they were chasing their dreams and I wanted the best for them. Over time, however, I came to the sad realisation that the support was not reciprocated. This person who I thought I could trust was not showing me the same support that I had shown them, and as a result, were projecting. When I showed Nikki the song, she had been through an incredibly similar situation so we both knew this was the perfect introduction to the rebirth of Blood Command.”

Nikki offered:

“A decade ago, I travelled from my home country of Australia to Norway. I chose to fly all the way to the other side of the world because of my obsession at the time with the Norwegian Black Metal scene.  I left, however, with a new obsession – Bergen. The moment I arrived in this city, I knew there was something special about it. To this day, it is my favourite place I have been.

I used this trip and the Norwegian Black Metal scene as creative inspiration for my band Pagan, who played our last show in February 2020. Not long after we had split up, I got the offer to join Blood Command. I had actually been introduced to Blood Command’s Cult Drugs a couple of years earlier and fell in love with them instantly. In a weird way, they reminded me of a more pop version on Pagan. The strangest thing about this situation though was that I was being asked to join a band from Bergen. The stars had aligned.

I feel so privileged to have been given the opportunity to front a band that I love and that I feel such connection with. I will sing every note from my heart, I will scream every word from my gut, I will write every lyric from my soul together with the band and I will never let you down. We are all in this together now.”

Next year, Blood Command will tour Europe supporting Kvelertak. The trek will also feature Planet of Zeus and Astrosaur.

1/13 Kongsberg, NO – Energimølla
1/14 Drammen, NO – Union Scene
1/15 Moss, NO – Verket Scene
1/20 Skien, NO – Parkbiografen
1/21 Horten, NO – Artilleriverkstedet
1/22 Kristiansand, NO – KICK Scene
1/27 Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
2/02 Bergen, NO – Røkeriet, USF Verftet
2/03 Ålesund, NO – Terminalen
2/04 Trondheim, NO – Samfundet
2/05 Trondheim, NO – Samfundet
2/08 Prague, CZ – MeetFactory
2/10 Vienna, AT – Szene Wien
2/11 Pratteln, CH – Z7 Konzertfabrik
2/12 Munich, DE – Werk, Backstage
2/13 Wiesbaden, DE – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
2/14 Haarlem, NL – Patronaat
2/16 Borgerhout, BE – TRIX
2/18 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
2/19 Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy 2
2/22 Paris, FR – FVTVR
2/23 Toulouse, FR – LE METRONUM
2/25 Madrid, ES – Mon Madrid
2/26 Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
2/27 Bilbao, ES – Kafe Antzokia
3/01 Lyon, FR – Ninkasi Gerland KAO
3/02 Lindau, DE – Club Vaudeville
3/03 Bochum, DE – Matrix
3/05 Aarhus, DK – VoxHall
3/07 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
3/08 Malmö, SE – Kulturbolaget
3/09 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
3/11 Helsinki, FI – Tavastia Klubi
3/12 Tampere, FI – Klubi
3/13 Jyväskylä, FI – Lutakko