The wait is finally over, Bloodbath have announced their new vocalist! Stepping into the position previously held by Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtren will be Paradise Lost frontman Nick Holmes. Bassist Jonas Renkse commented on the addition of Holmes to the band saying:

“Ever since I got into Lost Paradise back in 1990, Nick Holmes has been one of my favourite growling vocalists out there. He was always audible and articulate but still deep and definitely morbid. It is a great pleasure to work with him some 25 years later after I was introduced to his thunderous roar!”

Guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström added:

“Little did I expect to be working with the voice behind the death metal classic Lost Paradise, or the genre-defining Gothic and yet here we are decades later, fulfilling another death metal dream. With his sinister and ominous vocal delivery, it’s an absolute pleasure to make Old Nick the bell-ringer in Bloodbath‘s grand morbid funeral!”

Now we just have to wait for the band to release some new material with Holmes of vocals to see how well he fits in. The band’s new album Grand Morbid Funeral will mark Holmes’s debut with the band. The release is out November 17 overseas and November 18th in North America through Peaceville Records.