COLTSBLOOD is the sound of the past, the voices of ancestors, terrifying legends once roared with passion from around fires beneath open skies, fuelled by mead and ale; it is the darkest depths of the human mind and the great journey into the unknown of which we all face. Like Celts thundering into war, COLTSBLOOD take up their weapons and summon colossal riffs loud enough for their ancient Gods to hear. Somewhere in the past, war drums thunder, there bellows a blood curdling cry, fires roar, terror resonates, there is freedom, death, life, meaning. COLTSBLOOD feels the need to recreate the strength and power of these spiritual memories.
COLTSBLOOD formed in Northern England in 2010 but did not surface until 2013 when a demo tape entitled ‘Beyond The Lake Of Madness’ (review here) was self-recorded and released. Ulthar Records released this demo on vinyl soon after. COLTSBLOOD spent months pillaging the lands, guzzling mead and sharing the stage with many greats within the UK underground as well as Indesinence, Vomitor and Watain. The band recorded and self-released another cassette tape (review here), a four track split with Crypt Lurker which featured a cover of Celtic Frost’s ‘Procreation (Of The Wicked)‘. During this time, the band earned a storm of reviews comparing the music with all genres from funeral doom to black metal and hailing COLTSBLOOD as monolithic, crushing, filthy, bleak, melodic, devastating, other-worldly and horrific.
On the Full Moon of September 2013, COLTSBLOOD entered Skyhammer Studio with Chris Fielding (Primordial, Winterfylleth, Napalm Death, Electric Wizard) and recorded its first full length entitled ‘Into The Unfathomable Abyss’ over the sacred Autumnal Equinox. The album was mastered by James Plotkin due to his extensive work with bands such as Khanate, SunnO))), Indesinence and Isis. COLTSBLOOD was honoured to ask bassist/vocalist and artist Eric C Harrison to create exclusive artwork for the music due to a long time respect for the band Grief.
In 2014 COLTSBLOOD signed to Candlelight Records for the release of ‘Into The Unfathomable Abyss’.
In the meantime, check out the video for the track ‘Abyss Of Aching Insanity‘ taken from ‘Beyond The Lake Of Madness’ below: