Bleed & Scream marks the return from the Swedish hard rockers four years after the acclaimed album Are You Ready to Rock, which gained the band a solid reputation and a steady following, thanks also to their live appearances which culminated with dates as opening act for DEEP PURPLE and a Firefest show in 2009.
In 2011 Eclipse teamed up again to write what was to become their latest effort Bleed & Scream. The bar was set high and the initial goal was to top their latest album. “We knew we had to do everything better on this album," says guitarist Magnus Henriksson. "If we couldn’t have achieved that we never would have released it! But boy did it turn out well! When it was taking shape we realized this was to be a monster of an album."
"With Eclipse we never think of what other people want or expect from us," adds guitarist/singer Erik Martensson. "We write for ourselves and make the music we love to listen to. If I'd think of a perfect album this is how it will sound! And once the album was written the recording process went pretty smooth as we knew exactly what goal we aimed for. I'd say it's our own pimped version of the classic hard rock we grew up listening to."
“Every song has qualities as a single," concludes Magnus. "Erik's vocals are way better than ever. The guitar-sound is just awesome! The whole production is just in your face. It has something for everyone in it! We worked so hard at making this record that it drove us nearly nuts and made us wanna scream, but now it’s your turn to Bleed & Scream."
Bleed & Scream tracklisting:
Wake Me Up'
'Bleed & Scream'
'Ain't Dead Yet'
'A Bitter Taste'
'Take Back The Fear'
'The Unspoken Heroes'
'About To Break'
'After The End Of The World'
An EPK for the release can be seen below: