German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, have released a 100 copies limited single CD + 2 bonus tracks and a free sticker for 'Alliance' feat. ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR) and JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED EARTH). The track is taken from the forthcoming album 'On A Mission'. A video trailer feat. ROSS THE BOSS can be viewed here:
2. Fort Sumter - bonus track
3. Alliance (demo) - bonus track
The single can be ordered directly from the band here: http://bloodytimes.net/lps/alliance-preorder
Raphael Saini on drums and Simon Pfundstein on bass build the solid foundation of BLOODY TIMES.
In 2014 the name "Bloody Times" was first used for a collection of recorded riffs and demos by bassist Simon Pfundstein, who is therefore known as the founder of Bloody Times. Unlike a classic band formation, Bloody Times slowly evolved out of a solo project. What was created as a hobby led to the production of the first album two years later. THE FIRE OF IMMORTALITY was released as debut album in November 2016. On this album, Simon was supported by former ICED EARTH drummer Raphael Saini. All other instruments were recorded by Simon.
In the following year, two of the existing songs were re-recorded with John Greely (Seventh Servant). Since the release he has been the main singer of Bloody Times. John is known for his performance on the album "Night of the Stormrider", which he recorded together with ICED EARTH.
Work on a second album began in late 2017 with John on vocals and Simon on bass. While Raphael is also on drums in this production, different guests were on guitar. Five different guitarists contributed their skills and were also partly involved in the songwriting process, which was otherwise mainly done by bassist Simon. The passion for music and metal unites all the members and guests of the project.
A special guest and supporter of the resulting album ON A MISSION is Ross Friedman (Ross the Boss), who founded the heavy metal band MANOWAR together with Joey DeMaio in 1980. Since his retirement from MANOWAR Ross has been working on his own albums and projects, but his fans adore him most of all for his contribution to the "immortal" albums from Battle Hymns to Kings of Metal.
Inspired by the mentioned metal giants and other heavy metal classics, a fantastic album has been created. It strongly reminds of "Old School Metal" and makes you want to hear more impressive songs, which Bloody Times will surely also release in the future...