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Bleeding Eyes: A crew of alcoholic bastards…..

Bleeding Eyes - Golgatha

Bleeding Eyes from Italy deliver Psychedelic Sludge Metal. Bleeding Eyes is a crew of alcoholic bastards who try to express themselves through music.

Doomy and sludgy riffs are alternated with sick, psychedelic and ethereal moments that represent their discomfort. The Stoner side of Bleeding Eyes comes out as well in certain songs, showing their not all about anger and depression… There are some hyper and overactive vibes going on too.

Golgotha is the sixth studio album by Bleeding Eyes. The topics of this new record tell about saints and unbelievers, the latter ones in constant conflict with life and death. This new interpretation, that also takes inspiration from the heretic gospels of the apocalypse in the first 2 tracks, represents the steady and never ending spiritual detachment, that our capitalist society has lived in for several decades. With mocking irony and lots of sarcasm a post-dogmatic dark way is proposed by the band to deal with the ordeal of everyday life.

Bleeding Eyes took shape in 2002 and the following year the band already released its first demo entitled Part Of An Audiolesionist. The line-up featured Lorenzo Conte on drums, Marco Dussin on bass, Andrea Tocchetto on guitar and Alberto Silvestrini on vocals. From there the first concerts all around northern Italy begun. In December 2004 the second studio record was pragmatically entitled No God. The 2005 found Bleeding Eyes busy with the European promotional tour of the album and during the summer they took part to the Slovene festival Metal Camp with bands such as Slayer, Anthrax, Soulfly and Obituary.

From April 2006 to January 2007 Bleeding Eyes recorded another EP with 4 new tracks and vocalist Simone “Tez” Tesser (former Timothy) officially joined the group. With the new formation and the precious collaboration of Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) who took care of the mastering, the foursome dedicated themselves to the publication of a new record called One Less To My Last, that saw the light in May 2008. In 2009 the band toured again across Europe, this time as opening act for The Orange Man Theory. In 2010 Andrea quit the band and he had been replaced by guitarist Jason Nealy who arrived as a breath of fresh air, giving new prospective and a brand new spirit to the already deep-rooted band. That summer the group performed at the Disintegrate Your Ignorance Fest sharing the stage with Crowbar, Black Cobra, Sourvein, Weedeater, Doomraiser, Zippo and many others.

The chemistry between the musicians was constantly growing and in 2011 the join of another guitarist, Nicola Anselmi (former Slowdown), completed the formation. 2011 had been another intense year from a compositional point of view and all these positive elements led to the climax when the 4th album A Trip To The Closest Universe was released on December 12th 2012 via Go Down Records. The influence of stoner, post-metal and psychedelia, along with the new and really close line-up, define to all effects the “second era” of Bleeding Eyes, which sometimes can tend towards a more progressive sound with complex pieces, over 11 minutes long. Another key factor is the consolidated collaboration with Tommaso Mantelli, who recorded and mixed this 4th album and toured as sound engineer of the band.

He also appeared as noisemaker in the following and 5th studio album Gammy, released in 2014 always via Go Down Records. This concept album received excellent reviews by critics and gave the band the chance to perform around Italy and Europe for the following 2 years. At this point the band members have been involved into different projects, so drummer Lorenzo Conte managed the rock venue Benicio Live Gigs, while guitarists Nealy and Anselmi continued to play with other bands such as Nypra, Inverted Matter, Sonic Wolves, StormO and Messa. In 2018 though, a need is felt: the desire to continue a project that have been alive since 2003. The 5 members started the writing process of the 6th studio album and in winter 2020 Bleeding Eyes’ Golgotha was finished. The sound is dark and aching. Sludge, doom and acid-psychedelia override the stoner influence. The blasphemous themes along with an intimate and solitary introspection give a completely new aura to the band.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4225 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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