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Deathpop icons Blood Command have returned with a bang, announcing their new vocalist, Nikki Brumen (ex-Pagan).
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To mark the new era, the band has shared their latest single, A Villain’s Monologue, out now on Hassle Records.
Of the lineup change, Blood Command mastermind Yngve Andersen says: “I remember the first time someone showed me Nikki’s old band Pagan and all I was thinking about was why isn’t this girl fronting Blood Command? It was a match made in heaven. That she is in the band now is almost unreal to me. It’s a dream come true.”
He continues: “A Villain’s Monologue was written in response to someone projecting their insecurities onto me. At the time of writing this track, I was invested in supporting someone close to me – I could see they were chasing their dreams and I wanted the best for them. Over time, however, I came to the sad realisation that the support was not reciprocated. This person who I thought I could trust was not showing me the same support that I had shown them, and as a result, were projecting. When I showed Nikki the song, she had been through an incredibly similar situation so we both knew this was the perfect introduction to the rebirth of Blood Command.”
Blood Command has previously toured with the likes of Biffy Clyro, Kvelertak, Rolo Tomassi and Skindred. They’ve also shared the stage with Refused, Tragedy, Comeback Kid, and Gallows and torn it up at fests like Download, The Great Escape and 2000trees.
“I feel so privileged to have been given the opportunity to front a band that I love and that I feel such connection with. I will sing every note from my heart, I will scream every word from my gut. I will write every lyric from my soul together with the band, and I will never let you down. We are all in this together now.” says Brumen.