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In the summer of 2004 the two long-time friends Tomas Olsson and Fredrik Bergh 
decided to go back to their musical roots and start a metal band, they formed 
bloodbound. A demo was made and shipped off to a bunch of record labels around 
the world in order to get a record-deal. After a couple of weeks the offers 
started to drop in and the band was overwhelmed by the great response they had 
gotten. A record-deal was signed with Metal Heaven for the European territory and 
with Marquee/Avalon for the Asian territory.

In 2005 they started the recordings of their debut album "Nosferatu" which was 
released in early 2006, and became a big success with top reviews around the 
world. The album took them on tour playing gigs with bands like Arch Enemy, 
Dark Tranquillity, Evergrey, Pretty Maids and Sabaton to 
name a few. The success of the album also gave them a license deal with Rock 
Machine Records, Brazil and Mystic Empire, Russia later that year.

During the 2006 tour they had some "in and out members" including Kristian Andrén 
(Wuthering Heights, Memento Mori, Tad Morose), Johan Sohlberg (The Storyteller), 
Jörgen Andersson (Baltimoore) and Markus Albertson (Seven Sins, now Tad Morose). 
At the end of the tour Urban breed decided to leave the band to focus a 100% on 
his long planned solo project.
After a very turbulent and hectic year they really felt that they needed some 
stability in the band and asked Tomas' younger brother Henrik Olsson (guitar) and
Johan Sohlberg (bass) to join the band as permanent members. This was at the end 
of the summer of 2006. They accepted and the band started to work on their second 
studio album "Book of the Dead". The spot as 
Bloodbound's new lead singer was not yet filled and it took the band a while to 
find a worthy replacement. After a lot of searching and auditioning the band 
finally decided to go with German born Michael Bormann (Zeno, Bonfire) who joined 
the band in early January 2007.

The album "Book of the Dead" was recorded during January and February 2007 and 
was released on May 25th 2007. Book of The Dead was a big success and the band 
even charted in the official Swedish top 100 album chart at # 66!
Shortly after the release of "Book of the Dead" the band realized that with 
Michael's busy schedule it would be impossible to do all the live shows coming 
up. Urban breed was asked to stand in and ended up doing all the shows for the 
tour, and eventually got back with the band as a permanent member!
The word of the band had by now started to spread big time and the new album got 
them on tour with Hammerfall on their “Nights of Glory” European tour and the 
HammerFall Ocean Crusade in 2007, which gave them the opportunity to play for a
bigger crowd. Joacim Cans, the singer of HammerFall was deeply impressed with the 
band and stated in magazine interviews that if HammerFall ever split up the band 
he wanted to sing in the most were Bloodbound! 2007 also led to playing bigger 
festivals such as the Sweden Rock Festival. The band also headlined the big 
festival “Bollnas festival” where the band performed with a symphony orchestra 
and had the original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno guesting on four Iron Maiden 
classics. This was the first time Paul had performed Iron Maiden songs with a 
full symphony orchestra…
At the end of 2007 the band started to work on their third studio album.

While working on the third album the band played at several big festivals during 
the summer of 2008, one of the highlights in the career of the band was their gig 
at Masters of Rock in Czech republic in front of 20 000 crazy metal heads! At the 
end of 2008 the band signed a worldwide deal with the record label Blistering 
records and the recordings of the third album “Tabula 
  Rasa” took place during November and December 2008.

The fourth album Unholy Cross was published.

The fifth album In the Name of Metal was published.

Line Up:Edit

Patrik Johansson - vocals
Tomas Olsson - guitars
Fredrik Bergh - keyboards
Henrik Olsson - guitars
Pelle Akerlind - drums
Anders Broman - bass


Nosferatu (2005)
Book of the Dead (2007)
Tabula Rasa (2009)
Unholy Cross(2011)
In the Name of Metal (2012)

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