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Bloodlights at Conventum,
Örebro, Sweden April 12, 2008.
|Labels||Mate In Germany, Playground Music Scandinavia, People Like You Records|
|Members||Captain Poon (Arne Skagen)
Chris Banjo (Geir Kristian Egenes)
Howie B (Håvard Lunøe-Nielsen)
Woody Lee (Vidar Åsly)
|Past members||Jonas Thire
Nico Von Schäfer
Kristian Nygaard Solhaug
Bloodlights is a Norwegian hard rock/melodic rock four-piece, hailing from Oslo, Norway, and formed by Captain Poon, ex. Gluecifer.
Guitarist Captain Poon formed Bloodlights in 2006, after his hard rock outfit Gluecifer broke up in 2005. The name comes from the phenomenon of seeing red flashes right before passing out after consuming too much "of everything". After some time writing songs, Captain Poon stepped into the role as both guitar player and vocalist, taking a more melodic approach. After some rehearsals with drummer Jonas Thire of Amulet, bassist Ron Elly joined. Guitarist Howie B joined in March the same year, and the band spent most of their time recording demos and rehearsing. Their first single, produced by the band, "One Eye Open", was part of a soundtrack for the Norwegian horror movie Fritt Vilt. The song was later re-recorded for their debut album.
In early 2007, the band recorded their debut album in Berlin with producer Phil Caivano from Monster Magnet. The self-titled album was released in November 2007 on German label Mate In Germany, owned by the band's manager, Ole Kirchoff, and distributed in Scandinavia by Playground Music Scandinavia. In 2010, Nico Von Schäfer was replaced by Woody Lee.
In May 2013 the band released their third album Stand Or Die. On October 9th 2015 the band released an EP called Somebody Else's Nightmare on Captain Poon's own label Konkurs Productions
In 2016 Captain Poon was on tour as guitarist in Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg.
Their fourth album Pulling no Punches was released on 26 May 2017, also on Konkurs Productions. Nicke Andersson was involved in the production.
Bloodlights' style and material are heavily influenced by 1970s and 1980s melodic rock, often combining melodic vocals with hard rock riffs, such as Thin Lizzy. The band is also influenced by harder rock acts such as Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC. There's also boogie rock tendencies to trace, influenced by general Scandinavian rock, and seventies classic rock acts such as early Status Quo and Cheap Trick.
- Bloodlights (Mate In Germany/Playground, 2007)
- Simple Pleasures (Silversonic, 2010)
- Stand or Die (People Like You Records, 2013)
- Pulling no Punches (Konkurs Productions, 2017)
- "One Eye Open " (Fritt Vilt)
Singles & EPs
- The Hammer and The Wheel, On "Øya Oslo 2007" (Compilation from the Øya festival, 2007)
- One Eye Open, On "Prosjekt 101" (Meet Productions/Musikkoperatørene)
- Bloodlights, On "All Areas Volume 87" (Visions Magazine, 2007)
- God of Rock! (Split with Imperial State Electric) (Soulseller Records, 2011)
- Bloodlights vs. Gonzales, (Split with Gonzales) (Kornalcielo Records, 2011)
- When Your Train Comes (Ghost Highway Recordings, 2012)
- Bloodlights / Dieter Jackson, (Split with Dieter Jackson) (Janml Records, 2015)
- Somebody Else's Nightmare, (Konkurs Productions, 2015)
- Bloodlights/The Hip Priests, (Split with The Hip Priests) (Ghost Highway Recordings / Self Destructo Records, 2016)
- "Various - All Areas Volume 87 (CD)". Discogs.com. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
- "Imperial State Electric / Bloodlights - Castaway - Dangerzone (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
- "Bloodlights Vs Gonzales (5) - Bloodlights Vs. Gonzales (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
- "Bloodlights - When Your Train Comes (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
- "Bloodlights, Dieter Jackson - Bloodlights / Dieter Jackson (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. 2015-08-14. Retrieved 2016-05-05.