Bloodstained Endurance

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Bloodstained Endurance
Cover art by Travis Smith
Studio album by Trail of Tears
Released 27 May 2009
Recorded Sound Suite Studio, France, November-December 2008
Genre Black metal, gothic metal
Length 43:03
Label Napalm
Producer Terje Refsnes and Trail of Tears
Trail of Tears chronology
Bloodstained Endurance

Bloodstained Endurance is the sixth studio album by the Norwegian black/gothic metal band Trail of Tears. It was the first full-length album recorded after Kjetil Nordhus, Runar Hansen, Kjell Rune Hagen and Jonathan Perez left the band in November 2006, forcing frontman Ronny Thorsen to assemble a new band. It is also the first album to feature soprano Cathrine Paulsen since A New Dimension of Might in 2002. The cover, by Travis Smith, uses the band logo from that album.

On April 2, 2009, the song "The Feverish Alliance" was posted on the band's official Myspace profile.[1] Later, the song "Once Kissed by the Serpent (Twice Bitten by Truth)" was also added.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Feverish Alliance" – 4:02
  2. "Once Kissed by the Serpent (Twice Bitten by Truth)" – 3:22
  3. "Bloodstained Endurance" – 3:36
  4. "Triumphant Gleam" – 3:41
  5. "In the Valley of Ashes" – 3:55
  6. "A Storm at Will" – 4:00
  7. "Take Aim. Reclaim. Prevail" – 3:12
  8. "The Desperation Corridors" – 4:13
  9. "Farewell to Sanity" – 4:32
  10. "Dead End Gaze" – 3:58
  11. "Faith Comes Knocking" – 4:32
  12. "Onward March the Merciless" (Bonus track on digipak) – 3:08


Trail of Tears[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Audun Grønnestadt - additional orchestration, synths and programming


  • Terje Refsnes - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Mika Jussila - mastering at Finnvox Studios, Finland, January 2009
  • Travis Smith - cover art

Release dates[edit]


Region Date Label Format
Spain, Finland May 27, 2009 Napalm Records Compact Disc
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux, France, Sweden May 29, 2009 Napalm Records Compact Disc
The rest of Europe June 1, 2009 Napalm Records Compact Disc
United States, Canada June 2, 2009 Napalm Records Compact Disc