Grand Blood

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Grand Blood
Doomriders - Grand Blood.jpg
Studio album by Doomriders
Released October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Recorded February 2013
Genre Sludge metal
Length 40:18
Label Deathwish (DW148)
Producer Kurt Ballou
Doomriders chronology
Are We Not Men?
(2012)Are We Not Men?2012
Grand Blood

Grand Blood is the third studio album from the American rock band Doomriders. The album was released on October 15, 2013 through Deathwish Inc.[1] Doomriders began writing material for Grand Blood as early as 2011.[2] The Kurt Ballou-produced album will be the band's first release of original material since 2009's Darkness Come Alive, and will also be the first album with drummer Q, who is also a member of the band Clouds.[3]

Prior to the release of Grand Blood, Doomriders released an online stream of "Dead Friends" to promote the album.[4] Written by guitarist and vocalist Nate Newton, the song "Dead Friends" is about four of his recently deceased friends. Newton said he didn't know how to approach writing the song and had waited for a long time. He said, "I didn't want it to be sad, I wanted it to be a celebration. I'm not going to sugar coat it. It's sad. But you can't spend your whole life in grief."[5] About the loss theme of Grand Blood, Newton said, "The record focuses on getting older and dealing with death and all the responsibilities I was shirking most of my life. It's about looking in the mirror and taking responsibility."[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. untitled – 0:24
  2. "New Pyramids" – 3:44
  3. "Mankind" – 2:36
  4. "Grand Blood" – 3:42
  5. "Bad Vibes" – 3:27
  6. "Dead Friends" – 3:57
  7. "Death in Heat" – 5:48
  8. "We Live in the Shadows" – 4:22
  9. "Gone to Hell" – 3:32
  10. "Back Taxes" – 3:01
  11. "Father Midnight" – 5:45


  1. ^ Paul, Aubin (July 31, 2013). "Doomriders to release 'Grand Blood'". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ McCormick, Janssen (October 13, 2011). "Doomriders Continue Their Forward March". The Boston Phoenix. Phoenix Media/Communications Group. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ Adams, Gregory (July 31, 2013). "Doomriders Announce October Release for 'Grand Blood'". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Adams, Gregory (September 19, 2013). "Doomriders: 'Dead Friends'". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Childers, Oakland (August 20, 2013). "Doomriders: grief, surgery and Grand Blood". Alarm. Retrieved August 27, 2013.