Love Like Blood (band)

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Love Like Blood
Origin Germany
Genres Gothic rock, dark wave (1989–1995)
Hard rock, gothic metal (1995–2001)
Years active 1989–2001, 2010, 2011
Labels Deathwish Office
Hall of Sermon
Members Yorck Eysel
Gunnar Eysel

Love Like Blood was a German gothic rock/gothic metal band.


Its nucleus consists of the Eysel brothers Yorck (vocals, lyrics) and Gunnar (bass). The band was active from 1989–2001 and is now on (indefinite) hiatus. Its early sound reminisces the style of the Fields of the Nephilim. They made their breakthrough with the 1992 album An Irony of Fate, which marked the debut of English guitarist Mark Wheeler. This album showcased a transition to a more hard rock-influenced style.

In the mid-1990s, Love Like Blood turned to gothic metal with the album Exposure.

On their 2000 album, Enslaved + Condemned, Love Like Blood made a rendition of Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry's song "Seven Seconds", giving the pop song a more ragged metal-oriented sound.

In January 2010, it was announced that Love Like Blood would be performing live for the "first and only" time since 1999 at the Twentieth Anniversary Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig.[1] (one of) their last performance(s) was a splendid show on 23/07/2011 in Kortrijk (Belgium)



  • Flags of Revolution (1989)
  • An Irony of Fate (1992)
  • Sinister Dawn/Ecstasy (1992)
  • Odyssee (1994)
  • Exposure (1995)
  • Snakekiller (1998)
  • Enslaved+Condemned (2000)
  • The Best of Love Like Blood [Swordlilies] (2000)
  • Chronology of a Love Affair (2001)


  • "Sinister Dawn" (1989)
  • "Ecstasy" (1991)
  • "Kiss & Tell" (1992)
  • "Demimondes" (1992)
  • "Flood of Love" (1993)
  • "Heroes" (1993)
  • "Stormy Visions" (1993)
  • "Taste of Damocles" (1997)
  • The Love Like Blood E.P. (1998)
  • "Love Kills" (2000)


  1. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

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