BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS - Stream Acclaimed "Nightmare Withdrawals" LP; Album Features Guests From Nile And Spook The Horses

Christchurch, New Zealand-based progressive death metal outfit BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS today presents their most monstrous recording yet, with the independent release of their third LP, Nightmare Withdrawals, which is now streaming on all platforms.

Nightmare Withdrawals sees BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS taking their already unstoppable craft to the next level of technical decimation. Much like NZ peers Ulcerate, BALTTW often explores atypical terrain, no more so than on Nightmare Withdrawals. Fueled by trauma, yet wholly cathartic, Nightmare Withdrawals’ sinuous songs exhibit technical mastery and raw emotionality. In recent years, the band’s hometown of Christchurch has suffered through natural disasters, a terrorist attack, and now a pandemic. Nightmare Withdrawals exorcises harrowing emotions in a cathartic eruption of tense, textural, and altogether fearless metal. BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS is a crew of passionate musicians determined to capitalize on a decade of hard work and relentless artistic drive.

Nightmare Withdrawals was recorded at The Sitting Room Studio, mixed by Samuel K Sproull, mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, and completed with cover art by Agreatmass and additional artwork/design by Nina Morice. The album features guest vocal contributions from Karl Sanders of Nile on “Atop The Wings Of A Magpie” and Callum Gay of Spook The Horses on “Lucid Visitations.”

Writes guitarist Ben Atkinson, "Nightmare Withdrawals continues from our past records with chaotic and complex riffs but draws in a more nuanced and locked in approach with heavy grounded sections. From beginning to end the album tells a story of agony, trauma and release that is dark, unique, soul crushing, yet emotive."

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Watch the “Atop The Wings Of A Magpie” video featuring Karl Sanders of Nile HERE and the video for “The Inevitable Fate Of The Universe” HERE.