Blood (5)

Profile:
German grindcore band

Eisen, Taki, Geier and Radtke formed the German Grindcore act Blood in March, 1986. Originally just a band in which the members would only record and write material out of boredom, the band changed and become a full, serious unit when Ventilator joined them a year after their formation. The 'new' Blood eventually recorded and released three demos: "Heinous Noise" (1987), "Spasmo Paralytic Dreams" (1988) and "No Regret" (1988) and was able to obtain a record deal to release their debut full length, "Impulse to Destroy".

Thanks to the general success the album was able to gain, Blood released another official release, the "Recognize Yourself" EP. After some absence, "Christbait" was released in 1992, followed a year later by what is thought by many as the band's biggest success, "O Agios Pethane". The band continued increasing in fame and "Mental Conflict" (LP, 1994) and "Spittle Red of Blood" (EP, 1995) were recorded and released.

Blood was now quite popular amongst the underground fanbases, and were able to tour with various Grind/Death acts such as Fear of God, Dismember, Atrocity and Cripple Bastards. Their mixture of Grindcore and Death Metal sounded unique to many and it was evident that the band could only grow bigger.

Following nearly every release, various line-up changes but the band was able to establish and keep their latest for quite a while. "Depraved Goddess" was self-released sometime in 1996. The band's latest efforts are "Gas, Flames, Bones" (1999) and 2003's "Dysangelium".

Since May 2014 the band features again the original line-up from 1988.

Current members:
Martin Jäger alias Chicken (2) or Martin Witchskinner - Vocals (August 1988 - January 1992, March 1993 - November 1993, May 2014 - present)
Bernd Eisenstein alias Destroyer Eisen - Guitar & backing vocals (March 1986 - present)
Taki alias Satanic Taki - Bass (March 1986 - present)
Ventilator - Drums (June 1987 - November 2013, May 2014 - present)

Former members:
Slaughter Geier - Vocals (March 1986 - December 1987)
Bestial Bernd - Vocals (January 1988 - June 1988)
Chuck - Vocals (July 1988 - August 1988)
Alex Schulze - Vocals (February 1992 - February 1993)
Claus P. Oehler alias Clausi or Clausi the Corpse) - Vocals (March 1993 - May 2014)
Robert "Wenge" Wenglorz - Guitar (June 1991 - December 1991)
Ruben Funk - Guitar (January 1992 - May 1993)
Hanzi The Snail - Guitar (July 2007 - May 2014)
Evil Radtke - Drums (March 1986 - June 1987)
Gianni Cutrona - Drums (November 2013 - May 2014)
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Blood (5) Discography Tracks

Albums

none Blood (5) - Deathcore album art Blood (5) Deathcore(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) none Germany 1986 Sell This Version
none Blood (5) - Destroy Command album art Blood (5) Destroy Command(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) none Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Heinous Noise album art Blood (5) Heinous Noise Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - No Regret album art Blood (5) No Regret Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Spasmo Paralytic Dreams album art Blood (5) Spasmo Paralytic Dreams Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Impulse To Destroy album art Blood (5) Impulse To Destroy (Album) Wild Rags Records US 1989 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Christbait album art Blood (5) Christbait (Album) 1MF Recordz Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Ο Άγιος Πέθανε album art Blood (5) Ο Άγιος Πέθανε (Album) 1MF Recordz Poland 1993 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Mental Conflicts album art Blood (5) Mental Conflicts (Album) Morbid Records (2) Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Depraved Goddess album art Blood (5) Depraved Goddess (Album) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) Germany 1996 Sell This Version
BLP 002 Blood (5) - Split Live Tape album art Blood (5) / Malignant Tumour Blood (5) / Malignant Tumour - Split Live Tape(Cass) Bizarre Leprous Production BLP 002 Czech Republic 1996 Sell This Version
none Blood (5) - Christbait album art Blood (5) Christbait(Cass, Album) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine 1997 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Gas - Flames - Bones album art Blood (5) Gas - Flames - Bones (Album) Ars Metalli Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Dysangelium album art Blood (5) Dysangelium (Album) Morbid Records (2), Morbid Records (2) Russia 2003 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Impulse To Destroy - Live At Obscene Extreme 2015 album art Blood (5) Impulse To Destroy - Live At Obscene Extreme 2015 (Album) Noise Not War Records UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Inferno album art Blood (5) Inferno (Album) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Blood (5) - Recognize Yourself album art Blood (5) Recognize Yourself (EP) Wild Rags Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Blood (5) - Salvation... To The Dead / Antefatto album art Blood (5) / Impetigo Blood (5) / Impetigo - Salvation... To The Dead / Antefatto (EP) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released), Not On Label (Impetigo Self-released) Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DMP-008-91 Blood (5) - Traditional Rites album art Blood (5) / Agathocles Blood (5) / Agathocles - Traditional Rites(7", EP) Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released) DMP-008-91 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
H.P. 001 Blood (5) - Live Meer, Belgium, 20/10/91 album art Blood (5) Live Meer, Belgium, 20/10/91(7", Ltd, Num) Hybrid Productions H.P. 001 Portugal 1993 Sell This Version
M.S.P. 001 Blood (5) - Party's Over / Blood album art Dead Infection / Blood (5) Dead Infection / Blood (5) - Party's Over / Blood(7", EP, Ltd, Red) Morbid Single Productions M.S.P. 001 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
IR 003 Blood (5) - Spittle Red Of Blood album art Blood (5) Spittle Red Of Blood(7", Gre) Iron Records (6) IR 003 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Blood (5) - Schwarze Magie / Untitled album art Mystic Circle / Blood (5) Mystic Circle / Blood (5) - Schwarze Magie / Untitled(7", Ltd, Num) Last Epitaph none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
act 27 Blood (5) - Flesh And Blood / Untitled album art Blood (5) / Psycho (10) Blood (5) / Psycho (10) - Flesh And Blood / Untitled(7", EP, Gre) Ax/ction Records act 27 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Blood (5) - Inhume / Blood album art Inhume / Blood (5) Inhume / Blood (5) - Inhume / Blood(7") Not On Label (Blood (5) Self-released), Not On Label (Inhume Self-released) none Germany 1998 Sell This Version