South Africa’s V.O.D (Voice Of Destruction) released their second album Bloedrivier in 1996, which was re-released in 2006 with new artwork and remastering. The album was something of a landmark for South African metal in that, at the time, it was recorded at the Academy Studios in Yorkshire, England. This was the same studio in which bands such as Cradle Of Filth, Paradise Lost, Anathema and My Dying Bride were also tracking albums of their early careers. Between the initial release in 1996 and up until 2006, Bloedrivier was ironically only available in South Africa on import.
Bloedrivier has now been released officially and in it’s entirety by the band on their bandcamp page for digital download for $7. This comes in anticipation of Voice Of Destruction‘s second reunion appearance since discontinuing live performances in 1999, where they will appear at Witchdoctor Productions Witchfest alongside Poland’s Belphegor and many other South African bands in 2015. V.O.D performed a string of shows in 2009 to mark a ten-year reunion.
V.O.D still maintain an official website.
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