Chicago-based metal band THE BLOODLINE, which features former members of DIRGE WITHIN and DIVINE HERESY, will release its debut album, “We Are One”, on May 5 via Another Century. The CD was recorded last year with producer Joel Wanasek (RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA, VINYL THEATRE).

In other news, THE BLOODLINE will support DOYLE on the following shows:

March 06 – Route 20 Outhouse – Sturtevant, WI (no DOYLE)
March 13 – Beckley, WV @ Muncheez
March 14 – Hagerstown, MD @ Hard Times
March 15 – New York, NY @ The Studio At Webster Hall (no DOYLE)
March 17 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
March 19 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
March 20 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
March 21 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement

The official lyric video for the THE BLOODLINE song “With Fire (Comes Absolution)” can be seen below.

“I met Travis [Neal] while he was singing for DIVINE HERESY,” recalls THE BLOODLINE guitarist Shaun Glass. “DIRGE WITHIN parted ways with its singer, and I reached out. We did a week of shows in the Midwest. However, as soon as we started writing new material together, it hit us. This is a new entity. I’d never experienced chemistry that powerful.”

Regarding the musical direction of “We Are One”, Glass said: “It’s very groove-heavy with huge melodies and epic hooks. The listener can nod their heads and really lock in.”

He continued: “This has been a long growing process. Everything fell into place. Nothing was forced.

“I hope people get addicted to the album. I want them to crave it. They can be a part of this with us forever.”

Speaking about the decision to put their former band, DIRGE WITHIN, to rest, THE BLOODLINE members previously said: “Once we began writing the new music, it truly took on a new life of its own, [and] all of us felt it was best to admit this is not DIRGE WITHIN in many ways. [In addition] the four of us do not want to limit ourselves in any form as musicians.”


Shaun Glass – Guitar
Frankie Harchut – Drums
Chuck Wepfer – Guitar
Travis Neal – Vocals


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