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Blood From the Soul is the vision of legendary musician Shane Embury, longtime member of extreme pioneers Napalm Death. In the early 90's Embury partnered with Lou Koller (Sick Of It All) to create the Blood From The Soul debut To Spite the Hand That Bleeds (Earache, 1993). The album was an experimental fusion of industrial, metal, hardcore, and punk. And along with Godflesh, Pitch Shifter, Meathook Seed, and Scorn, they helped spawn a new wave of industrial-metal. Fast forward to 2020 and Blood From the Soul has awakened from hyper-sleep. Joining Embury on this new creative journey are now Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, Soilwork, Aborted, Tronos), Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Umbra Vitae), and Jesper Liveröd (Nasum, Burst).

DSM-5 is a twelve song conceptual album from Blood From the Soul. Lyrically the album is written from the perspectives of human beings as well as sentient machines. Metaphorically it explores the relationship between consciousness and physical/psychological deterioration amid a multitude of stresses. Reading as both dystopian science fiction as well as poignant editorial on the turbulent present and our uncertain future. Verbeuren's razor-sharp percussion propels the musical vessel as Embury and Liveröd's walls of strings and ambience infectiously build with imposing power. Vocally the material is vicious as they come with Bannon at the helm. Engineer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, At The Gates, The Haunted) also created soundscapes for the epic slo-burn closer DSM while John Cooke and Tom Dring (Venomous Concept, Corrupt Moral Altar) contributed additional ominous noise to this final transmission. Credits: Shane Embury: Guitars, Bass, and Electronics Dirk Verbeuren: Drums and Percussion Jacob Bannon: Vocals, Lyrics, and Visuals Jesper Liveröd: Bass Additional Guitar by John Cooke Saxophone by Tom Dring Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Russ Russell at Parlour Studios Drums recorded by Dirk Verbeuren at Die Crawling Studio, Los Angeles, CA Vocals recorded and engineered by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios Saxophone recording done at Vagrant Studios, Southport, UK Additional vocal recording by Jacob Bannon Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege All songs written by Blood from the Soul except “DSM-5” written by Blood From the Soul and Russ Russell. 

Released: June 2022
Cat: DW227v2
Label: Deathwish Inc.



1. Subtle Fragment
2. Fang Tooth Claw
3. Terminal Truth
4. Ascend the Spine
5. Sharpened Heart
6. Calcified Youth
7. Self Deletion
8. Debris of Dreams
9. Lurch of Loss
10. Dismantle the Titan
11. Encephalon Escape
12. DSM-5

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