Ali Richardson from BLEED FROM WITHIN talks ‘Shrine’

BLEED FROM WITHIN have been to hell and back, but they are no strangers to enduring hardship. When a global pandemic threatened to shut down their plans, the Glaswegians collectively raised five middle fingers and pressed on. It’s no surprise that this unstoppable riff machine continues to crush forward at such a frantic pace – there’s no putting the breaks on the heaviest band to ever emerge from Scotland.

The band have been a potent and reliable presence in the UK metal scene for 17 years now, but recent times have seen the Scottish quintet growing in confidence and stature. With their newest album Shrine, they are about to shatter all previous expectations.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to BLEED FROM WITHIN drummer Ali Richardson about their new album ‘Shrine’ and the self reflective concept behind it, celebrating 17 years as a band, using pyro live, the one venue they dream of playing, touring and more!

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The band’s reputation as one of the most formidable forces in modern metal has earned them tour slots with MegadethLamb Of GodTestament and Heaven Shall Burn, to name just a few. 2021 saw them dominate the UK live scene; selling out their largest ever headline tour in November, capturing hearts on Bullet For My Valentines arena tour, slay a Lamb Of God livestream support slot, alongside (literally) blazing performances at Download Festival and Bloodstock Festival.

Shrine has taken the most graft to put together of any record in their catalogue, challenging their self-perception on both personal and technical levels – the culmination of two years hard work that embodies their artistic might. Armed with the learnings of evolving their sound over the last decade without ever losing sight of their DIY roots, this is BLEED FROM WITHIN at their very best. There’s no denying the band’s inevitable next steps are world domination, with Shrine a turning point moment.

Shrine was recorded at Real World Studios and at Bleed From Within‘s HQ, UK. The record was self-produced. Mixing was handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood and Sebastian Sendon, with engineering handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood  and Bleed From Within. The Shrine artwork was created by David Provan, with layout by Simon Atkinson.


BLEED FROM WITHIN – ‘Shrine’ is out June 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records 

Pre-order Shrine + stream ‘Flesh and Stone‘: physical available soon)