The Only Way Is Blood


Usually he makes brilliant sleeves, now Costin Chioreanu takes centre stage

Bloodway, the band lead by the Romanian graphic designer Costin Chioreanu from Twilight13media (At the Gates, Mayhem, Arcturus, Darkthrone, Sigh etc), have announced the full details for the new album – Mapping The Moment With The Logic of Dreams. The album features Dr. Mikannibal from Sigh as a special guest.

“Bloodway exist without expectations, and without trying to please anybody but ourselves,” proudly asserts Costin Chioreanu, the band’s leader and one of the most acclaimed graphic artists within the metal field. Together with drummer Alex Ghita and bassist Mihai Andrei, he formed the band in 2013 and since then has been busy refining its style: An intriguing, surprising brew of black metal, psych-prog and avant-garde music, filtered through Chioreanu’s metaphysic visions and life’s deepest emotions.

In a certain way, Bloodway’s music is an extension of Chioreanu’s art, and twice as bold: A shape-shifting creature inhabiting a bizarre reality, heavily deformed under the band’s surrealistic lens. 2014’s “Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon” debut EP prepared the ground for Bloodway’s first full-length, a very mature work appropriately titled “Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams”. The album features Dr. Mikannibal from Sigh playing saxophone in one track, the mind-shattering prog instrumental “A Hallow Bridge”.

The rest is Chioreanu, Ghita and Andrei at their best, injecting heavy doses of angst and craziness into a polymorphic musical matter that is adventurous as it is undeniably original.

Available as a CD in jewel case, 20-page booklet with lyrics. Cover art and additional booklet drawings by Costin Chioreanu.


1. Seeding Distance (1:49)
2. The Transfinite Castaway (7:05)
3. Walking Past Near The Lighthouse (6:55)
4. Mirror Twins (4:09)
5. Early Glade Test Pilot (6:47)
6. A Hallow Bridge (5:57)
7. Garden Of Diurnal Fractals (5:33)
8. Mapping The Moment With The Logic Of Dreams (4:51)
Total running time 43:06

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