Jul 302022

Bassist Michael Bloodgood, of Christian metal pioneers Bloodgood, passed away on Friday according to online reports. Bloodgood formed in 1984 in Seattle, Washington and became one of the biggest Christian metal bands in existence. They are credited with being a vital stepping stone towards what would become a massively successful genre in Christian rock. 

“Dear Friends, It’s with a heavy heart we share that we lost our beloved, Michael Bloodgood on July 29, 2022 at 8:15am Central,” reads a tribute on the Official Michael Bloodgood Medical Relief Fund. “After a gallant fight that began with a severe hemorrhagic stroke in February 2022 he’s gone home to be with our Heavenly Father. We’ll cherish Michael’s generous spirit, off-beat sense of humor, and musical soul. His devotion to the Lord and sharing of the Gospel through his ministry as a pastor and musician touched countless lives. Our hearts go out to his family and friends during this unimaginable time. He is survived by his cherished wife of 46 years, Marilyn, three sons, and two grandchildren.”

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May 062022

Roxx Records recording artist Vultures Gathering will release their debut single ‘America’ today in honor of Bloodgood and benefiting Michael Bloodgood.

‘America’, the first single from the Vultures Gathering‘s debut, “The Hunt” is live now Friday, the 6th of May.

The band pays homage to legendary recording artist Bloodgood, who are amongst the pioneers who paved the way for bands like Vultures Gathering, who minister the Love of God through metal music.

Special thanks to Les Carlsen for the kind words on his advanced screening of the track – You made our day sir!!!

The band is working in partnership with Roxx Records and ChristianBandShirts.com and we informing everyone now that all proceeds for this digital single along with the merchandise revenues will be channeled over to Michael Bloodgood in light of his recent health situation.

As you might already know, the cost of healthcare in the United States is really heavy. If you do feel moved or led to donate to Michael to help with the medical costs, please consider the options below:

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