New Bloodstrike Video

Bloodstrike just debuted a new music video for which Ryan wrote the song (lyrics by Holly Wedel), played the drums, directed and edited the video, and obviously appears in the video. Bells of Death from the 2015 album In Death We Rot on Redefining Darkness Records.

Book release date 5/30/2016!

The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained – Revised, Expanded, and Updated by Ryan Alexander Bloom will be available for sale on 5/30/2016 through createspace and  The definitive edition of the most practical and applicable double bass instruction book will retail for $11.99 and will feature 74 large, easy to read 8.5″ x 11″ pages.  Check back next week for an exact link next week for how to purchase your own copy.

The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained

Today, the order was placed for a proof copy of the physical, printed edition of The
Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained
.  This CoverDesign copy.jpgis a combination of both of the previous Double Bass Drumming Explained titles in one volume plus new expanded content. Assuming the proofing process goes well, the new 8.5×11 workbook sized edition should be available for sale shortly. This image here is the front cover design.  The actual paper book version of this publication will be sold through Amazon at first due to their very reasonable on-demand printing program. In the future I may do an ebook version, however the point of this edition was to have a real book to sell to those customers who are not thrilled with the idea of using a tablet, phone, or other device while practicing. If you just want an old-school drum instruction book to practice from, this is it! Release date and purchase details coming soon.

New Look

Welcome to the new page. Please let me know if something isn’t working right for you. I was hoping to get a new cleaner look, but it seems way harder to migrate the site over here than I thought. Hopefully, some of the old stuff is still here.

News Updates:  Bloodstrike is hard at work writing new material for a follow-up album to In Death We Rot. Check the Facebook page for updates and for information on upcoming shows. This spring we are playing with Nervosa, Witchaven, Widower, and Condition Critical to name a few.

Also, a print version of the Double Bass Drumming Explained series in still in the works. It hasn’t been abandoned, it’s just a slower process than anticipated.