Modern metallers Blood Youth have returned with a huge new single, Iron Lung, which is equally brutal as it is emotive, and signals a new era for the band.

Vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains the song’s meaning; “We wrote Iron Lung just before the impacts of the pandemic swept across the globe, and looking back it couldn’t have been more fitting if we tried. The song centres around having someone or something to get us through each day; “Will you breathe for me? Will you bleed for me?” We all have our own shit going on in life, and at the end of the day you’re the only person that can help yourself through it. In the video, we see this masked figure, living in his own hell and doing what he can to survive. He creates something to worship and hold on to through the darkest times.”

The band have also announced a UK tour for September, to follow their appearance at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival. Support comes from Death Blooms.

Guitarist Chris Pritchard comments; “We’ve always wanted to do a tour like this where it’s just stripped down, up close and personal with no bullshit in between. Whenever we’ve tried to do something like this in the past, other tours and opportunities have gotten in the way but this time it’s happening. It feels more perfect than ever to have this be our first tour back after being away from fans for nearly two years now, to bring them back and closer than ever straight out the gate. We’re super excited to hit these towns and cities, most for the first time ever, with new songs, new visuals and a new skin. We can’t wait to share that experience with you all.”



Date Venue
Sat 5th Slam Dunk North Leeds
Sun 5th Slam Dunk South Hatfield Park
Wed 15th O’Rileys Hull
Thu 16th Corporation Sheffield
Fri 17th Opium Edinburgh
Sat 18th Students Union Newcastle
Sun 19th The Live Rooms Chester
Mon 20th Clwblfor Bach Cardiff
Tue 21st The Junction Plymouth
Wed 22nd The Anvil Bournemouth
Thu 23rd The Prince Albert Brighton
Fri 24th The Jericho Tavern Oxford
Sat 25th Redrum Stafford
Sun 26th The Parish Huddersfield

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