In Pictures: Bleed From Within's special beer launch show

Bleed From Within's beer launch show
(Image credit: Allan Maxwell)

Following in the footsteps of Deftones, Opeth, Motörhead and Iron Maiden, Scottish metallers Bleed From Within have created their own signature beer.

Clocking in at at a very metal 6.66%, Bleed From Within's Afterlife beer (named after a track from latest album Era) is a super-fancy blood orange IPA, brewed in partnership with Glaswegian booze aficionados Drygate. 

But this isn't a band just slapping their name on a bottle of homebrew and reaping the rewards, the BFW guys are involved every step of the way. In fact, they even helped out with the brewing process itself! Don't believe us? Take a look at the gallery below!

But what would a new beer be without a launch party? Held at Drygate itself, Bleed From Within played a very special and intimate show to lucky boozehounds, cramming themselves into the venue and drinking all the Afterlife beer before the band even took to the stage. Now that's dedication.

And what does a gig inside a brewhouse look like? We hear you cry. Well take a look at the gallery below, full of exclusive photos of all the action onstage and pre-show as the band get stuck in to their own private stash. Well, you would, wouldn't you?

Send us a crate over lads, yeah?

All photos by: Craig Gowans, Tom Armstrong and Allan Maxwell.

Bleed From Within's new album Era is out now.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.