From: Bayonne, NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded
Latest Blood Feast News
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At long last, Blood Feast is reborn into the metal underground with the highly anticipated third full-length album, "The Future State Of Wicked," set to be released by longtime fans Hells Headbangers. And today, the band reveals the details, as well as the first track, "INRI," which can be heard in the player below. The album is targeted for an early 2017 release.
Blood Feast fans old and new will not be disappointed by "The Future State of Wicked," as the "holy trinity" of releases from the band’s early days – "Kill For Pleasure" (1987), the "Face Fate" EP (1988) and "Chopping Block Blues" (1990) – inform much of the new album. All the speed, brutality, and twists ‘n’ turns Blood Feast is known for are intact and in your face (nine of the 10 songs being written by original guitarist Adam Tranquilli), yet updated with modern production. Joining Adam are vocalist Chris Natalini and bassist Tom Lorenzo, along with some new blood in Joe Moore (drums) and CJ Scioscia (guitar).
The five-man Blood Feast reunited for an appearance at the NJ March Metal Meltdown in 1999, but further activity was not to be. A second reunion began in 2007, albeit only with original members Tranquilli and Kuzma. Both Lorenzo and Natalini came on board in 2010, just in time for the band’s first appearance at Headbangers Open Air in Germany (they were invited back in 2013). During this stretch, Adam began writing new material, with the band even playing an early version of "INRI" at select shows. More...
Blood Feast is reborn into the metal underground with the signing to Hells Headbangers Records for the release of the third full-length album (and first since 1990), "The Future State Of Wicked." Fans old and new will not be disappointed, as the "holy trinity" of releases from the band’s early days – "Kill For Pleasure" (1987), the "Face Fate" EP (1988) and "Chopping Block Blues" (1990) – inform much of the new album.
All the speed, brutality, and twists ‘n’ turns Blood Feast is known for are intact and in your face (nine of the 10 songs being written by original guitarist Adam Tranquilli), yet updated with modern production. Joining Adam are vocalist Chris Natalini and bassist Tom Lorenzo, along with some new blood in Joe Moore (drums) and CJ Scioscia (guitar).
Blood Feast was formed by Adam Tranquilli, Gary Markowich (vocals), Kevin Kuzma (drums), and Lou Starita (bass) in 1985 as Blood Lust. The band quickly wrote and recorded the classic four-song demo, "The Suicidal Missions." Shortly after, came the upgrade to a five-piece with the addition of Michael Basden on guitar. The band was then approached by New Renaissance Records to contribute songs to the infamous Thrash Metal Attack (“Menacing Thunder”) and Speed Metal Hell 3 (“The Suicidal Missions”) compilations. This prompted the name change to Blood Feast. New Renaissance then offered a record deal, which led to the recording of the classic "Kill For Pleasure" album and a US tour with Death Angel. The "Face Fate" EP quickly followed suit. More...
Hells Headbangers has announced the running order for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.
After the resounding success of the first "Hells Headbash" last summer, the show was expanded to a three-day event with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.
Set to take place at the world-renowned Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Finland's Satanic Warmaster and Australia's Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other groups. The lineup is as follows:
FRIDAY, SEPT 4th:
Midnight, Cianide, October 31, High Spirits, Acid Witch, Blood Feast, Bonehunter, Bat, Abysmal Lord, Cemetery Lust, Prosanctus Inferi, The Lurking Corpses.
SATURDAY, SEPT 5th:
Profanatica, Satanic Warmaster, Destruktor, Deiphago, Perdition Temple, Deceased, Sacrocurse, Evil Army, Haunting Presence, Hellvetron, Embalmer
SUNDAY, SEPT 6th:
Archgoat, Black Witchery, Inquisition, Deathhammer, Nyogthaeblisz, Shitfucker, Demonic Christ, Ævangelist, Nocturnal Blood, Nexul, Manticore, Gravewurm
THURSDAY, SEPT 3rd:
A FREE Hells Headbash pre-party for those that purchase a 3-day pass. This gig will feature 6 Shadow Kingdom Records affiliated bands - Coven, Iron Man, Night Magic (a continuation of Hour Of 13), Temple Of Void, Tombstalker, Venomous Maximus More...
Hells Headbangers just announced the final lineup for the label's three-day "Hells Headbash - Part 2" festival, set to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on September 4th - 6th.
After the first "Hells Headbash" last summer - which was held at the label's distribution warehouse, and was filmed for a special DVD release set for later this year - Hells Headbangers expanded the fest to include an additional day and with an even more epic lineup of HHR-affiliated bands.
Set to take place at the Agora Theater, "Hells Headbash - Part 2" will feature the first American performances by Satanic Warmaster and Destruktor and exclusive performances by underground legends Archgoat and Profanatica, as well as 31 other Hells Heabangers-supported bands that span the spectrum of death metal, black metal, thrash, grind, metalpunk, and plenty of filthy points in between. The full list of bands, in alphabetical order, are as follows: More...
The bizarre and malevolent primal underground NYC hate cult known as Teloch Vovin will take part in the 2013 NYDM annual festival this weekend in Long Island.
One of two dozen acts set to storm the unruly masses at the massive four-day massacre this Thursday, August 15thth through Sunday the 18th, Teloch Vovin is set to perform Friday night, followed by Evoken and Black Anvil. Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum, Deceased, Embalmer, Radiation Sickness and Engorge are just a few of the additional bands set to play during the gathering.
Following the NYDM Annual, Teloch Vovin will revisit Brooklyn's detrimental metal/spirits bunker Saint Vitus Bar taking part in the Pestis Atra Aestas Rituale with Forced, Coffin Birth, Negative Plane and the mighty Black Witchery on August 31st.
You can stream the band's full "I" EP at this location, or catch Teloch Vovin live:
8/15-18/2013 Red River Inn - Yaphank, NY w/ Evoken, Blood Feast, Prime Evil, Mausoleum
8/31/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Witchery, Negative Plane, Coffin Birth
The Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2013 will take place in Chicago this coming May 3rd and 4th. The full lineup has now been revealed and is available below. The organizers of the festival also commented:
"Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in North America - keeping underground metal alive in the states. They've quickly gained an infamous reputation across the world by featuring many legendary bands all at one event.
"Some Ragnarokkr veterans include the reunion of Brocas Helm, the German power metal masters Wizard for their only USA show, Helstar for the first time in the Midwest in over 2 decades, Voltax for their first USA appearance, Obsession featuring Michael Vescera, and the epic Virgin Steele. 2013 will be the best year yet! For more details, visit this location."
Rock Club Stage
Oz (Sweden, first USA show)
Tyrant’s Reign (back after 7 yrs)
Ashbury (first metal show)
Split Heaven (Mexico, first USA show)
U.S. power/thrash act Heretic has been confirmed for the 16th edition of the Headbangers Open Air festival, which will take place on the 25th-27th of July 2013 in Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany.
The other confirmed so far bands include: Vicious Rumors, Forte, Blood Feast, Demon, Stormwitch, Praying Mantis, Iron Savior, Rival, Muro, Sleepy Hollow, Kissin' Dynamite, Midnight Priest, Skiltron, Game Over, King Leoric, Trespass, 77 and MX Machine.
Heretic is currently lining up more shows to play in Europe around the HOA festival. The band's comeback album "A Time of Crisis" was released in July this year through Metal on Metal Records.
More about Heretic can be found at this location. More...
Wisconsin-based black metal outfit Shroud Of Despondency has been added to the NYDM 5-State Spring Bash III, which is set to take place April 6th & 7th at On The Limiter in Cudahy, WI. Shroud Of Despondency will join the likes of Cianide, Cardiac Arrest, Impaler, Blood Feast, Absconder, Burial Ritual and many more. For more info, visit this location. Shroud Of Despondency is scheduled to perform on Saturday, April 7th at 10:05 PM. Erik Stenglein from Milwaukee's Northless will be filling in on drums for the band.
LAMENT, the New Jersey thrash metal band featuring ex-BLOOD FEAST member Kevin Kuzma, disbanded earlier this year after parting ways with female vocalist Linda Alexander. The remaining members (Kevin Kuzma - drums; John Blicharz - guitar; Karl Odenwalder - bass) have recruited vocalist Tony Stanziano, and the band's sound shifted towards a blackened death metal sound while maintaining the thrash metal influence.
Along with the lineup change and the new direction, the band has officially changed its name to ANNUNAKI. "The new no-boundries, heavier, and more brutal/technical sound gave the band a new identity," says the band. "With so much contrast between then and now, a name change was necessary." ANNUNAKI are currently in the writing stages and will be recording their debut album, "Throne of the Annunaki", at Trax East Studios this September. The album is due out on Militia Records this October.