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Bonded By Blood

Formed: 2005
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Bonded By Blood News

Below is our complete Bonded By Blood news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Bonded By Blood Embarking On North American Tour

Bonded by Blood is due to kick off a North American tour tonight with Canadian all-girl metal band Kittie. Bonded By Blood - which recently finished recording new album, "The Aftermath" - will also be joined by Blackguard and The Agonist on the six-week trek, which starts in Poughkeepsie, New York.

View the tour flyer at this location.

Apr. 10 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
Apr. 11 - Albany, NY - Bogie's
Apr. 12 - Reading, PA - Reverb
Apr. 13 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Apr. 14 - Portage, IN - Camelot Hall
Apr. 15 - Waterloo, IA - Spicoli's
Apr. 16 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
Apr. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Apr. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4
Apr. 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
Apr. 20 - Regina, SK - The Exchange
Apr. 21 - Edmonton, AL - Pawn Shop
Apr. 22 - Prince George, BC - The Generator
Apr. 23 - Vancouver, BC - Red Room
Apr. 24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Apr. 25 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Apr. 26 - San Francisco, CA - The Grand Ballroom
Apr. 27 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Apr. 28 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's
Apr. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyenne Saloon
Apr. 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Vertigo
May 01 - Englewood, CO - Moe's
May 02 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
May 03 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
May 04 - Dallas, TX - Trees
May 05 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
May 06 - Tyler, TX - Click's
May 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Roxy
May 08 - Tulsa, OK - Marquee
May 09 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
May 10 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
May 11 - Libertyville, IL - Austin's
May 12 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
May 13 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
May 14 - Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 15 - Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
May 16 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
May 17 - Hampton Beach, NH - Wally's Pub
May 18 - Worcester, MA - Tammany Hall
May 19 - Boston, MA - Middle East Downstairs
May 20 - Auburn, ME - Club Texas
May 21 - Montreal, QC - Club Foufounnes
May 22 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
May 23 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
May 24 - Trenton, NJ - Championship
May 25 - Providence, RI - The Ruins

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Betsy's Bar Comments on SXSW Cancellation

Metal Underground previously reported the cancellation of Motorbreath's SXSW show featuring artists such as Havok, Bonded By Blood and Spellcaster. We contacted Motorbreath owner and show booker, Tristan Spears to get his side of the story. Now, in all fairness, we bring our readers the other side of the story told by a representative of Betsy's Bar. More...

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Motorbreath SXSW Showcase Canceled

Motorbreath Entertainment's SXSW Showcase contained a tremendous bill of new school thrash and heavy metal artists such as Bonded By Blood, Havok, Speedwolf, Exmortus, Witchaven and Spellcaster. The stellar lineup was the only old school-metal oriented event at SXSW, which was cause for Metal Underground to sponsor the event. Unfortunately, the March 16th show at Betsy's came to a abrupt and disappointing end. After the first three bands performed, Motorbreath founder, Tristan Spears announced that if more people didn't drink more alcohol, the show would be canceled. After much deliberation, the show was indeed canceled.

Spears provided Metal Underground with the following statement: More...

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Bonded By Blood Posts In-Studio Footage

California metallers Bonded By Blood are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on a brand new studio album coming this summer via Earache Records.

The new album is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles. The band have been documenting the studio experience and have posted a new video to update fans on the recording process. Check out the video clip after the jump.

Bonded By Blood is also heading out on the road and offering fans the first chance to hear some of the new music. The thrashers have teamed up with Exmortus and Witchaven for a string of shows this March that shouldn't be missed! Bonded By Blood will also be performing at SXSW 2012 with a special showcase at Betsy's Bar in Austin that will also feature Havok, Spellcaster, and Speedwolf. More...

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Bonded By Blood Posts Pre-Studio Update

California's Bonded By Blood has just entered the studio to begin recording an as-yet untitled new album, and has now posted the first video update of the sessions for the album.

The video was shot in the band's rehearsal space prior to heading into the studio, and shows Bonded By Blood working on new material, introducing the two newest members of the group, and discussing the approach to the new album. Watch the video now below.

The follow-up to 2010's "Exiled to Earth" is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulflyguitarist Logan Mader in Los Angeles, and will be the first album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez. More...

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Bonded By Blood Set To Record New Album

California's Bonded By Blood is due to enter the studio this weekend to begin recording an as-yet untitled new album.

The follow up to 2010's "Exiled to Earth" is being recorded with producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader at Silver Sound and Mt. Olympus Studios in Los Angeles. It will be the band's first album to feature vocalist Mauro Gonzalez and bassist Jessie Sanchez.

"We can't wait for everybody to hear what the new album has in store. It's definitely more diverse and we all had a blast writing it," states guitarist Juan Juarez. "It'll be the first record with Mauro and Jessie, who have been great additions to the line-up, and the four of us really connected well during the writing and rehearsing of this album. The playing on this album will be top-notch. We're glad to be recording in Los Angeles, and excited to work with Logan. We can't wait to get started and we hope everybody enjoys it as much as we do - watch for video updates from the studio! YEAH!"

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Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase

Metalunderground.com is proud to sponsor the Motorbreath Entertainment SXSW 2012 Showcase, featuring Havok, Spellcaster, Exmortus, Witchaven, Speedwolf and many more. The event takes place on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM (CT) at Betsy's Bar in Austin, Texas. Doors open at 3:00 pm CT. You can purchase tickets here.

Here's the complete line-up:

Havok (CO)
Exmortus (CA)
Bonded By Blood (CA)
Spellcaster (OR)
Witchaven (CA)
Confused
Speedwolf (CO)
Owl Witch
Last word (CO)
Legion
Beyond the Blood
Aggravator
Imminent Descent
Numbskull

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Bonded By Blood Announces New Bassist

Pomona, California thrashers Bonded By Blood have announced the addition of Jessie Sanchez as their new bassist.

Sanchez replaces former bassist Jerry Garcia, who left the band earlier this year. The newly completed line-up is currently writing songs for a new album, which is tentatively due to be recorded in early 2012. The band issued the following statement:

"We are thrilled to announce that our good friend Jessie Sanchez has joined the Bonded By Blood family! It was a long and devious search to find the right dude for the job, but we are proud to have him in the band slapping the bass for us! Album #3 is sounding killer so far and we can't wait to hit the studio some time in January! Cheers to Metal!"

You can check out a photo of the new lineup at this location. Bonded By Blood also has the following tour dates:

Nov. 12 - Santurce, Puerto Rico - La Repuesta
Nov. 19 - Las Vegas, NV - Thrashgiving at Cheyenne Saloon
Dec. 29 - Hemet, CA - Wheelhouse
Dec. 30 - San Diego, CA - Ruby Room
Dec. 31 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse

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New Metal Songs Available On The Rock Band Network

Xbox 360 metal fans are receiving several new metal tracks for the coming weekend on the Rock Band Network. This week's roundup includes music from Bonded By Blood, Chaotrope, Veil of Maya, and Wargasm. PS3 users will also get new tracks from Amberian Dawn, Lazarus A.D., Nightrage, and NightShade starting on the 28th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 songs, including all the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Bonded By Blood - "Prototype Death Machine" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Diachylon" (80 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine" (160 MSP)
Destruction of a Rose - "Rise and Shine (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Veil of Maya - "Namaste" (160 MSP)
Wargasm - "Underground (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP) More...

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Bonded By Blood Introduces New Touring Lineup

Southern California thrashers Bonded By Blood have announced the friendly departure of Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass). Brandon Gullin (Avenger of Blood) and Ben Bennet (Warbringer) will fill in the vacated spots on the band's upcoming North American tour supporting Sepultura.

Carlos Regalado, Juan Juarez and Mauro Gonzalez, Bonded By Blood's remaining members, have released the following statement:

"Bonded By Blood has gone through so many changes in the last couple of years while playing amazing festivals, touring the entire United States, Europe and Canada dozens of times, and enjoying the time with new and old friends and fans all over the world who mean the most to us. We first lost our original bass player, Ruben Dominguez back in 2009, then singer Jose Barrales left the band in 2010, but each was replaced with new members and the group marched on. Now, we regret to announce that Alex Lee (guitar) and Jerry Garcia (bass) are also stepping away from BBB. We will miss them just as much as we miss Ruben and Jose, and this band will not be the same without them, but the three of us that are left in Bonded By Blood hope that everyone who enjoys this band can understand that changes are inevitable. As much as we want to keep an 'original line-up', things happen that you just can't control.

"We hope all our friends, fans and fellow musicians can still give us the warm welcome we always received and still support us in these hard times while we rebuild the band as we all need all the support we can get. Thankfully, some new friends stepped up and are working hard to help us do the Sepultura tour, so big thanks to Ben Bennet (from Smog and formerly Warbringer) and Brandon Gulling (of Malus Rex and the recently reformed Avenger of Blood), who will be filling in on bass and rhythm guitar respectively while we keep together what is left of Bonded By Blood. We hope to see you all on the road again; it's not going to be the same without our old friends up there with us... But shit happens."

Alex Lee comments on leaving Bonded By Blood:

"With Jose leaving the band followed by my own parting, I want to assure you all that it is not a coincidence, nor is it a fluke. Being a guitarist, I have always been interested in playing other styles of music and not only thrash. Don't get me wrong, I love my thrash music, but I honestly see myself being suited better with another band or type of music than what I have been doing with Bonded By Blood. It has been one of the hardest decisions of my life, due to the fact that this was the first band that I was in or established, but now I feel that it's my time to move on and to continue my progress on a new path. I wish Bonded the best of luck and I know they can succeed. As for the fans, I know they won't truly understand, they can either hate me or follow me, but I hope they will continue listening to and seeing Bonded live, for I believe that they will hold strong for years to come. You guys were the best and thanks for the great years!"

Jerry Garcia reflects on his time with Bonded By Blood and his exit:

"Being part of Bonded By Blood for almost two years now has been the best experience of my life. I've seen and done things that I could have only dreamed of. I had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the most talented musicians in the world, including the ones in my band. Everything I experienced will be something that I will cherish for a lifetime. However, as time goes by and life begins to unfold, certain things begin to become very evident and downright inevitable. Bonded By Blood is more than just a band, it's a spirit and it transcends any single individual person or band member.

"I want to thank each and every single one of you that ever supported me and the guys in doing what we do best in life, and that is music. There is no better feeling in the world than to bring happiness to someone through music. It is an incredibly humbling experience that I never took for granted. I am not sad, nor am I disappointed in my departure from the band. I see it as a fresh start to another chapter in my random life. As for me... Well, I'll be around - music is something that is essential to my life. I cherished the good, learned from the bad and realized that in life, 'the only constant is change'.

"One last thank you to everyone that showed me kindness on and off the road, so thanks to Juan, Carlos, Alex, Mauro, Marco, Talita and the rest of the Earache gang including Anthony, every band I toured with, and most of all the fans! See ya!"

Bonded By Blood recently finished a co-headlining European tour with Lazarus A.D. Go to this location to view Sepultura, Hate, Keep of Kelessin and Bonded By Blood tour dates.

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Bonded By Blood Issues Road Report

Californian thrashers Bonded By Blood are currently shredding their way around Europe on a co-headlining tour with Lazarus A.D. The tour is Bonded By Blood's first outing in Europe with new frontman Mauro Gonazalez. Following the first leg of the tour in the UK, the band is now in mainland Europe where bassist Jerry Garcia has been keeping a tour diary of the band's antics.

An excerpt from Jerry's latest tour update follows:

"Hey what's up guys! Just checking in here from Vienna in Austria. We had some incredibly epic nights recently and the highlights without a doubt are Zurich, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic! The fans out there absolutely kick ass. We had fans hanging from the ceiling, singing our songs, jumping on stage, buying us all sorts of alcoholic beverages, buying us pizza! Great times in both of these countries. It is such an honor to be able to come halfway across the globe and meet people that want nothing more than to spend some time with you and have a beer or two. It is an incredibly humbling experience and one I will never forget.

"The scenery out here is rad! Everything looks so epic that it is hard to explain. After touring nothing but North America I am happy to see a forest where different kinds of trees grow and animals live, or buildings that were built hundreds of years ago compared to the skyscrapers of New York.

"Lately we all came down with a bit of a cold and cough. We're doing better now and the great catering we get every night is helping us get back to 100% way faster than any of the times we've been sick on tour in the States when all we have to eat sometimes is a McDouble and tap water." More...

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Bonded By Blood Checks In From The Road

Californian thrashers Bonded By Blood are currently on the road in Europe with fellow thrashers Lazarus A.D. for a co-headlining tour. Bonded By Blood bassist Jerry Garcia has posted the following update from the road:

"Well it's been 10 days now since we landed in Europe. I was excited to return here and do an actual tour this time around! The tour has been great thus far... Minus a few bumps on the road here and there. Luckily everything has been sorted out and we seem to be back in full throttle for the next few weeks.

"Apparently there has been many things going on across the globe in the past week or so; watching footage of the tsunami in Japan was something that I will never, ever forget... My thoughts go out to the Japanese that were affected by these events.

"I love the UK, it reminds me a lot of the States but with a different atmosphere. The shows have been pretty great, especially in Leeds and in Glasgow! Thank you for the good times, UK!

"Tonight is our first night here in Germany. So far the hospitality has been great and I'm glad to be out of the UK and explore new countries! Thank you to everyone that has come out to see us over the past 9 days, you guys kick ass!" More...

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Bonded By Blood Comments On European Tour

Californian thrashers Bonded By Blood kick off their European tour with Lazarus A.D. tonight, Wednesday March 8th in London, UK. Both bands will co-headline the tour, which will hit 14 countries. The shows will be Bonded By Blood's first appearances in Europe with their new frontman, Mauro Gonzalez.

Drummer Carlos Regalado comments:

"Bonded By Blood is finally returning to Europe to do a proper tour! We are so excited to finally finish what we started back in '09 with Fueled By Fire when we ran into troubles and had to cancel the remainder of the tour and disappoint so many fans.

"This time we are part of a co-headlining tour with Lazarus A.D.; both of us just shared the stage on a Death Angel US tour, and together we're hitting plenty of countries and mashing tons more faces! With the addition of our new singer Mauro Gonzalez, we are ready now more than ever and can't wait to see familiar faces and make some new friends and party down! See you on the killing road..."

You can check out a recent Bonded By Blood show report from Metalunderground.com here, or catch the band live on the following dates:

Mar. 09 - London, UK - Academy 2
Mar. 10 - Bristol, UK - Area 81
Mar. 11 - Milton Keynes, UK - Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 - Leeds, UK - The Well
Mar. 13 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 - Nottingham, UK - The Maze
Mar. 15 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
Mar. 16 - Norwich, UK - Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
Mar. 18 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo
Mar. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
Mar. 21 - Vienna, Austria - 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 - Bologna, Italy - Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
Mar. 24 - Madrid, Spain - Hebe
Mar. 25 - Paris, France - Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 - Porto, Portugal - Porto Rio
Mar. 29 - Hamburg, Germany - Headcrush
Mar. 30 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
Mar. 31 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
Apr. 01 - Cologne, Germany - The Underground
Apr. 02 - Bruges, Belgium - JH Comma

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Death Angel Summons The Angel of Death In Chicago

See what I did there? Clever stuff, eh? Anyway, Death Angel is out doing a club tour across North America to support their newest studio full length, “Relentless Retribution,” supported by Lazarus A.D., Bonded by Blood, Early Man and Hexen. They stopped by Chicago on February 9, and already had a couple strikes against them before they even took the stage. But more on that later. Lazarus A.D. was supposed to be second on the bill but had van problems and didn’t make it to Chicago; an obvious bummer all around for obvious reasons, and it especially sucked for your correspondent, since I love me some Lazarus A.D. Hexen and Early Man were also replaced by a couple local Chicago bands. Enough preamble, let’s talk about what actually happened. More...

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Bonded By Blood Posts Full Concert Performance

Bonded By Blood has posted a multi-camera live concert that was filmed at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL by UVTV. The video features audio that was professionally multitracked and mixed and the set list for the show is as follows:

1. Mind Pollution
2. Prototype: Death Machine
3. Another Disease
4. Exiled To Earth
5. Immortal Life
6. Psychotic Pulse
7. Feed The Beast

The full concert is available for streaming at the UVTV website here.

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Bonded By Blood Involved In Vehicle Accident

Bonded By Blood bassist Jerry Garcia has posted the following update online about the band being involved in a van accident:

"Shit just hit the fan! We were on our way to Trenton, NJ and our trailer took us for a spin on the highway. We had a great gig last night and we were happy to finally get into the groove of things, unfortunately everything has come to a cold and dreadful stop. I was driving the van on our way to New Jersey when we suddenly skid across the road and nearly hit a wall. Unfortunately our fucking trailer flipped over and broke off the hinge!

"As I was driving down the road the weather kept getting worse and worse. It was very difficult to see outside of our windows and the road was becoming one big sheet of ice. I could see the light from my headlights reflect off the pavement. I slowed down because I was afraid we would hydroplane. I was going about 40- 45 mph about two hours from the venue, listening to the song 'Chase The Wind' by our friends band Holy Grail on my headphones, when suddenly I realized that our trailer was on a massive hydroplane completely adjacent to us. I kind of freaked out because I was afraid it would smash into the back of the van where Juan [Juarez, band guitarist] was sleeping. I laid off the gas and as soon as I did the trailer pulled the van and caused me to loose complete control. All I could say was 'OH FUUUUCK!' I managed to narrowly miss the center divider and a few cars before we skid completely across the highway and almost hit the wall on the other side. We came to a stop about 3 feet from the wall!

"It was a surreal experience to say the least. Something about listening to our buddy Luna (from Holy Grail) singing while we almost lost our lives just didn’t seem right. At least that is not how I would’ve expected to go. Everything happened so fast and my actions seemed automatic as if my instincts just kicked in and I did whatever it is I did behind the wheel without thinking about it. I'm not superstitious but its kind of ironic that Mauro was listening to 'Dying Season' by Heathen and the exit off the highway we took after all was said and done was named Moosic. Its like we exited music and in a way we did, for the night at least. More...

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Bonded By Blood Announces Permanent Frontman

In Fall of 2010, vocalist Mauro Gonzalez stepped in at the last minute to front California thrash act Bonded By Blood through a long stretch of touring. Bonded By Blood has now announced that Gonzalez has joined the band as a permanent member.

Bonded By Blood bassist, Jerry Garcia states: "We would like to formally announce that Mauro Gonzalez is now officially the new frontman for Bonded By Blood. He has shown great promise and dedication in the past few months and we have received great reviews from many old fans, new fans, and well-established musicians throughout our recent North American trek. We are very excited about our decision and we hope that you guys welcome him into the BBB family like we have! See you guys on the killing road real soon."

The band also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Immolation To Play Scion Rock Fest

Immolation has been announced as the latest confirmed act for the upcoming Scion Rock Festival, which is set to take place on March 5th in Pomona, California. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The other announced bands are as follows:

MORBID ANGEL
OBITUARY
DEATH ANGEL
MUNICIPAL WASTE
AGALLOCH
INTEGRITY
BASTARD NOISE
ATHEIST
FLOOR
BLACK BREATH
NAILS
PRIMATE
CROM
WORMROT
KVELERTAK
NECRITE
WOE
FUCK THE FACTS
BONDED BY BLOOD
CHRISTIAN MISTRESS

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Bonded By Blood Announces Shows With Lazarus A.D.

Pomona, California thrashers Bonded By Blood are teaming up with Lazarus A.D. for a co-headlining European tour, which kicks off on March 9th in London, UK. You can view the European tour flyer at this location. Bonded By Blood bassist Jerry Garcia comments:

"We're excited by the announcement of our much anticipated and requested co-headlining European tour with Lazarus A.D. in March. We love touring Europe and we hope to see many old and new faces this time around."

The dates are as follows:

Mar. 09 - London, UK - Academy 2
Mar. 10 - Bristol, UK - The Croft
Mar. 11 - Milton Keynes, UK - Crauford Arms
Mar. 12 - Leeds, UK - The Well
Mar. 13 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Mar. 14 - Nottingham, UK - The Maze
Mar. 15 - Southampton, UK - Joiners
Mar. 16 - Norwich, UK - Metal Lust @ The Brickmakers
Mar. 17 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
Mar. 18 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
Mar. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
Mar. 20 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
Mar. 21 - Vienna, Austria - 3Raum/Arena
Mar. 22 - Bologna, Italy - Lazzaretto
Mar. 23 - Barcelona, Spain - Mephisto
Mar. 24 - Madrid, Spain - Hebe
Mar. 25 - Paris, France - Paris Extreme
Mar. 26 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27 Black
Mar. 27 - Porto, Portugal - Porto Rio
Mar. 29 - Hamburg, Germany - Headcrush
Mar. 30 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
Mar. 31 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
Apr. 02 - Bruges, Belgium - JH Comma

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Bonded By Blood Performance Footage Posted Online

Footage has been posted online of Bonded By Blood performing the song "Mind Pollution" live at Reggie's Rock Club in Chicago, IL. You can check out the video clip below.

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