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Bonded By Blood

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

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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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Earache Records To Release Box Set

Earache Records has posted the following message online:

"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.

"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...

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Gama Bomb Comments On European Tour

For the past few weeks, Irish thrashers Gama Bomb have been making their way across Europe on the Thrashing Like A Maniac tour with LA shredders Bonded By Blood and UK support act Sworn Amongst, spreading the good word of thrash wherever they go.

The band comments on the tour so far: "So here we are, two weeks into our five-week European tour. We've already come so far and done so much we can't do it justice in a simple, mortal blog, but here goes: we started in Berlin, where we accidentally played to a neo-Nazi biker gang, then we wound through Europe, finding ourselves in the Italian wilderness, high in the Alps and sweltering at the far end of Portugal along the way. It's been very, very hot so far, but we're now encountering a cooler, Northern European leg of the tour."

Along with a night of thrash metal music, Gama Bomb is offering something else to the fans who attend the shows: redemption. Gama Bomb recently announced their Stamp Out Inferior Metal campaign. At each show of the 10,000-mile, eleven-country Thrashing Like A Maniac European tour, Gama Bomb invites and encourages you to bring along the worst of your music collections - the embarrassing, the awkward and the downright rubbish CDs, records and merchandise hidden amongst your better purchases - and to collect them together so both you and Gama Bomb can do what should have been done long ago - ritually shred, stamp and smash the living hell out of them! Bring them to a show, whereupon they will be ceremoniously smashed, stamped on, frisbee'd and generally destroyed as part of the set, live onstage. More...

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Gama Bomb Declares War On "Inferior Metal"

Irish thrashers Gama Bomb has come up with a unique idea for their upcoming "Thrashing Like A Maniac" tour with Bonded By Blood and Sworn Amongst.

Singer Philly Byrne explains: "The right to listen to neck-snapping turbo-charged metal is under threat. Gloomy, posey, idiotic metal stands between us and true enjoyment of thrash. We're all guilty of having bought some rubbish, not-quite-up-to-the-mark "metal" records at some point in our lives, but it’s time to root out those embarrassing t-shirts and albums and posters – because GAMA BOMB are offering YOU a chance to wipe the slate clean."

Starting at their first show on September 12th in Germany and running through each and every stop of the 10,000-mile, eleven-country tour, GAMA BOMB invite and encourage you to bring along the worst of your music collection – the embarrassing, the awkward and the downright rubbish CDs, records and merchandise hidden amongst your better purchases – and to collect them together so both you and GAMA BOMB can do what should have been done long ago – ritually shred, stamp and smash the living hell out of them! More...

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Sworn Amongst On Thrashing Like A Maniac Tour

Sworn Amongst has been added to the bill of the Thrashing Like A Maniac UK and European tour, with Gama Bomb and Bonded By Blood. The tour dates follow:

12 Sep 2008 Club Darkside Berlin
13 Sep 2008 Festung Bitterfeld Bitterfeld
14 Sep 2008 Hohenems Kastle
15 Sep 2008 Orto Bar Ljubljana
16 Sep 2008 For Sale Club Bologna
17 Sep 2008 Sinister Noise Roma
18 Sep 2008 The Blue Rose Saloon Milan
19 Sep 2008 Le Korigan Luynes
20 Sep 2008 Thrash Em All Festival Barcelona
21 Sep 2008 Sala Midnight Madrid
22 Sep 2008 Associacao de Músicos Faro
23 Sep 2008 Lisbon Rock Bar Lisboa
24 Sep 2008 Metalpoint Club Porto
25 Sep 2008 La Fabrica de Chocolate Club Vigo
26 Sep 2008 Santana 27/Blue Room Bilbao
27 Sep 2008 Heretic Club Bordeux
30 Sep 2008 Exhaus Trier Trier More...

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Discard Frontman Quits, Forcing Tour Cancellation

Heikki Miettinen, the lead singer of Finnish modern thrashers DISCARD, has left the band due to a "total lack of motivation and anxiety towards band activity." As a result, DISCARD has been forced to cancel its participation in the Thrashing Like a Maniac European tour with GAMA BOMB (Ireland) and BONDED BY BLOOD (USA).

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Bonded By Blood Guitarist Comments On M.O.D. Tour

BONDED BY BLOOD is currently preparing for two big tours coming up soon. The first of which is a U.S. run with the ever-sarcastic M.O.D. Guitarist, Alex Lee, recounts the band's first meeting with M.O.D.
ringleader, Billy Milano at his club in Texas. "Billy's a cool guy and we loved hanging out with him. We all took to giving each other nicknames. I remember him starting to call us 'Bonded By Burritos' at some point. Billy's a man who loves his beaner jokes!"

Not to be outdone, even the bartender at the club got into the action. "The bartender started ripping on Billy after a while," said Alex. "He'd make fun of his thick Bronx accent - even called him a drama queen for some reason."

On the subject of BONDED BY BLOOD's upcoming U.S. trek with M.O.D, Alex says that "We all had a lot of good times before and we're looking forward to hanging out with Billy and his band on the tour. We also can't wait to see all of the familiar faces we saw the last time we passed through on the THRASHING LIKE A MANIAC tour. I hope that those guys told their friends and that we see many more new faces along the way."

Catch BONDED BY BLOOD with M.O.D; thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST on the following dates: More...

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Thrashing Like A Maniac Tour To Hit Europe

Earache records have announced that Bonded By Blood will be bringing their successful Thrashing Like A Maniac tour to European shores this Autumn. Joining Bonded By Blood on the trek will be Irish thrashers Gama Bomb and Finland's Discard.

The tour dates are as follows:

September
12 - Berlin, Germany - Club Darkside
13 - Bitterfeld, Germany - Festung Bitterfeld
14 - Hohenems, Austria - Kastle
15 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Orto Bar
16 - Bologna, Italy - For Sale Club
17 - Roma, Italy - Sinister Noise
18 - Milan, Italy - The Blue Rose Saloon
19 - Luynes, France - Le Korigan
20 - Barcelona, Spain - Thrash Em All Festival
21 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Midnight
22 - Faro, Portugal - Associacao de Musicos
23 - Lisbon, Portugal - Lisbon Rock Bar
24 - Porto, Portugal - Metalpoint Club
25 - Vigo, Spain - La Fabrica de Chocolate Club
26 - Bilbao, Spain - Sanatana 27/Blue Room
27 - Bordeux, France - Heretic Club
30 - Trier, Germany - Exhaus Trier

October
1 - Gent, Belgium - The Frontline
2 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropool
3 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Club Booster
4 - Stockholm, Sweden - Club Blacksmith
6 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
8 - Bremen, Germany - Thing! Club
9 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Willemeen
10 - Wurzburg, Germany - Posthallen
11 - Ieper, Belgium - JOC Ieper
13 - Sheffield, UK - The Corporation
14 - London, UK - The Underworld
16 - Bristol, UK - Bier Keller
17 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Little Civic
18 - Huddersfield, UK - The Parish

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Warbringer Announces New Drummer

Upon returning home from their first European tour earlier this summer, in support of Napalm Death and Suffocation, WARBRINGER found itself one member short. While the group had just made touring bassist Ben Bennett official after six months of live shows together (since original bass player, Andy Laux, was still in high school), they were now faced with replacing drummer Ryan Bates after he informed them he wished to leave the band.

Fortunately, after putting a number of potential candidates through the wringer, the very talented Nic Ritter won the band over with his diverse and technical style. Ritter, 27, had been playing with progressive thrash act Prototype, a band whose song "The Way It Ends" was a bonus cut on Guitar Hero III, since relocating to LA from San Diego. He has also been keeping busy with his death/grind side-project, Bodybag Johnny.

WARBRINGER's recent show in Mesa, Arizona last weekend was his first with the band and from all reports the group didn't miss a beat. You can catch a glimpse of his capabilities via video on his MySpace page.

Ritter had the following to say about his induction into the band: "I have been working at getting in a legit, professional band for a while now, and I feel this band is a great fit for me. I can't wait to get on the road and play with the new and improved WARBRINGER lineup. We are already throwing around ideas for the next album and I can't wait to write and record it with the rest of the band. It's going to be brutal!"

Also speaking to the potential of the new album, Bennett added: "I gladly look forward to contributing with riffs and songs for the new album. Oh and by the way, expect some fat bass in the future of WARBRINGER."

Under an arduous life of non-stop touring, the band has certainly approached its developing career much like the title of its debut full-length, "War Without End." However, as young as some of these guys might be, they understand that along the road to reward there will be a few unexpected bumps, and with a new drummer and a permanent bass player they're ready to show Wacken their best lineup yet on August 2nd.

Soon after their return from Europe, where they'll tour with Sworn Enemy and All Shall Perish, WARBRINGER will embark on a North American tour beginning Aug. 22 with label mates and blackened folk metallers Finntroll. This will be the band's third tour of the States after sharing stages with the likes of Exodus, Goatwhore, Nile, Suicide Silence and others. The latest Warbringer tour dates follow: More...

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Bonded By Blood, M.O.D. Tour Dates

Bonded By Blood, M.O.D., Fueled By Fire, and Nihilist will team up for brief West Coast tour this summer. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle (Burning Star Festival)
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

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Bonded By Blood Announces West Coast Tour

"Thrash never rests" says BONDED BY BLOOD as they have just confirmed a string of late-August/early-September west coast dates with (ex-S.O.D. vocalist) Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Method of Destruction), thrashers-in-crime FUELED BY FIRE and NIHILIST.

The dates are as follows:

8/30 San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle - Burning Star Festival
8/31 Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic Club
9/1 San Francisco, CA @ Annie's Social Club
9/2 Oakland, CA @ The Metro
9/3 San Jose, CA @ Voodoo Lounge
9/4 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory w/ Agent Steel
9/5 Tempe, AZ @ The Sets

More date to be released soon.

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"Thrashing Like A Maniac" Tour Announced

This June will see some of the finest young talents in thrash come together for the "Thrashing like a maniac" tour as Merciless Death, Fueled By Fire and Bonded By Blood join together to demonstrate that thrash isn't dead.

Bonded By Blood vocalist Jose "Aladdin" Barrales says: "Finally we get to get out of Cali and show the US what we are made of. The whole band is quite excited. We've seen MERCILESS DEATH and FUELED BY FIRE live before and I'm pretty sure all us three together will annihilate the crowd!!! For all you thrashers old and new, get ready for your heads to explode!"

Catch the tour at these locations (more to be announced shortly):

June 14 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
June 17 - Sacramento, CA - On The Y
June 21 - Kelso WA - Kelso Theater Pub
June 22 - Lakewood, WA - Maggie O'Toole's
June 24 - Hoquiam, WA - The Building
June 25 - Everett, WA - Jimmy Z's
June 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - TBA
June 28 - Billings, MT - TBA
June 29 - Denver, CO - TBA
July 3 - Austin, TX - Head Hunters
July 5 - Baton Rouge, LA - The Darkroom

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Bonded By Blood Scraps Recording Sessions

The following press release has been announced:

When it was announced in late 2007 that the young, new Thrash sensation BONDED BY BLOOD were set to record their debut album with producer Michael Rosen, the band and fans alike were understandably excited. Having previously worked with thrash legends such as TESTAMENT and VIO-LENCE, ROSEN was an obvious choice for producing the fast-rising thrashers' furious debut album, "Feed The Beast".

Unbeknownst to many, the recording sessions with el Rosen were scrapped and the band opted to re-record the album with a different studio and producer.

BONDED BY BLOOD vocalist Jose "Aladdin" Barrales explains what happened and why they chose to re-record "Feed The Beast": "It was weird... Every time we got in the studio, everything sounded good, but there were a lot of problems where we clashed... He kept bringing up Green Day and bands like that, that we should sound a little bit more like. I mean, I have nothing against those bands, it's just, it's not us."

Barrales continues, "It was lacking energy. It was lacking a lot of stuff really, it just wasn't the same, it wasn't our songs... There were a lot of essential songs like 'Immortal Life' and 'Feed The Beast' that we were really used to and we really liked the way they were, and he really changed a lot of stuff that we really didn't like."

Read the full article at the Bonded By Blood official Myspace.

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Bonded By Blood Post New Songs Online

Earache Records report:

"Fast rising LA thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD have added four brand new recordings to their Myspace profile for hungry thrash-heads to go check out.

The four tracks are taken from the upcoming full length debut Feed The Beast, out on May 12th in the UK and June 10th in the US.

Recorded at Love Juice Labs in LA in February, the album features 12 shredding tracks.

Feed the Beast is gearing up to take the new thrash revival to fever pitch and prove to the world that the LA thrash scene has some of the hottest, most talented new musicians the world has to offer.

Look out for the band on tour in the next few months.

The four new tracks are: 'Feed The Beast', 'Psychotic Pulse', 'Necropsy', 'Mind Pollution'.

To check out the music go to www.myspace.com/bondedbyblood.

Feed The Beast tracklisting: 'Immortal Life', 'Feed The Beast', 'Psychotic Pulse', 'Necropsy', 'Mind Pollution', 'Another Disease', 'The Evil Within', 'Tormenting Voices', 'Civil Servant', 'Self Immolation', 'Vengeance', 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme'.

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Bonded By Blood Recording B Sides

Though the recording of their full-length Earache debut, Feed The Beast may be over, the work never stops for BONDED BY BLOOD. After a brief rest, the band went right back into the studio over the weekend to record some extra tracks that had developed over the course of their Feed The Beast sessions.

"We made these songs up in the studio while we were over in Sacramento;" recalls Bonded By Blood vocalist, Jose "Aladdin" Barrales. "We'd be sitting around playing video games and all of a sudden, these riffs and licks would come to us."

By the time that the band had grown more comfortable with the surplus of new material they'd quickly created, their time in the studio was already up. However, with persistence, the band got approval to hit the studio a 2nd time just to record the new extra tracks for inclusion elsewhere. "I know that these songs aren't going to be ready for Feed The Beast," says Aladdin, "but the important thing is that we recorded 'em while we still had the energy carrying over from the first session."

How are Bonded By Blood's latest creations turning out, you ask? Let Aladdin give you a brief description. "They're coming up really really good so far...definitely more political than most of our other stuff and sounds like a mix between NUCLEAR ASSAULT and TESTAMENT." "It really makes me want to move, too. If the new stuff makes me want to go skate so it's gotta be good."

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Bonded By Blood Issue Studio Update

BONDED BY BLOOD vocalist Jose "Aladdin" Barrales has issued this studio update during a short break from recording their upcoming Earache debut, Feed The Beast:

"Just wanted to give you guys some info on what we are up to. We are away for about two weeks and a half recording our debut album coming out through Earache records entitled Feed The Beast.

Our producer is none other than Michael Rosen. He's worked with some great names; TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, SADUS, VIO-LENCE, JOE SATRIANI. Drum tracks are done and man oh man do they sound ball crushing. Right now we're on guitars. Gonna do some bass. Maybe squeeze in some vocals. The songs are gunna blow brains. Wish us luck."

Bonded By Blood will also be featured on the upcoming new-school thrash compilation, Thrashing Like A Maniac, out on February 5 in the US. To find out more about the release head over to www.myspace.com/thrashinglikeamaniac.


Bonded By Blood live dates:

January
19 - The Epic Lounge - Downey, California (with MICHAEL ANGELO BAITO, DEATHRIDERS)

February
22 - Pomona Elks Lodge - Pomona, California

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Bounded By Blood Reveal "Feed The Beast" Cover Art

Picking up where the cover for EXTINGUISH THE WEAK left off, BONDED BY BLOOD's mascot, Brutus faces off with the devil on the cover of the band's EARACHE debut, FEED THE BEAST.

With its dynamic comic book-style artwork, FEED THE BEAST's cover conveys not only the sense of danger and electricity that is personified in the music, but a deeper meaning is conveyed as well. "The artwork represents my whole view on Los Angeles. It takes you in and spits you back out," says vocalist, Jose "Aladdin" Barrales. "LA is like a beast, if you don't do the right "thing" you will end up on the streets. I think Tom, the artist, took my interpretation and made it come alive."

Check out the cover art of FEED THE BEAST here.

BONDED BY BLOOD will commence the recording of FEED THE BEAST with producer Michael Rosen (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL) on January 11th 2008 at J Street Recorders in Sacramento, CA. More...

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Bonded By Blood Bond With Fans

While preparing to head into the studio to record their debut album, "Feed The Beast", young thrashers BONDED BY BLOOD have been keeping busy by playing shows up and down the West Coast. Along the way, the band has been seeing more and more faces at every show they play. "We have been getting more and more dedicated fans recently," says lead singer Aladdin, who has taken definite notice of the steady growth of their fanbase. "To tell you the truth it feels GREAT. They love the music and they love that the band is down to earth and don't act like uptight 'rock stars.'"

There are some fans who see BONDED BY BLOOD once then bring all of their friends with them to see another show. There's also some very creative fans who show their support in other ways. "We have gotten some crazy fans that come to our shows and draw us pictures, make their own shirts, patches etc." says Aladdin.

Overall, the dedication of the fans has really taken the band aback. BONDED BY BLOOD's style of playing lends itself to the band feeding off the energy of their fans as much as the fans feed off the band's energy.

Aladdin feels positive about where things for the band are headed, even before "Feed The Beast" has been recorded.

On behalf of the band, Aladdin has a message for all who have been supporting them up to this point and beyond: "I just wanted to say thank you to all the old and new fans cus if it wasn't for you guys we wouldn't be where we are at right now."

BONDED BY BLOOD will commence the recording of "Feed The Beast" with producer Michael Rosen (TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL) on January 11, 2008 at J Street Recorders in Sacramento, CA. BONDED BY BLOOD will also be featured on the upcoming new-school thrash compilation "Thrashing Like A Maniac", out on February 5 in the U.S.

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Bonded By Blood Set To Record Debut Album

New-school LA thrashers Bonded By Blood are set to record their debut Earache release 'Feed The Beast' with US producer Michael Rosen. Rosen, who has worked with the likes of Testament, Violence, Sadus, Joe Satriani and Death Angel will begin working with the band in the New Year.

Bonded By Blood vocalist Aladdin has spoken out about how he feels about working with the well known producer:

"It feels freaking awesome. He has produced and engineered some of my favorite bands Testament Vio-lence Sadus and now BBB. Its like a dream come true. 'Feed The Beast' is sure to be one kick ass album". More...

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Exodus, Agent Steel, Bonded By Blood Mexican Dates

Exodus, Agent Steel, Transmetal, and Bonded By Blood will tour Mexico briefly later this month. Here are the tour dates:

10/25 Guadalajara Jalisco @ Discotheque Organic
10/26 Leon Guanajuato @ Cocktel Bar
10/27 Mexico City @ Centro de Convenciones de Tlatelolco

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Bonded By Blood Sign with Earache Records

New-School LA Thrashers Bonded In Blood have signed a record deal with Earache Records. Hailing from Los Angeles this 5 piece, with an average age of only 18, are here to show the world how they see the path of New-School Thrash metal. With virtuoso-like guitar playing courtesy of Alex Lee and a blazing drum assault, BONDED BY BLOOD are gearing up to wow Metal fans across the globe with a youthful power-packed punch.

Formed in 2005, all members are such massive Exodus fans, that the band took their name from the title of the debut classic Exodus album, though ironically none of the band were even born when that album first hit the racks in 1985.

Musically, their influences come from most of the Old-school Thrash acts (Exodus, Metallica, Slayer, Testament, etc) but BONDED BY BLOOD add a youthful energy and a fun element as well as their own twist on the two decade old genre. The band focus as fervently on song structure and composition as they do on making every riff, vocal line and drum pattern a memorable, heartfelt shredder.

The band self-released a 6 track EP 'Extinguish The Weak' barely a few weeks ago in August 2007, resulting in inking a long-term contract with Earache Records.

Vocalist Aladdin has this to say on the signing: "We are thrilled to be part of the Earache family -its overwhelming!! Municipal Waste, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Evile and now BONDED BY BLOOD! Next step is taking over the world!"

The debut Bonded By Blood Album will be released on Earache early 2008.

You can check out some of BONDED BY BLOOD's material on their Myspace page. Read an exclusive interview with Bonded By Blood here.

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