Bl'ast! Announces First Live Appearances In More Than A Decade
Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of "Blood!" -- the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic '80s Santa Cruz act, Bl'ast! - the band now confirms a current live lineup which will take over stages in the coming weeks for the first time in over a decade and a half.
Original Bl'ast! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider, have recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new 2013 live lineup.
Having bashed out a solid set behind closed doors in sessions in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz over recent months, Bl'ast! is ready to rage once again. The band has already been confirmed to supply support to the mighty Neurosis alongside YOB on two California shows at the end of the year: December 28th in Santa Ana, also with Helen Money, and December 29th in San Francisco, also joined by The Body. Another show is coming together in L.A. in mid-January with more shows to be announced shortly.
Stated Clifford Dinsmore on the band's newly re-ignited status: "The upcoming Neurosis shows really have us feeling the fire, and preparation has been intense! Nick and Hoss are really stepping up to the plate. This new lineup is vital in the continuation of Bl'ast! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy."
12/28/2013 The Observatory Orange County - Santa Ana, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, Helen Money
12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, The Body
1/18/2014 The Vex - Los Angeles, CA
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