San Francisco’s FIRST BLOOD are excited to announce their inclusion in the upcoming Brawloween 2011 Tour with Throwdown, Carnifex, and Suffokate. The band just finished up a HUGE tour of Europe and tons of festivals with their friends in Agnostic Front, Madball, Sick Of It All, Blood For Blood, Bury Your Dead, Earth Crisis, Hatebreed, and even shared the stage with metal legends Iron Maiden. The band played at all the popular hardcore and metal festivals like Novarock (Austria), With Full Force (Germany), Summerblast (Germany), Ieper Fest (Belgium), and many more.
Singer and songwriter Carl Schwartz checked in to say, ”We are really psyched to finally play some of our first U.S. shows in 2011 since the release of our latest album SILENCE IS BETRAYAL (Bullet Tooth). Even better, we are sharing the stage every night with our old friends and early 2000’s titans THROWDOWN to relive a super fun era in hardcore and reminisce in some of the energy and excitement that truly inspired FIRST BLOOD from our beginnings as a band. So, come join us all together on this upcoming tour and raise your fist in the air, never back down, never give in, and become the force that cannot be denied. Unnecessary suffering, misery, war, injustice, racism, and oppression still exists in 2011. We’ve got to bring this to an end. We must unite. A time comes when SILENCE IS BETRAYAL.”
First Blood just released their highly-anticipated sophomore release entitled “Silence Is Betrayal" on Bullet Tooth. Featuring 15 songs of musical devastation and lyrical condemnation, First Blood relights the flame and burning spirit that originally brought the band together. “Silence Is Betrayal lays it all out on the table with a point of view that leaves little to misinterpretation” is how Carl describes the strong lyrical focus of challenging the status quo, while remaining every bit as true-to-sound to the brutal musical aggression that many have come to expect of First Blood. ”Silence Is Betrayal is every bit as heavy and abrasive as First Blood gets, complete with a war-torn soundtrack of armageddon breakdowns and relentless sing-along calls to action.”
Throwdown, Carnifex, First Blood, Suffokate:
FRI 10/21 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
SAT 10/22 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerrys Pizza
SUN 10/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
MON 10/24 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
TUE 10/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ Underground
WED 10/26 - Las Vegas, NV @ TBD
THU 10/27 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
FRI 10/28 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
SAT 10/29 - Temecula, CA @ The Vault
SUN 10/30 - Huntington Beach, CA @ E.F.F.
MON 10/31 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe