Boston's favorite white-trash, hardcore hooligans BLOOD FOR BLOOD have reunited and will embark on their first tour since 2004.
Commented the band: "BLOOD FOR BLOOD has agreed to join the Persistence Tour in Europe [in December 2010] sharing a stage with longtime friends SICK OF IT ALL as well as other acts soon to be announced.
"The decision to play again was not an easy one to make.
"Over the last few years we have tried time and time again to contact Rob [Lind, guitar] about a possible BLOOD FOR BLOOD reunion, but he has ignored every single attempt we have made. Therefore, we were left with no other choice but to find someone else to fill in for his BLOOD FOR BLOOD responsibilities.
"Now, let's make this perfectly clear: we have no ill will towards Rob whatsoever. We wish him well and BLOOD FOR BLOOD will always be open to him. That being said, we were left with the conundrum of finding a fill-in for Rob.
"After some careful thought we believe we found a perfect fill-in. We are pleased to announce that Billy Graziadei of BIOHAZARD will be joining BLOOD FOR BLOOD on stage for Persistence Tour 2010.
"Again, thanks for all the countless emails and support letters from all our fans over the years. We are looking forward to seeing all your ugly faces again".
Inspired by bands such as SHEER TERROR, BREAKDOWN, CARNIVORE and RAW DEAL, BLOOD FOR BLOOD formed as a reaction to the existing heavy music scene in Boston back in 1995. "We couldn't relate to anything that was going on in Boston at the time," said vocalist Erick Medina. "We wanted to hear music about the shit we saw and faced every day. The scene at the time was a fashion show."
BLOOD FOR BLOOD cultivated a large, and dangerously loyal, fan base since its inception almost a decade ago. Having toured with such acts as DROPKICK MURPHYS, TERROR, and SICK OF IT ALL, exposing their venom to the nation, the band has left an indelible and hungry mark on the scene.
BLOOD FOR BLOOD has five recordings under its belt, with four of them having been released through Victory Records.
Lyrically, BLOOD FOR BLOOD combines the depravity and pain of the world they see outside their door every day with the experiences of their own dead end lives in an outlaw-poetry style that truly affects its listeners in a deep way.
BLOOD FOR BLOOD's last album, "Serenity", was released in May 2004.
BLOOD FOR BLOOD 2010 touring lineup:
Erick "Buddha" Medina - Vocals
Billy Graziadei (BIOHAZARD) - Guitar, Vocals
Ian McFarland - Bass
Neal Dike - Drums