Formed in 2002 in the legendary San Francisco Bay Area California USA, First Blood set out to create straight-forward and crushing metal-edged hardcore music with a pissed-off, in-your-face message.
"We just wanted to play music that was right to the point so kids could sing-along and let out their aggressions on the dancefloor,"
states frontman Carl Schwartz about the band's early, no-frills attitude. "We never thought or expected we would be playing shows outside of California, let alone San Francisco." That would soon change.
Upon the self-release of their brutal 5-song DEMO 2002 (later reissued by Bridge9 spin-off Division 36 Records) and a split 7" Dead Man's Hand Series EP with Philadelphia's Blacklisted in 2004 on Deathwish Inc, First Blood soon hit the road to unleash their fury upon the world in promotion of their debut 2006 full-length release entitled "Killafornia" on Trustkill Records.
Keep watch and catch First Blood live on the Mazine Rebellion Tour 3 with Madball, H2O, Deez Nuts and more (March 2012/Europe) as well as New England Metal and Hardcore Festival (April 2012/USA). Stay tuned for more upcoming tour annoucements with destinations around the world. "It's shaping up to be another strong year in the First Blood legacy" adds Carl as momentum continues to push forward with First Blood. "Let's keep the message alive. We'll see you all again soon.
Peace and love!"
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