BL’AST! August 2014 Tour Dates W/ COC , Brant Bjork and Lord Dying

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Bl’ast! w/ Corrosion of Conformity, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band, Lord Dying

8/20/2014 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV  (Only BL’AST!)

8/21/2014 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT [tickets]
8/22/2014 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [tickets]
8/23/2014 Sister – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
8/24/2014 Club Red – Mesa, AZ [tickets]
8/26/2014 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]

8/27/2014 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA [tickets]

8/28/2014 DNA – San Francisco, CA [tickets]
8/29/2014 Catalyst – Santa Cruz CA [tickets]
8/30/2014 Dante’s – Portland, OR [tickets]
8/31/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]

 

 

 

BL’AST! Announces North American & European Tour And Festival Dates

 

blast-band14bnwIconic Santa Cruz heavy fusion act, BL’AST!, has confirmed a string of European tour dates this June, surrounded by widespread North American performances in May and July, in addition to a revamped live lineup. Original BL’AST! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider (LAB) will be joined by Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and Joey Castillo (Queens Of The Stone Age, Danzig, Eagles Of Death Metal & Wasted Youth) on drums for the upcoming multi-continental run of upcoming tour dates, which will see the band invading multiple major festivals including Scion Rock Fest, Rain Fest, Hellfest, Roskilde and This Is Hardcore.

On the subject of touring Europe, Mike Neider comments, “We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit. Joey and Nick have shown tons of respect to the music and have added their blood to make even more manic and heavy! BL’AST! Is in full sound assault mode! We are looking forward to the upcoming dates, honestly, it feels never better! And to come over for the first time at this point in time will be a great display of heavy!” Vocalist Cliff Dinsmore adds, “We have such an amazing band chemistry going on right now…it’s beyond anything I’ve experienced in all my years of playing with BL’AST! Nick and Joey’s contribution to the band has brought it to a level of tightness and intensity that is totally insane!”

Oliveri and Castillo haven’t played together since Queens Of The Stone Age over ten years ago. Joey C has this to say about being part of BL’AST!: “Very Stoked to be playing withBL’AST! for a couple reasons: I go way back with the guys, be it when I was a kid playing in Wasted Youth, we did shows together, and I was always a fan. And obviously playing again with Nick Oliveri, my other old friend from our days in QOTSA together, makes it even that much greater and fun! Can’t wait to get overseas to show what BL’AST! is all about, see ya soon!” Finally, Nick Oliveri sums things up perfectly, stating, “BL’AST! is like getting your ass kicked and liking it. I saw them play when I was younger with Exploited. Bands like these change lives. It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I’m really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it.”

BL’AST! Tour Dates:

5/17/2014 The Glass House – Pomona, CA @ Scion Rock Fest
5/23/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR
5/24/2014 Neumo`s – Seattle, WA @ Rain Fest
5/25/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA
6/21/2014 Hellfest – Clisson, France
6/23/2014 Stick Mikes – Brighton, UK
6/24/2014 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
6/25/2014 Star and Garter – Manchester, UK
6/26/2014 Audio – Glasgow, UK
6/27/2014 Underworld – London, UK
6/28/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
6/29/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, Austria
6/30/2014 Freakout Club – Bologna, Italy
7/01/2014 Lo Fi Club – Milano, Italy
7/02/2014 Vipor Room – Wien, Austria
7/03/2014 Magnet – Berlin, Germany
7/04/2014 Roskilde Festival 2014 – Roskilde, Denmark
7/23/2014 Santos Party House – New York, NY
7/24/2014 Great Scott – Allston, MA
7/25/2014 Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA @ This Is Hardcore Fest

In 2013 Southern Lord released the newly-revamped vintage recordings from BL’AST! in the form of the  Blood! LP, the recording mixed by Dave Grohl at his 606 Studios on the legendary Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl-produced documentary Sound City. Then in March of this year the label released The Expression Of Power, including several different sessions/recordings of the band’s seminal debut LP, The Power of Expression. The new issue features fully remastered audio by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and includes a twenty-eight page booklet with tons of BL’AST! photos from the mid-‘80s.

BL’AST!’s boundary-pushing form of hardcore, advanced musicianship, unstoppable energy and intense perseverance is as prominent now as it ever was.

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BL’AST!: Resurrected Hardcore Outfit Announces Live Lineup; Band’s First Shows Confirmed

b!bandFollowing announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! — the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic ‘80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL’AST! – the band now confirms their current live lineup which will take over stages in the coming weeks and onward 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 also of (L.A.B. , GUSTO!) have recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and Joey Castillo on drums (Wasted Youth, Queens of the Stoneage, EODM) to flesh out the brand new 2014 live lineup. Having bashed out a solid set behind closed doors in random 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 LA 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! This new lineup is vital in the continuation of BL’AST! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy.”

BL’AST! Live Actions:
12/28/2013 The Observatory  –Orange County, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, Helen Money
12/29/2013 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA w/ Neurosis, YOB, The Body
1/10/2014 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA w/ NAILS, -(16), The Shrine
1/21/2014 Aladdin Jr – Pomona, Ca w/ (EHG) EyeHateGod, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Disgrace
1/24/2014 Alex`s Bar – Long Beach, CA w/ Final Conflict, Stitches, Smogtown
1/25/2014 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Final Conflict, Systematic Abuse Evacuate
2/18/2014 The Chapel – San Francisco, CA w/ Lecherous Gaze, Hot Lunch
3/14/2014 Beerland 1:15pm SXSW-Austin,TX. Ground Control Touring.Power Trip,TrashTalk…
3/14/2014 The Scoot Inn 4:00pm SXSW-Austin,TX.Converse,ThrasherDeathMatchJudge,Kylesa
3/14/2014 Red 7  1:00am SXSW-Austin,TX. (Technically it is the 15th Sat)
4/18/2014 The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Swingin Utters
5/17/2014 Scion Rock Fest-The GlassHouse,Pomona,CA Machine Head,High on Fire,Red Fang
5/23/2014 Star Theatre – Portland, OR                                                                                5/24/2014 Rain Fest 2014 @ Neumo`s -Seattle, WA
5/25/2014 Highline – Seattle, WA                                                                                       6/21/2014 Hellfest 2014 – Clisson, France.
6/23/2014 Stick Mikes – Brighton, UK
6/24/2014 The Fleece – Bristol, UK
6/25/2014 Star and Garter – Manchester, UK
6/26/2014 Audio – Glasgow, UK
6/27/2014 Underworld – London, UK
6/28/2014 Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, GER
6/29/2014 PMK – Innsbruck, AUT
6/30/2014 Freakout Club – Bologna, IT
7/1/2014 Lo Fi Club – Milano, IT
7/2/2014 Viper Room – Wien, AUT
7/3/2014 Magnet – Berlin, GER
7/4/2014 Roskilde Festival 2014 – Roskilde, DK

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BL`AST! CHU. at 606 Studio Blood! session

946610_484489004954407_1191164051_nL-R Mike Neider , Scott Hill and Clifford Dinsmore. Dave Grohl casually in the background with a smoking jacket on to over look his studio. 606 Studio , BLAST! & Fu Manchu going over some BLOOD! sounds and checking out some Ampeg, Dan Armstrong guitars. The 606 studio is an unreal recording spot with an amazing vibe as well as gear and crew. Dave Grohl spent time and hosted BLAST! @ 606 bringing to life an amazing recording that will end up as a release from Southern Lord called BLOOD! Dave has stated one of the reasons this studio exist is to to be able to do the things that he likes to do and enjoys beyond what he does hiimself. Blast! Blood! session was lighting the BLAST! fire again enjoyed by many friends and soon to be enjoyed on Sept 2013