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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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