Iconic Santa Cruz, Orange County based heavy fusion act, BL’AST!
has constructed a heavy timeless musical onslaught that stood on its own and has been proven with time .They released three LP`S on SST Records. 1985-1989
Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! — Released by Southern Lord Records & mixed by Dave Grohl has shown the true heavy sounds & intensity of BLAST! to appreciate it as it should be an amazing release.
Also released from Southern Lord Records is three separate recordings of the first debut LP from BL’AST! Expression of Power.
the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic Santa Cruz
surf/skate/hardcore act, BL’AST! – the band now confirms their current lineup
which will take over stages and studios in the coming year 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 (Wasted Youth, Queens of the Stone Age, EODM, Sugar Tooth) on drums to flesh out the all heavy lineup.
Having bashed out solid sets Live, BL’AST! is upholding their rage once again!
BL’AST! has signed with Rise Records 2015 and has just released a 2-song EP entitled “For Those Who’ve Graced The Fire!”, the band’s first new music in over 20 years.
The band is joined on this new EP by their longtime friends Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) on drums and Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) on bass (who filled in for Joey and Nick due to touring obligations). The songs were recorded and mixed at Dave’s Studio 606.
The new EP is now streaming on the Rise Records Youtube channel.
Pre-orders are now available here.
BL’AST! has constructed a heavy, timeless musical onslaught that has stood on its own and has been proven with time, as evidenced by the number of modern bands that cite them as an influence.
In the late 80’s after releasing a trio of LP’s on SST Records, the band went dormant for much of the 90’s and early 2000’s. In 2013, BL’AST! returned, teaming up with Dave Grohl for mixing duties and Southern Lord Records to release, ‘Blood’, a re-mixed and re-mastered version of the band’s classic 1987 album, “It’s In My Blood.” A few tours later and with an itch to write new music, the band is officially back with their new EP, which is out now digitally and will be released as a 7” later this year.
BL’AST! currently working on a long awaited LP that will be released by Rise Records, with a release date TBA.
This new tunes are vital in the continuation of BL’AST! and the addition of new blood makes it even more bombastic and heavy.”
BL`AST! has indeed started the machine for an onward and upward heavy musical
onslaught for BL`AST! to continue their rage again & again.