Tag: Blood & Ink Records

May 14, 2022

January 21, 2022

Song of the Day: The Warning - Condemned to Hell

If you’ve been around the Christian punk/metal/hardcore/indie scene for any amount of time, you will likely have heard the name Burrito. Not his real name, of course–the man David Villalpando was a legend in the underground scene. Sadly, the man that many called a friend passed away this week from covid-related illness. For those who didn’t know him, it is difficult to overstate his impact on the scene. From a musical standpoint, while none of his projects ever achieved mainstream success or financial prosperity, they were always on the bleeding edge of innovation.… Continued →

July 23, 2021

Song of the Day: Besieged - The Years Between

How often have you gone back to listen to an album that was more than 10 years old, only to find it didn’t hold up as well as you thought it would? A sloppy guitar part here, or a bad mixing job there, or even just song ideas that didn’t really work as well in hindsight? I first heard Atlantis in 2007 when I was asked to review it for Uprise Zine (if you remember that publication, give me a shout!)… Continued →

January 15, 2021

Song of the Day: The Virgin Birth - Empires of Excrement

Remember when hardcore was still exciting? Fast loud rules! While hardcore can still be interesting, I find the monotony of some in the genre to be irritating. Here’s the formula: melodic leads, heavy use of breakdowns, some clean singing somewhere, and just enough tempo changes to give the appearance of being innovative. Okay, I’ll stop. I sound as old and jaded as I actually am. I still love the heavy music scene, and hardcore in particular.… Continued →

December 18, 2020

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December 7, 2018

REVIEW : Thin Ice "Misery Noose"

San Antonio, Texas' Metallic Hardcore act Thin Ice has recently released demos for what would've been their full length follow up to their Blood & Ink records EP release "Revelation Through Tribulation". Needless to say, this doesn't disappoint in the least. Heavy and aggressive as expected.

October 14, 2017

Withered Bones - Evansville (New Song)

Blood & Ink Records have announced that melodic hardcore band Withered Bones will release their brand new album titled “In Search of Self Evidence” on December 8th. Check out the first song “Evansville”, below. Fans of Defeater, Worthwhile, Hundredth, and Citizen, will find something to appreciate here. Pre-orders have launched right here on Blood & Ink’s site in several different bundles including both a CD and Tape option.… Continued →

June 26, 2017

Besiged (Featuring Mattie Montgomery of For Today) Release Remastered Version of "INRI" (2007)

Before Mattie Montgomery was the vocalist in FOR TODAY, he fronted Michigan’s BESIEGED. The band released a sole full-length effort, titled Atlantis, before Montgomery moved on to FOR TODAY. The album was released 10 years ago today, June 26, on Blood & Ink Records. In celebration, the band are releasing a remastered version of their song “INRI,” which is taken from Atlantis. The song was given a studio update by the band’s drummer, Josh Schroeder, who has produced albums for A Plea For Purging, For The Fallen Dreams and many others.… Continued →

March 14, 2017

Household - Distant Truth (Part 1) + Pre Orders for new "Split" Release With Infinite Me

Household have unveiled their brand new song and first in 2 years titled “Distant Truth (Part 1)”. You can listen to it here on the Blood and Ink Bandcamp page. The song will appear on the band’s new split with Infinite Me due out May 5th and can be pre-ordered in a few different bundles right here. Continued →

March 10, 2017

December 1, 2016

5 Christian Metal Bands You May Not Have Heard Of (2000's Version)

Here’s another one of those lists I’ve been working on. Primarily, the reoccurring genre this time ’round are in the ‘core genre. Hope you enjoy! 5. A Thousand Times Repent Deathcore, as of late, has been extremely popular, especially with the last 4-5 years. If you want some good Christian deathcore, go listen to A Thousand Times Repent, as well as the Christian deathcore comps on Bandcamp. But back to the topic at hand. The band formed in 2006 as a sixpiece, one vocalist, one drummer, one bassist, and three guitarists.… Continued →

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