Tag: Blood & Ink Records
May 14, 2022
The Culprits were a punk band from Florida. They were signed to Blood & Ink Records at one point, but had a few albums. This SOTD is extremely catchy, but also check out my other fave Danse Nocturne from their LP Nora. … Continued →
January 21, 2022
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
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!) While I definitely remember liking it, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounds 14 years after its release.… Continued →
January 15, 2021
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. I just hate the fact that it’s getting harder and harder to tell the bands apart from one another (especially metalcore and deathcore).… Continued →
December 18, 2020
Indie rock/Post hardcore act Yours For Mine release new song! FFO: Meadows, Eaves, and Idle Threat.
July 13, 2019
Seven months ago Thin Ice released some unreleased demos prompting questions from a lot of readers. Jake has responded...
December 7, 2018
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
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
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 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
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 →
November 18, 2016
October 30, 2016
December 8, 2010
Guitarist Ben Kocinski of Venia took some time to answer some questions from Indie Vision Music.
May 25, 2010
Up-and-coming hardcore act Dependency has released their debut EP titled Convicted. check out my review of the new EP.
March 21, 2010
February 18, 2010
Some good southern metal with a banjo hear and there
February 8, 2010
Interview with Blood & Ink Records
December 28, 2009
A different spin on hardcore
February 20, 2009
An interview with Phil Porto of The Red Baron. The new album, My First Love, releases April 7th on Blood & Ink Records.