Bonded By Blood Comic Strip Available
July 5, 2010
Pomona, California thrashers Bonded By Blood
are preparing to release their brand new album, 'Exiled To Earth'
, on August 10th in North America and August 16th in Europe.
'Exiled To Earth'
is a unique concept album about an alien race called The Crong, who have taken control of planet Earth. To celebrate the upcoming release of the album, Bonded By Blood
have released a special comic strip to give fans a taster of mankind's fight to reclaim our planet.
View the 'Exiled To Earth'
comic strip at http://www.earache.com/exiledtoearth
Bonded By Blood Comment On Exodus Tour
June 4, 2010
Pomona, CA's Bonded By Blood will be embarking on the tour of a lifetime with a major influence of theirs, the legendary Exodus on the March of Brutality tour. "We are excited to tour with one of our biggest influences;" says frontman, Jose "Aladdin" Barrales. "I never would have thought that my band might one day tour with the mighty Exodus."
Also coming along on the trek will be Malevolent Creation and Holy Grail. it goes without saying that Bonded By Blood are thrilled to be hitting the road with these great bands in what will be their first major tour promoting their upcoming album, 'Exiled To Earth'. With that, Jose left fans with this parting message: "We will be touring hard for 'Exiled To Earth'. Hope to catch you all on the road!"
Exodus Announces 'March Of Brutality' Tour
June 4, 2010
Come August, Bay Area thrash pioneers Exodus
will be hitting the road with their "March Of Brutality
" tour for a headlining run through the U.S. and Canada in support of their Billboard
-charting new release, 'Exhibit B: The Human Condition'
with Malevolent Creation
, Holy Grail
, and Bonded By Blood
guitarist/songwriter Gary Holt
: "We are fucking stoked to announce the 'March of Brutality'
line-up. This tour is going to re-write the book on how much fun is actually legal!"
Confirmed "March Of Brutality
" tour dates thus far are as follows:
08/16 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
08/17 - Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC - Canada
08/18 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
08/20 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
08/21 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
08/23 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
08/24 - The Mod Club - Toronto, ON - Canada
08/25 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - Canada
08/27 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
08/28 - The Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
08/29 - Polaris - Philadelphia, PA
08/31 - Jaxx - W. Springfield, VA
09/01 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
09/02 - Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
09/03 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
09/04 - The Social - Orlando, FL
09/05 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
09/07 - The Door - Dallas, TX
09/08 - Emo's - Austin, TX
09/12 - The Avalon - Santa Clara, CA
**Additional dates to be announced**
Bonded By Blood Announce Full European Tour
April 26, 2009
Pomona, California retro-thrash sensations, Bonded by Blood
, who recently announced a short UK tour with Canadian labelmates Cauldron
, have now confirmed a full European tour.
Bonded By Blood
are set to hit the road on the European Massacre 2009 tour with Fueled by Fire
and Suicidal Angels
. Catch them thrashing their way across Europe at the following shows:
Bonded By Blood
w/ Fueled by Fire
, Suicidal Angels
5/13 - Gent, Belgium @ The Frontline
5/15 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemeen
5/17 - Darmstadt, Germany @ Steinbruch Theater
5/19 - Berlin, Germany @ Club Darkside
5/20 - Zielona Gora, Poland @ Kotlownia club
5/21 - Bydgoszcz, Poland @ Estrada club
5/22 - Zabrze, Poland @ CK Wiatrak
5/23 - Plzen, CZ @ Serikovka
5/24 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Randal club
5/25 - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia @ Irish Pub
5/26 - Pécs, Hungary @ Toxic Music Club
5/27 - Budapest, Hungary @ Trafo Bar
5/28 - Zupanja, Croatia @ MKC
5/29 - Rijeka, Croatia @ Klub Palach
5/30 - Wien, Austria @ Escape Metalcorner
5/31 - Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Channel Zero
6/01 - Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy @ Rock Club
6/02 - Bologna, Italy @ Sottotetto Sound Club
6/05 - Marseille, France @ Le Local
6/09 - Braga, Portugal @ Junta Freguesia Panoias
6/11 - A Coruña, Spain @ Casa das Atochas
6/12 - Palencia, Spain @ At.Mosh.Phera.Zero
6/13 - Rennes, France @ Mondo Bizarro
6/14 - Paris, France @ Le Klub
6/18 - Esslinger, Germany @ Komma
6/19 - Kleinwenkheim, Germany @ Queens of Metal Open Air
6/20 - Halle Saale, Germany @ Marktwirtschaft
Check out the official flyer for the tour at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/BBB_EuroTour09.jpg
Bonded By Blood
are also set to appear in the UK with Cauldron
at the following shows:
5/08 - Glasgow, UK @ The Classic Grand
5/09 - Edinburgh, UK @ The Bannermans
5/10 - London, UK @ Purple Turtle
5/12 - Nottingham, UK @ Seven
Bonded By Blood NYC Venue Change
March 26, 2009
The venue for this weekend's New York City date on the Masters of Disasters
tour (featuring Bonded By Blood
) has been switched to the Lone Star Bar and Grill at 8703 5th ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The show starts at 7pm and admission is still FREE for those aged 21 and up ($2 for those under 21).
The Lone Star Bar and Grill might bill themselves as Brooklyn's only Country/Western bar, but Bonded By Blood
will be bringing nothing pure thrash all night long:
Saturday March 28, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Lone Star Bar and Grill
8703 5th Ave.
Here are the rest of the Masters of Disaster
3/26 - Danville, VA - Plan B
3/27 - Allentown, PA - Sterling Hotel
3/28 - Brooklyn, NY - Lone Star Bar and Grill
3/29 - Boston, MA - The Metal Hall
3/30 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
3/31 - Cleaveland, OH - Now Thats Class
4/01 - Bay City, MI - Indian Barrys
4/02 - Detroit, MI - Blondies
4/03 - Fort Wayne, IN - Miss Q's
4/04 - Aurora, IL - Dougs Rock House
4/07 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudville Mews
4/08 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
4/09 - Lincoln, Nebraska - Knickerbocker
4/10 - Denver, CO - Moes BBQ
4/11 - Billings, MT - FOE
4/15 - Boise, ID - Gustos
4/16 - Seattle, WA - King Cobra
4/17 - Portland, OR - Satyricon
4/18 - Medford, OR - Musichead
4/20 - Daly City, CA - Route92
4/22 - Fresno, CA - The Exit
4/24 - San Jose, CA - West Valley College
4/25 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
5/01 - Hollywood, CA - The Knitting Factory ("Thrasho De Mayo IV
For the latest Bonded By Blood
news and info, head to
(18 news stories listed.)
YEAR FORMED: 2005
HOME TOWN: Pomona, CA
Jose "Aladdin" Barrales - Vocals
Alex Lee- Guitar/Vocals
Juan Juarez - Guitar/Vocals
Ruben Dominguez - Bassist/Vocals
Carlos "Cerveza" Regalado- Drums
Rising out of Pomona, in the Los Angeles, Ca. outer suburbs, Bonded by Blood have rapidly emerged as one of the youngest (average age just 18) and arguably one of most proficient of the New Thrash wave of acts pouring out of that city in recent times. Formed in the summer of 2005 by a 17 year old hardcore-punk-thrash driven vocalist (Aladdin), he soon teamed up with like-minded young guitar shredders (Alex Lee and Juan Boogie), then found a drummer influenced by more classic metal (Carlos Cervesa), and finally added a bassist who was more than a little "out there " (RuDo) to round out the line-up.
Although partly influenced by different styles of music, they all met through a love of one genre: THRASH METAL. Having one major fave band in common - namely, 80's Thrash stalwarts- Exodus, they decided to name themselves after the bands genre-defining classic debut. Thus, Bonded by Blood was born. Ironically, none of band were actually born when the album first hit the racks back in 1985!
The band's prowess was noticed when they won first place in the TNT productions battle of the bands at Riverside, which included over 250 bands. That was no mean feat in a notoriously competitive LA scene- but as a young band starting at the bottom of the food chain, Bonded By Blood knew a solid practise regime was required to hone their razor sharp riffs with one single purpose- to become a respected LA thrash metal band, perhaps one worthy of eventually following in the footsteps of the 'Big 4' Thrash acts of the 80s.
Time will tell, but 2 decades on from the origination of the genre, the big 4 have since become part of the regular metal mainsteam, leaving legions of fans starved of the Old-school thrash vibes. Bonded By Blood aim to change all that - and hence lead the pack of bands playing old-school Thrash but with an added energy, fun and youthful vigour, with a modern twist all of their own making. Bonded By Blood are no mere 80's rehash.
After playing a countless number of shows in a short amount of time, BBB began to gather genuine momentum, rapidly amassing a rabid LA fan base, helping the band to play their part in putting the LA New Thrash Wave on the map as undoubtedly one of the most exciting, fast-rising scenes currently in metal. Word spread, and they soon shared the stage with Testament, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sadus, and recently got to play main support to their heroes - Exodus.
Recording-wise, 2006 saw the release of their first demo, 'Four Pints of Blood', which finally showed what Bonded by Blood was all about. BBB got attention from many more fans after promoting that release. August 2007 saw BBB's 'Extinguish the Weak' self-released EP hit the web and the streets, resulting in instant acclaim from the awaiting hordes of thrash fanatics, and label interest was swift to follow, as the spotlight had by then begun to shine on the burgeoning LA Thrash scene.
Weeks before the EP was released however, Bonded by Blood had received an offer from the label which is doing the most to put the new Thrash wave of acts on the global map- Earache Records. So, naturally, in September of 2007, Bonded by Blood and Earache inked for a long-term worldwide recording deal.
The debut Bonded By Blood album is slated for release on Earache during early 2008.