Bloodclot (ft. current & former members of Cro-Mags, QotSA, Eagles of Death Metal) sign to Metal Blade Records and announce debut album ‘Up In Arms’
Hardcore punk band Bloodclot have signed to record label Metal Blade records. They have announced their debut album ‘Up in Arms’ which will be followed by a worldwide tour, with dates to be released later. The band line up consists of vocalist John Joseph, from Cro-Mags, Guitarist Todd Youth, formerly of Danzig, and bassist Nick Oliveri who used to be in Queens of The Stone Age. Drummer Joey Castillo has also been behind the kit for Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. Just the sort of cross-band collaboration ALT-MU likes to see.
A multitalented vocalist
Vocalist John Joseph has had his hand in a variety of other projects and is an author of a book on vegan nutrition as well as being an outspoken advocate on plant-based nutrition. He is also a competitive Ironman tri-athlete. John has accomplished all this alongside being in Cro-Mags and now the newly reformed Bloodclot. Very ALT-MU indeed!
The story behind the reform
The band reformed when guitarist Todd Youth filled in for a Cro-Mags show. Upon playing together Joseph and Youth rekindled their friendship and decided to reform Bloodclot. Soon after, Youth began writing songs and recruited Oliveri and Castillo to fill out the rest of the band. The origins of the band go back to 1981 during a Bad Brains tour when Bloodclot had a brief stint of success, before the members went separate ways.
What you need to know
Bloodclot plans to release their upcoming album, ‘Up In Arms‘, in spring 2017, with worldwide touring to follow. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
Article by Joe Harris