|"Blood For Blood is the enemy of all that you hold dear.", says guitar player Rob Lind, "I been held down my whole life. This band is my opportunity to spit in society's face and tell mankind and the whole world "fuck you". Anyone who has ever felt full of anger and hatred towards the world around them should be able to relate to Blood For Blood." |
Inspired by bands such as Sheer Terror, Breakdown, Carnivore and Raw Deal, Blood For Blood formed as a reaction to the existing heavy music scene in Boston back in 1995. "We couldn't relate to anything that was going on in Boston at the time," says vocalist Erick Medina, "We wanted to hear music about the shit we saw and faced everyday. We wanted to hear shit that was pissed off and mirrored the desparation that we felt in our lives. The scene at the time was a fashion show. The people sucked and the bands sucked so we started our own band and forged our own scene." And they never looked back. With a core of diehard (and somewhat creepy) fans and a notorious reputation with club security and law enforcement around town, Blood For Blood quickly established themselves as Boston's hardest and most infamous band.
With an independently released CD "Spit My Last Breath," extensive shows around the east coast, and a U.S. tour, BFB took the show on the road and quickly established a similar reputation around the country.
Musically, few bands can touch the visciously aggressive hardcore/punk rock sound of Blood For Blood which is served up like a kick to the skull a`la Sheer Terror and Madball.
Lyrically, Blood For Blood combines the desparation and pain of Life of Agony and Suicidal Tendencies, the nihilism of the Dead Boys, and the rage and hatred of Sheer Terror and Carnivore with the experiences of their own dead end lives in an outlaw poetry that truly affects some of it's listeners. "We get letters from dudes in prisons in New York, Boston, Detroit and even Alabama, telling us that our shit (music) gets them through and helps 'em face another day. It's fucked up but the band seems to have that kind of affect on people," says guitaist Rob.
With upcoming releases on Victory, and a steadily growing following, Blood For Blood may have the same kind affect on peaple all over the world. Say's guitar player Rob ,"Love us or hate us, once you heard us you won't forget us. So get used to it because we ain't going away anytime soon."
From Skratch Zine- #27 Each song is a nihilistic anthem, 'Fuck you' is the message that they deliver and the music is harsh enough to back the attitude up. I usually dislike thug groups, but the bands honesty won me over.