San Francisco, CA USA Rhett:
Hailing from Bay Area, First Blood formed in early 2002 from the ashes of Sworn Vengeance, a band in which Carl and Doug (Terror) were both members. Even without having played many live shows, First Blood has quickly made a strong impact throughout the modern hardcore scene. The group did their first show sharing the stage with legendary members of The Cro-Mags performing as The Age of Quarrel and made a notable appearance at Hellfest 2003. A performance which is still talked about by many today.
In 2004, First Blood released their CDEP demo on Bridge 9. Shortly thereafter First Blood contributed to the "Dead Man's Hand" split 7"EP series on Deathwish, teaming up with Philadelphia's Blacklisted.
2005 saw Carl decide to step down from Terror bass duties, to concentrate on First Blood full time.
In 2006, First Blood began a near non-stop global assault, embarking on tours throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and Mexico while sharing the stage with notable bands such as Converge, Comeback Kid, Ignite, This Is Hell, Sick Of It All, Stretch Arm Strong, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, Exodus, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Despised Icon, and many more.
The band continues their worldwide touring regimen into 2007, promoting their debut full-length release "Killafornia" on Trustkill Records.
Photo: Jeremy Schaffer