Hardcore act First Blood stream their first new record since 2010.
photo by Azumi Tomoshige
In case you haven't been paying attention, First Blood
will release a new album this month. Notably, this will be the first new record from the metallic hardcore veterans in nearly seven years. And lucky for you, we're streaming the whole thing in advance of its release below.
Produced by sonic extraordinaire Will Putney and slated for a February 10 release through Pure Noise Records, the new album is titled Rules
, and here's what frontman Carl Schwartz had to say about it:
"Rules are everywhere. Explicit rules. Unwritten rules. Unspoken rules. The rule of law. Some rules we accept. Others we hate or choose to ignore. Frequently, those who set the rules are found guilty of breaking those rules. Many have become victims of the rules they live by, either by conquest or consent. I hope that, after listening to this album and reading the lyrics, we can revisit and remind ourselves of the very essence of the underground music scene: Living our own lives by our own rules."
Alright, you know what to do. Have a listen, pre-order
the album, and stay abreast of all things First Blood through Facebook