Scraping Genius Off The Wheel




We’re less than halfway through the first month of 2010, but already we’re beginning to see the rumblings of quality hardcore to come in 2010. Case in point: First Blood. An unmastered version of “Enemy” was added to the San Francisco based band’s MySpace page today. This is the first track revealed from Silence Is Betrayal, the follow-up to the band’s Trustkill Records debut Killafornia. Though not leaps and bounds above the metallic sound mined on that aforementioned release, “Enemy” is reliably true to First Blood’s sound and assuredly characteristic of what to expect when the new record drops this Spring.

Currently on tour in Southeast Asia with fellow Bay Area denizens Alcatraz, First Blood will team up later this month with former Victory Records’ act Earth Crisis, whose first album in eight years To The Death inexplicably didn’t get much love on people’s year-end lists. (On a tangential topic, both First Blood and Earth Crisis are staunch vegans, a topic which EC’s frontman Karl Buechner discussed in a brief recent interview with Noisecreep.) All dates below:

Jan 15 2010 Hong Kong @ Warehouse*
Jan 17 2010 Philippines @ Ten O2 Manila*
Jan 18 2010 Thailand @ Overtone Bangkok*
Jan 20 2010 Indonesia @ Kanjuruhan Univercity Hall Malang*
Jan 21 2010 Indonesia @ Famestation Bandung*
Jan 22 2010 Indonesia @ Viky Sianipar Music Center Jakarta*
Jan 23 2010 Malaysia @ Number One Cafe Kuala Lumpur*
Jan 24 2010 Singapore @ Scape Lab*
Jan 27 2010 King Cobra Osaka**
Jan 28 2010 Huck Finn Nagoya**
Jan 29 2010 Drunkard’s Stadium Kashiwa**
Jan 30 2010 Citta’ Kawasaki Kanagawa**
Jan 31 2010 Shinjuku ACB hall Tokyo**

* w/ Alcatraz
* w/ Earth Crisis & Alcatraz


[Gary Suarez helps manage the Shadows FAIL blog. Say, why don’t you follow him on Twitter?]

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