Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Sludgelord News : BL'AST! TO RELEASE ALTERNATIVE VERSION OF THEIR CULT DEBUT, NAMED THE EXPRESSION OF POWER, AVAILABLE VIA SOUTHERN LORD 17TH MARCH


Following announcements over recent months proclaiming the release of Blood! — the newly-released but vintage recordings from iconic ‘80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL’AST! – the band then confirmed their current live lineup which took over stages in the US last year for the first time in over a decade and a half. Original BL’AST! alumni, vocalist Clifford Dinsmore (also of Dusted Angel, Gargantula) and guitarist Mike Neider recruited Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Mondo Generator) on bass and drummer Hoss Wright (The Exies, Mondo Generator) to flesh out the brand new live lineup.

BL'AST! have some more live shows this week in the States and will also perform at the infamous Hellfest, suggesting that more European shows might be confirmed soon (we hope!):

02/18/14 - San Francisco, The Chapel, United States
04/18/14 - Santa Cruz, The Catalyst, United States
06/21/14 - HELLFEST, France



But their story doesn't end there, as another release is on the horizon for the highly influential hardcore heroes, ready to emerge in March. They are calling it, The Expression Of Power.

Flashing back to the mid 80s, BL'AST! recorded their debut several times before finally emerging from the studio with their cult classic masterpiece The Power of Expression. For the first time ever, an alternate version (the Track sessions) of this album is officially available via Southern Lord on CD and triple LP. Also included is a 28 page booklet with amazing BL'AST! photos from the mid-80s. All tracks (re)mastered by Brad Boatright.

Their boundary pushing form of hardcore, advanced musicianship, unstoppable energy and intense perseverance is as prominent now as it ever was


CD TRACKLISTING:

01. TIME TO THINK
02. SURF AND DESTROY
03. FUCKIN' WITH MY HEAD
04. E.I.B.
05. OUR EXPLANATION
06. THE FUTURE
07. SOMETHING BEYOND
08. BREAK IT DOWN
09. TIME WAITS (FOR NO ONE)
10. I DON'T NEED II
11. IT'S ALIVE
12. LOOK INTO MYSELF
13. NIGHTMARE

-TRACK SESSIONS-

14. TIME TO THINK
15.SURF & DESTROY
16. FUCKIN' WITH MY HEAD
17. E.I.B.
18. OUR EXPLANATION
19. THE FUTURE
20. BREAK IT DOWN
21. TIME WAITS (FOR NO ONE)
22. I DONT NEED II
23. IT'S ALIVE
24. SCREAM FOR TOMORROW
25. NIGHTMARE

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