BL'AST! UK/European tour dates confirmed and new live line up announced

BL’AST! have confirmed a run of UK and European headliner dates in June and unveiled their brand new live line-up. Joining the Santa Cruz fusion-ers are Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, QOTSA, Mondo Generator) on Bass and Joey Castillo (QOTSA, Danzig, Eagles of Death Metal and, Wasted Youth) on drums.

Commenting on the UK/Euro tour BL’AST guitarist Mike Neider says:

“We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fit. Joey and Nick have shown tons of respect to the music and have added their blood to make even more manic and heavy! BL'AST! is in full sound assault mode!

We are looking forward to the upcoming dates, honestly, it feels never better! And to come over for the first time at this point in time will be a great display of heavy!"

Vocalist Cliff Dinsmore adds:

"We have such an amazing band chemistry going on right now...it's beyond anything I've experienced in all my years of playing with BL'AST!  Nick and Joey's contribution to the band has brought it to a level of tightness and intensity that is totally insane!!”

Newcomers Nick and Joey last played together in Queens Of The Stone Age more than 10 years ago and sound thrilled to be a part of the BL’AST line-up with Joey stating:

“Very stoked to be playing with BL'AST! For a couple reasons: I go way back with the guys, be it when I was a kid playing in "Wasted Youth", we did shows together, and I was always a fan. And obviously playing again with Nick Oliveri, my other old friend from our days in QOTSA together, makes it even that much greater and fun! Can't wait to get overseas to show what BL'AST! is all about, see ya soon!"

Nick Oliveri also commented:

..."BL'AST! Is like getting your ass kicked and liking it. I saw them play when I was younger with Exploited. Bands like these change lives. It is an honor to play with Mike, Clifford, and I'm really stoked to be playing with Joey C again. We are gonna kill it."

Fans can also get their hands on a digital promo for the band’s latest release ‘The Expression Of Power’’ an alternate version (the Track Sessions) of their debut album which is now available on CD and Triple LP through Southern Lord. All tracks were re-mastered by Brad Boatright. The promo also includes a 28 page booklet with BL’AST photos from the eighties! Check out the tracklisting below.

The bands full UK/European tour dates are as follows:

 

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

 

Everything Else: 

Scribbled by:

Wannabe Shredder who can't yet "sweep like a janitor" and lover of most things Rock/Metal - especially if band members have "snazzy" coats/jackets or waistcoats! Used to race motorbikes with no brakes (!), now spend most of my time dodging crowdsurfers on the barrier and trying not to get killed in mosh pits. Luca Turilli is my guitar hero.