First Blood to release Silence Is Betrayal on 9th November

First Blood ramps up for their highly-anticipated sophomore release entitled ‘Silence Is Betrayal’ on November 9, 2010 via Bullet Tooth, the new headquarters of Josh Grabelle from the renown Trustkill Records. Featuring 15 songs of musical devastation and lyrical condemnation, First Blood relights the flame and burning spirit that originally brought the band together. “Silence Is Betrayal lays it all out on the table with a point of view that leaves little to misinterpretation” is how Carl Schwartz (Vocals) describes the strong lyrical focus of challenging the status quo, while remaining every bit as true-to-sound to the brutal musical aggression that many have come to expect of First Blood. “Silence Is Betrayal is every bit as heavy and abrasive as First Blood gets, complete with a war-torn soundtrack of Armageddon breakdowns and relentless sing-along calls to action.”

Breaking the silence to the rest of the world, First Blood will soon embark on the RETURNERS North American tour to support fellow Californians The Ghost Inside, who are also celebrating the release of their sophomore album, alongside Evergreen Terrace, A Loss For Words, Deez Nuts, and Hundredth as “Silence Is Betrayal” marks its long overdue official release.

The track listing for First Blood ‘SIlence Is Betrayal’ (November 9, 2010) is:
01. Intro
02. Silence
03. Preamble
04. Enemy
05. Resist
06. Truth
07. Detach
08. Enslaved
09. Confront
10. Fear
11. Occupation [BONUS]
12. Fascism [BONUS]
13. Lies
14. Messenger [BONUS]
15. Survive [BONUS]
16. Armageddon II

First Blood Silence Is Betrayal ArtworkSchwartz also added, “This album is a story of the last four years of my life along with the events, ideas, and people that helped shape it. I had to release this album, because my own silence would be betrayal to those before me who have spoken, sacrificed, and devoted so much to keep their messages of truth, justice, and resistance alive. My goal was to lay it all on the table with each song, and put aside my concern about whether or not those who listen will ridicule, disagree, or take offense. The message had to be clear, and emotions must be stirred, because such response is vital if people are to discuss and keep these issues at the forefront, and maybe even find the inspiration to take action to share them with others.

“We’ve spent the last four years touring with our debut record “Killafornia” in as many parts of the world that would be willing to receive our music. After such a long gap between our first album and release of the new, we are really excited to be able to continue touring new parts of the world with many great bands and sharing our message with hardcore generations old and new. I soon realized after writing 20 songs that the only way to say everything I intended would be to release a ‘triple’ album. Perhaps that is a sign of good things yet still to come for FIRST BLOOD.
“We are super psyched to release our newest album ‘Silence Is Betrayal” on Bullet Tooth and let the world know that First Blood lives on.”

All dates with: The Ghost Inside, A Loss For Words, Deez Nuts, and Hundredth:

10/14 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
10/16 San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
10/17 Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
10/21 Austin, TX @ Red Seven
10/22 Wichita Falls, TX @ The Hangar
10/23 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theatre
10/24 Houston, TX @ Shadow Play Lounge
10/26 Charleston, SC @ The Oasis w/ Evergreen Terrace
10/27 Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit w/ Evergreen Terrace
10/28 Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery w/ Evergreen Terrace
10/29 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84 w/ Evergreen Terrace
10/30 Long Island, NY @ Crazy Donkey
10/31 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/1 Manchester, NY @ Rocko’s
11/2 Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
11/3 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
11/4 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/5 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
11/6 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/7 Des Moines, IA @ Mews
11/8 Kansas City, MO @ El Torreon
11/9 Denver, CO @ Marquis
11/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Salt Shaker
11/11 Boise, ID @ The Werehouse
11/12 Portland, OR @ Branx
11/13 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro

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