Blood Feast (band)
|Also known as||Blood Lust (1985–1986)|
|Origin||Bayonne, New Jersey|
|Genres||Thrash metal, death metal|
|Years active||1985–1991, 1999, 2007–present|
New Renaissance Records
|Past members||Kevin Kuzma
Blood Feast is an American death/thrash metal band that formed in 1985 in Bayonne, New Jersey under the name of Bloodlust. The band broke up in 1991, again, had a concert in 1999 and got back together again in 2007. To date, Blood Feast has released three studio albums, four compilation albums, one EP and one demo cassette.
Initial career (1985–1991)
The band was formed in 1985 by drummer Kevin Kuzma, bassist Louis Starita, vocalist Gary Markovitch and guitarist Adam Tranquilli under the name Bloodlust. In February 1986, the band recorded their first demo called The Suicidal Missions. In the same month Michael Basden joined as second guitarist. Shortly after, the band changed its name to Blood Feast. In June 1986, the band signed to a contract, The recordings for the first album were financed by the band itself. In February 1987, the band released their debut album Kill for Pleasure, and followed the release with some live performances, finishing each concert with a cover version of Into Crypts by Celtic Frost. In December 1987, the band recorded an EP (Face Fate). In June 1988 the band recorded a demo, which contained ten songs. Guitarist Adam Tranquili was no longer active by this time. Although initially titled The Last Remains, it was released as an album in 1989 under the name Chopping Block Blues. The band broke up in 1991.
In 1999, the band reformed for a single appearance at the March Metal Meltdown in Asbury Park in New Jersey.
In 2002, Kevin Kuzma founded his own label called Militia Records and released the compilation Remnants: The Last Remains. On this were demo and live recordings, as well as certain other unreleased songs. In 2007, the band teamed up again. This line-up featured founding members Kevin Kuzma and Adam Tranquili, along with guitarist John Blicharz and singer Tony Stanziano.
Current bass player Tom Lorenzo and vocalist Chris Natalini (who replaced Stanziano) were added in 2010, just a few months ahead of the band's performance at the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany. Blood Feast then returned for a 2nd appearance at H.O.A. in 2013. This incarnation of the band remained intact until March 2014, at which point Kuzma and Blicharz were replaced by Joe Moore (formerly of DTA and Nemesis) and CJ Scioscia (of Insaniac and Skullshifter), respectively.
The Future State of Wicked (2014–present)
A pre-production demo of the first new Blood Feast song in nearly 25 years, entitled "Off With Their Heads", was made available for streaming via YouTube in August 2014. The new line-up then had its debut performance at Empire in West Springfield, VA on 13 September 2014, and has been active ever since. Two performances at the True Thrash Fest in Osaka, Japan occurred on 21 and 22 February 2015.
On September 25, 2015, Blood Feast announced that they had signed with Hell's Headbangers Records, and by the next year, they had been recording their first studio album since 1989 at LCBW Recording in Watchung, New Jersey. Titled The Future State of Wicked, the album will be released on 14 April 2017.
- Kill for Pleasure (1987)
- Chopping Block Blues (1989)
- The Future State of Wicked (2017)
- Thrash Metal Attack (1986)
- Speed Metal Hell, Vol. 3 (1987)
- Remnants: The Last Remains (2002)
- Last Offering Before The Chopping Block (2012)
- Face Fate (1987)
- The Suicidal Missions (1986)
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