Bloodlined Calligraphy

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Bloodlined Calligraphy
Origin Ypsilanti, Michigan
Genres Christian metal, metalcore
Years active 1999 (1999)–2014, 2017-present
Labels Facedown, Strike First, Selah
Associated acts Decade of Flies
Website Bloodlined Calligraphy on Facebook

Bloodlined Calligraphy is an American Christian metal band, and they primarily play metalcore. They come from Ypsilanti, Michigan. The band started making music in 1999. Their membership was Matt Carter, Ally French, Ryan Hampton, and Eric Cargile. The band released, Say Hi to the Bad Guy, an album, with Selah Records, in 2002. The group became part of Strike First Records, where they released, The Beginning of the End, an extended play, in 2004. They signed to Facedown Records, where they released, They Want You Silent, another studio album, in 2004. Their subsequent studio album, Ypsilanti, was released by Facedown Records, in 2006. The band played their last show on April 19, 2014.[1] The band reunited in 2017 for Facedown Fest 2017.[2]

Background[edit]

Bloodlined Calligraphy is a Christian metal band from Ypsilanti, Michigan.[3][4] The band's members were vocalist and drummer, Matt Carter, vocalist and pianist, Ally French, guitarist and vocalist, Ryan Hampton, and bassist, Eric Cargile.[5] Cargile died in 2010.[6]

Music history[edit]

The band commenced as a musical entity in 2002, with their first release, Say Hi to the Bad Guy, a album, that was released by Selah Records, in 2002.[7] They released, an extended play, The Beginning of the End, with Strike First Records in 2004.[8] The group signed to Facedown Records, where they released, a studio album, They Want You Silent, on April 26, 2005.[9][10][11] Their subsequent studio album, Ypsilanti, was released on September 19, 2006 by Facedown Records.[5][12][13]

Members[edit]

Current
  • Ally French - Vocals, Piano (2003-2006, 2017-present)
  • Ryan Hampton - Guitars, Backing Vocals (1999-2014, 2017-present), Drums (2007)
  • Shawn Williams - Guitars (2004-2006, 2006-2007, 2012–2014, 2017-present)
  • Matt "Birdman" Fleming - Vocals (1999-2003) Bass (2012-2014, 2017-present)
  • Josh Badura - Drums (2008-2010, 2017-present) (ex-Mary Shaw)
Former
  • Eric Cargile (R.I.P. 2010)[6] - Bass, Guitars (1999-2010)
  • Joshua Colvin - Guitars (1999-2002)
  • Jason "Jay" Bowden - Guitars (2002-2004)
  • Robbie Coran - Drums (2006-2007)
  • Ellen Hoffman - Vocals (2006-2007)
  • Chris Norman - Drums (2007-2008)
  • Nina Cislaghi - Vocals (2008-2014) (ex-Mary Shaw)
  • Matt Carter - Drums, Backing Vocals (1999-2006, 2012-2014)
  • Bradley Allen (unofficial)
Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • They Want You Silent (April 26, 2005, Facedown)
  • Ypsilanti (September 19, 2006, Facedown)
Independent albums
  • Say Hi to the Bad Guy (2002, Selah)
EPs

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloodlined Calligraphy announcement". Facebook. March 13, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2016. We are doin it one last time in depot town on april 19th. But we don't know what to play? Help us create a set! 
  2. ^ Beard, Mason (January 24, 2017). "Facedown Records Announce Facedown Fest 2017 Lineup". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  3. ^ Cross Rhythms (July 2, 2005). "Bloodlined Calligraphy: American metalcore with a sound written in blood". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Bloodlined Calligraphy : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Hamm, Josh (September 12, 2006). "Review : Bloodlined Calligraphy - Ypsilanti". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b HM Magazine (2010). "Bloodlined Calligraphy Bassist Eric Cargile dies at 30 years old". HM Magazine. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ Encyclopaedia Metallum. "Bloodlined Calligraphy - Say Hit to the Bad Guy". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Lifford, Ben (December 1, 2004). "Review: The Beginning of the End - Bloodlined Calligraphy". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ Mason, Stewart. "They Want You Silent - Bloodlined Calligraphy". AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ Sammons, Greg (April 4, 2005). "Review: They Want You Silent - Bloodlined Calligraphy". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Cooley, Bryce (April 26, 2004). "They Want You Silent". Christ Core. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ AllMusic. "Ypsilanti - Bloodlined Calligraphy". AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Cummings, Tony (July 13, 2007). "Review: Ypsilanti - Bloodlined Calligraphy". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved June 20, 2015. 

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