Derek Bloom

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Derek Bloom
Birth name Derek Bloom
Born (1983-01-30) January 30, 1983 (age 34)
Origin South Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
  • drums
  • percussion
  • keyboards
  • programming
  • synthesizers
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts From First to Last, The Color of Violence, Memories of Lenoir

Derek Bloom (born January 30, 1983 in South Pasadena, California), is an American drummer, known for drumming in post-hardcore band From First to Last for all of their time as a band until their revival. He left From First to Last in November 2013 and has since been replaced by Ernie Slenkovich. He is also the drummer for his grindcore side-project with Travis Richter, known as The Color of Violence.

Musical career[edit]

From First to Last (2002–2010)[edit]

Bloom was the second drummer, although technically the first official drummer of post-hardcore band From First to Last.[1] He was featured in every release by the band, up until their indefinite hiatus, which was announced on July 28, 2010. Lead vocalist Matt Good release this statement about the hiatus:


The Color of Violence (2002–2003, 2006–present)[edit]

Bloom formed grindcore band The Color of Violence with future members of From First to Last, including current guitarist and vocalist Matt Good, as well as former bassist Joe Antillion and former guitarist Travis Richter, as well as Richter's friend Chad Crews on guitar. The band started out full-time from 2002 to 2003, but the all of the members, except for Crews, decided to focus on the now-defunct From First to Last. But in 2006, Richter and Bloom decided to remake the project as a two-man duo, with Richter. The two released their debut full-length album, Youthanize, on April 7, 2009.[3] The band said that "[Youthanize] may not be groundbreaking, and it may not sell any copies, but we tried to be ourselves and experiment, and we're all really happy with the way it turned out, so fuck it."[4] The album did not chart on any of Billboard's music charts.


with From First to Last
with The Color of Violence


with From First to Last


  1. ^ "Biography". All Music. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ Karan, Tim (July 21, 2010). "Alt Press – Exclusive: From First To Last going on hiatus". Alternative Press. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  3. ^ DeAndrea, Joe (February 22, 2009). "The Color of Violence Release Info". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Epitaph Records: The Color of Violence – Youthanize". Epitaph Records. Retrieved 2014-03-12.