First Blood (band)

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First Blood
Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Metalcore, groove metal, thrash metal
Years active 2002–present
Labels Trustkill Records

First Blood is an American metalcore band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2002. Their Trustkill Records debut album, released in 2006 is titled Killafornia. In 2010 they released Silence Is Betryal on Bullet Tooth Records.


The band's eponymously titled debut EP was released in 2003. In 2004 they released a split EP with Blacklisted, titled The Dead Man's Hand. In 2006, First Blood released their debut full-length album Killafornia through Trustkill Records hit.

First Blood went on tour in 2006 with Ignite, Comeback Kid, The Red Chord, Sick Of It All, Stretch Arm Strong, and more as well as an appearance at The New England Metal Fest on Saturday April 29.

During 2007, the band toured extensively with the likes of Full Blown Chaos, Since the Flood and Death Before Dishonor with more US dates to come.


  • Carl Schwartz – vocals (ex-Terror, ex-Sworn Vengeance)
  • Bobby Blood – drums (Merauder, Cold Existence)
  • Johan Vesters - guitar (Born From Pain, No Turning Back)
  • John Torn - bass (Recon, Most Precious Blood, Tripface)
  • Lordninnaum - guitar

Former Members[edit]

  • Eddie Virgil – drums (Alcatraz)
  • Anthony Pizzarelli – bass (Alcatraz)
  • Manuel Peralez – guitar (ex-Set Your Goals, Alcatraz)
  • Kyle Dixon – guitar (Alcatraz, ex-Embrace The End)
  • Doug Weber – guitar (ex-Terror, Sworn Vengeance)
  • Brandon Thomas – drums (on record, not officially part of the band)
  • Mike Orris Jr. (helped with the first tours, not officially part of the band)
  • Ryan Brooks – drums (filled in on tour when the band was seeking a full-time drummer)
  • Daniel Fletcher – guitar
  • Joe Ellis – bass (Crusader, ex-For the Fallen Dreams)
  • Marc Strömberg – bass (filled in on tour 2012)
  • Jakob Arevärn – guitar (filled in on tour 2013)
  • Sebastian Sahin – bass (filled in on tour 2013)
  • Rhett Hornberger – drums
  • AJ Borish – drums, bass (filled in on tour 2012, 2013)


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