First Blood (band)

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First Blood
First Blood - Reload Festival 2017 00.jpg
First Blood at Reload Festival 2017
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, U.S.
Genres Hardcore punk, metalcore
Years active 2002–present
Labels Pure Noise Records

First Blood is an American hardcore band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2002. Their Trustkill Records debut album, Killafornia, was released in 2006. In 2010 they released their second album, Silence Is Betrayal, on Bullet Tooth Records.


First Blood released their debut record, an eponymously titled EP, in 2003. Then, the following year, they released a split EP with Blacklisted titled The Dead Man's Hand. Finally, in 2006, the band released their debut full-length album.

First Blood also went on tour that year with Ignite, Comeback Kid, The Red Chord, Sick Of It All, Stretch Arm Strong, and others, and appeared at the New England Metal Fest on April 29.

The band then toured extensively in 2007 with the likes of Full Blown Chaos, Since the Flood and Death Before Dishonor.


  • Carl Schwartz – vocals (ex-Terror and ex-Sworn Vengeance member)
  • 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)



  1. ^ "First Blood Rules Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 

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