The Blamed

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The Blamed
Origin California
Illinois
Genres Christian hardcore, Christian punk, emo, hardcore punk, pop punk, punk rock, indie punk
Years active 1994 (1994)–2003 (2003)
Labels Tooth & Nail, Grrr
Associated acts Left Out, The Crucified, Stavesacre, Blenderhead, Six Feet Deep, The Satire, Big Mess, The Wiitala Brothers
Website facebook.com/TheBlamed
Past members Bryan Gray
Christopher Wittala
Jeff Locke
Jim Chaffin
John Hansen
Matt Switaj
Trevor Wittala
Jeremy Moffet

The Blamed is an American Christian hardcore and Christian punk band, and they primarily played hardcore punk, pop punk, punk rock, and emo music. They come from both the states of California and Illinois. The band started making music, in 1994, and disbanded, in 2003, while their members were during their tenure as a band; Bryan Gray, Christopher Wittala, Jeff Locke, Jim Chaffin, John Hansen, Matt Switaj, and Trevor Wittala. They released three albums, with Tooth & Nail Records, 21 in 1996, Frail in 1996, and Give Us Barabbas in 2002. The band release four albums, with Grrr Records, ...Again in 1998, Forever in 1999, Germany in 2000, and Isolated Incident in 2001.

Background[edit]

The Blamed was a Christian hardcore and Christian punk band from both states of California and Illinois. Their members were during their tenure Brian Gray, Christopher Wittala, Jeff Locke, Jim Chaffin, John Hansen, Matt Switaj, and Trevor Wittala.[1][2]

Music history[edit]

The band commenced as a musical entity in 1994, with their first release, 21, a studio album, coming out on May 29, 1996, from Tooth & Nail Records.[3] Their second album, Frail, was released on June 7, 1996, again by Tooth & Nail Records.[3] The group released, ...Again, in 1998, with Grrr Records.[4][5] The subsequent album, Forever, was released by Grrr Records, on January 1, 1999.[6][7] Their third album, with Grrr Records, Germany, was released, in 2000.[3] The last album, with Grrr Records, Isolated Incident, was released on January 1, 2001.[8][9] They signed back with Tooth & Nail, where they released their final album, Give Us Barabbas, on June 7, 2002.[10][11][12]

Members[edit]

Members[1]
  • Bryan Gray
  • Christopher Wittala
  • Jeff Locke
  • Jim Chaffin
  • John Hansen
  • Matt Switaj
  • Trevor Wittala
  • Jeremy Moffet

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 21 (1996, Tooth & Nail)
  • Frail (1996, Tooth & Nail)
  • ...Again (1998, Grrr)
  • Forever (1999, Grrr)
  • Germany (2000, Grrr)
  • Isolated Incident (2001, Grrr)
  • Give Us Barabbas (2002, Tooth & Nail)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phares, Heather. "The Blamed : Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Coonagh, Amy (September 1, 2002). "The Blamed: Taking the blame for Barabbas". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c AllMusic. "The Blamed : Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Cranston, David (February 1, 1999). "Review: Again – The Blamed". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ Spencer, Josh; Stewart, James; King, Chris (August 14, 1998). "Again Reviews". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ Figgis, Alex (February 1, 2000). "Review: Forever – The Blamed". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Spencer, Josh; Marihugh, Josh; Rockstroh, Joe (September 4, 1999). "Forever Reviews". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ Stafford, James (September 11, 2001). "Review: Isolated Incident – The Blamed". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ Maffeo, Kerry (May 26, 2001). "Isolated Incident Review". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ MacNeil, Jason (May 7, 2002). "Give Us Barabbas – The Blamed". AllMusic. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ Cummings, Tony (September 1, 2002). "Review: Give Us Barabbas – The Blamed". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Josh; Perrine, Trilisa M. (July 14, 2002). "Give Us Barabbas Reviews". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved July 14, 2015. 

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