The Blamed

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The Blamed
Origin California
Illinois
Genres Christian hardcore, Christian punk, emo, hardcore punk, punk rock, indie punk
Years active 1994 (1994)–2003 (2003), 2012, 2016-present
Labels Tooth & Nail, Grrr
Associated acts Left Out, The Crucified, Stavesacre, Blenderhead, Six Feet Deep, The Satire, Big Mess, The Wiitala Brothers, October Bird Of Death
Website facebook.com/TheBlamed
Members Bryan Gray
Jim Chaffin
Jeff Locke
Sid Duffour
Past members Christopher Wiitala
John Hansen
Matt Switaj
Trevor Wiitala
Jeremy Moffet
Glenn Wiley Willis

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 Wiitala, Jeff Locke, Jim Chaffin, John Hansen, Matt Switaj, and Trevor Wiitala. 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. Working on a New EP to be released in 2018.

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 Wiitala, Jeff Locke, Jim Chaffin, John Hansen, Matt Switaj, Chris and Trevor Wiitala.[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] The band is reuniting in 2016 at Audio Feed Festival.[13]

Members[edit]

Current

  • Bryan Gray - Guitar (1994-2003, 2012, 2016-present) (ex-Blenderhead, ex-Rocks in Pink Cement, The Satire)
  • Jeff Locke - Guitar/Vocals
  • Sid Duffour - Bass (2012, 2016-present) (ex-Headnoise, Brick Assassin, The Satire, October Bird Of Death)
  • Jim Chaffin - Drums (1994-1999, 2012, 2016-present) (Deliverance, The Crucified)

Former[1]

  • Christopher Wiitala - Bass (The Wiitala Brothers)
  • John Hansen - Bass
  • Jacob Landrau - Guitar, Vocals
  • Mark Aceves - Bass, founder
  • Justin Winokur - Guitar
  • Matt Switaj - Vocals, Guitar
  • Trevor Wiitala - Drums (The Wiitala Brothers)
  • Jeremy Moffet - Vocals (ex-Stavesacre)
  • Eric Churchill - Bass
  • Gary Ottosi - Bass
  • Aaron Bradford - Guitar

Live

  • Jason Seiler - Bass (ex-Headnoise)
  • Lance Garvin - Drums (Living Sacrifice)
  • Glenn Wiley Willis - Vocals (2Minute Minor)
  • Johnny Vasquez - Drums (ex-Vengeance Rising)
  • James Barnett - Drums
  • Darren "Klank" Diolosa - Guitars (Klank)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 21 (1994, Tooth & Nail)
  • Frail (1996, Tooth & Nail)
  • ...Again (1998, Grrr)
  • Forever (1999, Grrr)
  • Germany (2000, Grrr, Burnt Toast Vinyl)
  • 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. 
  13. ^ "Audio Feed Festival - Lineup". Audio Feed Festival. Retrieved April 6, 2016. 

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