The Catalyst

Thick As Blood

Live in The Atrium

Thick As Blood

Betrayal, Kublai Khan

Wed, May 7, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Off Sale

This event is 16 and over

Thick As Blood
Thick As Blood
THICK AS BLOOD is a very proud hardcore band from Miami, FL. Formed in '04, they started out as a seven man team but recently trimmed down their roster to five, bringing out a more focused sound. They released their debut album "Moment Of Truth" in '07, toured the states numerous times including Canada sharing stages with the likes of Madball, Terror, Bleeding Through and much more.

"Embrace" is the much anticpated follow-up to their debut "Moment Of Truth" which finds THICK AS BLOOD evolving into a much heavier, faster and more brutally honest band. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at the infamous Machine Shop (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) in Weehawken, NJ. Drums were recorded at Nuthouse Studios, Hoboken, NJ. The track "Decimator" musically highlights their thrash/heavy metal influences while at the same time lyrically touching on their feelings toward deceivers. "Misery Loves Company" incorporates a whole new melodic side of THICK AS BLOOD while still bringing forth a new level of intensity and also lyrically dealing with envy and how pathetic it can make someone. "Embrace" also includes a special surprise that showcases another musical side of THICK AS BLOOD but still keepin' it street. They plan to tour both the U.S. and beyond extensively to support "Embrace".
Betrayal
Betrayal
Betrayal have been igniting the metal-core scene over the past four years starting with their first EP The People's Fallacy in 2008. Hard to believe the entire band is currently between the ages of 19 and 20. With a more mature mindset gained from relentless touring and playing, the band return with their debut full-length album Abandonment. The album delivers downtuned riff attacks as thick as scud missles with the dark commanding vocals of Brendan Foley and frequent forays into some of the most savage breakdowns in modern times. Loosely themed, guitarist Sean Chamilian says that the album "reflects Brendan's mind-set that he feels alone in this world at times surrounded by shitty people and left alone to fight against what he feels is wrong."
Kublai Khan
Energetic, aggressive, and passionate music. A four piece metalcore band based in north Texas. We say whats on our hearts to express how we feel, who we are, what we stand for, and wont stand for, as well as the problems of our generation. In hopes of tapping into the underground and revealing the unseen lives and feelings of the youth in modern American society. We are fighting to make an impact in a music scape bogged down with meaningless lyrics and recycled with mindless music. Trying to push messages that often get overlooked or ignored in the nation today, hoping to use our music as a vessel to relate with people and emit hope.
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/