Over the past nine years, The Bled has lived up to its name in more ways than one. The Tucson Post-Hardcore quintet formed in 2001, initially billing itself as the Radiation Defiance Theory and then almost immediately (and wisely) shortening it to The Bled. A pair of EPs within their first year raised the band’s profile, making them a hot local club draw and ultimately leading to the band signing with Miami’s Fiddler Records.
On the eve of recording their debut full-length, frontman Adam Goss opted out of the band and recommended James Munoz to take his spot. With Munoz at the mic, The Bled recorded 2003’s Pass the Flask and began touring nationwide for the first time, gaining positive notices for their Metal/Math/Hardcore diversity.
The arrival of new members was tempered by the band losing their Vagrant deal, but The Bled announced last November its signing with Rise Records and its fourth album, Heat Fetish, which will be released in February.
The Bled plays the Mad Hatter with I Am Messenger and The Paramedic. Get show details and Sound Advice here.