Following the release of Blood!, the freshly-unearthed/released LP from iconic ’80s Santa Cruz surf/skate/hardcore act, BL’AST!, Vice Magazine’s music channel Noisey.com is hosting an exclusive video from the mixing sessions of the album from earlier this year in Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, California.
Featuring BL’AST guitarist Mike Neider and vocalist Clifford Dinsmore as well as Southern Lord’s Greg Anderson and Dave Grohl himself, the video portrays the crew discussing the band’s impact on the West Coast hardcore/punk scene back in the day and shows them bringing these lost recordings to life on the legendary Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl-produced documentary Sound City as well as classic ’80s live footage and photos of the iconic act.
Tune in and scope out the video interviews now at Vice/Noisey AT THIS LOCATION.
And if you missed it, last week Spin Magazine posted a worldwide exclusive stream of Blood! alongside an in-depth feature including Dinsmore, Grohl, ex-guitarist/current Alice in Chains vocalist William Duvall and more RIGHT HERE.
Formed in 1982, BL’AST! released their debut album, The Power of Expression in 1985, scorching audiences everywhere with their unique and innovative, technical and boundary-free style of raging hardcore punk. This caught the attention of SST Records who released the band’s second album, It’s In My Blood, in 1987, as well as their third LP, Take The Manic Ride in 1989. BL’AST!‘s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perseverance became an influence for many bands to come.