BRIDGE NINE TO REISSUE NO WARNING'S 'ILL BLOOD' AS PART OF B9's '10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SERIES'
Gatefold Double LP Available April 23rd, 2013
No Warning was a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Canada. Their first release under that name was a three-song demo tape. They released their legendary 7" on New York label, Martyr Records in 2001. Later that year, Boston based Bridge Nine Records re-released the 7" on CD with different artwork and the demo tape as bonus tracks. The band continued to play shows across the East Coast of the USA and Canada with hardcore punk bands such as Hatebreed, Madball, Cro-Mags, Sick Of It All, Terror and Bane. They also appeared respectively at annual hardcore festivals such as Hellfest (NY) and Posi Numbers Fest (PA). In the fall of 2002, No Warning released what some fans consider to be the band's best work and a monumental album of that era of hardcore, Ill Blood, on Bridge Nine Records.
No Warning went on to release Suffer, Survive in late 2004 and broke up in 2005, leaving behind a legacy of fast, catchy and melodic hardcore that has yet to be replicated. Since the band went dormant, their landmark album Ill Blood went out of print, with fans and vinyl collectors clamoring for a repress over the last eight years. Finally, Bridge Nine is bringing this classic album back into print as a gatefold double LP that has been remastered by Golden Mastering specifically for vinyl. This double LP features Ill Blood on LP1 and the band's self-titled EP on LP2 along with Side B artwork by Damien Abraham from Fucked Up.
The first pressing of Ill Blood was a mere 1,000 copies back in 2002; now, the album will be re-pressed on "blood and piss colored vinyl" with a screen print on one side (300 copies), "half blood/half shit" with an etching (700 copies), and "blood and shit" (1,000 copies). As one of the most requested re-pressings in Bridge Nine history, this is a must-have album for every fan of hardcore punk, from all walks of life.
Pre-order Ill Blood (and check out brand new merch designs) now in the B9Store
Also available today for pre-order is The Fuse Is Lit from Striking Distance:
Striking Distance was a hardcore punk band from 1999-2003, who hailed from Washington DC with a decidedly NYHC/Boston sound. The band, fronted by one of the angriest frontmen in B9 history, Dave Byrd, originally released The Fuse Is Lit on CD and 7inch via B9 back in May of '02. Since then, Striking Distance broke up, reunited in 2007 for Youngblood Fest, and have remained dormant ever since. Fast forward to 2013, and Bridge Nine is re-releasing this very important hardcore album and Striking Distance are gearing up for their reunion at this year's United Blood Festival in Richmond, VA.
Out of print since the mid-2000's, The Fuse Is Lit has undergone a deluxe re-treatment by Bridge Nine and will now be available on 12" LP. This re-issue features 6 studio tracks that originally appeared on the album on Side A, and a great 7-song 'Live at CBGB's' set from August 2001 (which perfectly captures the band's energy) on Side B. All of the audio has been remastered specifically for vinyl by John Golden at Golden Mastering as part of Bridge Nine's 10th Anniversary Repress Series. Bridge Nine label owner Chris Wrenn commented, "This was such an important release for Bridge Nine and I'm really happy to get it back in print. The album has held up well over time and I'm excited for a new generation of kids to hopefully get into it. Album sounds amazing and looks amazing - one of my favorite releases in B9 history."
Pre-order The Fuse Is Lit now in the B9Store