Formed in 2009, Evansville, Indiana’s JAWBONE quickly garnered widespread attention with their intense live shows and unique take on Spirit-filled hardcore.  With a self-released demo under their belts, the band continued to gain momentum, taking their brand of ’90s style metallic hardcore to an ever growing audience throughout the Midwest.

With their signing to Blood & Ink Records, JAWBONE are poised to help reintroduce a new generation of fans to hardcore the way it used to be: passionate, ethical, and meaningful.


Stand Together Fest – Nashville in April!

We’re very excited to announce Stand Together Fest, taking place in Nashville, TN from April 13th – 14th at Rocketown’s White Building.  We hope to see all our friends there, enjoying Zao, a reunion by Saints Never Surrender, Flatfoot 56, xLooking Forwardx, As Hell Retreats, and many more… including all of your favorite Blood & Ink bands!  More information and tickets online at:

Venia/Jawbone To Play Final Advent Shows

Venia and Jawbone have both been honored by being asked to join Advent on their last two shows, taking place in Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC respectively.  Advent have been one of the most inspirational and potent bands to emerge from our scene in quite a long time and it’s sad to see them go, but come out and help us send them out with a bang.  B&I will be at both shows with our distro, so stop by and say hello.

Venia will be touring to/from the shows, hitting various Midwest and East Coast locales, so be sure to check out the dates below or on the B&I Tours page.

08/30 Milwaukee, WI @ The Litter Box w/ Relentless
08/31 Louisville, KY@ Keswicks w/ Relentless
09/01 Chattanooga, TN @ The Warehouse w/ Relentess
09/02 Greenville, SC @ The Channel w/ Advent, Jawbone, Fingers Crossed, Apart, Beggars (SC)
09/03 Greensboro, NC @ Legit Biz w/ Advent (last show), Reign Supreme, Jawbone, Torch Runner
09/04 Balitmore, MD @ The Talking Head w/ Gideon, Debtor, Carrying The Fire
09/05 Wilmington, DE @ Mogo 13
09/06 Williamsport, PA @ The Hive
09/07 Zanesville, OH @ The Shot Shot

B&I Heading To Cornerstone!

It’s that time of year again, when we trek nearly halfway across the country to hang out in a field with all of our best friends for a week straight at the annual Cornerstone Festival!

Blood & Ink will have a table in the main merch tent again this year and we’re planning to do daily deals on all sorts of shirts, records, and CDs.  Each daily deal will be announced via Twitter and posted at our table, so make sure to come by and check it out as quantities might be limited on some of these offers.  We will also have limited Cornerstone versions of Figure Four’s “Suffering The Loss” LP (limited to 10 with screenprinted covers) and Venia’s “I’ve Lost All Faith In Myself” 7″ (limited to 20 with diecut covers).

We are also happy to announce that all 9 of the active B&I roster bands will be playing at least twice and we have two dedicated days on Legacy Stage (Wednesday June 29th with our “extended family”) and Solace Stage (Friday July 1st with the “immediate family”).  Check out the poster above for a list of who is playing and when.

We look forward to seeing those of you also making the trip, so please come say hello!

Jawbone Preorders Launched!

We’re extremely excited to announce that preorders have been launched for the forthcoming new 7″ from Jawbone, entitled “Loss Of Innocence”.  We might have gone a little overboard with the options (you can choose from 3 colors of limited edition vinyl and 2 different shirt designs), so hopefully it isn’t too hard to pick which combo deal you want!  Check out preorders on the B&I Webstore.

Few bands have emerged from within Spirit-filled hardcore creating music that appeals far beyond that scene, yet Jawbone are doing just that. Their music recalls the ’90s heavier hitters, both in sonic texture and lyrical potency. But don’t be mistaken… despite blending chaotic, somewhat metallic influences into their music, these boys from Indiana are most certainly hardcore, never succumbing to the trite “metalcore” sound. Fans of Advent, “Jane Doe” era Converge, and Turmoil take note.

Jawbone’s debut EP, “Loss Of Innocence”, is scheduled to be released on May 31st on Blood & Ink Records.

B&I Spring 2011 Sampler Posted!

2011 is looking to be the busiest for Blood & Ink yet and we wanted to give everyone an early taste of some of the stuff we have in the works.  We just posted our “Spring 2011 Sampler” on our Bandcamp, featuring songs from new and upcoming releases, plus a few cool, previously unreleased rarities.  And it’s FREE!

The sampler offers the first chance to hear “Faithless” from Jawbone’s forthcoming EP Loss Of Innocence and a demo of a song that will appear on the forthcoming album from Thirtyseven, plus songs from Ironwill, Venia, Dependency, Thin Ice, and Debtor!  Also, if you download the entire sampler, you’ll also get a previously unreleased song from The Red Baron’s My First Love sessions, Venia covering “Kiss Of Death” by Buried Alive, and a track from the lost album by The Rose!