Figure Four still stand as one of the heaviest hardcore bands to ever come out of the Spirit-filled scene. Featuring members who would later form such fan favorites as Comeback Kid and Grave Maker, Figure Four were distinctly treading their own path with releases on Facedown Records and Solid State Records. Blood & Ink Records is happy to join that list, with plans to release their seminal album Suffering The Loss on vinyl LP in Spring 2011, just in time for their planned reunion at Rain Fest 2011.
Debtor + Figure Four Out Today!
It’s pretty awesome to have both a classic reissue and a sure-to-be classic new full length, both out on Blood & Ink Records today! We are excited to offer Figure Four’s pummeling hardcore landmark, Suffering The Loss, on vinyl LP for the first time ever, plus the awe-inspiring new full length Bloodseeds from Philadelphia’s purveyors of melodic hardcore, Debtor.
Speaking of the new Debtor, don’t just take our word for it… check out these awesome reviews of the album:
“this record is phenomenal” – stereokiller.com
“an excellent debut full length” – decoymusic.com
“one of the best [albums] I’ve heard all year” – indievisionmusic.com
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!
Figure Four + Divide The Sea Preorders!
There’s always a first time for everything and today marks the first time we’ve had not one, but TWO preorders going at the same time! We couldn’t be happier…
First up is the now-classic hardcore album “Suffering The Loss” from Figure Four! Featuring members who would go on to form Comeback Kid and Gravemaker, this album was the pinnacle of this great band’s career, capturing arguably the most pummeling, heavy-hitting hardcore ever to surface from within the Spirit-filled hardcore scene. We couldn’t be more pleased to be offering this great release on limited edition vinyl LP for the first time ever!
We’re also very excited to announce preorders for the forthcoming “Fear. Anger. Strife.” EP from Divide The Sea. While still demonstrating their interest in exploring all things heavy, this EP marks a decidedly more mature direction for these South Carolinians. Incorporating more chaotic and spastic elements into their songwriting, this EP offers a glimpse at where Divide The Sea is headed with future material. “Fear. Anger. Strife.” is being released on limited edition CDEP (only 100 will be made ever!) and via digital outlets worldwide.
Both releases are currently available for preorder in the B&I Webstore with limited time discount pricing and package deal offers.
B&I To Release Figure Four LP/Reunion Planned
Blood & Ink Records is extremely pleased to announce we have started working on a vinyl pressing of Figure Four’s seminal hardcore album Suffering The Loss! Details are still coming together, but we plan to have the LP out in time for their planned reunion at Rain Fest 2011 in May, if not earlier. That’s right! They’ve announced plans to play Rain Fest in Seattle the last weekend of May alongside Trial, Madball, Most Precious Blood, and many more awesome bands!
For those unfamiliar with Figure Four, the band still stand as one of the heaviest hardcore bands to ever come out of the Spirit-filled scene. Featuring members who would later form such fan favorites as Comeback Kid and Grave Maker, Figure Four were distinctly treading their own path with previous releases on Facedown Records and Solid State Records.
Stay tuned for more details and preorder information to be announced soon.