South Carolina has long served as a hotbed for innovative metallic hardcore, and DIVIDE THE SEA are no exception. Following the release of their Blood & Ink Records debut, simply titled Man, the boys have taken a decidedly different approach to their songwriting. With a new-found love for the chaotic, DIVIDE THE SEA continue to exhibit their desire to explore all things heavy, but now with what some might call a more mature approach.  As evidence of this shift, the band recorded a three song EP, entitled Fear. Anger. Strife., as an early indicator of where they will be heading musically.  This teaser does just that, proving DIVIDE THE SEA have a few tricks up their sleeve yet.


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:

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.

Divide The Sea Announce March Tour

Divide The Sea have announced they will be doing a Southeast tour alongside Alabama’s Erra.  The band will be performing fan favorites from their last album, Man released last year on Blood & Ink Records, as well as new songs that are already garnering much acclaim from those who’ve seen them performed live.  Visit the B&I Tours page for these and all roster bands’ tour schedules.

Divide The Sea/Corpus Christi Tour Announced

Divide The Sea has announced finalized tour dates for July, taking to the road alongside Victory Records’ Corpus Christi.  A complete list of dates can be found on the B&I Tours page.  The tour will see the bands venturing from Missouri to Florida, hitting many favorite spots in between.