Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, IRONWILL have grown leaps and bounds since forming in late 2009. Their self-released demo showed extreme promise, but it’s not until their newest effort, the eight song “Unturned” out March 29th, 2011 via Blood & Ink Records, that IRONWILL prove they’re a force to be reckoned with in the world of melodic/metallic hardcore. “Unturned” recalls both the passion and intensity of influences Life In Your Way and Saints Never Surrender, while still offering their own unique twist on the style. Don’t sleep on this band as IRONWILL are sure to make waves in the coming year.
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: www.standtogetherfest.com
Ironwill U.S. Tour in February
Ironwill will be embarking on a tour throughout the U.S. for most of February, including shows alongside With Skies.
Visit the B&I Tours page for specific dates.
Strengthen What Remains / Ironwill Tour
Blood & Ink’s newest signing Strengthen What Remains will be doing a string of shows alongside labelmates Ironwill, starting in just about a week. If these shows are near you, don’t miss them! Complete dates for this and all B&I bands can be found on the B&I Tours page.
Ironwill/Messengers Shows Announced
Ironwill have announced they’ll be doing a week of shows in September alongside Strike First Records’ Messengers, with Redeemer joining for a portion of the dates as well.
09/10 Shreveport, LA @ Naked Bean Cafe*
09/11 Dallas, TX @ House Show*
09/12 Lubbock, TX @ Skate Ranch*
09/14 Phoenix, AZ @ The Plantation**
09/15 Tucson, AZ @ Noise Venue**
09/16 Shiprock, NM @ Bonds Tint Shop**
09/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep**
* w/ Messengers
** w/ Messengers, Redeemer
For these, and all B&I related tour dates, visit our Tours page.
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!