xLOOKING FORWARDx officially formed during September ’99 in Bel Air, Maryland, featuring its current lineup of Justin (vocals), Josh (guitar), Kevin D. (bass), and Kevin O. (drums). But their history is much deeper… Justin and Josh are brothers, and Kevin D. is their cousin. Kevin O. hooked up with the guys after seeing Josh’s old band, DENIHIL, play in 1995… he has been like family since.

xLOOKING FORWARDx recorded their first demo in May of 2000, 1117, followed by Ahoy Crew Members on DFF Records. Their Blood & Ink debut release, What This Means To Me, is a total onslaught of fast, positive, old school-style straight edge hardcore, full of catchy sing-alongs.  This classic album has been reissued with all new artwork by the legendary Dave Quiggle and including a bonus feature-length DVD!


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

Ten 33 To Perform Reunion Show

The long talked-about reunion of Ten 33 is finally about to happen!  Following this year’s Unified Underground in Maryland, the band will join fellow B&I alumni xLooking Forwardx to play the official after party show on October 3rd.  This will mark Ten 33’s first show since breaking up in the Summer of 2006 and xLooking Forwardx’s first show this year in their home state of Maryland.  They will also be joined by long-time friends Call To Preserve.  The show will be held at The MACC in Crofton, Maryland and more details can be found here.

Blood & Ink will be attending this show and tabling with our ever-growing distro, so please stop by and say hello!