Bloodclot, 2017 Loudwire Music Awards Kickoff Party Performer
Bloodclot are one of the acts set to perform a the Loudwire Music Awards Kickoff Concert, taking place Oct. 23, at The Regent in Los Angeles. The following day, Oct. 24, the Loudwire Music Awards will take place at The Novo in L.A. Tickets for the Kickoff Party are available here, while tickets for the awards show are available here.
John Joseph has a hardcore pedigree like no other. He’s responsible for fronting legendary New York Hardcore band Cro-Mags, bringing the band’s songs to life in a very real, visceral way since the ’80s. His work has also extended into his band Bloodclot, a hardcore band focused on keeping things real at every level of their music.
Bloodclot is composed of a wide range of musical talent including Joey Castillo, Nick Oliveri and Todd Youth, who have spent their time in groups like Queens of the Stone Age, Danzig, Motorhead, Kyuss, Murphy’s Law and Eagles of Death Metal. This wide range of talent is on display on the band’s debut album, Up in Arms. Packing 12 tracks into 30 minutes, the group gives a crash course in hardcore’s history and relevance, playing a blistering fast kind of punk sure to impress anyone.
Lyrically, no target is sacred for Joseph to go after. His veganism comes through in his music, taking aim at people and organizations who he deems to not be treating the planet with respect and who are hastening its demise. The huge scope also turns laser precise, going after those who have personally wronged him and pushed him too far. The band keeps hardcore punk political, carrying over from its roots.
In a live setting, Bloodclot bring a whirlwind of energy that’s completely infectious. Joseph’s energy combined with the breakneck speed of Oliveri and Castillo and Youth create a spectacle and high point for hardcore.