Left to right: Anthony Bollitier (drums), Andrew Wong (guitar, vocals), Garrett Young (bass)
After self-releasing their first album, 'Melter,' executing their first Eastern US Tour, and being nominated for a Boston Music Award all within a year, Boston's Miracle Blood is really starting to make their presence known. ʻMelterʼ shows off their one of a kind, genre-bucking take on noise-punk: dissonant, heavy and chaotic, yet melodic, catchy and playful all at the same time. The band started in 2014 with the goal of creating something that was live-performance based, loud, energetic and unique. Since then, they have carved out a reputation for their electrifying live performances, charismatic songwriting and what has been called ʻthe best scream in the cityʼ of Boston. The band has shared the stage with bands like Great Falls, Landowner and Tree. Miracle Blood has already completed their second record with the help of producer Alex Allinson (BEDTIMEMAGIC, The Freqs, Lesotho) and mastering engineer Brad Boatright (The Armed, Sleep, NAILS), which promises to be meaner, heavier and noisier than 'Melter.'
“Theyʼre like a prog rock band gone insane, a punk band who forgot to read the rules, an alternative rock band that didnʼt allow itself to be wedged passively between hard rock and punk.”
- Thrash and Bang
“Their music is rife with manic energy, humor and sarcasm all while retaining a heaviness, blendingaspects of the Jesus Lizard, McLusky and Converge.”
'Hello Hell' - Unreleased - Cover Art by Andrew Wong
'Hello Hell' takes everything that Miracle Blood did on their first album, 'Melter' and ups the intensity tenfold. Leaning into their backgrounds in punk, hardcore and metal, the band brings a new heaviness and ferocity to the weird, but catchy dissonance they established on 'Melter.' A play on 'lol,' "Hello Hell,' tears into the 'hell' that is modern living with a unique sense of humor, honesty and self-awareness. Produced and recorded at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge, MA by Alex Allinson (BEDTIMEMAGIC, The Freqs, Lesotho) and mastered by Brad Boatright (The Armed, Sleep, NAILS) at Audiosiege in Portland, OR, the sound on the record is big, noisy and in-your-face.
'Melter' - Released October 4, 2022 - Cover Art by Andrew Wong
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