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August 2019

First Blood premiere visceral new track, ‘These Are The Rules’

It's a monster of a song.
Published: 2:59 pm, January 20, 2017
First Blood premiere visceral new track, ‘These Are The Rules’
First Blood recently signed with Pure Noise Records for the release of their new album, ‘Rules’ - a record dominated by questions concerning freedom, justice, and authority. Today, they’re previewing another massive track from it - check out ‘These Are The Rules’ below, first on Upset.

"This song serves as a 'preamble' for the concept of this album,” says vocalist Carl Schwartz. “Rules. Who sets the rules? What rules? Why should we care? Well, these are the rules that control nearly every aspect of our lives. We serve. We sacrifice. We corrupt. We pollute. We hate. We torture. We oppress. And we kill. But it's okay, because positions of power say it's okay. Public opinion (or lack thereof) says it's okay. Laws of the state say it's okay. Accept these terms and everything will be okay. Dare to question them and you will pay. These are the rules... This is reality. Some things we might never change, but at the very least I say, "Don't stop fighting for what you believe if you're to rise up from this hate."

Due on 10th February, ‘Rules’ is the band's third full-length. It was produced by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Studios in Belleville, NJ.

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