Blast Open: Spitting Blood-2022.

Blast Open:Heavy Thrash Metal from Spain.

BLAST OPEN is a heavy metal combo from Asturias formed in 2008 by seasoned musicians from the Asturian metal scene. In 2010, after they released their first two songs in demo format, “Lost” and “Bad to Worse”, recorded at Eclipse studios by Daniel Sevillano, the band began to be present at concerts, sharing the stage with bands such as Vicious Rumors, Primal Fear or Havok.

In October 2011 they began producing the songs for their debut album entitled “They Destroy Our World” (2012), whose recording was carried out at Dynamita Studios, with Dani G. in charge of the recording, mixing and mastering. They started the album’s presentation participating in Summer festivals with bands like Crisix, Evile, Mnemic, Vita Imana or Teksuo, and in November, in conjunction with the band XXX from Valladolid, they put on their shared presentation tour “Dementia Destroys Our World”, performing in different Spanish cities.

In order to support the album and tour, they published the videoclip of the song “Blinded”, made by the agency ThrashWay, and they took part in the W:O:A Metal Battle Spain 2013, qualifying for the final held in Molins de Rey, thanks to their powerful and intense live act. “Human Shield” was chosen to be included in the CD “Grand Sounds Promotion Vol.3”, a compilation of songs from metal bands which was distributed worldwide. During 2013 they closed the album presentation tour and ended the year performing at Mutant Fest and Killed by Death II festivals, along with bands such as Darksun, Posession, Human or Avulsed.

For their new album, the band decided to go back to working at Dynamita Studios where they recorded “Beyond the Hope” in 2016, a self-published work distributed by Santo Grial Records, and supported by an extensive tour throughout Spain.

“Beyond The Hope” is a new musical blast with fast and hard songs, transmitting the energy that the band offers in their live shows. Both the cover and booklet designs were created by Belén Lobeto. In support of their new work, they published a lyric video for the song “The Roots of Evil”, made by Zelia Lorences and Pablo Bermejo, and performed by Marlene Redondo Tuñón.

In addition to their live performances, they also received recognition for their album: Top 10 Best National Albums of 2016, voted by the audience of the radio show “Diario de un Metalhead”; editor Pablo Folgueira’s, from MetalCry zine, National Top 10 and nominated for “Best Rock Album” at the Amas Awards in 2017. Andrés Álvarez was also the winner in the category “Guitar” in 2018’s edition of the aforementioned Amas Awards.

The tour ends in November 2019 at Otero Brutal Fest, with Memorian and The Cavalera Brothers, among other bands.

Their new work “Spitting Blood” will see the light in 2022 and it comprises nine songs where the band’s style expands into new sonic areas of metal, with texts that delve into human moral degradation and the search for a balance between good and evil.

Recorded at the Breakdown Studios in Gijón, it is mixed and mastered by Nefta Vázquez, with cover artwork and booklet by designer Alejandro Blasi, and it is edited and distributed by Suspiria Records.

Discography:

They Destroy Our WorldFull-length2012 
Beyond the Hope
Spitting Blood
EP
Full- length
2016
2022

Members:

Andrés AlvarezGuitars
See also: ex-Leviathan, ex-Absentia, ex-Innerself
Kiri LenansonBass (2021-present)
Jorge RodriguezDrums (2021-present)
NeftaVocals (2021-present)
See also: Sound of Silence, ex-Another Day, ex-Okban

Past Members:

Jorge MartínezBass (?-2018)
See also: Selfaware
Víctor Iván Sevillano FernándezDrums (?-2013)
See also: ex-Edén
Chema AlvarezDrums (2008-2010)
See also: ex-Leviathan, ex-Innerself
Fernando MateosVocals (2008-2020)
See also: ex-Leviathan, ex-Innerself
Jose Ramón AlonsoDrums (2013-2020)
Iván CanedoBass (2018-2020)
See also: ArgionBlack Devil, ex-Nail Lick

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