So LA thrashersBonded By Blood are about to record their third album, this is obviously great news! The album will be produced by former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader at Silver Sound and Mt. Olympus Studios in LA. An official statement by guitarist Juan Juarez has been released:
“We can’t wait for everybody to hear what the new album has in store. It’s definitely more diverse and we all had a blast writing it,” states BONDED BY BLOOD guitarist Juan Juarez. “It’ll be the first record with Mauro and Jessie, who have been great additions to the lineup, and the four of us really connected well during the writing and rehearsing of this album. The playing on this album will be top-notch. We’re glad to be recording in Los Angeles, and excited to work with Logan. We can’t wait to get started and we hope everybody enjoys it as much as we do.”
The band has experienced some really significant lineup changes after their second album “Exiled to Earth” was released. First was the departure of original vocalist Jose Barrales who was replaced by now permanent member Mauro Gonzalez. A few months later saw the departure of guitarist Alex Lee and bassist Jerry Garcia. The bass position has been filled by Jessie Sanchez but it appears there has been no replacement for guitarist Alex Lee. This leads me to believe the band is going at it as a four piece. I really admire this band for continuing after such difficult times and I can’t wait to hear what the band has in store for us later this year when the album is set for release.