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Press Release

RIFFS OR GTFO ANNOUNCES CALIFORNIA BLOOD: VOLUME 1 COMPILATION ALBUM

Release date Friday January 26th. Free digital version, CD and limited-edition cassette available with two bonus tracks.

San Diego-based heavy metal label Riffs or GTFO has announced the imminent release of their first offering, California Blood: Volume 1, a compilation featuring eleven of the Golden State’s best new heavy metal artists. While not conforming to a singular sound, all of the hard-hitting tracks on the album have roots based in classic metal.

Included are Earth CrawlerFallen SunsGreat Electric QuestHell FireHorseneckMonarchThe Power of PainRaise the GunsRealms of VisionSkullGunner, and Void Vator. Physical copies include tracks from Blood Dancer and Legal Tender. Two songs will be debuted on California Blood: Volume 1 - Realms of Vision’s “Isolation's Crown” (from their forthcoming debut LP on Creator-Destructor Records) and SkullGunner’s “Warlords”.

Musicians in these groups have been found playing with the likes of TestamentEntheosChelsea WolfeHoly GrailForbiddenWhite WizzardCageAnimosityWill HavenSet Your Goals, and Gypsyhawk - to name a few. You’ll also hear a scorching guest vocal by thrash titan Steve “Zetro” Souza from Exodus on The Power of Pain’s track “Tastes Like H8”. The collection of talent on this compilation is truly remarkable.

California Blood: Volume 1 is proof that California continues to be one of metal’s most productive and talented regions. It will be available Friday, January 26th at californiablood.net. Physical copy preorders are up now.

 

Riffs or GTFO (riffsorgtfo.com) was founded in 2016 as a personal metal blog by Jonathan Lynch. Although quickly growing to become a metal lifestyle brand and boutique record label, Riffs or GTFO will always be driven by a love of discovering new music, and a commitment to sharing great metal with the world.

 

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Link to the Compilation

Download song files and graphics


Album Art

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The Bands & Songs (listed alphabetically)

You can stream and download the tracks here. Click on a band name to go to their Facebook page.


Earth Crawler
NWOAHM / Modern Thrash - Livermore

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Fallen Suns
Hard Rock / Metal - Los Angeles

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Great Electric Quest
Classic Heavy Metal / Rock - Oceanside

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Hell Fire
Traditional Heavy Metal / Proto-Metal - San Francisco

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Horseneck
Sludge / Stoner - Sacramento

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Monarch
Thrash / Speed Metal - Vista

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The Power of Pain
Groove - Castro Valley

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Raise the Guns
Thrash / Speed - Los Angeles

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Realms of Vision
Prog / Doom - San Francisco
CALIFORNIA BLOOD DEBUT!

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SkullGunner
"Scrap Metal" - Sacramento
CALIFORNIA BLOOD DEBUT!

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Void Vator
Modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock - Los Angeles

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Bonus tracks on physical copies


Blood Dancer
Power Metal - San Diego

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Legal Tender
Modern Thrash / Hard Rock - Los Angeles

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