Dan Sugarman Exits As Blood Runs Black/Launches Patreon Campaign For New Collaborative Project

Guitarist, Dan Sugarman has announced his departure from As Blood Runs Black. With this news, he has also launched a Patreon campaign for a new collaborative project that will feature members of Suicide Silence, Upon A Burning Body, and more.

He posted the following statement:

“First off, thanks to all the friends and fans I have met around the world throughout my years on the road – I wouldn’t be able to still be here as a musician writing music and pursuing my dream without you guys. For that, I am eternally grateful.

With that being said, I am formally announcing my departure from As Blood Runs Black. I wouldn’t trade those experiences in for anything, but I am feeling called to pursue my solo career and future opportunities that allow me focus on where I want to be as a musician. And as some of my fans and friends know, my mom is currently fighting brain cancer, and I feel it’s best that I put touring on the back burner for a while. Unexpectedly, all of this has charged me creatively, and being home has also allowed me to release my debut instrumental album “Centersun“, as well as give guitar lessons and pursue music production full time.

All of this brings us to where I’m at currently – I am extremely happy to announce that I will be rolling out a kickass collaboration album through Patreon with some of my favorite friends and musicians in the game. These are players that you either know and love, or will come to admire as much as I do.

So far some of the straight cold killers I have lined up are:
– Alex Lopez (Drummer of Suicide Silence)
– Gil Sharone (Drummer of Marilyn Manson/Team Sleep/Puscifer/Stolen Babies/ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan/+44),
– Danny Leal (Vocalist of Upon A Burning Body),
– Angel Vivaldi (Virtuoso Guitarist),
– Anna Sentina (Badass Bassist),
– Ricky Armellino (Vocalist of This or The Apocalypse)
– Sims Cashion (Child Prodigy Guitarist)
– Alex Hofmann (Vocalist of Fallujah)
– James Norbert Ivanyi (Australian Guitar Lord)
And more to be announced in the near future…

I will be unveiling this project through patreon.com/dansugarman and will be releasing an awesome track with one different collaborator every time, along with tons of exclusive content. I will also be pledging 10% of proceeds from each month towards a Charity chosen by my Patreon family and I.

Being able to physically affect the people and world around me through music is something I’ve always dreamt of doing, and with your support, I think you guys could help me bring this idea to life. I’ve been searching for a platform that could provide all these combined services, and I believe I finally found the answer.

In closing, I just want to once again thank everyone who has support me throughout the years. If you have a few minutes, I urge you to go to my Patreon page and check it out! Much sweetness is to come in the future… keep your facial orifices at the ready!

Yours forever,
Dan Sugarman“

As Blood Runs Black Announce 2014 U.S. Headlining Tour

As Blood Runs Black have announced a headlining North American tour and have also revealed that their new album, Ground Zero, will be released October 27. The tour will also include Rings of Saturn, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear and The Convalescence, as support. This news comes after drummer, Hector De Santiago claimed the band was disbanding. The band still hasn’t commented on his statements.

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Tour Dates:

Oct.23rd – Simi Valley,CA @ 118 West
Oct.24th – San Francisco,CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct.25th – Seattle,WA @ Studio Seven
Oct.26th – Spokane,WA @ The Hop
Oct.27th – Boise,ID @ The Shredder
Oct.29th – Grand Junction,CO @ Mesa Theater
Oct.31st – Denver,CO @ Marquee Theater
Nov.1st – Iowa City,IA @ Blue Moose
Nov.2nd – St.Paul,MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Nov.4th – Joliet,IL @ Mojoe’s
Nov.5th – Indianapolis,IN @ The Emerson Theater
Nov.6th – Toledo,OH @ Frankie’s Inner City
Nov.7th – Cleveland,OH @ Agora Ballroom
Nov.9th – Rochester,NY @ California Brew Haus
Nov.11th – Danbury,CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
Nov.12th – Brooklyn,NY @ Coco 66
Nov.13th – Trenton,NJ @ Championship
Nov.14th – West Springfield,CA @ Empire
Nov.15th – Dillsburg,PA @ The Firehall
Nov.16th – Greensboro,NC @ Greene Street Pub
Nov.18th – Atlanta,GA @ The Masquerade
Nov.20th – Orlando,FL @ Backbooth
Nov.21st – Tampa,FL @ Epic Problem
Nov.22nd – Jacksonville,FL @ 1904 Venue
Nov.24th – Fort Worth,TX @ Tomcats West
Nov.25th – Houston,TX @ Walter’s
Nov.26th – Austin,TX @ Dirty Dog
Nov.28th – Phoenix,AZ @ Pub Rock Live
Nov.29th – Anaheim,CA @ Chain Reaction

As Blood Runs Black Premiere New Song

As Blood Runs Black fans have been waiting for the band to issue a statement about Hector De Santiago’s comment about them disbanding, and the band responded with a new song. The band even named the video “As Blood Runs Black Addresses Break-Up Rumors,” making fans think it was an announcement, rather than a lyric video. No information about whether or not they are really breaking up or when they are releasing Ground Zero is available.

You can check out the new song though:

As Blood Runs Black To Release New Album & Tour Despite Drummer’s Breakup Announcement

As Blood Runs Black’s future seemed in doubt, when drummer Hector De Santiago said they would be disbanding on his Instagram. Now, according to The PRP, the band seems to be pushing forward by releasing their new crowdfunded album, Ground Zero, and going on a world tour. So it seems as if the band’s future is still uncertain.

As Blood Runs Black issued the following statement:

“There have been alot of questions recently regarding the future of the band and the release of Ground Zero. We wanted to reach out and let you know that Ground Zero will be coming out in the fall and you will be receiving your Indiegogo contributor perks before the public release of the album. We are putting together a worldwide tour schedule through next summer to support the album starting this fall in North America. Let us know where you want to see us play and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

More detailed information is coming soon. Thank you for bearing with us through this challenging time, your support is what keeps us going.”

I will post more information, when it becomes available.

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As Blood Runs Black Decide To Disband

As Blood Runs Black have apparently disbanded. According to a post made by drummer Hector De Santiago, on Instagram, the band has decided to call it quits, after “years of uphill battles.” The band did finish a new album, but no information on whether it will be released or not is available.

Here’s his full statement:

“After YEARS of uphill battles, dealing with legalities, politics, getting robbed blind by our ex label, left for dead and getting shelved by the industry… I’m here to to say all things come to an end. As Blood Runs Black was born in my parents basement and has been the biggest part of my life since 2003. She was my daughter. We had a dream and we ran as far as we could with it. Forever in debt and grateful for the band of brothers (past and present) who risked their lives, contributed, and truly risked it all for the love and passion of music. We literally gave and lost everything in this storm. THANKS to all who supported and gave us a chance to share our music with you guys. We were all broken kids and you guys (and gals) gave us a chance to live. THANK YOU!!!!!! #funwhileitlasted”