with Bloodline Theory
Thursday October 20th
FirstBourne is a five piece arena rock/power metal band from Boston, MA. Specializing in captivating hooks and masterful musicianship, guitarist Mike Kerr, vocalist Adrienne Cowan, and bassist Ven Thangaraj teamed up with Sony Brazil’s producer and guitarist Jimmy Olivera to create their debut full length, “Riot”. Drummer Chris Dovas joined shortly after, adding to the ranks of Berklee-trained and award-winning musicians.
Bloodline Theory is a dynamic and versatile Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band from southeastern Massachusetts. When you see them live, you can bet that they will leave it all on the stage.
Bloodline Theory began as Bloodline Conspiracy in 2009. Fred Nota (vocalist for Escape to Everything) called Joel Hopkins (guitarist of Dying Days) and asked if he would be interested in forming a side project with Joel's cousins Matt Wein, (guitarist for Escape to Everything) and Matt's younger brother Mike Wein who had not been in a band yet. They spent the next several months writing and recording the songs that would become the first Bloodline Conspiracy demo.
Paul Lourenco (drummer for The Evening) was recruited to record drum tracks for the demo recordings, but couldn’t commit to playing with the band full time. When Joel’s band Dying Days disbanded, Joel called upon Paul Sylvia on bass and Dave Caradimos on drums. Both of whom were band mates of Joel's in Dying Days. They changed the band name to Torn Apart and played a handful of local shows before disbanding in the end of 2010.
In January of 2011 Joel once again asked Paul L. to record drum tracks for some of the Torn Apart songs that Joel had written but never got a chance to record. Once the recordings were done, the remaining members of Torn Apart decided to reform as Bloodline Theory and played their first show on 7/30/11. In 2012 Fred Nota left the band to pursue other musical endeavors, leaving Mike Wein to take the reigns as lead vocalist and front man for the band.
In the winter of 2013 bassist Paul Silva left the band. Joel immediately thought of Mike "Creature" of the band Woodland Creatures. Joel had been playing guitar for the Woodland Creatures and had already developed a bond with Mike both musically and personally. Mike had also worked with Paul Lourenco previously in Paul's band Trucks and Skulls. Mike's style and personality immediately gelled with the band. With a new line up and renewed sense of purpose, the band is preparing to release their first full length record "One and the Same" and performing locally and nationally to promote it.