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"Blissful Destruction Tour Kick Off"

Blissful Destruction Tour Kick Off
By Jenny Gamble
More fun than a mouthful of mono

Blissful Destruction
Blissful Destruction is a mixture of piss, vinegar, scotch and soul—and a whole lot of enthusiasm for their local music scene. With that much going on, they figured it was time to spread some of the love and plan their first tour out of the state.

“Booking this tour sort of started out as a joke," says Eric Louton, lead singer and guitar player for the band. "Then we realized after talking to other bands it wasn't as hard as it seemed and we decided just to do it.” This three-piece, politically minded rock band is headed to East Texas and Arizona.

With songs that span from dour meditations ("Fallen Angel") to shifting postpunk ("Confessions"), the band embraces a wide spectrum of genres. That diversity is the result of the band's collective work at every stage of the music's evolution, including shared songwriting. “Our lyrics are inspired by everything,” says Louton. “I like to think we aren’t really trying to be political, but there is a certain something to be said about freedom of speech in music. It may not be what the government and religion and the P.T.A. want you to hear, but we can say it and I like that freedom.”

The band is anxious for the tour, but Blissful Destruction is prepared to take things slow. “You aren’t going to become a rock star overnight,” says Louton. “It takes time and practice and playing a lot of crappy shows along the way.”

With 18 months behind them, the band is excited about the possibilities the tour may bring, and they're ready to “kick ass,” Louton says. They've already managed to put out a five-song demo recorded at Manny Dog Records with Chris Lee. Upon their return to Albuquerque, they plan to record a full-length record. As for the future, the band will let it all ride, just happy to keep sharing their love for that famous New Mexico sunshine. “We're trying to spread it around like a case of mono at a junior college in Ohio,” Louton says.

Blissful Destruction kicks off their first tour this Wednesday, July 25, at Atomic Cantina. The free show also features Vena Cava, Dead on Point 5 and First Rites. Get friendly with Blissful Destruction at - Alibi


Blissful Destruction The Demo.
4.Lies & Influences
5.Fallen Angel



The story of Blissful D,

We met through a little restaurant called Ribs in the summer of 2005. Audie the general manager had interviewed a smart ass who wanted to be a waiter named Eric. A slight friendship began when Audie asked " Are you in school or have any other jobs that would not allow you to work?" Now I believe what was said was "No all I want to do is play guitar. After all sex/drugs/Rock N Roll" With a reply from the man Audie Brown of "oh really I'm a drummer looking for a band." Thus started a beautiful relationship. 7 months later Audie introduced his younger brother a phenomenal guitarist named Matthan we started to jam. The original bassist was a dishwasher form Ribs as well as being a cousin to the brothers his name was Shane. Needless to say it was not working out with the 16 yr old who was a much better drummer than a bassist. Besides the kid wanted to be a preacher. So we then stole a truly gifted god amongst men the great and usually late Jonny Bang. He was at the time playing with a group H.D.Y.S.C. Not fulfilling his needs musically he jumped ship and joined. Now with the band being together for four months before Jonny got involved he picked up the pieces rather quickly and gave us the added umph that we needed. After our first show and not practicing for like a month. We ultimately decided that we sound better as a three piece and let Matthan go on to pursue other options. Now after a 2 years the three amigos with a few songs in the bag have decided to spread our selves around like mono at a junior college in Ohio. Forever plaguing the earth with our music of Blissful Destruction.

Our Influences of genre vary from Classic Rock, Punk, Progressive and Experimental Rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Funk, Ska, Alternative, Grunge.
Influential Bands:
Depeche Mode, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Incubus, Sublime, Cure, Rancid, Dead Kennedys, Rage Against the Machine, Beastie Boys, Iron Madian, Doors, Led Zepplin, Pantera, Blood Hound Gang, Atmosphere, Kiss, Boston, Ted Nugget, Pink Floyd, Stabbing Westward, STP, Doobie Brothers, Eurythmics, Beatles, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Misfits, Cult, The Clash, Bob Dylan, Opt Ivy, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band, Janis Joplin, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, KRS One, Blackalicious, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in chains, 311, Tenacious D, Social D, Lynard Skynard, NOFX, Bad Religion, Pixies, NIN, radiohead, godsmack, Damage Plan, System of a Down, Anthrax, Judas Priest, Queen, Mars Volta, George Clinton & the P-Funk-A-Delics, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guttermouth, Frank Zappa, Willy Nelson, Black Flag, AFI, Fuel, Bjork, Dresden dolls, Murder City Devils, Placebo, death cab for cutie, Toadies, Candlebox, Jurassic 5, Foo Fighters, Filter, Blacksabath, Cat Stevens, Greenday, White Zombie, Offspring, 3rd eye blind, AC/DC, Better than Ezra, Staind, Jimi Hendrix, Beck, The Who, and many many more.