Bloodline Riot is the collaborative effort of several Detroit-based musicians with the goal of creating the ultimate Modern Rock Machine. Forging high-energy, fast-paced Rock with killer live performances, Bloodline Riot weaves aggressive yet melodic songwriting balanced by a precise execution of musicianship to create a sound that could be comparable to many of today's top Rock bands, yet has a sound that is uniquely their own.
In June 2011, Bloodline Riot released their first single, "Burn" produced by Andy Patalan (Taproot, Sponge) & mixed/mastered by Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Trust Company). Since it's release, "Burn" has been featured on numerous radio stations including 88.7FM Windsor/Detroit, 88.3FM Auburn Hills, Pure Rock Radio (Vegas NE), Renegade Radio (Austin TX), Liveo Music Radio (Singapore), The Rikki Roxx Effect Radio Show, TapDetroit.com and more.
Keeping the pace at non-stop, Bloodline Riot won the Ernie Ball/Best Buy Music Gear Battle of the Bands in Aug '11, and earned a slot on the Rockstar Uproar Festival Detroit line-up at DTE Energy Theater to play with Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet for my Valentine, Escape the Fate, Sevendust, Black Tide, Art of Dying & Hell or Highwater.
Featuring the powerhouse vocalist, Michael Hughes, (formerly of the well-known & popular bands, Seasons of Eden & Clear), Mike hits you full throttle with memorable melodies, punctuated by meaningful lyrics & soaring vocals that will be burning in your brain. A true singer's singer, Mike is capable of a full range of diversity, adding depth, balance & character through his unique vision & songwriting.
On Guitar is Jason Caine, from the bands Konniption Fit & formerly of 60 Second Crush. Jason, (a 2011 top 5 Detroit Music Awards nominee for Outstanding Instrumentalist & Songwriter and endorsed by Egnater Amps and XOX Audio Tools guitars) contributes to Bloodline Riot with his unique style of groove-laden riffs countered by tastefully written shred-inspired leads & high-intensity live performances.
Amber Cat (of the well-known 2011 Detroit Music Awards nominated Pop Punk band, Konniption Fit) is Bloodline Riot's Rock Bass vixen. Not just a pretty face, Amber (endorsed by Zon Bass) symbiotically interacts tastefully between the guitar & drums to create a space & style all her own, filled with punctuating bass accents & melodic counter-melodies.
Matt Marriott (of the Punk-inspired band Dryvel) adds fuel to the fire with his high-octane style of aggressive & articulate drumming. A true powerhouse of drumming thunder, Matt is like a fine-tuned machine, capable of full throttle thrashing to tasteful percussion accents & breaks. His live performance is one to truly behold.
Combining their individual influences & styles, Bloodline Riot is a Rock n Roll machine, set to overload & on a mission to set the world on fire. Come hitch a ride for the thrill ride of your life...
"Bloodline Riot is the kind of music you listen to when you need that pick-me-up to get through the day. Tons of energy and some outstanding lyrics provides you with something new and refreshing to listen to. Bloodline Riot is the breath of fresh air in the Detroit music scene!"
-Phil Kukawinski (89x Homeboy Show Producer & Music Director at TapDetroit.com)
"Bloodline Riot is a band that will impress and excite fans of the Detroit music scene just on the merits of it's individual members, but also proves itself with an end result that exceeds the sum of its parts. From powerful, frantic drum beats to the jolting screech of pristine guitar riffs, all melding masterfully with intense, soaring vocals, the Riot will get under your skin and bring out the best that Hard Rock has to offer. Try not to destroy anything...important."
- David McDonald (WXOU Radio, Tyrant Music CEO)
"Aside from delivering jaw-dropping live performances, Bloodline Riot offers thoughtfully inspired lyrics that prove they spend just as much time crafting their songs as they do promoting their image."
- Mathew Cromwell (The Oakland Press -Aug 19, 2011)
"Bloodline Riot sent a track, “Burn”, to us via email, and it’s pretty damned good. Very “contemporary metal”, and there’s nothing wrong with that when the tune is this good."
-Brett Callwood (Metro Times)
"Bloodline Riot's "BURN", an anthem for the fan of just about anything...if you love something set it free, my ass.If you dig it, take it back! Bloodline Riot leads the charge!!!"
- ChrissRoq (DJ at Unleashed-Radio)
"Bloodline Riot is - Tight Energetic and Exciting !! - Detroit Rock at it's BEST" !!
- Michael DeMoss (owner / operator Mo Doggie's Bar and Grill in Fenton, MI)
"Bloodline Riot is the band that Detroit has needed for quite some time. They sound like no one you have heard before, and they have a song everyone should take notice of."
-Rikki Roxx (Host of the Rikki Roxx Effect Radio Show)