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Grand Rapids Rocks — Blame The Victim

I love Grand Rapids and all it has to offer with local music, so I decided why not feature local bands here on! Today’s featured Blame The Victim, they answered a few questions for me below! Check them out, and if you’re in a local band who wants to be featured fill out this form. I don’t just feature anyone, so don’t suck and you’ll get the Jackie stamp of approval 😉 Find me on facebook too, to follow all your favorite local bands, and GRD news by clicking HERE

Band Name
Blame The Victim
Matt Elwell
Who are all the members of your band, and what do they play?
Mike Kridler- Vocals
Dylan Vance- Lead Guitar
Matt Elwell- Co-Lead Guitar
Curtis Mason- Bass Guitar
Chase Flowers- Drums
When did the band get together, and how?
Matt and Chase jammed together starting about 4 years ago, then Dylan came into the picture and we started doing covers of songs like Painkiller by Judas Priest and Wicked Game by HIM. We eventually started writing. Eventually, we found someone to tryout as a vocalist. Mike came to try out and killed it. We had Bass player, Chucky Wellington join and write some killer songs, but personal issues made it hard for him to continue. New bass player Curtis is from a band known Lacerations who broke up and was instantly interested in joining BTV.
How would you describe your music to someone?
Gnarly, Brutal, Tight, Catchy.
Who are some of the bands that influence your music?
Motionless in White (Creatures), Opeth, Of Mice & Men, The Black Dahlia Murder, Falling in Reverse.
What other bands have your members been/are in?
Dylan- 80’s style band: Epic
Matt- Local Talent Shows/ None
Curtis- Lacerations
Chase- Local Talent Shows/ None
What other local bands would you recommend people check out?
Tall Tales, Fossil Eyes, The Dread Return, Eye Remain, Hail of Fire, Axe Ripper, Isolation Theory.
Where is your favorite place to play in Grand Rapids?
MXTP until it closed.
Where can we catch you performing next?
No Dates set until 4/20/13 at The Willow Ranch, due to recording our EP.
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