Blockheads (French band)

Blockheads are a French grindcore band.

Blockheads
Blockheads at Rock Your Brain on 10-18-2014
Blockheads at Rock Your Brain on 10-18-2014
Background information
OriginNancy, France
GenresGrindcore
Years active1992–present
LabelsBones Brigade
Overcome Records
Websiteblockheads-grindcore.fr
MembersXavier Chevalier (vocals)
Fred (guitar)
Raphael (guitar)
Raph (bass)
Nico (drums)
Past membersBen (guitar)
Xaxa (bass)
Oli (drums)
Pierre (guitar)
Bruno (bass)
Benoît (drums)
Ludo (guitar)
Payot (bass)
Antoine (guitar)

Band historyEdit

Blockheads were formed in 1992 and released their first demo, Haaashaastaak, in 1993. In 1995 they released their first studio album, Last Tribes, and a further album, Watch Out, followed in 1998, after the band had experienced some line-up difficulties.

In 2000, Blockheads signed with Bones Brigade, a label which specialises in extreme music. Their first two albums were re-released together on Bones Brigade, under the title From Womb to Genocide. A third album was released in 2001 (Human Parade) and in the next few years, the band participated in numerous festivals, causing them to become known as an important grindcore band in the European extreme music scene.

In 2006, the band released the album Shapes of Misery, on Overcome Records.

During their career, the band has played concerts with such notable acts as Napalm Death, Nasum, Obituary, Entombed, Sick of it All, Carcass and Soulfly.

Current lineupEdit

  • Xavier "Xav" Chevalier - vocals (1992–present)
  • Fred - guitar, vocals (1992–present)
  • Nico - drums, vocals (1997–present)
  • Erik - bass, vocals (2008–present)

Past membersEdit

  • Oli - drums (1992-1993)
  • Ben - guitar, vocals (1992-1996)
  • Benoit - drums, vocals (1994-1996)
  • Ludo - guitar, vocals (1997-1999)
  • Payot - bass, vocals (1997-2002)
  • Antoine Bussière - guitar, vocals (2002-2004)
  • Raph "Faz" - bass, vocals (2002-2008)
  • Raph Junior - guitar (2005-2009)

DiscographyEdit

  • Haaashaastaak demo (1993)
  • Last Tribes LP (1995, self-produced)
  • Blockheads/Mastic Scum split 7-inch with Mastic Scum (1997, Stuhlgang Records)
  • Watch Out LP (1998, self-produced)
  • From Womb to Genocide LP (2000, Bones Brigade)
  • Human Parade LP (2001, Bones Brigade)
  • Blockheads/Nostromo split with Nostromo (2002, Shogun Records)
  • Shapes of Misery LP (2006, Overcome Records)
  • The World is Dead LP (2013)

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