Blood Has Been Shed

Justin Foley On If Blood Has Been Shed Would Be Down For A Live Reunion: “It Would Take A Lot Of Work To Get That Stuff Ready To Play In Front Of People”


It’s been a wild couple years for reunions in the metal world, but it seems that for now, metalcore outfit Blood Has Been Shed aren’t any closer to hopping back in the saddle. Back in 2019, the band’s guitarist/vocalist Corey Unger revealed that 10 songs were in the works prior to the group’s 2005 breakup.

While drummer Justin Foley, and later, vocalist Howard Jones, would both go on to find fame and acclaim in Killswitch Engage, the pair have yet to revisit their shared past as Blood Has Been Shed has remained dormant to this day.

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A recent appearance on the ‘BREWtally Speaking Podcast‘ saw Foley asked about the possibility of the group ever reuniting for a live show, to which he responded:

“Nah [laughs], I don’t know. I mean, I have no idea… I hear from Corey occasionally in, in bursts, you know, sometimes. Sometimes I don’t hear from him for a while and other times he’s calling me every week or so, and just talking about stuff he’s thinking about, and it’s like, yeah, alright, cool.

Obviously it’s difficult. I live far away. …He’s super busy working and I mean, I have all whatever nonsense that I have going on and Howard‘s like, Howard is doing like 6 million projects right now, which is awesome. So, um, yeah, who knows? I mean, it, it would be really fun and it would take, uh, it would take a lot of work to get that stuff ready to play in front of people.

That would be one of the things that would just have to—it couldn’t be like a sudden thing. ‘Cause that shit was hard and I haven’t haven’t played that in a while. So it would take some time, and it would take like actual, legit, long rehearsal periods to get that stuff ready.

But yeah, it would be a lot of fun. I’m surprised. I’m very surprised whenever anybody mentions it though, because we played so long ago, first of all. I mean, I don’t know when our last show exactly was, but it was probably in either 04 or 03, something in that area. So it’s been a really, really long time and it’s not like we were selling out arenas or headlining tours or anything when we were playing.

So it’s always funny to me when there’s interest on things that there was some interest on before, but now it seems like there’s more for whatever reason, who knows?”

Foley was appearing on the program to promote the upcoming self-titled debut album from his new band Lybica, which is headed for a September 16th release date.

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