The United Blood Festival has announced its 2020 lineup and 14th edition of the fest, featuring hardcore punk bands Vein and Converge, and the hardcore punk/hip hop hybrid group Cold World. This latest event will take place at the The Canal Club, where it was held last year, in Richmond, VA on April 3rd and 4th.
Last year’s event hosted the likes of underground hardcore bands Floorpunch, Underdog, Death Threat, and Merauder, who performed from April 5th and 6th. This year’s lineup also features the likes of Mindforce
Never Ending Game, Regulate, Division of Mind, Judiciary, Inclination, and One Step Closer.
Converge debuted their EP Beautiful Ruin a four-track project released via Epitaph and Deathwish, which was supported by a music video directed by Tony Wolski titled “Melancholia.” The band’s drummer Ben Coller, who has also worked with the band Mutoid Band, also launched a GoFundMe last year after suffering from a freak accident.
Vein is a relatively new outfit having formed in 2013 and hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, where they became known for their hardcore, nu metalcore and mathcore musical styles. Their first and so far only studio album Errorzone came out in 2018, and the band has toured extensively with groups such as Code Orange.
Cold World originated from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and consist of Dan Mills on vocals, Alex Russin and Josh Jew on guitars, Derek Scace on bass, and Nick Woj on drums. They have released a total of four albums since 2005, with their latest release How The Gods Chill coming out in 2014.