Forging high-energy fast paced Rock with a killer live performances, Bloodline Riot weaves aggressive yet melodic songwriting balanced by technically precise musicianship to create a sound very much their own.

Bloodline Riot made an instant splash in the Detroit music scene in 2011 with the release of their debut single “Burn.” Produced by Andy Patalan (Sponge, Taproot) and mixed/mastered by Chuck Alkazian (Pop Evil, Trust Company), “Burn” instantly received regular radio airplay on such stations as 88.7FM Windsor/Detroit, Pure Rock Radio (Vegas, NE), Renegade Radio (Austin, TX), Liveo Music Radio (Singapore), Nu-Roq Radio (Buhl, ID), The Rikki Roxx Effect Radio Show and TapDetroit.com.

Based on the success of “Burn,” Bloodline Riot pushed forward full-throttle to record their independently released EP, Keys and Clockwork also with Chuck Alkazian. Showcasing Bloodline Riot’s diversity in the Active Rock genre, Keys and Clockwork provided a template of strong hooks and songwriting with thoughtfully inspired lyrical content.

Keeping the pace at non-stop, Bloodline Riot won the Ernie Ball/Best Buy Music Gear Battle of the Bands which earned them 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 and Hell or Highwater.

Next came 6 Detroit Music Awards nominations in 2012, which included Best Hard Rock/Metal Group, Best Rock/Pop Recording for “Burn,” Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist, Best Live Performance and guitarist Jason Caine has been nominated for a 2nd year for both Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist and Rock/Pop Songwriter.

Throughout the course of the band, Bloodline Riot has obtained and is currently endorsed by companies such as Spector Bass, Sinister Guitar Picks, Wicked Hammer Energy drink, Wornstar Clothing, Spear Guitar USA, Sennheiser, Krank Amplification, Soultone Cymbals and XOX Audio Tools. The band proudly works hand in hand with supporting these amazing companies that have put their faith in the band based on the principle that they truly believe in the products they’re endorsing.

Since its inception, Bloodline Riot has gone through a few member changes, with guitarist Jason Caine as the remaining constant. Caine is currently rounded out by vocalist Dan Greer, bassist Eric Vancil and drummer Romie Burford. Caine mentioned that he couldn’t be happier with this line-up. He says that together, the four of them share a strong bond and collectively combine influences of their previous bands, while exploring new horizons. Bloodline Riot also helps them to release their heavier inner demons, Caine jokingly stated.

Erik Heemsoth, of National Rock Review, had the honor of sitting down with both Jason Caine and Dan Greer shortly after their electrifying live performance at the Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan on October 30, 2015. They talked about the inception of the band’s name, their influences, favorite bands they’ve shared the stage with, being part of the Detroit music scene, favorite venues to play at, endorsements, future recording plans and touring, as well as some bizarre happenings while on stage and a mention of one of their craziest fans.

Caine and Greer have established a close bond which can easily be seen by how they feed off of each other while conversing with us. There is an instant connection with them and one easily becomes, not only a fan but a friend. They have a knack for not only answering questions with simple answers but they turn them into really good stories which are worthy of a late night bonfire with many beers and shots being passed around!

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Caine is a magnificent guitarist. If you’ve never seen him play live, you definitely should. Watching him tap his fingers up and down the neck of the guitar while also strumming it reminds one of a mix of Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani. Some guitarists are born talented. You have it or you don’t. Jason Caine definitely does! What helps make Caine even more interesting to watch than the aforementioned is the touch of darkness and heaviness he adds to his guitar playing. Picture, if you will, the innovativeness of Eddie Van Halen, the musical prowess of Joe Satriani while mixing in the imagination of Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold) and the heaviness of Michael Paget (Bullet for My Valentine) and you have a good example of what Caine has to offer.

Our photographer, Thom Seling, was on hand to capture the band’s performance this night at the Machine Shop. Here are his images.

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About The Author

Erik's interest in music began at an early age. In high school, he was the co-host of the underground metal show the Social Mutilation Hour, on 89.5 WAHS, under the name of Neurotik Erik. During this period of his life, he independently promoted shows under the name of Ding Dong Ditch Productions. Erik would rent out local VFW Halls, use space at Oakland Community College Auburn Hills Campus, or simply throw basement parties around the Detroit area. While at college at Ferris State University, he became head of the student run organization, Entertainment Unlimited, and continued to promote shows, but on a larger scale. He also helped start an underground magazine, 'Outpunk', where he interviewed bands and wrote music reviews. Additionally, Erik joined the staff at the Ferris State University Torch and wrote on a larger scale.

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