Bloodsimple - Biography

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The 2002 formation of Bloodsimple (originally going by the name Fix 8) featured Vision of Disorder members vocalist Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy, along with ex-Piece Dogs, Skrew, and Medication bassist Kyle Sanders, Downset, Crowbar, and Deadbolt credited drummer Chris Hamilton.

Bloodsimple opened New York shows for Superjoint Ritual in early May 2004. The band signed to Bullygoat Records, the label founded by Chad Gray, vocalist for Mudvayne and Hellyeah, June. The debut record, entitled A Cruel World, was recorded in Vancouver, Canada with producer Garth Richardson. Initial live promotion saw the band partnered with Otep, American Head Charge and Candiria for the 'Alliance of Defiance' U.S. tour commencing in late February. Summer 2005 U.S. touring had the band partnered with American Head Charge and Static-X in June. The group then teamed up with Byzantine, Gizmachi and headliners Six Feet Under for further U.S. "Masters of Brutality" dates announced as commencing in July. However, this trek would be postponed. Gigs throughout October and November saw the band packaged with Throwdown, Soulfly and Arizona's Incite.

On September 24, Bloodsimple's concert at Club Voltage in Levittown, New York included an unannounced reunion set by Vision Of Disorder, the former act of singer Tim Williams and guitarist Mike Kennedy. Bloodsimple opened live campaigning in 2006 by supporting Disturbed on a Jägermeister sponsored tour. March had the band scheduled for The Crusade III: Ascend Above the Ashes concerts in the U.K. and Ireland alongside God Forbid and Trivium. Drummer Chris Hamilton left the group in May, forging a new band Saint Caine in union with former Dropbox members vocalist / guitarist John Kosco and guitarist Joey Wilkinson and bassist John Eville.

Drummer Brendon Cohen toured with Bloodsimple during the summer of 2006, resulting in 3/5's of Vision Of Disorder's old lineup playing a limited number of shows.

Throughout the summer, Bloodsimple performed with Stone Sour and the reformed Alice in Chains in Europe, including an appearance at the Metallica and Korn headlined Download festival in Castle Donington, U.K. on June 10. Working with producer Machine, the band recorded a cover version of The Doors "5 To 1" in December 2006.

The band opened 2007 by joining Diecast and Sevendust for a lengthy run of U.S. shows beginning on February 8 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Two days before the start of Family Values Tour, they got a call and were going to be on the second stage with Twin Method and Five Finger Death Punch.

Their long delayed second album, Red Harvest was released nationwide on October 30, 2007 through Bullygoat/Reprise Records. It was produced by Machine, who had produced records for many successful acts such as Eighteen Visions and Lamb of God.

They were on tour with Avenged Sevenfold alongside Miami band Black Tide.