The Bled is an American post-hardcore band from Tucson, Arizona. The band members join in their love for music and their desire to get out of Tucson. They formed in 2001 under the name of The Radiation Defiance Theory, but it is changed because of its length. The band has a total of three albums, Pass the Flask, Found in the Flood and Silent Treatment.
After their creation in 2001, they quickly made a name for themselves in their hometown of Tucson, Arizona, and followed the often sold-out events. Their musical style is inspired by hardcore punk in the vein of bands like Refused, metalcore in the vein of Cave In, and mathcore in the vein of The Dillinger Escape Plan. The group is formed under the name of The Radiation Defiance Theory, but it is changed because of its length.
The Bled signed at Fiddler Records and recorded the album Pass the Flask in 2003. One day before the recording of the album, singer Adam Goss left the group and suggested James Muñoz to replace him. The rest of the group agrees, and Muñoz becomes a permanent member. Pass the Flask is released in July 2003, and the band is doing a lot of support for the album.
Before the recording of their second album begins, bassist Mike Celi leaves the band. He is replaced by Darren Simoes. The group signed at Vagrant Records to release their second album Found in the Flood in 2005. For Found in the Flood, The Bled works alongside producer Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182). It is characterized by a less aggressive sound than its predecessor. It also reaches the 86> place of the Billboard 200>.