“The world has been waiting for this band, and they are now officially here.Their name is Blacklist Union. Check them out. You`ll be glad you did.
“Embodying hard rock from first note to last, the captivating album displays the quintet's trademark riffs, commanding melodies and emotional lyricism.
— METAL EDGE MAGAZINE 2007
"BLACKLIST UNION is a great band. The real deal. Honest, emotional and bangin'! Now is their time."
— BILLY WIRTH (ACTOR FROM THE LOST BOYS)
"this is the way modern rock should sound"
Metal Core Fanzine, June '08
— METAL CORE FANZINE 2008
"In-your-face rock'n'roll from start to finish"
— INSOMNIA EZINE 2008
"Blacklist Union, the best band in Los Angeles today!"
— NO RESPECT - ITALY 2008
"The rock ‘n’ roll spirit lives on in L.A. through the much talked about Blacklist Union"
— MEAN STREET MAGAZINE 2008
"black leather- and-bombast- fueled rock"
— SPIN.COM 2008
"The result is part punk, part GN'R"
— REVOLVER MAGAZINE METAL MASTER ISSUE 08
"Breakin' Bread with the Devil" manages to take you back to an era of hard rock when Motley Crue and Guns N'Roses were kings but, at the same time, offers enough of a modern edge to sound shiny and new."
"Their music is still tough as nails but with an updated sound that appeals to a new generation
— MUSIC CONNECTION
“BLU raises the roof and breaks doors in with both its music and attitude, offering no apologies whatsoever”
“Mr. Tony West is like Jenna Jameson and Charles Bukowski. Besides your parents, these buddies can teach ya more about people, real life, everyday issues than 100 books or courses with just one video and one album. Two thumbs up just because I don't have more!"
“Blacklist Union were the winners of our “Favorite New Band” contest for the month of May, and worthy winners they are. This Hollywood, California quartet have two albums under their black leather and skull buckle belts.
“Its bands like Blacklist Union that put a bit of faith in the notion that Hollywood Rock and Roll isn't dead. Their new album Breakin Bread With The Devil is dirty glam tinged Rock and Roll done right.There is a stunning piano solo at the beginning of 65 Steps Away and great vocal effects on the title track. For anyone who has ever wondered what LA Rock is supposed to sound like, look no further than Blacklist Union.
““Tony West is a real as it gets,” Johnson explains. “His lyrics reflect the beauty and tragedy of life in Hollywood with all of its overdoses, love affairs, births, deaths and scam artists. In the studio I challenged the band to be raw, stripped down and brutally honest with their music. They are primal, with nods to early JANE'S ADDICTION and Seattle's MOTHER LOVE BONE. Guitarist Carmine D’Amico has encyclopedic knowledge of punk, metal and hard rock and brings a rebellious angsty attitude to the music.” Johnson concludes ”Blacklist Union is pure passion, pure aggression and dark sexuality.”
— CHRIS JOHNSON (PRODUCER)
““Blacklist Union have broken the music barrier and made their mark upon the scene.”
““…a holdover sounds straight from the danger-laden late-era Sunset strip days with some modern day tweaking.”
““Blacklist Union is well on their way to being among today’s rock and roll elite.””
““Blacklist Union bleeds true, ass kicking, serious rock and roll.””
“Blacklist Union is a gang of rock and roll hooligans devilishly intent on kicking your ass. With them comes a vigorously lively show, quality musicianship, and a commitment to their musical direction.”
— ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE
““…a real deal rock n roll outfit.””
““The quintessential party band and Hollywood scene staple.””
““….one of the last true rock gangs that does not give a damn….”
— CAMPUS CIRCLE
““I expect the world has just begun to see and hear from Blacklist Union.””
““for anyone who has ever wondered what LA rock is supposed to sounds like, look no further than Blacklist Union… it’s bands like Blacklist Union that put faith in the notion that Hollywood rock n roll isn’t dead.””
““One of the best new rock bands I have heard in a long time"”
— METAL CORE FANZINE
““Their songs have more hooks than an Alaskan fishing boat.””
— NO COVER
““Imagine vocals, melody lines and lyrics ala Cheap Trick, set atop the guitar-wailing resonance of Motley Crue.””
— MUSIC CONNECTION
““The next rock band destined for greatness: Blacklist Union. The world has been waiting for this band.” -”
““Blacklist Union is everything that a great rock n roll band on the verge of breaking nationally should be.””
““Arrogant swagger with a hard on””
— METAL HAMMER U.K.
“The music here is high quality rock'n'roll that is very well produced.
2006"After the Mourning"”
“I enjoyed "Breakin Bread with the Devil" enough that I'm going to dig up the band's previous effort, "After the Mourning," and give it another listen. This is one of those bands that I like more than I thought I did!”