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Bloodline Theory / Bio

Bloodline Theory is a dynamic and versatile Heavy Metal/Hard Rock band from southeastern Massachusetts. When you see them live, you can bet that they will leave it all on the stage.
Bloodline Theory began as Bloodline Conspiracy in 2009. Fred Nota (vocalist for Escape to Everything) called Joel Hopkins (guitarist of Dying Days) and asked if he would be interested in forming a side project with Joel's cousins Matt Wein, (guitarist for Escape to Everything) and Matt's younger brother Mike Wein who had not been in a band yet. They spent the next several months writing and recording the songs that would become the first Bloodline Conspiracy demo.

Paul Lourenco (drummer for The Evening) was recruited to record drum tracks for the demo recordings, but couldn’t commit to playing with the band full time. When Joel’s band Dying Days disbanded, Joel called upon Paul Sylvia on bass and Dave Caradimos on drums. Both of whom were band mates of Joel's in Dying Days. They changed the band name to Torn Apart and played a handful of local shows before disbanding in the end of 2010.

In January of 2011 Joel once again asked Paul L. to record drum tracks for some of the Torn Apart songs that Joel had written but never got a chance to record. Once the recordings were done, the remaining members of Torn Apart decided to reform as Bloodline Theory and played their first show on 7/30/11. In 2012 Fred Nota left the band to pursue other musical endeavors, leaving Mike Wein to take the reigns as lead vocalist and front man for the band.

In the winter of 2013 bassist Paul Silva left the band. Joel immediately thought of Mike "Creature" of the band Woodland Creatures. Joel had been playing guitar for the Woodland Creatures and had already developed a bond with Mike both musically and personally. Mike had also worked with Paul Lourenco previously in Paul's band Trucks and Skulls. Mike's style and personality immediately gelled with the band. With a new line up and renewed sense of purpose, the band is preparing to release their first full length record "One and the Same" and performing locally and nationally to promote it.

Mike Wein - Lead Vocals
Whether it’s melodic hooks or guttural screams, Mike pours his heart and soul into every line. Mike is the youngest member of the band. To see him own the stage, you would never know that this is his first band.

Matt Wein - Guitar/Vocals
(Lucid Sky and Escape to Everything)
Matt interweaves his guitar lines in and out of the rhythm with seamless transitions and translucent melodies. Matt’s unique and eclectic musical influences bring an ever changing layer of depth and emotion.

Joel Hopkins - Guitar/Vocals
(Rumblestiltskin, Artful Dodger, Godbone, Dying Days, Life Underground, and Drop 360)
Joel delivers his endless bag of timeless riffs to yet another band. Transitioning seamlessly between saw tooth metal, delicate acoustic, reggae, rock, funk etc. is Joel’s specialty. Wherever the music leads him, he will go there to find the next riff.

Mike "Creature" - Bass Guitar
(Woodland Creatures, On Your Deathbed, Drained, Trucks and Skulls) The newest member of Bloodline Theory, Mike's playing is the driving force behind Bloodline's grooves. His stage presence and skull shaking bass lines have taken the band to another level.

Paul Lourenco - Drums/Vocals/Guitar
(The Evening, Tongue-n-Groove, Madison Grove, Robot Monster Army)
Paul’s dynamics enhance the bands versatile tendencies. His style could best be described as “controlled chaos.”

General Info

Band Members
Joel Hopkins - Guitar, Paul Lourenco - Drums, Mike Wein - Vocals, Matt Wein - Guitar, The Creature - Bass
Artist Name
Bloodline Theory
Home Page
Active Since
Metal / Hard Rock / Reggae

Contact Info

Taunton, MA
Joel Hopkins

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