|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Take The Manic Ride||12||Audio||1989||SST Records|
|2||The Power Of Expression||12||Audio||1987-11-04||SST Records|
|3||School's Out||3||Audio||1987||SST Records|
|4||It's In My Blood!||10||Audio||1987||SST Records|
|5||The Power Of Expression||12||Audio||1986|
|6||Take The Manic Ride||13||Audio||1989||SST Records|
|10||The Expression Of Power||36||Audio||2014-02-21||Southern Lord|
|11||The Expression Of Power||33||Audio||2014-02-21||Southern Lord|
|12||The Expression Of Power||26||Audio||2014-02-21||Southern Lord|
|15||School's Out Promo||4||Audio||2013||Southern Lord|
Bl'ast were a hardcore punk band from Santa Cruz, CA, USA who formed in 1982 under the name M.A.D. The band's sound drew heavily from middle-era [a=Black Flag] (to whom they were frequently compared; in his book "Get In The Van" [a=Henry Rollins] stated that every Bl'ast song sounded like "Thirsty And Miserable") and [a=SSD]. The original line-up was Clifford Dinsmore (vocals), Steve Stevenson (guitar), Mike Neider (guitar), Dave Cooper (bass) and Bill Torgerson (drums). In 1986, the band released their first album, "The Power Of Expression" on Wishingwell Records. Unfortunately, Wishingwell's distributor would go out of business shortly after the release and most of the copies of the record ended up in record store cut-out bins. Luckily, though, the band caught the attention of [a=Greg Ginn] and [a=Chuck Dukowski], who would sign them to [l=SST Records]. Stevenson departed after "The Power Of Expression" and was replaced briefly by William "Kip" DuVall of Georgia's [a=Neon Christ]. However, by the time Bl'ast got around to recording their SST debut, 1987's "It's In My Blood", the band was down to a quartet, with Neider handling all the guitar duties. After 1989's "Take That Manic Ride", Dinsmore and Cooper quit the band. Neider took over vocals and the band soldiered on briefly into the '90s, using a few different bassists and recording a couple of demos before retiring the Bl'ast name.
In 2001, the band reunited for some live shows. There was talk of recording new material but those plans were untimately scrapped.
In 2013, Neider and Dinsmore announced a reunion with new members Nick Oliveri and Hoss Wright. Hoss was later replaced by Joey Castillo.