Bonded by Blood is an American thrash metal band, named after Exodus’ debut album Bonded by Blood. Like its labelmates Evile, Gama Bomb, and Municipal Waste, Bonded by Blood is part of the thrash metal revival movement. The band was formed in mid-2005 by vocalist Jose Barrales, who with the help of friends completed the band’s original lineup with guitarist Alex Lee, drummer Carlos Regalado, and bassist Ruben Dominguez.
In 2006 Bonded by Blood won a battle of bands that featured over 250 musical groups. With the contest prize, the band recorded the demo Four Pints of Blood and a year later they self-financed the recording of the EP Extinguish the Weak, releasing the songs through their MySpace page. The band attracted the attention of Earache Records, which signed them in late 2007. The band released its first full length Feed the Beast in 2008. While on tour Dominguez left the band and was replaced by bassist Jerry Garcia, who had his debut on Bonded by Blood’s second full length Exiled to Earth, released in 2010.