Basic Background Info
Derek Bloom originally met the band that was to become From First to Last in Orlando, Florida. Derek Bloom joined as the drummer only a few weeks after the band was formed by Matt Good and Travis Richter. Though the band experienced a series of membership alterations, Derek Bloom remained a rare constant throughout. After playing together for a year, From First to Last released the Aesthetic EP on the Four Leaf Recordings label. Not much later, they signed to Epitaph.
Along with From First to Last band mate Travis Richter, Derek Bloom plays in a band called The Color of Violence under the pseudonym Guy Nucleosity. They have yet to release an album, but regularly debut songs on their Myspace.com profile.
Both of Derek Bloom's bands are largely informed and influenced by net culture, as is made obvious by their extensive use of net slang for tour titles and song titles.
Of the From First to Last boys, Derek Bloom is clearly the fansí darling. Derek Bloom's set apart physically from the other band members by his blue eyes and curly blonde hair. The amount of fanfic (fiction written by fans) dealing with the band's interactions with each other is absolutely overwhelming given that most of the genre is traditionally made up of popular fictional characters.
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