Two bands use(d) the name 'Blood Circus'. 1) Blood Circus was an early, short-lived grunge band from Seattle, Washington. The band's first release was a single, 1988's "Six Foot Under"/"Two Way Street", on Sub Pop. Both Nirvana and Mudhoney performed their first-ever shows opening for Blood Circus at Seattle's Vogue club in 1988. In 1989 Sub Pop released the band's first and only album, a five-track EP called Primal Rock Therapy which was largely panned by critics and ignored by the public. This contributed to the split of the band in 1990 after a US tour with the French band Les Thugs.