Band Photo: Bleeding Through (?)
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Orange County, CA, based Bleeding Through was formed in 1998 under the name Breakneck, featuring Eighteen Visions' members Brandon Schieppati and Scott Danough. The band made its live debut as supporting act to Throwdown and Adamantium. Things were going well but some of the members wanted to go in a different direction and expand the hardcore sound to metal, so they changed their name to Bleeding Through and began writing new songs.
At the same time guitarist Javier Van Huss left and bassist Chad Tafolla took over his part. Bassist Marc Jackson was incorporated and the band released a 5- song demo. Marc then quit the band, so Bleeding Through recruited Vijay to play bass and added a brand new member- keyboardist Molly Street. Then they went to Doubletime Studios in San Diego to record the full length CD "'Dust to Ashes", which was released in March 2001. It was reckoned as a Cannibal Corpse, At The Gates and Hatebreed crossover and featured 5 new songs and all of the demo re- recorded.
In summer 2001, the band went through yet another lineup change- guitarist Chad left and Brian Leppke joined and Mick from 18 Visions took over the bass. Another album followed, "Portrait of the Goddess", released in 2002. The band then signed with New Jersey-based Trustkill Records.
Bleeding Through's third full length album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" was released in September 2003 and received great response from fans and media. The following summer, the band was one of the second stage acts on Ozzfest 2004. Later on the same year, Bleeding Through was featured on Headbangers Ball Tour 2004, alongside Himsa, Arch Enemy and Cradle Of Filth.
After going through many member changes and finally finding the sound they wanted to create, the current lineup is: Brandan Schieppati (vocals), Brian Leppke (guitar), Scott Danough (guitar), Derek Youngsma (drums), Ryan Wombacher (bass) and Marta (keyboards).
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Bleeding Through has posted their brand new studio album, "Declaration" online for streaming at their official Myspace.
The album will be released tomorrow (Sept. 26th) in Europe and September 30th in North America. The band are currently finishing a North American tour with Bullet For My Valentine and will also support them on their upcoming European tour along with Lacuna Coil.
Just three days after announcing the cancellation of Liskfest due to "poor ticket sales," organizers are now saying the event is back on. Here's the latest:
"We are back! We have new promotors and new investors and the show will go on! We have a ton of new things that will be added to the show as well. Spread the word let people know we are back! Thank you to Paul T. and Goldenvoice. Thank you to Paul Frank Industries and CardboardRobot.
"It might take a little bit for Ticketmaster to get back up and running but we're working on it!"
Bands scheduled to perform included Gorilla Biscuits, Death By Stereo, Bleeding Through, H20, and Rival Schools.
For the latest updates, and line-up information, go here.
Liskfest, scheduled to take place on October 11th in Irvine, California, has been cancelled. Organizers have issued the following statement:
"Due to poor ticket sales, Liskfest has officially been cancelled. For inquiries please contact Goldenvoice and Ticketmaster. I want to apologize to all the people who were planning on traveling from abroad to see all the bands. We truly are sorry this had to happen."
Bands scheduled to perform included Gorilla Biscuits, Death By Stereo, Bleeding Through, H20, and Rival Schools.
Bleeding Through will film a music video for the song "Death Anxiety" this weekend. The video is the first from the band's new album, "Declaration," due September 30 on Trustkill Records.
"We wanted something simple and performance driven but with lots of pyro, just fire everywhere," says frontman Brandan Schieppati. "And by all accounts, that is exactly what we will be getting this weekend."
The clip will be directed by Dave Brodsky, whose resume includes music videos from All That Remains, Black Dahlia Murder and Gwar. The band's performance will be filmed this weekend in Los Angeles, California.
"Declaration" was produced by Devin Townsend and is said to be the band's darkest, heaviest and most extreme offering to date, while sacrificing none of the trademarked haunting melody of prior albums. It is the follow-up to Bleeding Through's 2006 album, "The Truth."
Bleeding Through has toured the world nonstop since the release of their 2003 breakthrough album, "This is Love, This is Murderous," including tours with Marilyn Manson / Slayer, AFI, HIM, Senses Fail, Cradle Of Filth, two stints on Ozzfest, Vans Warped Tour and their own Paul Frank and Strhess Clothing sponsored US headlining tours.
Bleeding Through is on tour in North America with Bullet For My Valentine, which will be followed by a European tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Lacuna Coil, the band's first ever show in Mexico at the Vans Warped Tour Pre-Fiesta with Underoath and MxPx, and the Orange County Liskfest with Pennywise, Gorilla Biscuits and Living Sacrifice. The band will also headline their first ever tour of Russia in December and will announce more European shows soon.
All confirmed Bleeding Through tour dates are as follows: More...
Trustkill has posted a free music sampler for August, sponsored by ALTERNATIVE PRESS Magazine. The sampler is completely FREE, downloadable, and comes with printable artwork so you can create your own CD. You can also sign up for a free two-issue trial subscription to Alternative Press Magazine.
The free sampler contains twelve tracks in all, including a new and unreleased BLEEDING THROUGH song off their upcoming album due out everywhere September 30, 2008.
Here is the tracklisting of the sampler: More...
Bleeding Through has posted an update stating the band has resolved its much-publicized issues with label Trustkill Records, and both are now moving forward together. The group's new album, "Declaration," is scheduled for a September 30th release date, and a video for the album's first single "Death Anxiety" is now in the works. The update, posted on the band's MySpace page, follows:
"We wanted to send a note of appreciation and gratitude to all of you for your messages of support, solidarity and sincere empathy as we struggled through the making of our new album, Declaration, a process we detailed publicly back in the beginning of June. The outpouring of concern and interest from our ardent fans VERY MUCH helped us through what was a difficult time on the business side of Bleeding Through. More...
Bleeding Through have posted a brand new song online entitled "Death Anxiety" which can be heard at this location. The song comes off the bands forthcoming new album "Declaration." The album is scheduled to be released on September 30th.
On September 30, Bleeding Through will unleash their latest album, "Declaration." According to the press release, "'Declaration' is heavier, darker, angrier, more pissed off, faster and more epic than anything in the band's already impressive catalog."
The followup to "The Truth" (2006) and "This is Love, This is Murderous" (2003), which have sold a combined quarter of a million albums worldwide, was produced by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Contrary to earlier reports of a conceptually driven album, Bleeding Through’s latest is their most diverse offering thematically, addressing a variety of topics on tracks like "There Was a Flood," "Germany" and "Death Anxiety."
Frontman and lyricist Brandan Scheippati has written one last song based on his angry heartbreaking muse, "Sister Charlatan," which closes the album and features the first ever vocal chorus contribution from virtuoso bass player Ryan Wombacher, who also co-wrote the experimental and dark "In Loving Memory of England." Keyboardist Marta is more present than ever throughout the music, including her directing of real strings and classical instrumentation.
"Declaration" is also the first album featuring guitarist Jona Weinhofen, who joined the band over a year ago after the breakup of his former group, I Killed The Prom Queen.
Bleeding Through is on tour with Bullet For My Valentine throughout the US and will support them in Europe through December as well.
Bleeding Through recently had a special edition of "The Truth" release, entitled "The Complete Truth." This deluxe version contains the full album "The Truth," plus unreleased bonus songs and a DVD of a full live show, professionally filmed on tour with Marilyn Manson and Slayer in the Summer of 2007.
Bullet For My Valentine have announced some more shows for their European trek. Support on the tour will come from Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through and Black Tide.
The new tour dates are as follows:
9 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
11 - Plymouth, UK - Pavillions
12 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
13 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
15 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace
16 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
18 - Tilburg, Holland - 013
19 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
21 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
22 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
24 - Freiborg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
25 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
26 - Vienna, Austria - Gassometer
28 - Weisbaden, Germany - Rhein-Main-Halle
29 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
30 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
2 - Oslo Norway - Rockefella
6 - Gothenberg, Sweden - Lisebergchalle
8 - Helsinki, Finland - House of Culture
9 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahoune
11 - Arhus, Denmark - Train
13 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
BLEEDING THROUGH kick off the NO FEAR tour this week with Bullet For My Valentine, and Black Tide and Cancer Bats on select dates. The tour runs in the US through September 25, and then goes to Europe.
In stores today is "The Complete Truth" from Bleeding Through. This deluxe version contains the full album "The Truth," plus unreleased bonus songs and a DVD of a full live show, professionally filmed on tour with Marilyn Manson and Slayer in the Summer of 2007. Pick up the album at Trustkill, Revelation, Amazon, Best Buy, FYE, Newbury Comics, Interpunk, or Smartpunk.
You can check out a video of "Revenge I Seek" off of "The Complete Truth" below. More...
Bullet For My Valentine have lined up some more tour dates in Europe this Autumn. Support on the trek will come from Lacuna Coil, Bleeding Through and Black Tide. Tour dates so far include:
November 9 - Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
November 11 - Plymouth, UK - Pavillions
November 12 - Birmingham, UK - Academy
November 15 - London, UK - Alexandra Palace
November 16 - Manchester, UK - Apollo
November 21 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Philipshalle
November 22 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
November 24 - Freiborg, Switzerland - Fri-Son
November 25 - Zurich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
November 26 - Vienna, Austria - Gassometer
November 28 - Weisbaden, Germany - Rhein-Main-Halle
November 29 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle
For a short time, Bleeding Through have posted a new song on their Myspace page. The song is entitled "Orange County Blonde and Blue" and is going to be on their new album dubbed Declaration due out this September. Click here to check out the song.
Bleeding Through posted a guest blog on Headbanger's Blog announcing the song titles for their upcoming album, "Declaration," and revealing a relationship of disharmonies with their current label, Trustkill Records. Some excerpts from the blog follow:
It has been months and we have kept silent. But this latest slap in the face from our supposed record label has pushed us over the edge. We just read on the Internet that Josh Grabelle plans to release a “special edition” of our 2006 album “The Truth” one month before releasing our new album. Let it be known that Bleeding Through is 100% against this so-called “special” edition. We did not approve the title, cover artwork (whatever it is), track-listing or bonus features for this transparent and obvious cash-grab of a re-release from a record label that despite selling a quarter of a million of our albums worldwide is having problems.
Trustkill no longer employs his sales guy, his art director or his publicist. “Trustkill” is now Josh and one employee in his basement, as far as we can tell. We have kept silent about the fact that we made our new album with a loan from our singer’s dad, a loan from our management and less than 25% of our recording fund from Trustkill. They breached our contract (not for the first time) on March 31st, 2008 when we hit the studio without proper funding and have failed to cure the breach.
Several labels have contacted Josh to help put out our album but he has jerked most of them around and has not come to terms on a deal to get this album out, which we are SO proud of, with the push it deserves. As of right now we have no idea who is supposed to be releasing our album overseas, or even really in the US for that matter. Josh’s website says our album is coming out in August but he hasn’t paid for it so we don’t see how that’s possible. For years now, we’ve watched photographers, graphic designers, equipment companies, bus companies and producers struggle to get paid their invoices and wait for months and months before being compensated for their work.
In better news, here are the song titles (for the first time anywhere) from DECLARATION, which we hope actually comes out someday! We want you all to hear it so bad. We know Trustkill doesn’t have the resources to get it out there and we’re prepared for low sales as a result, BUT, there’s NO WAY we’re handing over a master without the minimum money that was due to everyone so we can pay off Devin (Townsend, producer for 'Declaration'), Brandan’s dad, our manager and credit cards.
Josh PROVE US WRONG by meeting your obligations, or LET US OFF YOUR RECORD LABEL ENTIRELY.
1. Finis Fatalis Spei
2. Declaration (You Can’t Destroy What You Can Not Replace)
3. Orange County Blonde and Blue
5. There Was a Flood
6. French Inquisition
7. Reborn from Isolation
8. Death Anxiety
9. Beneath the Grey
10. Seller’s Market
11. Sister Charlatan
Read the full article at Headbanger's Blog.
Orange County's Bleeding Through have completed work on their new album "Declaration." The album is expecting a release this August through Trustkill records and was produced by Devin Townsend of Strapping Young Lad fame.
Bullet For My Valentine will kick off their 2008 headlining tour on Tuesday, July 14 at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. The dates are in support of the band's latest album "Scream Aim Fire," which debuted at #4 in the U.S. and simultaneously in the Top 5 in the UK, Australia, Germany and Japan.
Sponsored by the No Fear clothing company, the first leg of Bullet For My Valentine's North American tour will run to mid-August (dates below); the second leg will run throughout September, with dates to be announced shortly. Joining Bullet For My Valentine for the tour will be Bleeding Through and on select dates, Cancer Bats and Black Tide. A "fan club presale" begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28 (check here for more info), while tickets go on sale to the general public the following weekend.
The complete itinerary for Leg One of Bullet For My Valentine's North American headlining tour is as follows: More...
A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.
This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...
For the third year in a row, Revolver magazine presents its best selling "Hottest Chicks in Metal," the issue that flies off the newsstands and ends up everybody's favorite cut and staple on the wall. The issue goes on sale Tuesday, April 22 with all new photos done especially for Revolver. Led by TV fixture Kat Von D, who just hooked up with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, metalcore Bleeding Through's Marta Brink, death metal Sonic Syndicate's Karin Axelsson, deathcore Winds of Plague's Kristen Randall, and speed metal Light This City's Laura Nichol.
Below is a sneak preview of the cover and a couple of the "hot chicks" from the issue. More...
Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH has set "Declaration" as the title of its fifth studio album, tentatively due in August via Trustkill Records. The follow-up to 2006's "The Truth" will be recorded beginning late March with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, SOILWORK, DARKEST HOUR) and is said to be a "concept album" about the rigors of being away from home.
"Every song will be named after a different city or state," BLEEDING THROUGH frontman Brandan Schieppati tells Revolver in the magazine's May 2008 issue. "There are definitely places when we're traveling where every time we go there, we're like, 'Fuck, why do we have to be here?' Like, we'll be in France and all of a sudden we'll feel totally insignificant. You get the feeling that people's eyes are just burining a hole through you."
According to Schieppati, "Declaration" will be heavier than its predecessor. "I think it bridges the gap between 'The Truth' and [2003's] 'This Is Love, This Is Murderous'," he tells Revolver. "The melodies are darker, the riffs are heavier. We just wrote a really aggressive record that encompasses everything we've ever tried to do as a band and then raised the bar a notch or two."
The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.
The full line up so far is as follows:
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
A Day To Remember
Black Dahlia Murder
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Stay tuned for more updates on the event.
Kid Rock is the latest act to confirm an appearance at this year's K!-sponsored Download Festival.
Tabloid bad boy Rock - who is currently touring the US with his Rock 'N' Roll Revival show - is joined by Bleeding Through, Throwdown, The Black Dahlia Murder and The Subways at the three-day rock spectacular at Donington Park on June 13, 14 and 15.
The Kerrang!-sponsored Download festival will be headlined by: Kiss, The Offspring and Lostprophets.
The full list of other bands on the bill so far is as follows: 36 Crazy Fists, Alter Bridge, Bleeding Through, Children Of Bodom, Chris Cornell, Coheed & Cambria, Disturbed, HIM, Incubus, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy, Jonathan Davis, Jimmy Eat World, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Motorhead, Rise Against, The Black Dahlia Murder, Throwdown and The Subways.
The Download festival takes place the weekend of June 13 to June 15. Tickets are on sale now. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day. There will be a variety of ticket packages available to buy, including the RIP packages (a VIP package) from £315. For Club or VIP Experience packages, please call 020 7009 3484 to discuss your requirements.