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Formed: 1998
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).

Latest Bleeding Through News

Below is our complete Bleeding Through news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Horrorfest Soundtrack Details Revealed

Primary Wave Special Markets has announced the Horrorfest Soundtrack "8 Songs To Die For" featuring Ministry, Bleeding Through, Walls Of Jericho, Too Pure To Die, and more. The album was released on January 5th, 2009 on Amazon.com.

Debuting in 2006, Horrorfest, originally billed as 8 Films to Die For, is a one-week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million with the film An American Haunting.

Based on the highly successful 8 Films To Die For series, Primary Wave will be releasing 8 Songs To Die For featuring songs inspired by the bloodcurdling movies that make up Horrorfest 2009 - the biggest horror film festival in the USA. The digital releases will include some of the best of metal and hardcore bands such as Clutch ("Mob Goes Wild"), Walls of Jericho ("The Prey"), Bleeding Through ("Death Anxiety"), Ministry ("Let's Go"), and Revolting Cocks ("Keys to the City"), among others.

The songs on the two soundtracks, were selected by Primary Wave's Jonathan Platt and Jonathan Miller who also produced by the successful Saw soundtracks.

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Bleeding Through Announces Australian Tour Dates

Bleeding Through will head out on a lengthy tour of Australia next month and will be joined by As Blood Runs Black, Between The Buried And Me and In Trenches.

The tour dates are as follows:

8 - Ashmore PCYC - Ashmore, Queensland
9 - Morayfield Community Hall - Morayfield, Queensland
10 - Club 299 - Brisbane, Queensland
11 - Byron Bay High School - Byron Bay, New South Wales
13 - Coffs Harbour Exhibition Centre - Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
14 - Taree Skate Centre - Taree, New South Wales
15 - Oasis Youth Centre - Wyong, New South Wales
16 - Albert Hall - Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
17 - UNSW Roundhouse - Sydney, New South Wales
18 - The Cambridge Hotel - Newcastle, New South Wales
19 - Nowra School of Arts - Nowra, New South Wales
20 - Albury Convention Centre - Albury, New South Wales
21 - The Brisbane Hotel - Hobart, Tasmania
22 - Fly By Night - Perth, Western Australia
23 - The Hi Fi - Melbourne, Victoria
24 - 21 Arms - Ballarat, Victoria
25 - The Gov - Adelaide, South Australia

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Bleeding Through Announces Headlining Tour

Orange County based metallers Bleeding Through has announced that they will embark on a headlining North American tour early next year. No dates have been announced yet but joining them will be The Acacia Strain, As Blood Runs Black and Impending Doom. More details will be revealed once they have been announced.

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Trustkill Posts Podcast w/ 5 Free Songs

Trustkill Records recently posted a new podcast, featuring special guest host Jen Kajzer and the following tracks:

It Dies Today "Thank You For Drinking" [UNRELEASED!]
Adversary "Hedonist" [UNRELEASED!]
Too Pure To Die "Confess" [UNRELEASED!]
Walls Of Jericho "The American Dream"
Bleeding Through "Death Anxiety"

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or download it as an MP3 here.

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Bleeding Through Posts New Video Online

Bleeding Through has uploaded a brand new music video for the song, "Death Anxiety" online. You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest album, "Declaration." More...

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Former Atreyu Bassist Forms New Band

Former Atreyu bassist Chris Thomson and former Bleeding Through drummer Marc Jackson have teamed with vocalist Steven Miller and guitarist Keith Dival to form Crushed on You. Several demo tracks from their upcoming five track EP are available here.

While Crushed on You is not a metal band, you can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.

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Bleeding Through Charts with "Declaration"

"Declaration," the latest release from Orange County metallers BLEEDING THROUGH, has debuted at #101 on the Billboard Top 200. The album also appeared at #14 on the Indie Chart and #19 on the Hard Music Chart.

"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," which saw the band grace the covers of Metal Edge, Outburn and Chord.

The band is currently touring to support "Declaration," with several record release shows in Southern California, including an appearance at Liskfest in Irvine, CA. The first record release show will be at Soma in San Diego and the second at the band's beloved Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Joining Bleeding Through at both shows will be Stick To Your Guns, Oblige and Let Live.

Bleeding Through tour dates:
10/11 – Irvine, CA - Liskfest
10/25 – San Diego, CA – Soma w/ Stick to Your Guns, Oblige, and Let Live
10/26 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction w/ Stick to Your Guns, Oblige, and Let Live

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Bleeding Through Posts Entire New Album Online

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.

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Liskfest Now Back On Schedule

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.

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Liskfest Cancelled Due To Poor Ticket Sales

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.

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Bleeding Through To Film "Death Anxiety" Video

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...

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Trustkill Posts Free Sampler Online

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...

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Bleeding Through Posts Update On Label Situation

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...

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Bleeding Through Posts New Song Online

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.

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Bleeding Through Sets Release Date For New Album

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.

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Bullet For My Valentine Adds More European Shows

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

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Bleeding Through News and Notes

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...

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Bullet For My Valentine Announces More Euro Shows

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

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Bleeding Through Posts New Song Online

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.

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Bleeding Through Reveals Problems With Trustkill

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
4. Germany
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.

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