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Formed: 1998
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

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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Bleeding Through, Saosin, Senses Fail Tour Dates

Bleeding Through and Saosin will tour with Senses Fail in late-November and December. Here are the latest tour dates:

11/24 Boston, MA @ Avalon
11/28 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/1 Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo
12/2 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
12/3 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
12/6 Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
12/7 Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
12/8 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/9 Salt lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/10 Boise, ID @ Big Easy
12/12 Seattle, WA @ Showbox
12/13 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/14 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/15 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
12/16 San Diego, CA @ SOMA
12/17 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
12/19 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
12/21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

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A7x and Bleeding Through UK Tour Dates

Avenged Sevenfold and Bleeding Through will tour the UK together this fall. In related news, due to scheduling conflicts Bleeding Through will no longer appear on their previously announced tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Here are the Avenged Sevenfold and Bleeding Through tour dates:

10/20 Manchester @ Apollo
10/22 Newcastle @ Carling Academy Newcastle
10/23 Glasgow @ Barrowland
10/25 Wolverhampton @ The Civic Hall
10/26 London @ Carling Academy Brixton
10/27 Wales @ Cardiff University
10/29 Norfolk @ Norwich U.E.A.
10/30 Southampton @ Southampton Guildhall
10/31 Nottingham @ Rock City
11/2 Leeds @ Leeds University Union
11/3 Dublin @ Ambassador Theater

In related news, Tunelab Music is reporting that Avenged Sevenfold will team up with Killswitch Engage and Bleeding Through for a tour which is expected to begin in November and that the tour dates will be announced shortly.

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Blender Interviews The Women Of Ozzfest

Blender.com has posted online a video interview with "The Women Of Ozzfest.". Included in the video is Candace from Walls Of Jericho, Marta from Bleeding Through, and Christina from Lacuna Coil.

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More Bands On Sanctity Of Brothers Tour

A few more dates have been announced for the "Sanctity Of Brothers Tour", which sees Unearth teaming up with Bleeding Through and Animosity, plus Terror and Through The Eyes Of The Dead on select stops, here's the latest:

September 26th Norfolk, VA - The Norva
September 27th Baltimore, MD - Sonar
September 28th New York, NY - Nokia
September 29th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
September 30th Worcester, MA - Palladium

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Ozzfest 2006 Stops In Indianapolis

On Sunday, July 23, the annual metal-gods tour known as Ozzfest, minus Ozzy, of course, rolled through Indianapolis, and the event passed without much out of the ordinary. The day saw a couple of fights, a lot of marijuana, a whole lot of ignorant people who harassed event staff at every turn, and a lot of people waiting to see the last three bands of the night without any knowledge of who played the second and early main stages—a typical Ozzfest. More...

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Unearth To Make September Run Through The States

The schedule for Unearth's September run with Bleeding Through, Animosity and other as-yet unannounced acts has begun to take shape, here's how it looks:
September 07th Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
September 09th Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
September 10th Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club
September 11th Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
September 12th Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
September 13th Magna, UT - The Great Salt Air
September 15th San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
September 16th Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern LG
September 17th San Diego, CA - SOMA
September 18th Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
September 19th Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
September 21st McAllen, TX - Graham Central Station
September 22nd Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater
September 23rd Dallas, TX - Gypsy Tea Room / Ballroom
September 25th Atlanta, GA - DeKalb Atlanta Center
Terror and Through The Eyes Of The Dead are also expected to perform on select stops of the tour. Unearth's new album "III" In The Eyes Of Fire" will drop on August 08th.

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AILD, B4MV and Bleeding Through to Run The UK

Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying and Bleeding Through have mapped out the following UK run for November:

November 13th Leeds, UK - University
November 14th Liverpool, UK - University
November 16th Norwich, UK - UEA
November 17th Cardiff, UK - University
November 19th Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
November 20th Edinburgh, UK - Corn Exchange
November 21st Newcastle, UK - Academy
November 22nd Manchester, UK - Apollo
November 24th Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
November 25th Brighton, UK - Dome
November 27th Birmingham, UK - Academy
November 28th Hammersmith, UK - Apollo

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Bleeding Through's New Video Posted Online

Trustkill's own Bleeding Through have posted the video for their new song "Love In Slow Motion" online here


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Metal, Hardcore Bands Confirmed for Reading Fest

A host of hardcore and metal acts have been confirmed for the Reading and Leeds Festivals this summer in the UK. The event will take place on August 25th, 26th, and 27th. Performing along with such large acts as Pearl Jam, Franz Ferdinand, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, and Artic Monkeys will be:

Slayer
Killswitch Engage
Bullet For My Valentine
Mastodon
Sick Of It All
Rise Against
Boy Sets Fire
Bleeding Through
Municipal Waste
Alexisonfire
The Bled

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Avenged Sevenfold and DragonForce On Ozzfest 2006

It comes as little surprise that Avenged Sevenfold have been officially confirmed as the mystery band on the main stage for Ozzfest 2006. The real surprise announcement is that power metal band Dragonforce, recently signed to Roadrunner Records in North America and rumored to be joining Gigantour 2006, has been added as the main stage opener as well.

Ozzy Osbourne is now slated to headline the second stage on three dates (replacing some dates that he was previously thought to be headlining the main stage):

July 8 - San Bernardino, CA's Hyundai Pavilion of Glen Helen
July 11 - San Antonio, TX at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 22 - East Troy, WI at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre

OZZY says, "After 10 years of headlining Ozzfest's main-stage I think it's time for a change. I haven't had a chance to play this close to an audience in years and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it."

Also announced is that Ozzfest emcee Big Dave and professional Ozzfest party guy, Eddie, have begun their nationwide search visiting 19 of the festival's 26 cities to find the first-ever Miss Ozzfest. The duo will be accepting entries and taking photographs of Miss Ozzfest candidates in each city. Throughout the summer the Ozzfest fans can vote for your favorites at Ozzfest.com. All entries collected from Big Dave and Eddie will be posted for you to vote on. The top three in each city will be awarded FREE tickets to the show in their city, where at some point during the evening's festivities, the three contestants will be presented on stage to the fans who will vote on a winner. Photos of each winning contestant, including the top vote getters from Raleigh and West Palm Beach, will be posted once again on Ozzfest.com, where fans can pick their Miss Ozzfest 2006. Final voting will be held at Ozzfest.com on August 7 and 8. The winning beauty will be awarded the grand prize and receive round trip airfare and accommodations for her and a guest to attend the year's final show August 13 in West Palm Beach where she'll be crowned Miss Ozzfest 2006.

Here's a recap of the complete official Ozzfest 2006 lineup and tour dates: More...

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Bad Acid Trip Confirmed For Ozzfest 2006

In case you missed the quiet announcement (like we did), California metallers Bad Acid Trip have been added to the second stage for this summer's Ozzfest. The band, which has toured with System of a Down, released their debut, Lynch the Weirdo, on System frontman Serj Tankian's Serjical Strike label in 2004. The album was produced by System guitarist Daron Malakian. This year's Ozzfest begins June 29 in Auburn, Washington, and will run through August 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

To recap, the Ozzfest 2006 tour dates and lineup are as follows: More...

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Trivium, In Flames, Opeth Metal Hammer Nominees

The nominations for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards — which this year takes place on Monday, June 12 at Koko in Camden, North London — were recently announced. In keeping with the "Valhalla" theme of this year's awards, Metal Hammer magazine have teamed up with the crew of the "Hammer of the Gods", an authentic full-size replica Viking longboat, to launch both the awards on June 12 and the team's cross channel row, which takes place on the weekend of June 3 to raise money for charity Task Brazil.

Leading the field for nominations are longstanding rock and metal purveyors Roadrunner Records, with a staggering total of 14 nominations for the label that is home to acts as diverse as SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD and award-nominated DRAGONFORCE. Coming in a very close second for overall nominations is major label powerhouse Warner Music with an impressive 11 awards for their roster of breakthrough U.S. rock bands MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and AVENGED SEVENFOLD (a favourite of Radio 1's Jo Whiley), as well as Valley boys FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and Finnish rockers H.I.M. In a complete whitewash of the category, Warner Music have secured four of the five nominations in the "Best Video" category, with the fifth and final nomination going to Roadrunner.

Going head-to-head with a joint total of four nominations are Sony and Universal, while EMI have secured two nominations for metal stalwarts and British institution IRON MAIDEN. Coming on strong is independent challenger to the rock throne Visible Noise marginally trails Sony and Universal with three nominations including "Best UK Band" and "Album of the Year", both for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. U.S. alternative rockers COHEED & CAMBRIA have surprised many with 3 nominations including appearances in the prestigious "Best Album" and "Best International Band" categories.

The full nominations list for the fourth annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2006 is as follows: More...

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

Here is the full track listing: More...

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Bleeding Through Australian Tour Dates

Bleeding Through will be touring Australia in May with Carpathian. As I Lay Dying will also be on some dates, presumably headlining. Here are tour dates:

dates w/ Carpathian
5/17 Brisbane, AU @ Arena w/ As I Lay Dying
5/18 Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Bay High School w/ As I Lay Dying
5/19 Newcastle, AU @ Cambridge Hotel w/ As I Lay Dying
5/20 Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar w/ As I Lay Dying
5/24 Adelaide, AU @ Fowlers Live
5/25 Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
5/26 Melbourne, AU @ Camberwell Centre
5/27 Perth, AU @ Heat Nightclub

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Initial Ozzfest 2006 Tour Dates Released

The initial dates for Ozzfest 2006 have been announced. The tour dates are as follows:

Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 02 - Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
Jul. 07 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Pavilion
Jul. 08 - San Bernardino, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Jul. 14 - Kansas City, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - St. Louis, MO @ UMB Bank Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Music Energy Center
Jul. 21 - Columbus, OH @ Germain Amphitheatre
Jul. 22 - East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Jul. 23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Jul. 26 - Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 29 - New York, NY @ Randall's Island
Jul. 30 - Hartford, CA @ New England Dodge Music Center
Aug. 01 - Boston, MA @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 04 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at The Waterfront
Aug. 05 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion
Aug. 06 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Virginia Beach
Aug. 09 - Raleigh, NC @ Alltel Pavilion
Aug. 13 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphiheatre

To recap, the official lineup for this year's Ozzfest is as follows:

Main Stage:

OZZY OSBOURNE (10 shows only)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
DISTURBED
TBA**
HATEBREED
LACUNA COIL

**Major main-stage band to be announced on May 23

Second Stage:

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
ATREYU
UNEARTH
BLEEDING THROUGH
NORMA JEAN

Second Stage (rotating):

A LIFE ONCE LOST
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
WALLS OF JERICHO
ALL THAT REMAINS
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

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Official Ozzfest 2006 Lineup Revealed

Here is the lineup for Ozzfest 2006 according to a posting on Ozzfest.com, a few hours prior to the previously announced 9 p.m. EST:

Main Stage:
Ozzy Osbourne
System of A Down
Disturbed
Hatebreed
Lacuna Coil

Second Stage:
Black Label Society
Atreyu
Unearth
Bleeding Through
Norma Jean
A Life Once Lost
Strapping Young Lad
The Red Chord
Full Blown Chaos
Walls of Jericho
All That Remains
Between The Buried and Me

A major mainstage act is also said to be announced on May 23rd. There's much speculation of this being Metallica, although their record label and the band have denied those rumors. The full press release posted on Ozzfest.com follows. More...

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Metallica, System of a Down Rumored For Ozzfest 06

METALLICA and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are strongly rumored to have secured the "headliner" and "special guest" slots at this year's Ozzfest, according to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, citing "industry insiders."

Although no bands have been officially announced for this year's festival, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman revealed during an appearance on the Seattle station 99.9 KISW in January that his band will be appearing on this summer's Ozzfest. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's booking agent recently told Billboard magazine that Zakk Wylde and Co. have also been confirmed for this year's trek. UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi told the Alternative Press on Feb. 14 that his band will be one of the rotating headliners on the second stage of Ozzfest 2006, while Jesse Hayes of the Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7 FM announced last month during his daily "Buzzard Rock Report" segment that BODY COUNT — the heavy metal band fronted by rapper/actor Ice T — will be performing at this year's traveling festival. BLEEDING THROUGH frontman Brandon Schieppati reportedly revealed at the conclusion of the band's performance at Neumo's in Seattle, Washington Sunday night (Feb. 19) that they will be taking part in Ozzfest 2006. Additional offers to play the tour have been extended to AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ATREYU, according to recently published interviews with both artists.

The Ozzfest organizers are expected to announce the official lineup for this year's festival sometime in March.

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Bleeding Through To Play Ozzfest 2006?

Metalunderground.com reader, Anthony Viscusi, writes in to report that on February 17, 2006 while playing The Pound in San Francisco, Bleeding Through frontman Brandan Schieppati announced the Bleeding Through will be slated to play Ozzfest 2006. After Bleeding Through's second encore song, Schieppati reportedly said "We'll see you at Ozzfest," just before leaving the stage.

If you attended that show, we'd love to hear some corroborating stories. At this time, nothing has been officially confirmed however.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Details

MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.

On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.

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Bleeding Through Charts Well With "The Truth"

Bleeding Through has attained good positions on several charts with "The Truth" in its first week of sales. Here are their positions:

#48 on Billboard "Top 200" chart
#1 Independent Release!
#1 Charting New Release!
#153 on "Top 200" Chart in the UK!
#6 on "Rock" Chart in the UK!
#83 on Billboard "Top 200" Chart in Canada!
#10 on "Hard Music" Chart in Canada!

You can see the band interviewed on air, give away an autographed guitar, and premiere their brand new video on Headbangers Ball (M2) this Saturday (Jan. 21) at 10:00 PM EST. You can also watch the video for "Kill To Believe" on Trustkill's site.

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