Bleeding Through

Audience Cheers to Brandan Schieppati's Screams
Audience Cheers to Brandan Schieppati's Screams

Bleeding Through is a California metal band. The band was formed in 1999 and have released eight studio albums and two DVDs during its career. The band broke up in 2014 but played one charity gig in 2016. In 2018, Bleeding Through announced a comeback and released their eighth album Love Will Kill All.

The band has taken influences in their music from hardcore punk, black metal and death metal. The band’s vocalist Brandan Schieppati describes the band as more of a hardcore band than a metal band. The band differs from other Metalcore bands in that the band has a keyboardist who creates a different element to the band’s music. The Bleeding Through’s music includes loud screaming and pure singing. Playing drums is very blast beat-focused.

The group was formed under the name “Breakneck”; the original members were Brandan ‘Sheep’ Schieppati, Javier Van Huss, guitarist Scott Danough, bassist Chad Tafolla and drummer Troy Born. However, the band soon changed formation with the departure of Van Huss and the recruitment of Mark Jackson on bass. Tafolla thus became the guitarist of the group, bringing a more Death Metal sound that caused the group to change its name to “Bleeding Through“. Under this name the band released their first album Dust to Ashes in 2001, after a new lineup change with Vijay Kumar, Cat Burgler and Molly Street. In 2002 the album Portrait of the Goddess was released.

Schieppati later hired Scott Danough, Brian Leppke, Ryan Wombacher, Marta Peterson and Derek Youngsma. In 2003 the album This Is Love, This Is Murderous was released and the band began their first tours (during which they also had a serious car accident without serious damage). In February 2005, after the album’s re-release under the title of This Is Love, This Is Murderous (Reissue), the band got their first European tour.

In January 2006, their third album, The Truth, was released, securing the band a place at the Donington Park Circuit Download festival, along bands such as Tool and Metallica, and an invitation to the Ozzfest along with bands such as Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil, Disturbed, DragonForce, Black Label Society, Unearth, Atreyu, Norma Jean, A Life Once Lost, Strapping Young Lad, The Red Chord, Full Blown Chaos, Walls of Jericho, All That Remains and Between the Buried and Me.

Declaration, their 5th studio album, was released on 30th September 2008. The album was recorded from April to May. The album sold just under 6,000 copies in its first week of release and managed to debut at 104th place on the Billboard 200.

Bleeding Through on the Roadrunner Records website stated that on April 13, 2010 the new self-titled album would be released, also providing the track list. Following the release of the seventh album, entitled The Great Fire, in January 2013, Bleeding Through announced the dissolution after a fourteen-year career.

On March 28, 2018, the band announced that the new album would be released under the title Love Will Kill All through SharpTone Records on May 25.

I took pictures of Bleeding Through on December 03, 2004 at Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where they opened after Himsa for Arch Enemy and Cradle of Filth:

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