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|Bleeding Through is one of the most important bands to take the mixture of extreme metal and hardcore punk to international prominence, releasing landmark albums and touring the world with Slayer, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, AFI, Cradle Of Filth, HIM, MTV2's Headbangers Ball: The Tour and Ozzfest (twice).
The Orange County based band returns with their self-titled album on Rise / Roadrunner. Produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Throwdown), the album is the definitive work by the band, full of anthems mixing the best of black, thrash and death metal combined with shredding guitar solos, symphonic keyboards and angry vocals.
Bleeding Through has been featured on the covers of Revolver, Metal Edge, Outburn, Under the Volcano and Chord. The group emerged from the underground to sell over 300,000 albums worldwide. The new self-titled album is a perfect distillation of their past with a solid look forward to the future: dark, aggressive, full of rage and sorrow; an album for the mistreated, the brokenhearted, those who summon strength from betrayal.
Bleeding Through was formed in 2000 by frontman Brandan Schieppati, best known at the time as the guitar player for bands like Eighteen Visions and Throwdown. Bleeding Through was his singular vision: an extreme band for extreme times. The group released their debut album, "Dust to Ashes," with a friend's label before moving on to Indecision Records for their breakthrough album, "Portrait of the Goddess," featuring drummer Derek Youngsma and guitarist Brian Leppke, who remain with the band.
"This is Love, This is Murderous," which introduced bass player Ryan Wombacher and fan-favorite keyboardist Marta, went on to sell over 150,000 copies in the US alone thanks to hard-touring that included an impressive slot on the Ozzfest festival in 2004. Tracks like "Revenge I Seek" and "Love Lost" remain staples of their live set.
"The Truth" followed in 2006, kicked off with a massive US headlining tour where Bleeding Through was supported by Every Time I Die and Between The Buried And Me. Touring continued for over two years before the band reconvened under a dark cloud of business-related frustrations to make "Declaration," their most aggressive album.
The new self-titled Bleeding Through album is their masterwork. Introducing new lead guitar player Dave Nassie (ex-No Use For A Name), the band has outdone themselves in sheer aggression, musicianship and songcraft. Schieppati's lyrics and vocals continue to lead the charge. Bleeding Through are a world apart from their peers and have set yet another standard for all of their many imitators to aspire to with this latest album.
The follow-up to The Truth (2006) and This is Love, This is Murderous (2003) was produced by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia. Declaration is incredibly dense, layered and full of atmosphere, recalling the finest moments of classic death metal, black metal and hardcore. Bleeding Through's Declaration will not be stopped.