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Bleeding Through live at Alpine Valley on Ozzfest 2006.jpg
Bleeding Through performing at Alpine Valley Music Theatre as part of the Ozzfest in 2006
Background information
Origin Orange County, California, U.S.
Years active
  • 1999–2014
  • 2016
  • 2018–present
Associated acts
Past members

Bleeding Through is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California. Formed in 1999, the band blended influences stemming from modern hardcore punk, symphonic black metal, and melodic death metal. Although the band was often labeled as simply metalcore, when Brandan Schieppati was asked if he considered Bleeding Through a hardcore band, he said: "I think we're a hardcore band and I'll never say we are a metal band, we're all hardcore kids and we came from the hardcore scene. Ours is just a different version of hardcore, we're trying to do something which adds a different variety to the hardcore scene, which has been sounding the same way for so long." [1]

Metalcore is a fusion genre combining elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk, that originated in the late 1980s. Among other styles blending metal and hardcore, such as crust punk and grindcore, metalcore is noted for its use of breakdowns, which are slow, intense passages conducive to moshing. Other defining instrumentation includes heavy guitar riffs often utilizing percussive pedal tones and double bass drumming. Vocalists in the genre typically perform screaming, more popular bands often combine this with the use of standard singing, usually during the bridge or chorus of a song. However the death growl is also a popular technique within the genre.

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In 2004, Revolver magazine hailed Bleeding Through as one of eight bands ushering in the "Future of Metal" cover story, [2] and Spin called Bleeding Through an "artist to watch" in the magazine's February 2004 issue. [3]

<i>Revolver</i> (magazine) bi-monthly rock and heavy metal magazine

Revolver is a metal music and hard-rock magazine, publishing in North America. It has been in print for over 16 years, and is about both established acts and up-and-comers in heavy music. Revolver recently underwent a brand relaunch, including a redesigned print edition and website, intended to embody the art and culture of heavy music.

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Dust to Ashes and Portrait of the Goddess (1999–2002)

Bleeding Through was formed in 1999 [4] in Woodlake, California. [5] The band's roots can be traced back to 1998, when Breakneck was founded by Brandan "Ohrly" Schieppati (Eighteen Visions / Throwdown), Javier Van Huss (Eighteen Visions / The Mistake / Enewetak), guitarist Scott Danough, bass guitarist Chad Tafolla and drummer Troy Born (Taken). [5] [6] They made their live debut as the supporting act to Throwdown and Adamantium. [6] As the band witnessed lineup changes, the departure of Van Huss and subsequent recruitment of Marc Jackson (Throwdown / Cold War) to cover bass whilst Tafolla reverted to guitar, they decided to expand their current hardcore sound and added elements of death metal to their music. [6] The origin of the band's name was explained in an interview as follows: "Well, it is summed up by the explanation that whether black, white, red, brown, yellow, religious preference, straight or gay, we all bleed the same, and we bleed through this life the same. Thus Bleeding Through." [7]

Woodlake, California City in California, United States

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Eighteen Visions band

Eighteen Visions is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California, United States, formed in October 1995. The band broke up in April 2007, less than a year after their major label debut was released through Epic and Trustkill Records. After over a decade of absence, the band reformed in 2017. They announced their sixth album, "XVIII", would be released via their new label home at Rise Records.

Throwdown (band) musical ensemble

Throwdown is an American straight edge metalcore band from Orange County, California, formed in 1997. They have toured as part of Ozzfest, Sounds of the Underground, Hellfest, and Warped Tour, and with bands such as In Flames, Lamb of God, As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage, Korn and Cavalera Conspiracy. The songs "Forever" and "Burn" have been staples on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball and Revolver Magazine called them part of "The Future of Metal" after hearing the album Vendetta. Initially branded a hardcore band, their most recent albums Venom and Tears and Deathless have taken a sharp direction towards metal, with critics likening the band's sound to that of Pantera, Sepultura, and Crowbar.

Their 2000's demo was followed by a full-length album released through Prime Directive Records entitled Dust to Ashes in April 2001. Just prior to entering the studio, Vijay Kumar (of Roundhouse and Cat Burglar) took the bass position and Molly Street enrolled as keyboard player. [5] The addition of keyboards was an unconventional move for a metalcore act as it brought some black metal influences into the music. [8] [9] Just as the album saw issue Born quit the band but a quickfire substitute was located in Derek Youngsma of Cast in Stone repute. [5]

Prime Directive Records is an independent record label based in Balboa, California. Started in 1997, the label is notable for releasing the debut albums of a number of bands which would go on to success in the hardcore punk and metalcore genre.

<i>Dust to Ashes</i> 2001 studio album by Bleeding Through

Dust to Ashes is the debut studio album by American metalcore band Bleeding Through. The album was originally planned to be released as a 7" on The Association of Welterweights Records, but then moved to Prime Directive Records. After recording more songs than planned at Doubletime Studios in 2000 it was expanded to a full-length 12", but after only a few test press, it was decided to be released onto compact disc format. The album is still available through retailers and distributors such as Revelation Records.

Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music. Common traits include fast tempos, a shrieking vocal style, heavily distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, raw (lo-fi) recording, unconventional song structures, and an emphasis on atmosphere. Artists often appear in corpse paint and adopt pseudonyms.

Severing ties with both Eighteen Visions and Throwdown, Schieppati opted to pursue Bleeding Through as a priority upon completion of the Indecision Records 2002 offering Portrait of the Goddess . [5] At this juncture the group comprised the guitar pairing of Scott Danough and Brian Leppke, bassist Ryan Wombacher (replacing Vijay Kumar who played on Portrait of the Goddess) and drummer Derek Youngsma. [5]

Indecision Records record label

Indecision Records is an independent American hardcore punk record label which was started by punk photographer and fanzine editor Dave Mandel in 1992 as an offshoot of his fanzine, Indecision. It is based in Garden Grove, California, and until about 2001 it was based in nearby Huntington Beach. Indecision Records was responsible for launching the careers of many of Orange County's wave of 1990s hardcore bands, such as Throwdown, Death by Stereo, Bleeding Through, and Adamantium, as well as re-issuing material that was otherwise out-of-print.

<i>Portrait of the Goddess</i> 2002 studio album by Bleeding Through

Portrait of the Goddess is the second studio album by American metalcore band Bleeding Through. The album was released on April 30, 2002 through Indecision Records.

Bleeding Through's left-handed guitar player Brian "Lefty" Leppke joined the band in 2001 replacing Chad Tafolla. He has recorded six albums with the band including 2002's Portrait of the Goddess, 2004's This is Love, This is Murderous, 2006's The Truth, 2008's Declaration, 2010s Bleeding Through and 2012's The Great Fire. He was born in Santa Cruz, CA, and currently has family living there. He found out about Bleeding Through looking for a replacement guitarist through his girlfriend. He graduated from Harbor Highschool and was voted likely to be in a band his senior year in the school's yearbook.

This Is Love, This Is Murderous and The Truth (2003–2007)

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Bleeding Through performing live at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, 2005

After these two relatively underdistributed albums, [10] Bleeding Through signed to a larger label, Trustkill Records in 2003, [11] releasing their third full-length album in September of the same year. Promoting the Ulrich Wild produced This is Love, This is Murderous they embarked upon US nationwide touring, opening for AFI. [12] These dates had propelled the band to national attention albeit for all the wrong reasons. [13] Traveling from Utah to a show in Colorado the group's vehicle hit black ice on the highway, spinning out of control and slamming into a truck that was already flipped over. [14] A mobile TV unit, there to report on another crash, caught the entire incident on film as their equipment trailer rolled and exploded, showering their instruments and gear across the road. [14] Fortunately the band escaped with only minor injuries (Johnson had a minor cut on his head), but due to this accident they had to drop off the "Pure Hatred" tour with Chimaira, Soilwork and As I Lay Dying. [14] The KSL-TV footage of the accident taking place can be viewed in Real Media format on the channel's official site. [15] The dramatic televised footage was broadcast everywhere from CNN Headline News, Good Morning America, NBC News and even The Weather Channel. [13]

Trustkill Records was an American independent record label that started as a hardcore punk fanzine in April 1993. It started releasing hardcore, metal and rock records and merchandise in 1994. In 2010, the president of Trustkill, Josh Grabelle, formed a new label called Bullet Tooth Records.

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This Is Love, This Is Murderous received generally favorable reviews from the mainstream media; Allmusic reviewer, Eduardo Rivadavia wrote that "Bleeding Through's blindingly technical execution provides a constant source of entertainment", [16] and Aaron Troy from called it "the best metalcore release of 2003". [17] The metal community praised it as well, even to a greater extent, with calling it "a very mature offering from still a young band that will only get better and bigger in the future", [18] Metalrage giving it an 85 score out of 100, [19] The videos for "Love Lost in a Hail of Gun Fire" and "On Wings of Lead" became staples on MTV2's Headbangers Ball and on Fuse TV's Uranium as well. [20] It is also Bleeding Through's most successful album to date with more than 125,000 copies sold. [21]

The following year kicked off with the band's "Mutilation Tour", [22] which culminated in a sold-out performance at The Glasshouse, near their Orange County home that was captured on a live DVD, [2] the next major step in Bleeding Through's career was a spot on Ozzfest 2004, sharing the second stage alongside headline act Slipknot and fellow supports Unearth, Lamb of God, Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and Atreyu. [23] They earned the direct support position on MTV2's third "Headbanger's Ball: The Tour" in November, featuring Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy and Himsa as touring partners. [24] In an unexpected move, Bleeding Through also donated their rendition of "Rocket Queen" to the Guns N' Roses tribute album Bring You to Your Knees released by Law of Inertia Records in March 2004.

A 2005 re-issue of This Is Love, This Is Murderous added three bonus live tracks, "Revenge I Seek", "Rise" and "Our Enemies", two music videos and a ten-minute documentary. [25] Following this, the band embarked upon European touring in February 2005, supported by Swedes Cult of Luna. [26] In April the group, working with Rob Caggiano as producer, ensconced themselves in Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles to cut a new album billed The Truth . [20]

As This Is Love, This Is Murderous passed the 100,000 sales figure in the USA, [27] further touring found the band headlining the second annual "Strhess Fest" in alliance with Darkest Hour, Zao, Misery Signals, and Fight Paris commencing early July. [28] Upon completion of these gigs the group hooked up with the "Warped Tour" for a two-week stretch. [29] November saw shows with Day of Contempt, [30] before the group entered the recording studio to lay down cover versions of Black Flag's "My War", for use on a tribute album, and Unbroken's "Fall On Proverb". [31]

Bleeding Through's The Truth album was released on January 10, 2006 through Trustkill Records. The album was produced by Rob Caggiano, lead guitarist of Anthrax. The band decided to rebuild their sound from the ground up, quoting to Alternative Press as "Taking out the Metalcore, and then adding the metal into hardcore, if that makes any sense." (--Scott Danough, guitarist). "I don't think this album sounds like anything else out there right now. We're very proud of that fact." says guitarist Brian Leppke. [22]

Kerrang! magazine declared that "The Truth" "is about to tear 2006 a new arsehole" upon the album's release in a 4 "KKKK" review (out of 5) while Billboard Magazine hailed the album as "one of the most important" heavy metal albums of the year. A few smaller critics were not so kind: Vik Bansal of described it as an album that shows "whilst they're not quite there yet, Bleeding Through do have the ability to become bleeding edge", [32] Allmusic's Eduardo Rivadavia's opinion was that the band "played it safe" this time and emphasized their "infuriatingly one-dimensional reliance on victimized, self-pitying lyrics of a middle school maturity level". [33] Although some critics praised the improvement of production, recording, and mixing quality by Rob Caggiano, and the melodic approach to song writing. [34] The album entered the Billboard 200 at No. 48, [35] and No. 1 on the Top Independent Albums.

Promoting The Truth, the band opened 2006 with US dates throughout February and March backed by Every Time I Die, Between the Buried and Me and Haste the Day. [36] The band also put in a significant appearance on the second stage at the Tool, Guns N' Roses and Metallica headlined Download Festival in Castle Donington, UK on June 9. [37] On July 18, Bleeding Through appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno . Stand-up comedian Mitch Fatel joined the band for a song, Brandan Schieppati called this "surreal in the best possible way". [38]

The group once again played on the second stage at the 2006 Ozzfest, now as part of the non-rotating lineup along with Black Label Society, Unearth, Atreyu and Norma Jean. [39] In addition to their own headline dates, they also filled Ozzfest "off dates" with shows supporting Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold and Hatebreed. [40] The band members were on a day off from the festival passing through Medford, Oregon, when they pulled into a Taco Bell parking lot to eat. This resulted in a fan recognizing them and then calling over a bunch of his friends. The band talked with the fans, signed autographs, posed for pictures and also asked the kids if there were any shows happening that night they could participate in. They ended up doing a small club concert with local bands, with roughly 150 people in attendance. The show was a benefit with all proceeds going toward cancer research. [40]

In April 2007 Danough left the band. "We felt that we had grown apart and it was time for both parties to move on", the band wrote in a statement. [41] After his departure he wrote on his MySpace blog: "..Just know that when this all comes out don't think you've seen the last of Scott. I'm on to the next chapter very soon and I'm excited to see what the future brings." [42] After Danough's departure he was quickly replaced by Jona Weinhofen of Australian band I Killed The Prom Queen – one of several factors that led that band to split up. [43]

Bleeding Through headlined the Darkness Over Europe 2007 Tour with I Killed The Prom Queen, All Shall Perish, and Caliban from February to March. [44] The band then toured as the opening act for the Slayer and Marilyn Manson summer tour. [45] Following that, the group embarked on a six-week stint across the U.S. and parts of Canada opening for HIM, with the arduous year of touring finally reaching an end with shows in New York City, on December 1 and December 2, 2007, [46] while HIM was simply done touring North America and set to move on to Europe.

Declaration (2008–2009)

In March 2008, Bleeding Through announced Declaration as the title of its fifth studio release, a concept album about the rigors of being away from home. [47] The band's frontman and lyricist Brandan Schieppati explained to 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." [47] The group recorded Declaration between April and May 2008 in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend.

Ryan Wombacher performing live in Barcelona, 2009 Ryan Wombacher Barcelona 2009.JPG
Ryan Wombacher performing live in Barcelona, 2009

On June 6, 2008, the band released a blog on MTV's Headbangers Ball website. The blog addressed numerous disappointments the band had with Trustkill Records. These disappointments included unpaid royalties, lack of funding for Declaration, and an unapproved re-release of their 2006 album The Truth . Despite Trustkill's website saying that the new album, Declaration would be released August 2008, the band stated that they did not intend to hand over the master recording of the album, until they were paid the minimum fees required to pay back producer Devin Townsend, the band's management and Schieppati's father who loaned the band money for recording. [48] In a follow-up blog on their MySpace page, Bleeding Through stated that "Trustkill Records delivered the funds necessary to complete the album and to compensate everyone who had loaned [us] cash." [49]

Following the recording of Declaration, the group appeared at the 2008's Download Festival, which was held from 13 to 15 June at Donington Park, United Kingdom. [50] During the festival, vocalist Brandan Schieppati spoke to Rock Sound TV about the group's dispute with its record label. During the conversation, Schieppati revealed that Bleeding Through has been contacted by a number of other record companies since the band went public with its Trustkill feud. [51] In July 2008, Bleeding Through inked a European deal with German record label Nuclear Blast for the release of Declaration. [52]

The band performed in the US 'No Fear Music Tour' with Bullet for My Valentine in August, and continued to support them throughout Europe with Lacuna Coil in November and December 2008. They also performed in two countries for the first time in 2008: Mexico and Russia. They performed in Mexico City in August as part of the Warped Tour with Underoath and MxPx and headlined four Russian shows in December. [53]

On September 25, 2008, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn joined the band on stage at The Warfield in San Francisco, and performed Bleeding Through's song "Revenge I Seek". [54] The next day, Declaration was released in Europe by Nuclear Blast and September 30 in the US by Trustkill. The album sold under 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release [55] to debut at number 104 on the Billboard 200 chart. [56]

Bleeding Through co-headlined along with Darkest Hour the Thrash and Burn European Tour between April and May 2009. [57] They will also headline "The Declaration Tour" in 2009 along with As Blood Runs Black, Impending Doom, The Acacia Strain. [58] Guitarist Brian Leppke was unable to make it on tour resulting in Demon Hunter's Patrick Judge temporarily filling in for him. In late May 2009, Bleeding Through announced that Jona Weinhofen would be leaving the band and No Use for a Name guitarist Dave Nassie would replace him. Jona cited that while he loved his time in Bleeding Through, he decided that he should leave the band and return home to Australia with his family and friends. Following his departure Jona joined Bring Me The Horizon until January 2013. [59]

Dave Nassie performing live in Bonn in 2009. Zepper-Dave Nassie.jpeg
Dave Nassie performing live in Bonn in 2009.

The band embarked on a special West Coast tour in August to celebrate their ten-year anniversary, with supporters Carnifex, Miss May I, and Motionless in White. [60] In early June 2009, Bleeding Through inked a deal with the Portland, Oregon-based independent record label Rise Records. Insinuating about the band's previous dispute with its former label Trustkill, Schieppati said, "We're very excited to align with a record label that has so much momentum and is growing when many seem to be faltering, dropping bands and firing employees." [61]

Bleeding Through (2009–2010)

On October 12, 2009, Bleeding Through issued the statement, "Rest assured that everything is fine as far as The Band is concerned! We’re looking very forward to the Halloween show followed by the creation of our BRAND NEW ALBUM, which we can tell you will take place in December and January before our European tour with Machine Head, Hatebreed and All Shall Perish! That’s right, NEW Bleeding Through album in 2010," confirming the band will release a new album, [62] which was self-titled and released by Rise Records on April 13, 2010 in North America and internationally through Roadrunner Records [63] The album was produced by Zeuss.

The band supported the album with a lengthy tour of Europe, Japan and Australia with Machine Head and Hatebreed in the first part of 2010. This was followed by their own "Spring Breakdown" headlining tour in the US with Born Of Osiris, Sleeping Giant and more. The band returned to Europe for several festivals and a few headlining shows. The group released a video for the song "Anti-Hero". In August, 2010 the group headlined the "California United" West Coast tour with Terror and The Ghost Inside. The following month they headlined "The Anti-Hero" tour across the US with support from For Today, After The Burial and more. After that they joined Parkway Drive and Comeback Kid for the European "Never Say Die!" tour. The band closed out 2010 with an appearance at the "Noise for Toyz" benefit show in Fullerton, California and released an iTunes / digital only single through Rise Records which was recorded during the sessions for the self-titled album.

The Great Fire, disbandment announcement and final tours (2010–2014)

The band planned to write and record their seventh studio album once they returned from touring. They planned to release the yet to be titled album anywhere from mid to late 2011, which bassist Ryan Wombacher explained in a November 2010 interview:

Maybe mid-year; safe to say towards the end but not at the end, maybe like eight months or something like that. Best thing about it is we’re going to do it whenever we want to do it. There is no deadline right now, we don’t have any dates set, we don’t have the studio, we’re going to do the record ourselves. So we will literally go in and record it and it will be probably be done before we sign a contract. [64]

On November 14, 2011, the band announced that the name of their new record would be called "The Great Fire". [65] On November 30, 2011, the band announced that "The Great Fire" was complete, although no release date has been stated. [66] On December 14, 2011, the band revealed The Great Fire's release date as January 31, 2012. [67]

On January 3, 2013 the band announced their upcoming tour in Europe would be their last, leading to rumors that the band would be breaking up. This was later confirmed by a post on the band's Facebook page that they would be finished at the end of the year. [68] The band also stated that they would like to set up an Australian tour during the summer and singer Brandan Schieppati stated in a reply to an Instagram comment that the band would have a final U.S. tour possibly starting in September. November 2013 the band announced final west coast dates will take place in 2014.

Former guitarist and founding member Scott Danough played with the band on the final tours in Australia, Europe and the U.S. He was added to the band's current lineup as of July 2014 on their Facebook page, which is led to believe he has rejoined Bleeding Through. [69] The first show to kick off 2014 was their final appearance at New England Hardcore & Metal Fest at the Palladium in Worcester Massachusetts on April 17. The line up was made up of Brandan Schieppati, Scott Danough, Ryan Wombacher, Marta Peterson, Derek Youngsma and Dave Nassie's final appearance with the band in 2014. [70] In May, the final nine west coast dates were announced with Winds of Plague and Scars of Tomorrow. A majority of the shows the band played were sold out. [71] [72] It was later announced in June that the first three of the west coast dates would be the "This Is Love This Is Murderous" line up which included Brian Leppke on guitar since he hasn't toured with Bleeding Through since 2010. [73] Sacramento, Portland and Seattle shows featured Declaration era ex member Jona Weinhofen on guitar. In July another show on August 2 was added at Chain Reaction because the August 3 show sold out fast. The final show was on August 3. Brandan Schieppati's podcast he made it clear the final shows were very emotional and he realized how well they all played together. He said something may come from the band in the future. [74]

Reunion and Love Will Kill All (2018–present)

On January 1, SharpTone Records issued a teaser for music they were releasing in 2018 and some listeners apparently recognized vocalist Brandan Schiepatti's voice on their page. [75] On March 28, 2018, the band announced their new album, "Love Will Kill All" and will release on May 25 through SharpTone Records. [76]

Musical style and influences

Like many metalcore-labeled bands, Bleeding Through is influenced by Swedish melodic death metal. [77] [78] It is the most apparent on Dust to Ashes , while with time the band's music got gradually more and more melodic, with The Truth being the most melodic to date, even containing a power ballad, a novelty for the band. [79] A keyboard player was introduced shortly before the band began performing as an unsigned act. According to former guitarist Scott Danough "it adds a different element" to their music. [80]

Former guitarist Scott Danough has said that he is influenced by metal and hardcore bands, like At The Gates, Slayer, Cradle of Filth, Integrity and Earth Crisis. [80] Vocalist Brandan Schieppati has also mentioned American thrash metal bands as an influence on Bleeding Through, e.g. Slipknot, Testament or Exodus. [81] In an interview, guitarist Brian Leppke added Cro-Mags, Entombed, Crowbar and Pantera as well to the list of influences. [82] Lastly, keyboardist Marta Peterson is the one who brings industrial, symphonic black metal, and goth inspirations to the band's sound. [83]

Band members


Bleeding Through


Studio albums

YearAlbumLabelChart peaks
US [84] US
UK [85]
2001 Dust to Ashes Prime Directive Records
2002 Portrait of the Goddess Indecision Records
2003 This Is Love, This Is Murderous Trustkill Records 43
2006 The Truth 481153
2008 Declaration 10416
2010 Bleeding Through Rise Records 14321
2012 The Great Fire 19323
2018 Love Will Kill All SharpTone Records
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.


Appearance on compilations

Music videos

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The Truth is the fourth album by American metalcore band Bleeding Through, as well as their second album released through Trustkill Records. The album was released on January 10, 2006, produced by Rob Caggiano, lead guitarist of Anthrax.

<i>Vanity</i> (album) 2002 studio album by Eighteen Visions

Vanity is the third full-length studio album, and sixth release altogether, to be released by metalcore band Eighteen Visions. It was their first album to feature a music video, which was for "You Broke Like Glass". It was the last album to feature guitarist Brandan Schieppati as he left immediately after the recording of the album to focus on Bleeding Through. The band toured for the album with a single guitarist, Keith Barney. As of 2007, the album has sold over 100,000 copies in the United States.

Bloodsimple was an American heavy metal band from New York City that formed in 2002. They were signed to Warner Bros. Records.

"Kill to Believe" is a single by Orange County metalcore band Bleeding Through released in 2006 by Trustkill Records. It is the first from their 2006 album The Truth.

"Love in Slow Motion" is the second single by American metalcore band, Bleeding Through, from their 2006 album, The Truth.

Line in the Sand (Bleeding Through song) 2007 single by Bleeding Through

"Line in the Sand" is the third single by Orange County metalcore band Bleeding Through from their 2006 album The Truth. It was released in 2007 through Trustkill Records.

<i>Declaration</i> (Bleeding Through album) 2008 studio album by Bleeding Through

Declaration is the fifth album by American metalcore band Bleeding Through. The song's titles are named after different states and cities. Frontman Brandan Schieppati commented, "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 burning a hole through you."

<i>Bleeding Through</i> (album) 2010 studio album by Bleeding Through

Bleeding Through is the self-titled sixth studio album by American metalcore band Bleeding Through. The album was released through Rise Records on April 13, 2010.


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