Brandan Schieppati - Vocals
Brian Leppke - Guitar
Jona Weinhofen - Guitar
Ryan Wombacher - Bass, Backing Vocals
Derek Youngsma - Drums
Marta Peterson - Keyboards Bleeding Through is synonymous with the blending of classic death metal, symphonic black metal and just a taste of the angry energy and do-it-yourself spirit of the hardcore scene. The group emerged from the underground to sell a combined quarter of a million copies of their last two albums and have accomplished what few at this stage of their career have pulled together: Declaration, their new album, is more extreme.
This is not a radio-friendly album.
Declaration is heavier, darker, angrier, more pissed off, faster and more epic than anything in the band's already impressive catalog.
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. This record is the definitive album for the band.
The Dearly Demented, the group‚Äôs most dedicated fans, know what Bleeding Through is about and many more have discovered for themselves, thanks to year round touring with bands like AFI, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, HIM, Bullet For My Valentine and Cradle Of Filth. And of course, the Orange County group‚Äôs own headlining tours in America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia.
Bleeding Through has always stood for the broken-hearted and betrayed. Declaration expands upon that idea. 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 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." Marta is more present than ever throughout the music, directing real strings and classical instrumentation in addition to her keyboard work.
Guitarist Brian Leppke remains the group‚Äôs primary songwriter alongside Scheippati. Derek Youngsma‚Äôs drumming is unrivaled by the band‚Äôs contemporaries while Bleeding Through‚Äôs newest member, Jona Weinhofen, joined the band in the spring of 2007 and adds pure shred to the proceedings.
"Orange County Blonde And Blue" and other tracks have garnered nearly 5 million plays on the band's MySpace page. The band has been featured on the covers of Revolver, Metal Edge, Outburn, Chord and more and received favorable coverage in Spin, Billboard, Alternative Press, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and many more publications. Bleeding Through's Declaration will not be stopped.