BLEEDING THROUGH Calling It Quits!
- Posted by RobInjection on January 4, 2013
In the early 2000s, Bleeding Through were one of the more successful bands in the metal scene. Their album, This is Love, This is Murderous, specifically "Love Lost In A Hale Of Gunfire" was everywhere.
We were big fans of the band, but over the course of the years, their star faded. It now looks as though the band is on the verge of calling it quits.
I didn't even realize this until writing this story, but the band put out an album last year, self-titled and have put out a new album every two years since 2006. Regardless, the band posting the following news on their Facebook page about their European tour, which looks to be their last:
“Hey Europe come see us play the ‘Hit The Deck Festival’ Stay tuned for complete dates. This will be our final European tour…… I know that some of you know this already. Many don’t…. Some people already think we are done. Starts in April.”
That was rather cryptic, but guitarist Dave Nassie made the future of the band much clearer in a separate Facebook post:
“I respect my band mates and all the hard work they put into the band before I joined. Unfortunately, yes man. I have been open about how I don’t want it to happen. But, like I said I didn’t build it. Just have loved every min of it and one person can’t keep it alive as much as I have tried. Please come out and see the band I have truly loved being apart of one last time. Dave”
Dave later added that the band would also be doing a tour of the United States in the summer, but after this touring, which presumably would be to promote their self-titled release last year, will we hear any more from the band?
Update: After checking frontman Brandan Schieppati's personal blog, one of his goals for the year is:
Tour the world with my band Bleeding Through one more time
…so it's looking more and more like Bleeding Through will wrap it up in 2013.
Update #2: Schieppati just released a statement to Blabbermouth confirming this will be the last year that the band is active.
"When you have some success doing something that you love, you never really think about writing a statement about that something coming to an end. Well, that dream that we have had as Bleeding Through has come to an end.
"I think I can speak for the rest of my bandmates in saying that we always hoped it would end on our terms, and it has.
"We have been fortunate to have a strong fan base worldwide and have brought joy to many and pissed off many more.
"Bleeding Through was always a band that wore the emotion of the music on our sleeves. We cared about everyone like family that ever took the time to listen to our band, support our merchandise and go to our shows.
"Since 1999, we have been blessed to be able to tour the world, record seven records with some great musical minds, tour with amazing bands and people, work with people with character such as management, booking agents and road crew. Most importantly, we made lasting friends from this journey.
"We have been honored to be part of a expanding the musical movement of heavy music and hope to be remembered as a benchmark and pioneer of a specific style of music.
"We have been a band since 1999, and many of us just had life catch up with us in the way of marriages, kids, businesses and other endeavors. We can no longer dedicate what we need to to keep Bleeding Through going.
"Personally, I feel doing this band in a part-time fashion is not what this band is about and and feel like we have always been an all-or-nothing band. With that being said, and because we have established a worldwide following over the last 14 years, we want to give us and those people one more chance to share in this music together. We are setting up farewell tours. Dates will be up and promoted very soon.
"To those who supported this band: It has been an honor."
Are there any Bleeding Through fans in the building? How do you feel about this news?
[via Metal Insider]