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Bleeding Through’s Brandan Schieppati: “No One Is Buying Records Anymore”

Bleeding Through frontman Brandan Schieppati recently shared a rather bleak outlook on the music industry with Noisecreep. Speaking with the site, he offered:

“There’s a track on the new album called ‘Goodbye to Death‘ which is about how bands, record labels, and management companies, pat themselves on the back before they even really accomplish anything. When Bleeding Through first starting doing this, you would hear people gloat about stuff like selling 400K albums, or selling out huge venues, but it’s so different now. Now you’ll hear bands say, “We made it! We sold $700 in merch tonight!” It’s a joke”

He later continued:

“No one is buying records anymore. So these newer bands need to know that there won’t be another Metallica. Those level bands are just not going to pop up any more. You have to play this kind of music because you love it. Playing hardcore and metal is not a career move.”

You can read the full piece at the aforementioned link while the bands new album “The Great Fire” landed in stores through Rise today, January 31st.


  • Tom

    in other news, the sky is blue

  • A. Estes

    Or it could just be that nobody buys music by shitty bands whose names invoke images of a menstrual cycle.

  • Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Why is he bitching? Is he looking for a big pay day? He must be. Fucking sellout wannabe.

    He can sing backup to Nickleback if he wants a hot meal; it’s not like he has any integrity anyway. His band got famous for having a fuckable chick; marketing gimmick; at least he made some money off some teenage cutters.

  • xasafx

    lmab of god sold out irving plaza in NY. btbam packed best buy theatre in times sq. whatre you talking about? drop the keyboards already.

  • xasafx

    what’s wrong with 700 in merch? i dont make that in a week.

  • xasafx

    and i’m a banker!

  • verse.chorus.breakdown

    Pretty sure bands like Dream Theater, Mastodon, LOG etc. are getting paid nicely.

    In your bands case, perhaps it’s because all the christiancore scenesters already put all their extra coin in the offering plate?

  • Weird_White_Dude

    I buy record ALL the time. Just sayin’…

    This dude is just being bitter because his band fell off the face of the planet, Came back and NOBODY cared. AKA. All those little girls who used to love all that Hairdresser-Core Orange County bullshit have grown up and moved on, And you should do the same Brandan Schieppati.

    • b_kh405

      I really wanted to try and argue with this, but I can’t. I used to dig BT, quite a bit actually. But, the point is I used to. Don’t mind jamming some of the older stuff every once in a while, but The Truth pretty much killed it for me.


    Good, I dont want to be tortured with another Metallica in my time. The one we have now is pretty heinous.

  • mad_hiddy

    maybe if more metal bands stopped singing like fuckin’ Justin Bieber, and actually PLAYED FUCKING METAL, then metal fans would be interested. Perhaps if musicians would start getting into the biz for the MUSIC and not the POTENTIAL OF FAME/MONEY/DRUGS/GROUPIES, they wouldn’t be complaining. It’s all nonsense. In the past 5 years, I’ve barely heard a single new band that didn’t sing like they were in a boy band in at least one or two parts of their songs. It’s all “scream-scream-scream-Bieber-scream-scream-Bieber-” I’m so tired of it. Where’s the fucking balls in music? Where’s the fucking edge? Whatever happened to musicians taking shots at establishment? Punk rock died, because the industry killed it. “Eeeew, this music isn’t making us rich, so let’s smother this fire so it dies”. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

    • BloodyBoneKummer

      Damn it, settle down Beavis.