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.