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Bleeding Through’s Brandan Schieppati On 2014 Breakup: “Bleeding Through Were Old News To People”


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Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati has spoken to Altpress.com regarding the dark days that he endured after the band originally called it quits in 2014. He also elaborated on why the band decided to break up in the first place, offering:

“There was a dark cloud plaguing us toward the end. We became a stepping-stone band; we lost respect from the media, our management, our booking agent…it was like people didn’t take us seriously anymore. We were still pulling people to shows and selling a good amount of records, but other people’s interests were ahead of ours when it came to Bleeding Through.”

He elaborated further on that:

Bleeding Through were old news to people. The music industry has always been a case of ‘out with the old, in with the new.’ Metalcore gave way to deathcore, and then deathcore gave way to whatever the fuck, and then that gave way to Turnstile. And now I’m like, ‘How did we get here?’

What I mean is that Turnstile will be hot for four years and then gone––something else will come up. It’s unfortunate, because I really like that band, but I feel that hardcore got so big that people started turning on it, and I can see that happening again. Bleeding Through fell victim to that, which was really tough.”

Schieppati also opened about his struggles with bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts, particularly during his time away from the band:

“I’ll be completely honest: I thought about killing myself on more than a handful of occasions. Nobody was there for me. I’d been going through a divorce, and it was an ugly breakup where I lost a lot of friends. It was a very dark period, and for a while I felt extremely alone. A lot of the lyrics on ‘Love Will Kill All‘ are portraying anger toward the people who once said they cared about me, but abandoned me when I was struggling.”

You can read more on his bandmate’s reaction to the news of his struggles with the disorder and dark thoughts over at Altpress.com. Bleeding Through‘s new album “Love Will Kill All” will be released on May 25th through SharpTone Records.

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