Earlier this week, numerous Facebook posts indicated that Bleeding Through were intending to call it quits by the end of 2013. Well earlier today, frontman Brandan Schieppati confirmed that the Orange County metalcore group were indeed disbanding after 14 years.
Schieppati gave the following explanation regarding Bleeding Through’s decision to Blabbermouth:
“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 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 keep Bleeding Through going.
Personally, I feel doing this band in a part-time fashion is not what this band is about 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.”
Statements from other band members are expected to come out shortly. However, guitarist Dave Nassie already voiced his opinion about the breakup in the original Facebook post. And unlike Schieppati, it doesn’t seem like the guitarist (who joined the group in 2009) wants the group to throw in the towel. However, as Schieppati states, we have at least a whole year of touring before Bleeding Through says farewell for good.