Bleeding Through at Liskfest 2008

Bleeding Through
Liskfest 2008
Somewhere in a Canyon – Irvine, CA

Brandan Schieppa – Vocals
Brain Lepke – Guitar
Derek Youngsma – Drums
Ryan Wombacher – Bass
Marta – Keyboard
Jona Weinhofen – Guitar

The six head bangers hail from Orange County, California. They are a heavy metal band with some mean cookie monster vocals and crunching guitars. The first time I heard of Bleeding Through was via Rob Caggiano’s MySpace page. Rob is a producer and occasionally likes to play guitar with the heavy metal icons Anthrax. Rob produced Bleeding Through’s album, The Truth, in 2006. This was the first opportunity for me to see them live and have it actually work out.

They opened up with the song “The Truth” which starts off with “I don’t give a fuck.” Saying the word fuck always get a crowd going. Bleeding Through had the crowd making a huge circle pit, it was the biggest we witnessed that day. I am pretty sure they made some new fans with their set at Liskfest. I also realized very quickly that these guys and girl were the only metal band on the bill at Liskfest. Someone needs to get them on Rockstar Mayhem’s tour in 2009. I believe they would fit right in.

During their set, Brandan, would jump into the barricade and go for some crowd participation. He’d let them take hold of the microphone and sing. They also played “Love Lost in a Hail of Gunfire” and new song “Tragedy of Empty Streets” and “Orange County Blonde and Blue.”

They were on the bill for Liskfest because a). they know Chris Lisk and b). they are out supporting their new album Declaration that dropped September 30th.. For everybody in Southern California they are holding a Album Release Parties at Soma in San Diego and at Chain Reaction in Anaheim. Check tour dates below.

Need to hear Bleeding Through? Check out their MySpace along with their Official Website.
Tour Dates:

10/25/2008 San Diego, CA SOMA (CD RELEASE!) Click For Details
10/26/2008 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction (CD RELEASE!) Click For Details
11/09/2008 Edinburgh, UK Corn Exchange Click For Details
11/11/2008 Plymoth, UK Pavillion Click For Details
11/12/2008 Birmingham, UK Academy Click For Details
11/13/2008 Birmingham, UK Academy Click For Details
11/15/2008 London, UK Alexandra Palace Click For Details
11/16/2008 Manchester, UK Apollo Click For Details
11/21/2008 Dusseldorf, DE Philipshalle Click For Details
11/22/2008 Munich, DE Zenith Click For Details
11/23/2008 Freiborg, CH FRI-SON Click For Details
11/24/2008 Zurich, CH Volkshaus Click For Details
11/25/2008 Vienna, AT Gassometer Click For Details
11/26/2008 Vienna, AT Gassometer Click For Details
11/28/2008 Weisbaden, DE Rhein Main Halle Click For Details
11/29/2008 Berlin, DE Columbiahalle Click For Details
11/30/2008 Copenhagen, DK Vega Click For Details
12/02/2008 Olso, NO Rockafella Click For Details
12/03/2008 Stockholm, SE Arenan Click For Details
12/05/2008 Lund, SE Mejeriet Click For Details
12/06/2008 Gothenburg, SE Lisebergchalle Click For Details
12/08/2008 Helsinki, The Cable Factory Click For Details
12/09/2008 Tampere, FI Pakkahoune Click For Details
12/13/2008 Novosibirsk, RU Rockcity Click For Details
12/14/2008 Omsk, RU XL Club Click For Details
12/15/2008 Moscow, Tochka Click For Details

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