HardTimes.ca recently conducted an interview with vocalist Brandan Schieppati of Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH. Watch the 10-minute chat below.An e-card containing 30-second audio clips of BLEEDING THROUGH's entire fifth full-length album, "Declaration" can be accessed by clicking on the image below. BLEEDING THROUGH recently inked a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records for the release of "Declaration". Due in Europe on September 26 via Nuclear Blast and September 30 in the U.S. via Trustkill, "Declaration" was recorded in Vancouver, Canada with producer Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD, SOILWORK, DARKEST HOUR) and is said to be thematically the band's most diverse CD to date, addressing a variety of topics on tracks like "There Was a Flood", "Germany" and "Death Anxiety". Frontman and lyricist Scheippati has written one last song based on his angry heartbreaking muse, "Sister Charlatan", which closes the album and features the first-ever vocal chorus contribution from virtuoso bass player Ryan Wombacher, who also co-wrote the experimental and dark "In Loving Memory of England". Keyboardist Marta Peterson is more present than ever throughout the music, including her directing of real strings and classical instrumentation. Guitarist Brian Leppke remains the groups primary songwriter along with Scheippati. Drummer Derek Youngsma has stepped up his game like never before while the band's newest member, Jona Weinhofen (who joined the band over a year ago after the breakup of his former group, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN), adds pure shred to the proceedings. According to Brandan Schieppati, "Declaration" is heavier than its predecessor. "I think it bridges the gap between [2006's] 'The Truth' and [2003's] 'This Is Love, This Is Murderous'," he told Revolver magazine. "The melodies are darker, the riffs are heavier. We just wrote a really aggressive record that encompasses everything we've ever tried to do as a band and then raised the bar a notch or two."
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