For Your Friends Booking Presents:
Winds Of Plague, Oceano, Gideon
845 University Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL, 33605
Watch & Listen
Bleeding Through is one of the most important bands to take the mixture of extreme metal and hardcore punk to international prominence, releasing landmark albums and touring the world with Slayer, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, Marilyn Manson, AFI, Cradle Of Filth, HIM, MTV2's Headbangers Ball: The Tour and Ozzfest (twice).
The Orange County based band returns with their self-titled album on Rise / Roadrunner. Produced by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Throwdown), the album is the definitive work by the band, full of anthems mixing the best of black, thrash and death metal combined with shredding guitar solos, symphonic keyboards and angry vocals.
Bleeding Through was formed in 2000 by frontman Brandan Schieppati, best known at the time as the guitar player for bands like Eighteen Visions and Throwdown. Bleeding Through was his singular vision: an extreme band for extreme times.
"This is Love, This is Murderous," which introduced bass player Ryan Wombacher and fan-favorite keyboardist Marta, went on to sell over 150,000 copies in the US alone thanks to hard-touring that included an impressive slot on the Ozzfest festival in 2004. Tracks like "Revenge I Seek" and "Love Lost" remain staples of their live set.
"The Truth" followed in 2006, kicked off with a massive US headlining tour where Bleeding Through was supported by Every Time I Die and Between The Buried And Me. Touring continued for over two years before the band reconvened under a dark cloud of business-related frustrations to make "Declaration," their most aggressive album.
The new self-titled Bleeding Through album is their masterwork. Introducing new lead guitar player Dave Nassie (ex-No Use For A Name), the band has outdone themselves in sheer aggression, musicianship and songcraft. Schieppati's lyrics and vocals continue to lead the charge. Bleeding Through are a world apart from their peers and have set yet another standard for all of their many imitators to aspire to with this latest album.
The follow-up to The Truth (2006) and This is Love, This is Murderous (2003) was produced by Devin Townsend in Vancouver, British Columbia. Declaration is incredibly dense, layered and full of atmosphere, recalling the finest moments of classic death metal, black metal and hardcore. Bleeding Through's Declaration will not be stopped.
Winds Of Plague
From the shadows of Los Angeles, Winds of Plague has been hitting the West Coast indie music scene for the last three years. They offer up fast and heavy hardcore melodies served with an attitude that gets your attention every time. This young band brings energy, emotion, and mayhem to the stage. Their dark blend of eerie keyboards, insane drumming, and snarling vocals, which flow into slow, brutal breakdowns are their signature sound. Winds of Plague is built on principles, both musically and lyrically. Musically they stretch beyond the boundaries of the cookie-cutter metal found on CD racks today. Their fresh approach to the use of keyboards as the backbone for their songs ensures that they will not be confused with the overwhelming metal-mania emerging lately into the hardcore scene. Lyrically they go beyond complaints of broken hearts and being swallowed by the cold darkness, exploring themes of human nature which transcend the adolescent tales of love lost and mistaken identity, which are found as so many anthems for bands today.
With their first CD "A Cold Day in Hell" on Life Sentence Records, Winds of Plague is ready to bring their unique sound to the table and break all boundaries. Scheduled for a summer release, the CD will be the kick-off for a full US tour. Winds of Plague is an enthusiastic touring band, and is easily recognized in cities throughout the western US. A tour across the country will bring them further recognition and no doubt push them through the ranks to receive the acclaim that they deserve.
"Originally formed in 2006 as a grindcore band by guitarist Jeremy Carroll, Chicago's Oceano went through a revolving cast of players until settling on a new lineup and a new sound in 2007. The final lineup, consisting of Andrew Mikhail (guitar), Danny Terchin (drums), Adam Warren (vocals), and Kevin Colabuono (bass), would go on to develop the group's current sound. Pushing the limits of extreme music and influenced by Behemoth and the Acacia Strain, the band transitioned into a heavier, more technical death metal sound. This change was helped along by adopting the severely detuned "dropped A" from one of Mikhail's past bands, creating a guitar sound that was as thick and murky as Warren's anguished growls. In 2008, the band signed to Earache Records, and began a heavy touring schedule. That year also saw the departure of Carroll and Colabuono and the arrival of bassist Jason Jones. In 2009, the band released its full-length debut, Depths, on Earache Records." - AllMusicGuide
Tuscaloosa, Alabama brings us Gideon, an aggressive, melodic hardcore band with an already impressive repertoire. Well-placed gang vocals and a powerful front man set Gideon apart from many of their peers, while the band as a whole, whose members have been playing together only since 2008, come off sounding like seasoned pros. Their Facedown debut "Costs" (engineered by Brian Hood) will be released on March 1, 2011 and will be supported by non stop touring including Facedown Fest in Pomona, CA (April) and Cornerstone Festival in Bushnell, IL (July).