Declaration is the fifth album by American metalcore band Bleeding
Through. The song's titles are named after different states and
Brandan Schieppati commented, "There are definitely
places when we're traveling where every time we go there, we're like,
'Fuck, why do we have to be here?' Like, we'll be in
France and all of
a sudden we'll feel totally insignificant. You get the feeling that
people's eyes are just burning a hole through you."
The album was scheduled for release in August. Schieppati claims it
will be heavier than the band's 2003 release, This Is Love, This Is
Murderous, and bridges the gap between This Love and The Truth, "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."
During the Soundwave the band previewed a new song from the album
called "Orange County Blonde And Blue". The song can be watched on
Bleeding Through recently stated in an
MTV blog they have finished the
record and released details of the album, but do not intend to hand
the masters over to Trustkill until numerous issues be resolved. This
leaves the supposed August 2008 release date up in the air.
Subsequently, they asked to be dropped from Trustkill in the same
blog. Whilst playing at
Download Festival in June 2008 Bleeding
Through's front man
Brandan Schieppati said with regards to the albums
"We are having trouble with our record label, so when the new record
comes out, steal it, download it illegally, do what you fucking want,
as long as you the fans hear it".
On June 12, one track from the new album named "Orange County Blonde
And Blue" was uploaded to the band's official
MySpace page. It is
unclear how long the track will remain on the page, as the band have
stated it is there "for a limited time". Also it has been made
apparent by joining an official fan site called Dearly Demented, which
is supported by the band, a person will receive the song "Germany".
I Killed The Prom Queen
I Killed The Prom Queen fans were disappointed to hear newly
recruited guitarist, Jona Weinhofen, would not be contributing any
vocals to the album.
On August 21,
Bleeding Through announced they would be filming a video
for "Death Anxiety" that weekend. It will be directed by Dave Brodsky
(All That Remains, Black Dahlia Murder and Gwar) in Los Angeles,
The album sold just under 6,000 copies in its first week of release
to debut at #104 on The Billboard 200 chart.
"Finis Fatalis Spei" – 1:54
"Declaration (You Can't Destroy What You Can Not Replace)" (Featuring
Tim Lambesis of As I Lay Dying) – 3:47
"Orange County Blonde and Blue" – 2:40
"Germany" – 3:22
"There Was a Flood" – 5:48
"French Inquisition" – 4:13
"Reborn From Isolation" – 4:31
"Death Anxiety" – 3:30
"The Loving Memory of England" – 1:27
"Beneath the Grey" – 3:32
"Seller's Market" – 2:38
"Sister Charlatan" – 8:47
"Self Defeating Anthem" - 3:17 (On Vinyl edition)
Brandan Schieppati – vocals
Brian Leppke – guitars
Derek Youngsma – drums
Ryan Wombacher – bass, vocals
Marta Peterson – keys
Jona Weinhofen – guitars
Produced, engineered, and mixed by Devin Townsend
Drums edited by Mike Young
Mastered by Greg Reely
Art direction, illustrations & design by Angryblue
Elyse Jacobson (violin), Josh Belvedere (violin), Eric Edington-Hryb
(viola), and Doug Gorkoff (cello) on tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 12
Tim Lambesis – guest vocals on track 2
Dave Nassie – guitar solo on track 10
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Bleeding Through - Orange County Blonde And Blue [New
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