Bleeding Through Frontman Grumbles About Album Sales

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According to Bleeding Through vocalist Brandan Schieppati, “No one is buying records anymore.” That’s what he told Noisecreep. And that’s not a misquote. He did not say “No one is buying Bleeding Through records anymore.”

He should have, because there are bands that are selling records. Not like they would have before the advent of the Webernets, but there are bands that shift units.

Brandan tells Noisecreep that “playing hardcore and metal is not a career move” and that none of the upstarts will ever become “rich” through making this kind of music.

“There’s a track on the new album called ‘Goodbye To Death’ which is about how bands, record labels, and management companies, pat themselves on the back before they even really accomplish anything,” says Brandan.

”When Bleeding Through first starting doing this, you would hear people gloat about stuff like selling 400,000 albums, or selling out huge venues, but it’s so different now. Now you’ll hear bands say, ‘We made it! We sold $700 in merch tonight!’ It’s a joke.”

Maybe you should stop, then, and make room for some new bands who won’t make any money. Step aside, old man.

“I think people are too busy celebrating the short term, rather than the long term — and that’s [disconcerting]. I’ve never wanted to be in a band that had a few fantastic years and then went away. We’ve definitely had years that were better than others. It’s never been the kind of thing where we would break up as soon as we stopped drawing 1000 people at our shows. We’ve always done this to please ourselves, and not as some delusion of grandeur.”

I wish they’d go away. They had those fantastic years. They happened already. Pack it in, fucko.

“These newer bands need to know that there won’t be another Metallica. Those level bands are just not going to pop up anymore. You have to play this kind of music because you love it.”

I listen to your music, and it doesn’t sound like you love it. It sounds like you hate it. Just saying.

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