My HeadBangers, welcome from Glasgow, Scotland the Heavy Metal Band:
BLEED FROM WITHIN
“Crown Of Misery”
Let’s look at some bio on these guys,
Bleed from Within is a Scottish Heavy Metal band from Glasgow, Scotland, formed in 2005. The band has released five studio albums and three EPs, with their latest “Fracture” released on 29 May 2020 through Century Media Records.
That’s the short version, but you know I like to dig a little into the back ground from the beginning so here we go.
The band formed in Glasgow where they met at a youth club where they would cover Lamb of God songs.] The first tour that brought them large scale exposure was in 2010 when they supported Sylosis and While She Sleeps on the Metal Hammer Razor Tour. Early in their career, Bleed from Within also toured with Soilwork, All That Remains, Suicide Silence and Rise to Remain, among others.
In August 2012, the band signed to Century Media Records. Their talks with the label started when they were approached after their performance at the 2011 Graspop festival in Belgium, where they were called up as a replacement. After its announcement Bleed From Within issued a very positive statement about their opportunity to join the label’s roster: “Century Media have always been a powerhouse in bringing cutting edge new music to the world and we will endeavor to live up to the name.” Between September and November 2012, the band supported While She Sleeps across the UK and co-headlined a tour around Europe with Bury Tomorrow. They supported Moss May I, on their UK tour in November/December, before starting their studio sessions.
In March 2013, the band completed their first tour of the year, supporting Testament in mainland Europe. Singer Scott Kennedy commented on the difficulty of performing to Testament’s crowd citing the older average age of the audience and their lack of familiarity with Bleed from Within’s music, but also stated that he felt the band had won over the crowd eventually.
Well we will take a look at TESTAMENT, next week. Every band has it’s hardcore fans. I can see where a newer band would feel like this. So come back next week and we will see the difference in these 2 bands.
On 25 March 2013, Bleed from Within’s third studio album “Uprising” was released on Century Media. Kennedy, when commenting on the album, said that “While it’s angry, it’s still positive. It’s about looking to the light and realizing that you’re the only person who can make a difference in your life.” The drums and vocals were recorded with producer Romesh Dodangoda and guitars and bass with Adam Getgood of Periphery. Uprising had two music videos; one for the album’s lead single “It Lives in Me” and another for the title track. The album was later made available as a stream prior to its release. It also charted in the United Kingdom at number 13 on the UK Rock Chart. Critically, the album was well received and praised for its improved production and improved songwriting but was also criticized for offering very little in the way of innovation. To promote the album, the band embarked on a headlining tour of the UK.
In June 2013, Bleed from Within supported “Megadeth” on their four date tour of the United Kingdom. The band stated their excitement about the opportunity to support Megadeth, with Kennedy commenting “As a metal band, to go and support any of the Big 4 is something I never, ever though would happen”. Their performances with Megadeth were met with widespread critical acclaim despite reports of ambivalent crowd reactions with English music journalist Malcolm Dome commenting that “You have to feel sorry for Bleed From Within, they get no more than polite attention from the crowd, and they deserve more”. Later in the month, the band was awarded British publication ‘Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards for ‘Best New Band’.
See people really just piss me off. All bands have to go through being the “new band”. They gain experience on the road and from bands that have been in the game for awhile. Then see what happens they get an award for being “Best New Band”. You grow as a band and with that comes change. Change in techniques, vocals, and members.
In November 2013, Bleed from Within were one of four acts alongside Amon Amarth, Hell and Carcass for Metal Hammer’s Defenders Of The Faith IV tour.
See what I mean HeadBangers.
In 2017 it was announced that Steven Jones would join the band as a new guitarist, replacing Martyn Evans. It was later announced in December that Bleed from Within had finished working on a new studio album set for release in early 2018 and that the first single would be released in January 2018.
The band’s fourth album Era was released on 6 April 2018. The first single from the album, “Alive”, was released on 19 January 2018.
On 29 November 2019, the band released a new single “The End of All We Know” and also confirmed that the band was working on a new album, which was later titled Fracture and released on 29 May 2020 through Century Media Records. Matt Heafy from Trivium performs a guest solo on “Night Crossing” from Fracture.
“Night Crossing feat. Matt Heafy”
Let’s meet the band:
Scott Kennedy – lead vocals (2005 – Present)
Ali Richardson – drums (2005 – Present)
Craig “Goonzi” Gowans – bass (2005-2009) ; lead guitar(2009 – Present)
Davie Provan – bass (2009 – Present)
Steven “Snev” Jones – rhythm guitar, clean vocals (2017 – Present)
“The End Of All We Know”
I had to add that last song “The End Of All We Know”, what a great frontman, I love the interaction between singer and fans. Let’s not forget that accent either….. You know whether at a live concert or watching on UTube one thing that I love is there is no censoring in language, whether in the song or spoken word. People may think that’s not a big deal but my HeadBangers it is, it so is. Watching the news this week and everything that has happened in Afghanistan, and hell we are still dealing with COVID. But stop and think, do you think this song could be sung live there? Hell women can’t even walk down the street alone. I would be the first one to get my head chopped off, there’s no way my mouth could exist there. Now the music, one thing great about the music, it will always live, whether played live or inside a room behind locked doors. No one can censor music. People have tried before, remember in the US, years ago “Tipper Gore,” led a successful fight to have parental warning labels affixed to record albums that contained sexually explicit lyrics, portrayed excessive violence, or glorified drugs. But still the labels did not stop the music. One thing about us HeadBangers and our music, we cannot be silenced, or censored. It is our nature to speak and sing what we feel. Most bands have a message in their music, most pertain to things that are happening in our world today. Bands have a power to influence us with their messages, let’s hope they never stop. We need it, the world needs it…..
That’s it for this week my HeadBangers. Join me next week for another band and another song. Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..