This straight-edge six-piece formed in 1999 in Orange County, Calif., under the loosely defined metalcore guise. Rising up at the same time as Avenged Sevenfold and Atreyu, Bleeding Through set themselves apart by incorporating classic death metal, symphonic black metal and hardcore swagger along with mixing both screaming and singing in their extreme sound. After undergoing many lineup changes, this critically acclaimed band currently features Brandon Schieppati on vocals, Brian Leppke and Jona Weinhofen on guitars, Marta Peterson on keyboards, Ryan Wombacher on bass, and Derek Youngsma on drums. From their Trustkill debut, 2003's This Is Love, This Is Murder, Bleeding Through caught the attention of many major publications as a band to watch and soon became a worldwide force in modern metal. After a very public squabble with their label, 2008's darker, angrier Devin Townsend-produced Declaration showed a strong change in direction.