Bleed the Sky (band)
|Bleed The Sky|
|Origin||Orange County, California|
|Genres||Metalcore, groove metal|
|Labels||Nuclear Blast, Massacre|
|Associated acts||Chimaira, Solus Deus|
|Past members||Casey Kulek
David "Tank" Garcia
Formation and Paradigm in Entropy (2002–2006)
The band formed in December 2002, consisting of vocalist Noah Robinson, guitarists Kyle Moorman and Wayne Miller, bassist David "Tank" Garcia, and drummer Austin D'Amond. After being a band for only two months, Bleed the Sky played their first show as an opener for progressive death metal band Opeth. Shortly after, they independently recorded and released a demo EP, Bleed The Sky (EP), recorded at Cleveland's Spider Studios with Producer, and former Chimaira manager, Thom Hazaert and engineered and mixed by Ben Schigel. The EP caught the attention of Emerica who was working on a compilation CD and thought Bleed the Sky would make a good addition. The EP also gained attention of locals as the band also started to headline and sellout local shows. Bleed The Sky toured with legendary hardcore band Integrity throughout the summer of 2003.
Due to the large following that Bleed The Sky developed selling out shows along the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA; they received an endorsement by Jägermeister. They soon caught the attention of Nuclear Blast Records. Bleed the Sky signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast on November 11, 2004 and began working on their debut full-length album.
Producer Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Integrity, Drowning Pool) contributed his talent in the making of Paradigm in Entropy, the band's first studio album. While recording, on January 3, 2005, the band parted with bassist Casey Kulek due to "personal reasons". He was replaced by Daylen Elsey. The new album, Paradigm in Entropy, was released on April 19, 2005.
After the release of the new album, Bleed the Sky toured extensively throughout North America opening for bands such as Silent Civilian, ILL Nino, God Forbid, American Headcharge, My Ruin and Diecast. In November 2005, they joined the Persistence Tour in Europe opening up for Agnostic Front, The Red Chord, Napalm Death and Hatebreed. Towards the end of their touring cycle for "Paradigm in Entropy" the band began having internal issues, bringing about a few lineup changes. On September 9, 2006, the band announced the departure of guitarist Kyle Moorman citing that he wanted to pursue other elements of the music business. Moorman was later replaced by David Culbert. On January 3, 2007, the band announced that guitarist Wayne Miller would be departing from the band. While on tour with Dope in June 2006, Miller was rushed to the hospital due to severe pneumonia and an unknown viral infection. He ended up getting sepsis and went into organ shock. Miller was in the hospital for 2 weeks. After getting out of the hospital, while the band was still on tour, he went home to recover. He ended up in a car accident that later left nerve damage in his left hand that required months of rehab. He was eventually replaced by Rob Thornton. Wayne Miller is still involved with the band, as he is now a key part in Bleed the Sky's business deals whilst co-managing the band alongside Archetype Management.
New lineup and Murder the Dance (2007–present)
Bleed the Sky went into the studio on April 11, 2007 to record their second album. It was produced by Fear Factory's Christian Olde Wolbers; Ben Schigel mixed, and Matt Rosebery mastered. They finished recording in July 2007, but due to lineup changes and internal struggles, post-production was delayed several months. Justin Warrick joined the band and replaced David Culbert. The album is titled Murder the Dance and features a special guest appearance by Jeremy Hall from Audkik as a vocalist on one of the tracks. It was released on June 10, 2008 on Nuclear Blast Records in the US, and on Massacre Records in Europe. On May 10, the band released two new songs from the album entitled "Sullivan" and "Bastion". On their MySpace page, lead singer Noah Robinson discussed the making of the new album:
"Our inspiration for this album was listening to all the stuff we grew up on. During every part of this recording, we had some sort of drink in our hand. We wanted to be relaxed and comfortable. We're finally putting out the record that nearly killed us. This is exactly what we wanted to do from the beginning, but we just weren't really sure how. We wanted to make the end-all, be-all record, and I think we accomplished that. Everything on this album is blood, sweat, and tears, even the hidden track. The first part of it are voicemails that somebody left us, and the second part was kind of last-minute. When you hear it, you can tell. It was played on Quincy Jones' piano at Westlake Studios in Beverly Hills. Bottom line, we can't wait to hit the road again and show everyone the new BLEED THE SKY!!!"
Bleed the Sky shot a video in Oklahoma for "Sullivan" with David Brodsky (Hate Eternal, The Red Chord, Soilent Green) which debuted on Headbanger's Ball on October 4, 2008. Bleed The Sky completed a successful tour as direct support for Soulfly in 2009. Bleed The Sky also did a successful headlining tour with support from Straight Line Stitch, Ekotren and Within. In 2017, Alleged rumors on social media sites, such as Facebook, stated that Bleed The Sky might be having a reunion. However, nothing has been confirmed.
Drummer Austin D'Amond has been playing drums for Chimaira since 2011. Former guitarist Wayne Miller is now playing guitar in Solus Deus, along with drummer Austin D'Amond and guitarist Rocky Gray of Evanescence/Living Sacrifice fame since 2012.
- Noah Robinson – vocals (2002–present)
- Ryan Clark - bass (2006-present)
- Austin D'Amond – drums, vocal support (2002–present)
- Justin Warrick – guitar, vocal support (2007–present)
- Former members
- David "Tank" Garcia - bass guitar (2002–2003)
- Casey Kulek – bass guitar (2003–2005)
- Kyle Moorman – guitar (2002–2006)
- Wayne Miller – guitar (2002–2006)
- Luke "Puck" Andersen – samples and sequencing, vocal support (2003–2007)
- David Culbert – guitar (2006)
- Daylen Elsey – bass guitar (2005–2006)
- Rob Thornton – guitar (2007–2008)
- Bleed the Sky EP (2004, self-produced extended play)
- Paradigm in Entropy (2005, Nuclear Blast Records)
- Murder the Dance (2008, Nuclear Blast Records, Massacre Records)
- Bleed the Sky on AllMusic] Retrieved on May 15, 2008
- Bleed the Sky on Nuclear Blast Archived June 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on May 15, 2008
- "BLEED THE SKY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- "BLEED THE SKY Part Ways With Bassist, Announce Replacement". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- "Bleed the Sky announces new guitarist". Blabbermouth.net. 2006-10-23. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2006-10-24.
- "Wayne Miller, "I will stay in the family business."". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-01-03. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
- Bleed the Sky on Blabbermouth[permanent dead link] Retrieved on May 15, 2008
- "BLEED THE SKY: Studio Update". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-07-25.