Brandan Schieppati

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Brandan Schieppati
Brandan Schieppati performing in 2019
Brandan Schieppati performing in 2019
Background information
Also known asSheep
Born (1980-08-03) August 3, 1980 (age 43)
OriginNewport Beach, California, U.S.
GenresMelodic death metal, symphonic black metal, hardcore punk, metalcore, punk rock, acoustic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, vocals
Years active1994–present

Brandan Schieppati (born August 3, 1980) is an American musician. He is the singer of metalcore band Bleeding Through and a former guitarist/songwriter of the fellow Orange County metalcore band Eighteen Visions, for which he played from 1997 to 2002. He is also a bodybuilder, personal trainer and "Rise Above Fitness" gym owner. He was strictly straight edge from an early age until his late twenties.[1]


Schieppati has been in Eighteen Visions, Throwdown, Bleeding Through, The Mistake and Die Die My Darling, a Misfits cover band from which nothing has been released. He formed a band—the Innocent—along with Brooks Wackerman, Ryan Sinn and Dave Nassie. Schieppati is also the vocalist for a side project, Suffer Well, with Mick Kenney and Trevor Friedrich on drums.

In June 2002, Schieppati's jaw was broken in a fight after a show. He went through surgery the next day. Though this resulted in Bleeding Through canceling their tour in support of Portrait of the Goddess, he recovered quickly enough to play at Hellfest 2002.[2]

He contributed guest vocals on the track "The Architects of Repulsion" on Australian deathcore band The Red Shore's debut album Unconsecrated. Also on AFI's Decemberunderground (2006) and Tiger Army's Music from Regions Beyond as backing vocals. Also performing guest vocals on the track "Widowmaker" on Psyclon Nine's album We the Fallen. He also has featured in Miss May I's Monument, on an iTunes pre-order bonus track. He was also featured in the song "If It's Dead, We'll Kill It" by metal band Motionless in White.

He was also managing a few bands including Letlive, Stray from the Path, For the Fallen Dreams, the Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Lionheart, All Shall Perish, and the Ghost Inside.[3]

He started a side project—I Am War—with Alex Varkatzas. Varkatzas described the music as "brutal heavy short fast blasts of metallic hardcore punk". They released one album: Outlive You All.[4] In 2015, he created a one-man band: The Iron Son. The solo project released one studio album on December 1: Enemy. Schieppati has played intermittent shows with the Iron Son with fill-ins for live performances, and usually includes Manny Contreras of Impending Doom, Derek Youngsma of Bleeding Through, Justin Bock of Winds of Plague, Robert Bloomfield of MyChildren MyBride and Brandon Richter formerly of A Skylit Drive and Falling in Reverse.

Bleeding Through played their final show on August 3, 2014, at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California, and the band ended after a 15-year career. He said they were proud of everything they have accomplished. However in 2018, the band re-formed releasing Love Will Kill All on May 25 through SharpTone Records.[5]

Schieppati is the owner of Rise Above Fitness, a gym located in Huntington Beach. He has also developed an apparel line for RAF and sells shirts, tank tops, hats, sweatshirts, and women's leggings.


with the Iron Son

  • Enemy (Pvre Evil Records, 2015)

with I Am War

with Suffer Well

with Bleeding Through

with Eighteen Visions

with Throwdown

Guest appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Fit and the Furious: Brandan Schieppati Goes Through and Above |". Archived from the original on April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Not Popular Dot Com". Archived from the original on May 30, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "Brandan Schieppati's Podcast". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ "I Am War (Bleeding Through) debut set for release".
  5. ^ "BLEEDING THROUGH To Release New Album This Spring".