After a 15 year career as the founder and lead singer of the Hardcore Metal band Bleeding Through, Brandan Schieppati is back with his next ear assault The Iron Son. After spending the better part of his life touring, you can say that Brandan had been there and done that. Schieppati credits this time for the unforgettable experiences of beauty and tragedy that are unavoidable as a musician. Since the inception of his career in the late 90’s Brandan has truly starved and fought for his music to be heard. Despite the genuineness of his endeavors, Schieppati’s reality was filled with day-to-day struggles both financially and mentally while others prospered off Bleeding Through’s success. To add insult to injury these “persons” made little to no contribution. In order to stay the course with what he loved so much, Brandan was forced to hide the fact that he struggled with Bipolar mood disorder. The progression of his diagnosis came to a head and practically drove him to deepest depths of inner despair.
In 2011 Brandan opened his first gym called Rise Above Fitness in Huntington Beach, California. Since fitness is his second love, this new career allowed Brandan to move his attention and focus away from the music industry resulting in much needed rest and self-reflection. During this period of removal, Brandan’s fire for writing and playing music was always burning. In order to quench his thirst for expression, The Iron Son has materialized out of his refreshed passion and sharpened view of the world. To bring this new sound to fruition, Schieppati teamed up with long-time friend and producer Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh to create a sound that encapsulates his refreshed vision. The Iron Son has also provided for an opportunity for Schieppati to have old friends and few of his favorite musicians contribute, further diversifying the sound.
Having seen countless acts of ugliness in the music industry and in his personal life, Schieppati’s lyrics come from a place most of us cannot vocalize. The passion behind his voice is driven by a need of redemption while exposing truth. In an effort to ensure that The Iron Son is uninhibited, Schieppati along with Kenny and other long time friend C.J. Ray, created PVRE EVIL RECORDS to support and build off this foundation and approach. The result is the undeniable fact that Brandan Schieppati is back doing what he does best, spitting venom through his lyrics and making the most heart felt pissed off music he can.