A group from Hamilton, best friends for 15 years, said the past two years have been the most successful to date.
Bleed from the inside started playing music together after becoming friends in high school and were inspired by people like Lamb of God and bullet for My Valentine .
Fresh off an arena tour with their heroes, bullet for My Valentine , the metal band are now on their own headlining tour, which is their first sold-out tour.
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The reception of their latest album, ‘Fracture’, was above expectations and despite being released on lockdown, it is their most released album to date.
And the group said they felt it played a role in the success they were enjoying.
Leader Scott Kennedy said Lanarkshire Live : “As bad as the lockdown has been for people and especially for live music, it has really seen us grow as a band and reach so many more people.
“A lot of bands decided to put off the albums but we figured there was no better time to release one.
“So many people weren’t at work or just had more time to listen to music, so we were able to reach a lot more people than usual.
“In the first week of the album’s release, it received a million streams, which for us is a crazy number.
“This led us to open for bullet for My Valentine then sell our own tour, which to us is still surreal. ”
After a 16-month hiatus for live music due to COVID restrictions, the band were invited to replay the first festival.
And it was definitely an unforgettable show, with the band going out of their way to give back to the fans who made it happen.
“When we found out we were playing at the first festival, we knew we had to go all out with our production,” Scott said.
“We brought pyro with us and a really good live show and people stayed and I think they really enjoyed it.
“Unfortunately we weren’t able to use pyro on our main tour as they are smaller venues but we really invested in the lighting and the fan response from the first night in Bristol was excellent.
“It is important for us to give the fans something to appreciate, they have allowed us to reach this position.
“I think if it had taken another group 15 years to get to where we are they would have thrown it out, but we feel like family. They are my best friends and it’s so much fun doing this. travel with them. “
Bleed from the inside are currently on their sold-out tour, which ends in Glasgow on Saturday 27 November.
You can find out what the group is doing here.
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