Formed in Orange County, California in 2000, Bleeding Through is a symphonic black metal band that incorporates elements of a variety of hardcore metal styles. They released their debut album titled Dust to Ashes in 2001, but it was their second album, Portrait of a Goddess that brought them to the attention of larger recording labels.
Their third album, This is Love, This is Murderous, sold over 150,000 copies in the US alone. It was this album, which included the hits "Revenge I Seek" and "Love Lost," that gave them the momentum to join the ranks of Ozzfest. This was just the beginning of their climb to success, as their next album, The Truth, reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Independent Albums.