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Blessed By A Broken Heart








Hometown: Montreal, QC (Canada)

About:

Their first release, All Is Fair In Love and War, on Blood & Ink Records in 2004, was in the metalcore genre.

In 2005, they added a shred–style guitar player, Shred Sean, from NYC, and began to evolve toward a more 80's/hair metal/pop sound. The next year, they toured in the United Kingdom on a sold–out headlining tour with Enter Shikari.[1] After the tour, in late 2006, singer Jon Cline left.

In January 2007, after the addition of vocalist Tony Gambino, they signed with Century Media[2], who sent them into the recording studio. The band spent April at The Farm in Vancouver BC with producer GGGarth Richardson and engineer Ben Kaplan, recording what would become Pedal To The Metal. The rest of 2007 was spent touring the US with The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember and Mychildren Mybride[3]; then they joined Kittie, It Dies Today, Silent Civilian, and Bring Me the Horizon for another US swing.

In mid–January 2008, they returned to Europe, again with Bring Me The Horizon, Maroon and Architects.[5] They finished up that tour with a string of headlining dates in the UK with Azriel and Dividing The Line. After that tour, longtime members –– rhythm guitar player Robbie Hart and keyboard player Simon Foxx –– left the band.

They spent the summer of 2008 on the "Scream the Prayer" US tour, with other notable Christian bands such as Sleeping Giant, Impending Doom, and War of Ages.

Pedal To The Metal was released by Century Media in Europe in August, 2008 and the US in September, 2008. The official album has eleven tracks, but a special Hot Topic–exclusive CD release in the fall will contain two bonus tracks [see listing below]. Headline Tour dates in Europe and the UK in November and December 2008 have been confirmed with support from I Am Ghost and Devil's Gift.


Reviews

Blessed By A Broken Heart All Is Fair In Love And War

Blessed By A Broken Heart

All Is Fair In Love And War (2004)

Blood & Ink

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