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Pierce The Veil

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
2006 in San Diego, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Pierce The Veil

Biography

The heart of San Diego emo-inflected post-hardcore outfit Pierce the Veil lies in two brothers, vocalist/guitarist Victor Fuentes and drummer Mike Fuentes, who first started playing together as the band Before Today while students in high school. The two formed the group in December of 1998 and it was soon turned into a quintet by guitarist Joe Tancil and bassist Mitchell Ballatore. Before Today played as a unit for several years, and after signing to Equal Vision Records, released the album A Celebration of an Ending in September 2004. In time, Tancil and Ballatore quit the band, leaving Victor and Mike to start over and rebuild. In the fall of 2006, they switched their name to Pierce the Veil, which was the name of a track on the previous Before Today album, and brought on board bassist Jaime Preciado and guitarist Tony Perry. The brothers wrote Pierce the Veil's debut album, A Flair for the Dramatic, in their San Diego home studio, and later recorded it in Seattle with producer Casey Bates (Gatsbys American Dream, Fear Before the March of Flames). Their original affiliation with Equal Vision continued, and in early summer 2007, A Flair for the Dramatic appeared via the Albany-based label. The fall was then spent on opening dates for rockers From First to Last. A second album, Selfish Machines, arrived on the label in 2010 before the band parted ways with Equal Vision, eventually signing with Fearless Records the following year. Their third album, Collide with the Sky, appeared on their new label in 2012. . The heart of San Diego emo-inflected post-hardcore outfit Pierce the Veil lies in two brothers, vocalist/guitarist Victor Fuentes and drummer Mike Fuentes, who first started playing together as the band Before Today while students in high school. The two formed the group in December of 1998 and it was soon turned into a quintet by guitarist Joe Tancil and bassist Mitchell Ballatore. Before Today played as a unit for several years, and after signing to Equal Vision Records, released the album A Celebration of an Ending in September 2004. In time, Tancil and Ballatore quit the band, leaving Victor and Mike to start over and rebuild. In the fall of 2006, they switched their name to Pierce the Veil, which was the name of a track on the previous Before Today album, and brought on board bassist Jaime Preciado and guitarist Tony Perry. The brothers wrote Pierce the Veil's debut album, A Flair for the Dramatic, in their San Diego home studio, and later recorded it in Seattle with producer Casey Bates (Gatsbys American Dream, Fear Before the March of Flames). Their original affiliation with Equal Vision continued, and in early summer 2007, A Flair for the Dramatic appeared via the Albany-based label. The fall was then spent on opening dates for rockers From First to Last. A second album, Selfish Machines, arrived on the label in 2010 before the band parted ways with Equal Vision, eventually signing with Fearless Records the following year. Their third album, Collide with the Sky, appeared on their new label in 2012.

Top Albums


1. Collide with..
Collide With the Sky, Pierce the Veil
2. Collide With..
Selfish Machines, Pierce the Veil
3. Selfish Mach..
A Flair For the Dramatic, Pierce the Veil
4. A Flair For ..
Selfish Machines (Reissue), Pierce the Veil
5. Selfish Mach..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)Collide With the Sky3:56$1.29
2.
Bulletproof LoveSelfish Machines3:57$1.29
3.
CarapherneliaSelfish Machines4:28$1.29
4.
Bulls in the BronxCollide With the Sky4:27$1.29
5.
Just the Way You ArePunk Goes Pop, Vol. 43:42$0.69
6.
Hold On Till May (feat. Lindsey Stam..Collide With the Sky4:38$1.29
7.
Hell AboveCollide With the Sky3:43$1.29
8.
Match Into WaterCollide With the Sky3:32$1.29
9.
DisasterologySelfish Machines3:26$1.29
10.
One Hundred Sleepless NightsCollide With the Sky3:41$1.29
11.
Stay Away from My FriendsSelfish Machines4:41$1.29
12.
Kissing in Cars (Bonus Track)Selfish Machines (Reissue)4:17$1.29
13.
BesitosSelfish Machines4:22$1.29
14.
I'm Low On Gas and You Need a Ja..Collide With the Sky4:12$1.29
15.
Props & MayhemCollide With the Sky3:37$1.29
16.
Yeah Boy and Doll FaceFlair For the Dramatic4:24$1.29
17.
Chemical Kids and Mechanical BridesFlair For the Dramatic3:40$1.29
18.
Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tear..Collide With the Sky3:38$1.29
19.
Tangled In the Great Escape (feat. J..Collide With the Sky5:56$1.29
20.
New National AnthemSelfish Machines3:59$1.29
21.
First PunchCollide With the Sky3:25$1.29
22.
Million Dollar Houses (The Painter)Selfish Machines4:01$1.29
23.
Hold on Till May (feat. Lindsey Stam..Collide with the Sky4:38$0.99
24.
I Don't Care If You're Conta..Selfish Machines3:24$1.29
25.
King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn)Collide with the Sky3:56$0.99

Top Music Videos

King for a Day (feat. Kellin Quinn), Pierce the Veil
1. King for a Da...
Caraphernelia, Pierce the Veil
2. Caraphernelia
Bulletproof Love, Pierce the Veil
3. Bulletproof L...
Hell Above, Pierce the Veil
4. Hell Above
Bulls In the Bronx, Pierce the Veil
5. Bulls In the ...


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