The post hardcore quartet Pierce The Veil originally formed in 2006 in San Diego, California as a result of brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes' prior band, Before Today, breaking up. The name Pierce The Veil was acquired from a song name on Before Today's album, A Celebration Of An Ending, via Equal Vision Records. Amongst the Fuentes brothers Vic, is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitar, and keyboards, while Mike holds down the drums and percussion. They then added Tony Perry on lead guitar duties and Jaime Preciado on bass and backup vocals to round out the band's line up.
Pierce The Veil released their debut album, A Flair For The Dramatic, on Equal Vision Records in 2007 to much acclaim. They toured heavily supporting many other up and coming acts such as Chiodos, The Devil Wears Prada, From First to Last, and more. Over the next few years, Pierce The Veil quickly made themselves known across the country with their rigorous touring schedule including partaking in the Van's Warped Tour in 2008 and Taste of Chaos Tour in 2009. The band's high energy live show combined with their dynamic sound allured a steadily growing group of fans and followers from very early on.
In June 2010, Pierce The Veil released their second album, Selfish Machines, once again through Equal Vision Records. The album reached number one on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and Pierce The Veil now found themselves touring around the world performing in Australia, Japan, Europe, and more. Selfish Machines was extremely well received and only helped the band's popularity continue to grow tremendously. Pierce The Veil continued to refine their live performances and fans around the world were loving every second of it. In August 2011, the band announced that they had left Equal Vision Records and had now signed with Fearless Records.
The next Pierce The Veil album, Collide With The Sky, was released in July 2012 on Fearless Records to a response of epic proportions. This time on Van's Warped Tour they were now performing on the main stage daily throughout the summer to massive crowds. The album was a huge success and Pierce The Veil were soon selling out venues on their headlining tours worldwide. With an amazing new album and an even more incredible live performance, Pierce The Veil were achieving a level of success they had never even fathomed before.
The four years following the release of Collide With The Sky lead Pierce The Veil on a multitude of tours all over the globe, as well as on variety of individual and personal journeys. Despite having their initial plans and tentative release date all mapped out for their next album things shifted completely as life can tend to do without warning. The band wrote and toured heavily throughout the duration of the four years and just recently released their fourth studio album, Misadventures, on Fearless Records this past May; which once again was met with fantastic applause as it is the group's most comprehensive album to date truly showcasing their one of a kind musical dynamic.
Over the past ten years, Pierce The Veil have achieved an extraordinary amount of success that only continues to grow by the day. Their unique musical style and strict devotion to their craft has led them to be one of the biggest bands currently within the music scene. Pierce The Veil have always been known for their amazing live shows, and with the band's success their live performances have continually improved as well. From amazing light arrays, confetti, streamer cannons, and the one of a kind live energy that cannot be faked, a Pierce The Veil concert is a one of a kind musical experience.
At this point in time, the sky is seemingly the limit for Pierce The Veil as their highly devoted legion of fans continues to grow by the minute. Their social media followers rank in the millions across all major social networks, and they have had over 200 million cumulative views on YouTube. It easily goes without saying that Pierce The Veil have attained a cult like status amongst their millions and millions of fans worldwide. What simply started out as two brothers and two other friends coming together ten years ago has now bloomed into one of the biggest bands in the world.
Pierce The Veil have worked tirelessly to achieve what they have, and they show no signs of slowing down. Pierce The Veil are at the pinnacle of their career currently, and only working feverishly day in and day out to further define themselves as musicians and artists providing the best music and performances they possibly can time and time again. At this point, it should go without saying that Pierce The Veil is a band that truly needs to be seen to have the full experience, as they certainly will not disappoint. Expect nothing but bigger and better albums and tours from Pierce The Veil as the future carries on. They are one of the hardest working bands in the industry that also know and appreciate that their success all stems from their fans. Only time will tell what Pierce The Veil has in store for the world. For more information on from AXS.com about Pierce The Veil go here.