Blessed By A Broken Heart formed in Montreal, Canada in 2003 as a metalcore outfit and released ‘All Is Fair In Love And War’ in 2004. Following the addition of Shred Sean (guitar) and Tony Gambino (vocals) they moved towards eighties metal on ‘Pedal To The Metal’ (2008) with Century Media Records. After some serious touring, they got picked up by Tooth & Nail for their third album ‘Feel The Power’ (2012).
The band now comprises Tony Gambino (vocals), Shred Sean (guitar), Tyler Hoare (bass), Sam Ryder (guitar) and Slater (drums). Gambino stated “We’ve definitely matured as a band. We really wrote this album collectively, and it just naturally had this progression of where we all wanted to go. The whole band is still obsessed with the ’80s, and that’s bled into our lifestyles. It’s not just when we’re on tour: We all kind of dress ’80s; we still have mullets. It’s become part of our lives. On the last album, we used more of the cheesy side of the ’80s, and this album we used a little more of the mature side. It’s a little less fluff, a lot less cheese, a little more serious. We’ve kind of gone a little more classic metal and heavy rock ‘n’ roll.”