Pierce The Veil
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That tired, old adage fits Vic (vocals/guitar) and Mike Fuentes (drums) - from Early Times to Before Today and finally, Pierce The Veil.
Before Today's '04 release "A Celebration Of An Ending" was just that. The San Diego post-Punk band imploded shortly thereafter. But with support from their label, Equal Vision Records, the Fuentes brothers added Tony Perry (guitar) and Jamie Preciado (drums), and changed the band's name to Pierce The Veil. Holed up in Seattle, they recorded their '07 debut "A Flair For The Dramatic."
After playing just one date on Vans Warped Tour 2007 they played the entire '08 tour and undertook their first headlining trek.
Sophomore effort, "Selfish Machines" dropped three years later. "We are all selfish machines and we all have natural tendencies to want, love, and take," said Vic Fuentes. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart.
The group did festival tours including another stint on Vans Warped Tour. They also contributed a cover of Blue Oyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" to the "Punk Goes Classic Rock" compilation.
"Collide With The Sky," released through Fearless Records, contained the singles "King For A Day, with Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens, and "Bulls In The Bronx."
Another slot on Vans Warped Tour helped promote the Dan Korneff and Kato Khandwala produced album which made its debut at #12 on the Billboard 200, selling 27,000 copies in its debut week. The release preceded the group's first ever UK headlining tour.
Following a co-headlining Spring Fever Tour with All Time Low, Pierce The Veil started work on their next album spending the summer of '14 at producer Korneff's Sonic Deris Recording Studio in New York.
"We try to stay focused on writing and recording songs... that offer a little something different, but are all still very much PTV songs," said Vic Fuentes.
The Rock lifestyle can be devastating but so can healthy living. In June of '15, Perry was released from the hospital after being treated for serious injuries sustained in a mountain biking accident. He had three broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung and a broken sternum. Immediate surgery was required. As a result, the guitarist missed the opening dates of the summer Warped Tour.
Perhaps in reference to Perry's accident, Pierce The Veil's fourth album, a '16 release, was titled "Misadventures." But nearly a year earlier, the group issued "The Devine Zero," the first single from the set. The second single, "Texas Is Forever" arrived just weeks before the album.
Then Pierce The Veil made their late-night television talk show debut on Conan performing "Misadventures" third single "Circles."
2007 A Flair For The Dramatic
2010 Selfish Machines
2012 Collide With The Sky