Blessthefall impressed critics and fans alike in the summer of 2013, when the metalcore band released Hollow Bodies, its fourth studio-length album. The band also took part in the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, playing classics from earlier album releases, as well as new hits "See You On The Outside" and "You Wear A Crown But You're No King." Many of those who purchased Warped Tour tickets attended primarily for the opportunity to see Blessthefall in concert, as the band is well-known for its impressive percussion and emotional vocals that are often hailed as distinctive from otherwise similar bands.
The idea for Blessthefall first came about when members Miles Bergsma, Mike Frisby, Matt Traynor and Jared Warth were still in high school. This group of friends enjoyed jamming together and soon found themselves releasing a modestly successful three-track EP. From there, the band's lineup began to evolve, as several members took their own paths towards college educations and solo ventures. Blessthefall continued as a major force in metalcore, though, attracting new fans with their 2007 debut album His Last Walk and their 2009 follow-up, Witness, which hit No. 56 on the Billboard 200 charts. After impressing with these early releases, the band went on to participate in an extensive round of performances, with major ventures including tours alongside Saosin and Story of the Year. The group also took part in the 2011 All Star Tour and multiple Vans Warped Tours, including, most recently, Warped 2013. Given the early success of Hollow Bodies, Blessthefall may consider headlining a tour of their own, a move that has fans clamoring for yet another opportunity to see a truly unique metalcore band.