Escape The Fate
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Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2004. Since forming, they have released three EPs and three full-length studio albums. Dying Is Your Latest Fashion was the band’s debut album and only album to feature vocalist Ronnie Radke. This War Is Ours, released on October 21, 2008, was the band’s first album with Craig Mabbitt as the new lead vocalist. Their self-titled third studio album was released on November 2, 2010, first on the major label, DGC/Interscope, and their most successful album to date.
Band history Formation and Dying Is Your Latest Fashion Main article: Dying Is Your Latest Fashion. Before forming Escape the Fate, vocalist Ronnie Radke, bassist Max Green, drummer Robert Ortiz, lead guitarist Bryan Monte Money, and rhythm guitarist Omar Espinosa were in multiple bands together. In September 2005, Escape the Fate had won a local radio contest judged by My Chemical Romance. The gig awarded them the opportunity to open a show on the band’s headlining tour with Alkaline Trio and Reggie and the Full Effect, which subsequently led to escape the Fate’s record deal with Epitaph. On May 23, 2006, the band released their debut EP titled There’s No Sympathy for the Dead. The EP included two songs that were later on their full length album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion. The EP was produced by Michael Baskette and helped earn the band attention from record labels and fans alike. After the EP’s release, keyboardist Carson Allen left the band to join On the Last Day. On September 26, 2006 the band released their first full-length album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion.
Departure of Espinosa and Radke. In 2007 during the Black on Black tour, rhythm guitarist Omar Espinosa left the band due to personal issues. Ronnie Radke was asked to leave the band after he was sentenced to prison in June 2008 for multiple run-ins with the law involving narcotics and battery for a fight that led up to the death of Michael Cook. As stated by Max Green, “First we couldn’t tour out of the country, then out of the state.” He is in a new band named Falling in Reverse. Radke was released on December 12, 2010 and Falling in Reverse are set to release their debut album in early 2011.Mabbitt’s arrival and This War Is Ours (2008–2010)Main article: This War Is Ours After the departure of Radke, former Blessthefall vocalist Craig Mabbitt joined the band, first as a temporary replacement, and then as a permanent member. This War Is Ours was released on October 21, 2008. It included the singles “The Flood”, “Something”, “10 Miles Wide”, and “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Part II)”. It was the first Escape the Fate album featuring Craig Mabbitt as the vocalist. Before the tour for This War Is Ours, the band had never completed a full tour. The band later went on the This War Is Ours tour with Attack Attack!, Burn Halo, William Control, and Black Tide. The CD includes two new never before heard songs, later identified to be “Bad Blood” and “Behind the Mask”, an acoustic version of “Harder Than You Know”. Escape the Fate toured Australia on the Soundwave Festival later that year. On April 2, 2010, the band released their music video for “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Part II)” on MySpace video. Escape the Fate also participated in the concert, Extreme Thing, and in May, The Bamboozle. Self-titled album (2010–present)Main article: Escape the Fate (album)In an interview during Warped Tour 2009, Max Green stated that the album will feature a song co-written by Mick Mars of Motley Crue, who approached Escape the Fate to collaborate on some songs, but later was revealed that they decided against putting the song on the album and saving for a future release. Starting July 24, 2010, they set off on tour for South and Central America, the country’s toured are Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. On July 26, 2010, Escape the Fate announced via MySpace some new updates on the album. They officially said that the new record will be released through major record label, DGC/Interscope, and produced by Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Hollywood Undead). It’s release was set for November 2nd, 2010. Max Green commented on it, saying, “This record is the cure for the modern day music epidemic, We are wiping the slate clean and re-writing rock music as you know it.” Escape The Fate were set to take on a United States, Canada, and Europe tour prior to release of the album, with Bullet For My Valentine, Drive A and Black Tide, but later forfeited their spot due to Max Green admitting to rehab. On August 31, 2010, the band released the album’s first single, “Massa.” Almost every song. There albums are worth every cent, and have a lot of good things to come.