逃脱命运是美国摇滚乐从频带拉斯维加斯，内华达州，成立于2004年，最初由Pahrump，内华达州。他们签署了十一七音乐。该乐队由Robert Ortiz（鼓手），Craig Mabbitt（主唱），TJ Bell（节奏吉他手兼歌手），Kevin“ Thrasher” Gruft（首席吉他手）和巡回音乐家Erik Jensen（贝斯手）组成。截至2013年，Ortiz是该组织当前阵容中的最后一位创始成员。
他们发行了三张EP和六张全长工作室专辑。垂死是您的最新时尚是乐队的第一张专辑。《战争是我们的》于2008年10月21日发行。该专辑在Billboard 200上排名第35 位，第一周售出13,000张。他们的第三张录音室专辑《Escape the Fate》于2010年11月2日在全球发行。这张专辑排在Billboard 200的第25 位，Hard Rock专辑的第1位，Rock专辑的第4位，Alternative的第3位。独立排行榜和数字专辑排行榜的第18位。他们的第四张专辑《Ungrateful》于2013年5月14日由“ 十一七音乐”发行，并排在第27位。Billboard 200在第一周售出17,000册。他们的第五张专辑Hate Me于2015年10月30日发行，并在Billboard 200 上排名第58 位。他们的第六张专辑I Am Human于2018年3月30日发行。
在组建Escape the Fate之前，当时的歌手Ronnie Radke，首席吉他手Bryan Monte Money，贝斯手Max Green，鼓手Robert Ortiz，键盘手Carson Allen和节奏吉他手Omar Espinosa都组成了多个乐队。后来，在2004年，Monte Money与Max Green和Ronnie Radke共同创立了Escape the Fate，随后邀请了Robert Ortiz和Omar Espinosa，随后又聘用了Carson Allen。
2005年9月，《逃脱命运》赢得了《我的化学浪漫》杂志评选的当地电台比赛。演出使他们有机会与Alkaline Trio，Reggie和Full Effect一起在乐队的头条巡回演出中放映，这随后促成了Escape the Fate与Epitaph的唱片交易（这也归功于Escape the Fates 演示专辑）。达成唱片合约后，乐队发行了首张EP，标题为“ Dead’s No Sympathy for the Dead”。在2006年5月发行，其中包括两首歌曲，这些歌曲后来出现在他们的全长专辑《染病是你的最新时尚》。EP由Michael Baskette制作，并帮助赢得了唱片公司和歌迷的关注。在EP发行后，键盘手Carson Allen离开乐队加入了“最后一天”（他还离开了另一支乐队，名为“ Me vs. Myself”）。
2006年9月下旬，乐队发行了他们的第一张全长专辑《Dying Is Your Latest Fashion》，在Billboard的Heatseeker和Top Independent排行榜上位居榜首。2007年11月20日，他们发行了《情境EP》，这也是罗尼·拉德克（Ronnie Radke）和奥马尔·埃斯皮诺萨（Omar Espinosa）与乐队合作的最后一部演出。
2007年11月6日，节奏吉他手Omar Espinosa由于个人原因离开了乐队，并成立了一个名为Perfect Perfect Me的乐队（离开了《黑与白之城》之后）。之后，罗尼·拉德克（Ronnie Radke）参与了拉斯维加斯的一场争执，最终导致18岁的迈克尔·库克（Michael Cook）被枪杀。尽管拉德克没有向库克开枪，但他被指控犯有电池充电罪，而向库克开枪的人则声称是自卫。对Radke的这些指控，再加上Ronnie过去在麻醉品和康复方面的麻烦，被判处5年缓刑。 拉德克没有向其缓刑官报告，并于2008年6月被捕，被判处两年徒刑。Radke 在2008年中期从Escape the Fate中被正式解雇。
在Radke被《逃脱命运》解雇后，乐队转向了Craig Mabbitt，后者在离开Blessthefall之后正在寻找新乐队。Mabbitt曾与Blessthefall一起扮演过《 Black Tour》中的《黑色逃亡》。经过多次试听后，他成为正式的新歌手，他们进入录音室录制了第二张全长专辑《This War Is Ours》。这张专辑于2008年10月21日发行。这是Escape the Fate的首张发行专辑，主唱Craig Mabbitt担任主唱。 2008年10月1日，乐队发行了《 This War Is Ours（The Guillotine II）》供下载。专辑的副本可在与Chiodos和Silverstein的巡回演唱会上购买，甚至可以在专辑的正式发行日期之前购买。为“有事”被发布到MTV于2009年1月12日，官方视频 “宽10英里”是6月9日发布了专辑的第三首单曲的视频，2009年 “这《战争是我们的（断头台II）》是专辑的第四首单曲。视频被枪杀在加利福尼亚州圣安娜，1月9日，2010年视频是在这张专辑的豪华版一起发布于4月27日，2010年
专辑在Billboard 200上排名第35 位，第一周售出13,000张。 在“ This War Is Ours”的巡回演出之前，乐队从未完成完整的巡回演出。乐队随后以Attack Attack参加了This War Is Ours巡演！，Burn Halo，William Control和Black Tide。乐队随后与Hollywood Undead和Atreyu一起参加了2008年的巡回演出，并于12月巡回欧洲。
2010年，Epitaph Records宣布以豪华CD / DVD版重新发行《This War Is Ours》专辑，并附赠一张带有许多以前未曾见过的功能的加成光盘。CD包括两首从未听过的新歌，后来被确定为“ Bad Blood”和“ Behind the Mask”，原声版本为“ Harder Than You Know”，以及未发行的混音“ The War Is Ours（The Guillotine II ），由肖恩·克拉恩（Shawn Crahan）重新混音。它还附带DVD，其中收录了“ This War Is Ours（The Guillotine II）”，“ Something”，“ The Flood”和“ 10 Miles Wide”的新音乐录像带以及世界巡回演唱会。纪录片和音乐背后的功能。
Escape Fate在2010年余下的时间里在Soundwave音乐节上巡回了澳大利亚，然后在美国巡回演出了Extreme Thing。
Escape the Fate从2010年初开始创作第三张唱片，最终成为Escape the Fate，于2010年11月发行。乐队为这张专辑离开了Epitaph并与主要唱片公司Interscope签约，唱片由Don Gilmore制作。马克斯·格林（Max Green）在这张专辑中评论说：“这张唱片可以治愈现代音乐流行病。我们正在擦拭石板，并重新编写摇滚音乐。” 专辑产生了四张单曲：“ Massacre”， “问题”，“罪恶之城”和“华丽的噩梦”。
自《This War Is Ours》发行以来，乐队一直在制作专辑。乐队在2008年首次能够完全利用当前阵容来完成写作和录制过程，因此乐队觉得专辑将是乐队的重要代表。这是由于当Mabbitt首次加入乐队时，他感到非常急于写一张唱片并适合已经建立的乐队。此外，主要唱片公司的首次亮相也使乐队选择了为专辑定名的权利。从歌词上说，这张专辑比以前的努力更沉重和更暗，据Mabbitt说。在一次采访中，他解释了专辑的方向选择，因为它们是“弄清我们喜欢现场演奏，喜欢听唱片的感觉”。Mabbitt认为过去的两张专辑一直在努力逃脱命运并且此方向将在将来的版本中继续。在写作方面，克雷格·马比特（Craig Mabbitt）表示，他认为更重要的是专注于乐队喜欢做的事情，而不是模仿其他乐队来取得成功。“ [我们]肯定会像这样，’哦，让我们再放一分钟，在这里做一次突加突击，让我们为此大喊大叫，让我们听起来像其他乐队一样，并将同一首歌录制到唱片10以便我们拥有一首歌，十种不同的唱片。’…我们只是想变得非常多样化…“在与制作人Don Gilmore合作时，乐队说他帮助他们“找到了自己”，并继续推动歌曲的不同部分，直到形成满意的唱片。马比特（Mabbitt）也赞扬吉尔摩（Gilmore）在不影响音乐的前提下完善专辑的能力。在评论这张专辑时，马比特（Mabbitt）感到：“这张唱片拥有乐队有史以来最重的歌曲，拥有乐队曾经创作过的最柔和的民谣，蒙特雷曾经创作过的最疯狂的独奏。整个唱片包含了其中的一切。 ”。
为了获得灵感，克雷格·马比特（Craig Mabbitt）说，他从许多事情中汲取了经验，并说：“我想写出生活中可以产生的每种情感，发生的一切事情，我所听到的每种故事，这确实让我感到不安。 ” 曲目“迷失在黑暗中”讲述了一个故事，讲述了马贝特的一位朋友被拖出她的家并被枪口强奸的故事。Mabbitt说：“ [她]尖叫着寻求帮助，没有任何人帮助她。每个人都转过了另一只脸。那真是让我震惊，而且我看到这种情况发生了很多，只是人们不想提供帮助当有人受伤时，将手移交给别人。这绝对是我唱那首歌的地方。” 第二首歌，“ Massacre”，是关于Mabbitt过去的沉迷以及他为克服沉迷所做的事情。歌曲《我周围的世界》具有更广阔的视野，写的是关于生活的整体。“ [我周围的世界]是关于与前任和我的孩子的关系，一切都累积成一首歌。” 闭幕曲《余波（G3）》是逃脱命运的第三首歌，以《断头台》为标题。原始断头台由罗尼·拉德克（Ronnie Radke）为死亡是您的最新时尚，与电子游戏系列 Halo有关。当Mabbitt加入时，“ This War Is Ours（断头台第二部分）”这首歌被收录在“ This War Is Ours”中，并且也与 Halo有关。但是，第二断头台也被写成与战斗中的真实士兵有关。对于同名专辑，Mabbitt创作了第三条断头台曲目，但不想将其作为 Halo的基础再次。取而代之的是，他写了一段关于他父亲的更为个人化的记录，他的父亲在马贝特（Mabbitt）还是个孩子的时候就已经入伍。“ [合唱团，’现在我要回家’，这是对我父亲的颂歌，也是对所有为我们而战并等待回家的士兵的颂歌。” 总体而言，Mabbitt认为，“每条曲目都有与其完全不同的潜在故事”。
声音上，马贝特（Mabbitt）试验了同名专辑。在专辑的豪华版中出现的曲目“ Lost in Darkness”和“ Liars and Monsters”中，他都以自己所达到的最低音调演唱。在曲目“僵尸之舞”中，马贝特（Mabbitt）描述了录音过程，并为最终的混音录制了五层人声和声，除了几乎没有声音效果。他解释说，很难在所有轨道上都达到高和谐度和正确的音高。他在录制时遇到的另一个困难是提高歌曲的结尾感，使之具有史诗般的感觉。尽管如此，克雷格（Craig）表示他喜欢实验，并且“迫不及待地想继续回到工作室并尝试许多不同的事物”。
乐队没有在专辑的普通版中找到11首曲目，而是希望在专辑的豪华版中包含“说谎者和怪物”和“最后一击”。鼓励他们决定将它们作为奖励曲目，以使专辑的长度和曲目保持在可管理的范围内。Mabbitt开玩笑地说，乐队录制了如此多的资料，几乎价值两张专辑，以至于他“只是想录制一切，只发行一张20首专辑”。至少记录了六到七首曲目没有达到专辑的标准。削减了两首民谣和大约五首较重的歌曲，因为乐队不得不决定“哪一首是最强的？我们最能发声的是哪一首？在唱片的多样性中将要适应什么？” 这是为了给歌迷带来多样性，而不是拥有直截了当的单曲唱片。对此，马比特（Mabbitt）评论说：“我们本该扔那些歌，而不是放《我的世界》或《华丽的噩梦》或《僵尸之舞》或《问题》之类的东西。唱片。这不是我们想要做的。我们希望在声音中拥有很多多样性。” 完整录制了另一首名为“ Dream”的曲目，并混合了该专辑的最终版。但是，在最终确定之前，Monte Money决定以较低的音调重新录制吉他声，以改变歌曲的声音。重新录制后，
在早期录音期间，在Formspring上向Max Green询问了有关乐队可能更改唱片标签的问题。马克斯回答说，他将在以后的时间中透露所有这些信息。这将使该唱片成为第一个没有墓志铭唱片的唱片。[ 需要完整的引文 ]7月26日，《逃脱命运》确认新唱片将通过主要唱片公司DGC / Interscope Records发布。克雷格·马比特（Craig Mabbitt）表示，乐队与《墓志铭》没有任何问题，但将音乐传播给更多听众的呼吁导致他们与Interscope签约。乐队最初担心转换，但很高兴新唱片公司或新制作人都不想更改或控制乐队。“ Interscope跳上了我们，而不是我们跳上了Interscope。” 在同一新闻发布中，他们将Don Gilmore列为专辑的制作人，曾与Linkin Park，Bullet for My Valentine和Hollywood Undead等乐队合作。。还确定了11月2日发布日期。在谈到这张专辑时，马克斯·格林（Max Green）评论道：“这张唱片是治愈现代音乐流行病的良方。我们正在擦拭石板，并重新编写摇滚音乐。”
从2010年7月24日开始，他们出发前往南美洲和中美洲，该国巡回演出的国家有巴西，阿根廷，哥伦比亚，智利，哥伦比亚和委内瑞拉。《逃脱命运》原定要在专辑发行前进行“美国，加拿大和欧洲”巡演，其中包括“我的情人”，“ Drive A”和“ Black Tide”的“ 子弹”，但后来由于马克斯·格林承认加入康复。
今年5月，《逃脱命运》（Escape the Fate）加入了Raap The Nation巡回演出的后半段，由帕帕·罗奇（Papa Roach）主持，贝斯没有麦克斯·格林（Max Green）。乐队没有接任他的声明，后来被许多人称为TJ Bell，他当时是白色乐队Motionless in White的当前节奏吉他手。格林离开后，在随后的乐队采访中，很明显，他缺席巡回演唱会是因为他沉迷于毒品。贝尔将在随后的许多巡回演出中为格林加油，然后在2012年永久更换格林。
2011年1月11日，乐队现场演出的“周二秀”（Fuel.tv）的歌曲“问题”和“华丽的噩梦”与凯文鸫鸟（的特殊合作Lovehatehero）。 2011年8月19日，乐队通过Facebook宣布，蒙特·莫尼（Money）将从巡回演出中休息，但仍会留在乐队中。过去曾与乐队合作的Thrasher取代了Monte。还宣布，Max Green在2011年上半年休息后重返乐队，以通过康复从吸毒成瘾中恢复过来。他说：“我感到非常高兴，很高兴与乐队一起回来。逃脱命运就是我的生命。这就是我的归属。” 在2011年Uproar音乐节上演出了几场演出后，格林再次离开了乐队，来自Black Tide（也在演奏Uproar）的Zakk Sandler也为他填补了空缺。TJ贝尔，目前的 [ Get Scared ]低音吉他手在2012年初与乐队Funeral for a Friend进行的英国巡演中再次加入了Green ，而后者此前曾在Papa Roach的巡回演出中加入过Green 。
马贝特（Mabbitt）评论说，由于他们再次与约翰·费尔德曼（John Feldmann）录制了第四张专辑，他们与第二张专辑《This War Is Ours》一起工作，因此即将发行的专辑的风格与《 The War Is Ours》类似，但也会有一些逃脱命运专辑添加。他还宣布了巡演，后来与金属核心乐队Attack Attack一起揭开了这是The World is Ours South America的巡演！以及“活着的话”和“ 迷彩”一词的辅助行为。巡回演出稍后将在美国和加拿大继续。他在2月7日透露，《逃脱命运》正在与《Fall Out Boy》合作的主唱帕特里克•史丹普。后来透露，他们一起制作了《 Painting》这首歌，这首歌将出现在即将发行的《 Escape the Fate》专辑中，实际上名为“ Picture Perfect”。
2012年3月4日，格林在他的Twitter帐户上声明他不再参与《逃脱命运》。他没有给出离开的任何具体原因，但总结说，这主要是由于个人和音乐上的差异。他后来宣布，尽管他不再是乐队的一员，但他仍继续创作音乐。马比特（Mabbitt）在对另类媒体的采访中暗示，马克斯·格林（Max Green）的离开是毒品所致。尽管突然离开，格林和逃脱命运仍然保持良好状态，格林甚至参加了最近的一次在洛杉矶的乐队表演。Green加入了The Natural Born Killers乐队，并发行了他们的第一首歌曲“ Last Day”。
乐队宣布与Attack Attack进行他们的南美巡演！会因为攻击而推迟到六月！成员Andrew Wetzel被诊断为肺炎。
在上述对另类媒体的采访中乐队正式宣布，巡演成员TJ Bell和Michael Money将以正式成员的身份加入乐队。马比特（Mabbitt）评论说，Money本来应该是正式成员，但是乐队的某些成员（现在是以前的成员）拒绝让他加入。在乐队中[是因为]其他一些不在乐队中的成员不希望他成为他，”他说。“到了我们巡演的地步，他在舞台后面玩，然后我们去了扭曲巡回赛，他被限制在这个小盒子里，我敢肯定这对蒙特也有影响，[他的兄弟]参加乐队但未成为乐队的正式成员，所以看到他们很高兴并看到他们的友情很高兴。“这是我们的世界”巡回演唱，后来以“ Live Fast，Die Beautiful”的形式出现。
罗伯特·奥提兹（Robert Ortiz）在一次采访中宣布，该乐队正在更换唱片公司，并解释说Interscope对乐队的控制力太大，乐队对此不满意。 2012年12月17日，乐队发布了即将发行的曲目“ Ungrateful”的简短片段，以及有关加入“ 十一七音乐 ”的官方声明。。马比特（Mabbitt）在加入唱片公司时说：“我们很高兴能与艾伦（Allen）和“十一七音乐”乐队的所有人合作，并在2013年与Monster合作！在这次停工期间一直与我们保持联系。我们希望每个人都准备在2013年与我们一起努力。” 十一七个音乐执行副总裁Joe McFadden补充说：“我们很高兴能签下ESCAPE THE FATE。我们已经观看了一段时间，我们期待与他们合作，共同定义摇滚的未来。”
2013年9月16日，乐队在其Facebook页面上发表了一份声明，指出蒙特和他的兄弟拒绝参加“五指死亡拳” 的“ 错误的天堂之旅”，并将取代他们参加巡演。随之而来的是，TJ Bell宣布将从原先的贝司手转变为节奏吉他手，而前贝司手和原成员Max Green将返回乐队进行巡回演出。后来在《另类新闻》的录像带中与首席歌手克雷格·马比特（Craig Mabbitt）一起宣布，格林将永久回归贝司吉他，而凯文·格鲁夫特（Kevin Gruft）将成为新的首席吉他手。
2014年5月9日，格林以缺乏满足感和激情为由宣布了第二次离开乐队。 2014年5月12日，格林宣布加入前主唱罗尼·拉德克（Ronnie Radke）目前的乐队Falling in Reverse，并在加入后仅几个月就离开了乐队。
乐队宣布，将在2015年5月10日开始录制其第五张录音室专辑。在2015年8月15日，该乐队即将发行的专辑的信息在网上泄漏，而该消息原本应在8月18日发布。 2015年8月18日，乐队发行了他们的新专辑《 Just A Memory》中的第一首单曲。该专辑将被称为Hate Me，于2015年10月30日发行。
2016年，他们为Rock Sound致敬专辑演唱了My Chemical Romance歌曲《 Dead！》。
2017年11月3日，乐队从他们的新专辑I Am Human中发行了第一张单曲“ Empire”，该专辑定于2018年2月16日发行，但后来推迟至3月30日2018该乐队的单曲“ 破碎的心灵深处，从” 我是人后来被释放，并为2018年7月的，在数量上有16见顶广告牌 主流摇滚歌曲排行榜。
评论家将他们的音乐描述为金属核心，后核心，emo，screamo和硬摇滚。乐队的影响力包括：玛丽莲·曼森（Marilyn Manson），古恩斯·玫瑰（Guns N’Roses），铁娘子（Iron Maiden），莫特利·克鲁（MötleyCrüe），格里利庄园（Greeley Estates），二手车，食人尸体，但泽（Danzig），星期四，林肯公园（Linkin Park），科恩，阿姆，Metallica的，眨眼睛182，八戒，巴克彻里，Fall Out Boy的，我的化学浪漫，叛客魔咒乐团，下来的系统，DRAGONFORCE，迈克尔·杰克逊，皇后，范海伦，迪欧，Led Zeppelin乐队和史密斯飞船。
Escape the Fate is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada. They are signed to Eleven Seven Music. The group consists of Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (lead vocalist), TJ Bell (rhythm guitarist and vocalist), Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (lead guitarist) and touring musician Erik Jensen (bassist). As of 2013, Ortiz is the last founding member in the current lineup of the group.
They have released three EPs and six full-length studio albums. Dying Is Your Latest Fashion was the band’s first album. This War Is Ours was released on October 21, 2008. The album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies in the first week. Their third studio album, Escape the Fate, was released worldwide on November 2, 2010. The album charted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200, No. 1 on Hard Rock Albums, No. 4 on Rock Albums, No. 3 on Alternative and Independent charts and No. 18 on the Digital Albums Chart. Their fourth album, Ungrateful, was released on May 14, 2013, by Eleven Seven Music, and charted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200, with 17,000 copies sold in its first week. Their fifth album, Hate Me, was released on October 30, 2015, and charted at No. 58 on the Billboard 200. Their sixth album, I Am Human, was released on March 30, 2018.
Debut album and departure of vocalist Ronnie Radke (2004–2007)
Before forming Escape the Fate, the then vocalist Ronnie Radke, lead guitarist Bryan Monte Money, bassist Max Green, drummer Robert Ortiz, keyboardist Carson Allen, and rhythm guitarist Omar Espinosa were in multiple bands all together. Later, in 2004, Monte Money created Escape the Fate with Max Green and Ronnie Radke, then inviting Robert Ortiz and Omar Espinosa, and later recruited Carson Allen.
In September 2005, Escape the Fate 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 (this is also because of Escape the Fates demo album). Following their record deal, the band released their debut EP titled There’s No Sympathy for the Dead. in May 2006 which 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 (Which he had also left to start another band called Me vs. Myself).
Later in September 2006, the band released their first full-length album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, which charted moderately on Billboard’s Heatseeker and Top Independent charts. On November 20, 2007, they released the Situations EP, it was also the last extended play that Ronnie Radke and Omar Espinosa made with the band.[better source needed]
On November 6, 2007, rhythm guitarist Omar Espinosa left the band due to personal issues and started a band called Perfect Like Me (after leaving The Black and White City). Later, Ronnie Radke was involved in an altercation in Las Vegas that resulted in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Cook. While Radke did not shoot Cook, he was indicted on battery charges, while the man who shot Cook claimed self-defense. These charges against Radke, combined with Ronnie’s past troubles with narcotics and rehab, led to a sentence of five years probation. Radke failed to report to his probation officer and was arrested in June 2008, where he was sentenced to two years in prison. Radke was officially fired from Escape the Fate in mid-2008.
Arrival of Craig Mabbitt and This War Is Ours (2008-2010)
After Radke was fired from Escape the Fate, the band turned to Craig Mabbitt, who was searching for a new band after leaving Blessthefall. Mabbitt had played with Escape the Fate on the Black on Black Tour, while with Blessthefall. After several trial shows he became the official new singer and they entered the studio to record their second full-length album, This War Is Ours. The album was released on October 21, 2008. It was the first Escape the Fate release to feature Craig Mabbitt as the lead vocalist. On October 1, 2008, the band released “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)” for download. Copies of the album were made available to buy on their tour with Chiodos and Silverstein, even before the album’s official release date. The official video for “Something” was released to MTV on January 12, 2009. The video for the album’s third single “10 Miles Wide” was released June 9, 2009. “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)” is the fourth single off the album. The video was shot in Santa Ana, California on January 9, 2010. The video was released along with the deluxe edition of the album on April 27, 2010.
The album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies in the first week. 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 band then joined Hollywood Undead and Atreyu on their 2008 tour and toured Europe during December.
In 2010, Epitaph Records announced the re-release of the This War Is Ours album in deluxe CD/DVD edition with a bonus disc with many different features not seen before. The CD included two new never before heard songs, later identified to be “Bad Blood” and “Behind the Mask”, an acoustic version of “Harder Than You Know”, and an unreleased remix of “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)” called “This War Is Mine”, remixed by the Shawn Crahan. It also came with a DVD that featured the new music video to “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II)”, as well as “Something”, “The Flood”, and “10 Miles Wide”, as well as a world tour documentary and a behind the music feature. It released April 27, 2010.
Escape the Fate spent the rest of 2010 touring Australia on the Soundwave Festival and then Extreme Thing in the US.
Escape the Fate and departure of Max Green (2010–2012)
Escape the Fate began writing a third record in early 2010, which eventually became Escape the Fate, which was released in November 2010. For the album, the band left Epitaph and signed to major label Interscope and had the record produced by Don Gilmore. Max Green commented on the album, 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.” The album spawned four singles: “Massacre”, “Issues”, “City of Sin”, and “Gorgeous Nightmare”.
The band had been working on the album since the release of This War Is Ours in 2008. Being able to completely form the writing and recording process with the current lineup for the first time, the band felt that the album would be a great representation for the band. This is due to the fact that when Mabbitt first joined the band, he felt very rushed to write a record and fit into an already established band. In addition, the debut on a major label also led to the band choosing to self-title the album. Lyrically, the album is heavier and darker than previous efforts, according to Mabbitt. In an interview, he explained the choice of direction for the album in that they were, “figuring out what we enjoy playing live, what we enjoy listening to on our record.” Mabbitt feels that the past two albums have been working up to Escape the Fate and that this direction will continue with future releases. For writing, Craig Mabbitt expressed that he believes it is more important to focus on what the band enjoys doing rather than copying other bands for success. “[We] definitely could have been like, ‘Oh, let’s throw another minute-long solo, let’s do a chugga-chug here, let’s scream over this, and let’s sound like every other band and put the same song on the record ten times so that we have a one song, ten different track album.’… we just like to be very diverse…” On working with producer Don Gilmore, the band said that he helped them “find themselves” and continue to push different parts of the song until they formed a record they were satisfied with. Mabbitt also praised Gilmore for his ability to perfect the album without affecting their music. Commenting on the album, Mabbitt feels that “This record has the heaviest song the band has ever written, it has the softest ballad the band has ever written, it has the craziest solo Monte has ever written. The whole record just has everything in it.”
For inspiration, Craig Mabbitt said that he drew experiences from many things, stating, “I wanted to write about every emotion that you can get from life, everything that kind of happens, every kind of story I’ve heard that really upset me.” The track “Lost in Darkness” tells the story about one of Mabbitt’s friends who was dragged out of her home and raped at gunpoint. Mabbitt stated that, “[She] was screaming for help and nobody helped her at all. Everybody just turned the other cheek. That was something that really struck me, and I see that happening a lot, just people not wanting to lend a helping hand to people when somebody is hurting… That’s definitely where I went with that song.” The second track, “Massacre”, is about Mabbitt’s past addictions and the things he did to overcome them. The ballad track “World Around Me” takes a broader view and was written about life in general. “[World Around Me is] about relationships with my ex and my child, everything accumulated into one song.” The closing track, “The Aftermath (G3)”, is the third song under the title of “The Guillotine” for Escape the Fate. The original Guillotine was sung by Ronnie Radke for Dying Is Your Latest Fashion and was about the video game series Halo. When Mabbitt joined, a song entitled “This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Part II)” was included on This War Is Ours and was also about Halo. However, the second Guillotine was written as well to relate to real-life soldiers in battle. For the self-titled album, Mabbitt wrote a third Guillotine track but did not want to base it off of Halo again. Instead, he wrote a more personal track about his father who was in the military when Mabbitt was a child. “[The] chorus, ‘Now I’m coming home,’ is an ode to my Dad and an ode to all the soldiers out there who are fighting a war for us and waiting to come home to their families.” As a whole, Mabbitt feels that, “every track has a completely different underlying story to it.”
Vocally, Mabbitt experimented for the self-titled album. On both tracks “Lost in Darkness” and “Liars and Monsters”, a track that appears on the Deluxe Edition of the album, he sang at the lowest pitch he has done yet for a track. On the track “Zombie Dance”, Mabbitt described the recording process and that he recorded five layers of vocal harmony for the final mix in addition to little sound effects. He explained it was difficult to achieve the high harmonies and right pitches right for all of the tracks. Another difficulty he experienced while recording was boosting the endings of songs for an epic feels. Despite this, Craig stated he enjoyed experimenting and that he “can’t wait to keep on going back into the studio and experimenting on a ton of different things.”
Rather than have eleven tracks for the regular version of the album, the band wanted to include both “Liars and Monsters” and “The Final Blow” from the deluxe edition on the album. The decision to put them as bonus tracks were encouraged to keep the length and tracks on the album to a manageable size. Mabbitt jokingly stated that the band recorded so much material, almost two albums worth, that he “just want[ed] to record everything and just release a 20 track album.” There were at least six or seven tracks recorded that did not make the cut for the album. Two ballads and about five heavier songs were cut because the band had to decide “Which one is the strongest one? Which one do we have most vocals to? What’s going to fit in the diversity of the record?” This was to give the fans variety rather than having a straight, one-genre record. On this, Mabbitt commented, “We could have thrown those songs on there and not put “World Around Me” or “Gorgeous Nightmare” or “Zombie Dance” or “Issues” or anything like that. It would have been more like a straightforward record. That’s not what we like to do. We like to have a lot of that diversity in our sound.” Another track, entitled “Dream” was fully recorded and mixed for the final cut of the album. Before finalizing, however, Monte Money decided to rerecord the guitar part with a lower tune to change the sound of the song. After rerecording, the band agreed they liked the original version better but the deadline for the record did not allow them to finish the song in time so they are going to keep it for a later release.
In an interview during Warped Tour 2009, bassist Max Green stated that the album will feature a song co-written by Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe, 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. Max Green also confirmed through Formspring that there will be a song co-written by guitarist John 5 of Rob Zombie, later seen to be “Liars And Monsters”.
On April 23, vocalist Craig Mabbitt stated via Twitter, “off to vegas today to finish out last minute badass demos with monte, then off to bamboozle, then studio time”, giving the notion that the band will begin recording their studio album directly after The Bamboozle, and release it mid/late Summer 2010. Soon after, Mabbitt stated through his Twitter account that the band had a few more songs to record, and that the new album will be coming sooner than expected. He has also hinted towards there being a “Guillotine III: The Aftermath” track on the album, which was later confirmed as true.
During early recording, Max Green was questioned on Formspring about the band possibly changing record labels. Max responded by saying that he will reveal all of that at a later time. This would make the record the first to be released without Epitaph Records. On July 26, Escape The Fate confirmed that the new record will be released through major record label, DGC/Interscope Records. Craig Mabbitt stated that the band had no issues with Epitaph but the appeal to bring their music to a wider audience led to their signing with Interscope. The band was initially worried about switching but were pleased that neither the new label or the new producer wanted to change or control the band. “Interscope was hopping on board with us, instead of us hopping on board with Interscope.” In the same press release, they have listed Don Gilmore as the album’s producer, who has worked with bands such as Linkin Park, Bullet for My Valentine, and Hollywood Undead. A November 2 release date was also confirmed. Speaking about the album, Max Green commented, “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.”
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. 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.
In May, Escape the Fate joined the second half of the Raid The Nation tour headlined by Papa Roach with the absence of Max Green on bass. With no statement by the band on his replacement, it was later recognized by many as TJ Bell, who was at the time the current rhythm guitarist for the band Motionless in White. In later interviews with the band after Green’s departure, it was clear his absence from the tour was due to his addiction with drugs. Bell would go on to fill in for Green on many subsequent tours before replacing Green permanently in 2012.
On January 11, 2011, the band performed live in “Tues Show” (Fuel.tv) the songs “Issues” and “Gorgeous Nightmare” with the special collaboration of Kevin Thrasher (of Lovehatehero). On August 19, 2011, the band announced via Facebook that Monte Money would be taking a break from touring but will still be in the band. Thrasher, who had worked with the band in the past, substituted for Monte. It was also announced that Max Green returned to the band after taking a break through the first half of 2011 to recover from his addiction to drugs through rehab. “I’m feeling great and am glad to be back with my band. Escape The Fate is my life. This is where I belong,” he said. After they played a couple of shows on the 2011 Uproar Festival, Green, again, left the band and Zakk Sandler, from Black Tide (who was also playing Uproar), filled in for him. TJ Bell, currently bass guitarist of Get Scared once again filled in for Green in early 2012 on the band’s UK tour with Funeral for a Friend, who had previously filled in for Green on their tour with Papa Roach.
In mid-December 2011, the band re-entered the studio to work on the production of their fourth album. Initially, the album was planned to be produced in full by John Feldmann and was scheduled for release some time in 2012.
Mabbitt commented that since they are recording their fourth album with John Feldmann again, who they worked with on their second album, This War Is Ours, the style of the upcoming album would be similar to This War Is Ours but would also have elements of their Escape the Fate album added. He also announced a tour, later revealed to be the This World is Ours Tour in South America with the metalcore band Attack Attack! as well as supporting acts The Word Alive and Mest. The tour would later be continued in the United States and Canada. He revealed on February 7 that Escape the Fate was working with Fall Out Boy’s lead singer Patrick Stump. It was later revealed that they had made the song “Painting” together, which would be on the upcoming Escape the Fate album and actually titled “Picture Perfect”.
On March 4, 2012, Green stated on his Twitter account that he was no longer playing in Escape the Fate. He did not give any specific reasons for his departure, but summarized that it was mainly due to personal and musical differences. He later announced that although he was no longer part of the band, he was still continuing to make music. Mabbitt hinted in an interview with Alternative Press that Max Green’s departure was due to drugs. Despite the sudden departure, Green and Escape the Fate remained on good terms, to the point where Green even attended a recent show by the band in Los Angeles. Green joined the band The Natural Born Killers and released their first song “Last Day”.
The band announced that their South American tour with Attack Attack! would be delayed until June because of Attack Attack! member Andrew Wetzel being diagnosed with pneumonia.
In the aforementioned interview with Alternative Press, the band officially announced that touring members TJ Bell and Michael Money would join the band as official members. Mabbitt commented that Money would have already been an official member, but certain (and now former) members of the band refused to let him in. “When the band became a four-piece we still wanted rhythm so he was never officially given a spot in the band [because] some other members that aren’t in the band anymore didn’t want him to be,” he said. “It got to the point where we were on a tour and he was playing behind the stage, then we got to Warped Tour and he was restricted to this little box and I’m sure it had some effect on Monte as well, [his brother] being in a band but not being an official part of it, so to see them happy and see that camaraderie, it’s nice. We’ll be stronger moving forward.” Along with this, the band also revealed a possible September 2012 release date for their fourth studio album, and the band would be playing a new track from the album on the This World Is Ours tour, later to be revealed as “Live Fast, Die Beautiful”.
Ungrateful and Hate Me (2013–2016)
Robert Ortiz announced in an interview that the band was in the process of switching record labels, explaining that Interscope had too much creative control over the band and the band was unhappy with it. On December 17, 2012, the band released a short clip of an upcoming track titled “Ungrateful”, along with the official statement regarding joining Eleven Seven Music. Mabbitt commented on joining the label, “We are excited to be working with Allen and all the people at Eleven Seven Music and having Monster partner with us in 2013! We are stoked to get shit rolling again and we are thankful for all our fans that have stuck with us during this down time. We hope everyone is ready to go hard with us in 2013.” Eleven Seven Music EVP Joe McFadden added, “We are extremely excited to have signed ESCAPE THE FATE. We’ve been watching them for some time now and we look forward to working with them as they define the future of rock and roll.”
The band headlined a free show in Hollywood, California, on January 6, 2013, to continue promoting the album.
On March 18, the next single, “You’re Insane” ,was also made available for those who pre-ordered the album, and on April 1 the music video was released as well.
On September 16, 2013, the band issued a statement from their Facebook page stating that Monte and his brother had refused to go on the Wrong Side of Heaven tour with Five Finger Death Punch, and that they would be replacing them for the tour. Along with this it was announced that TJ Bell would be moving from his position as bass guitarist to rhythm guitar and the former bass guitarist and original member Max Green would be returning to the band for the tour. It was later announced in an Alternative Press video with lead singer Craig Mabbitt that Green would be returning to bass guitar permanently, as would Kevin Gruft as the new lead guitarist.
On May 9, 2014, Green announced his second departure from the band, citing lack of fulfillment and passion as reasons. On May 12, 2014, it was announced that Green had joined the former lead singer Ronnie Radke’s current band, Falling in Reverse, which he also left only months after joining.
The band announced that recording for their fifth studio album would begin on May 10, 2015. On August 15, 2015 info on the band’s upcoming album leaked online before the official announcement which was originally supposed to be made on August 18. On August 18, 2015, the band released the first single from their new album titled “Just A Memory”. The album will be called Hate Me was released on October 30, 2015.
In 2016, they covered the My Chemical Romance song, “Dead!”, for a Rock Sound tribute album.
I Am Human (2017-present)
On November 3, 2017, the band released the first single, “Empire”, from their new album, I Am Human, which was set to be released on February 16, 2018, but later postponed to March 30, 2018. The band’s single “Broken Heart” from I Am Human was later released, and as of July 2018, had peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
Musical influences and style
Their music has been described by critics as metalcore, post-hardcore, emo, screamo, and hard rock. The band’s influences include: Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Greeley Estates, the Used, Cannibal Corpse, Danzig, Thursday, Linkin Park, Korn, Eminem, Metallica, Blink-182, Journey, Buckcherry, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, System of a Down, DragonForce, Michael Jackson, Queen, Van Halen, Dio, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith
Craig Mabbitt has said that he draws inspiration from almost all genres. He said in an interview, “These days, a good song is a good song, and are always influences, whether it be old or new”.
Ortiz stated that there is a huge variety in the band’s influences from metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden to the newer bands that they currently tour with, movie scores, or top 40 and rock songs.
2006 – There’s No Sympathy for the Dead [EP]
2006 – Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
2008 – This War Is Ours (2010 Deluxe Special Edition)
2010 – Escape The Fate (Deluxe Edition)
2013 – Ungrateful
2015 – Hate Me [Deluxe Edition]
2018 – I Am Human (Deluxe Edition)