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A Christian-oriented screamo quintet with some hip-hop and nu metal influences, blessthefall started in Phoenix, Arizona, when high-school friends Mike Frisby and Matt Traynor began practicing together in 2002. Guitarist Frisby and drummer Traynor found singer Craig Mabbitt and bassist Jared Warth on the local baby-band circuit and formed blessthefall in early 2004. Following a self-released three-song demo in the summer of 2005, guitarist Eric Lambert completed the final lineup of the band. An increased local live presence, including many shows played with fellow Phoenicians Greeley Estates, brought blessthefall to the attention of Greeley Estates' label, Science Records (an imprint of Record Collection), which signed the still largely teenaged band in 2006. Shows with bands like Norma Jean and Alesana followed before blessthefall's debut album, His Last Walk, surfaced in April 2007. Shortly after the album's release, and in the midst of blessthefall's debut European tour, Mabbitt announced he was leaving the band to spend more time with his family. Later, he pleaded to be allowed back into the band, but was replaced with Beau Bokan, formerly of Take the Crown. (Mabbitt later joined Escape the Fate.) With Bokan on board, blessthefall toured before signing with Fearless Records in early 2009 and heading into the studio with Michael Baskette to record their sophomore album, Witness. They toured Australia and New Zealand in support of the album before Mike Frisby left the band early in 2011 to be replaced by Elliott Gruenberg, formerly of Legacy. They skipped that year's Warped Tour in order to focus on recording their third album, Awakening, which gave them their biggest hit to date, debuting at number 32 on the Billboard charts. Recording began on their fourth album in April 2013 and they finally made it onto the Warped Tour to promote the release, Hollow Bodies, which was produced by Joey Sturgis and released in August of that year. Featuring appearances by members of August Burns Red and Stick to Your Guns, the album was well received by fans, and hit number 15 on the Billboard Top 200. The group toured North America in 2014, and participated in the Warped Tour's 2015 lineup. Blessthefall's fifth full-length album, To Those Left Behind, appeared in September 2015. ~ John D. Buchanan & Stewart Mason
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  1.   Song
  2.   You Wear a Crown But You're No King
  3.   What's Left of Me
  4.   Bottomfeeder
  5.   Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted
  6.   Up In Flames
  7.   Skinwalkers
  8.   40 Days...
  9.   Looking Down From the Edge
  10.   Walk On Water
  11.   Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad
  12.   Hollow Bodies
  13.   Dead Air
  14.   The Reign
  15.   Decayer
  16.   Wait for Tomorrow
  17.   Witness
  18.   Last Ones Left
  19.   2.0
  20.   Oathbreaker
  21.   We'll Sleep When We're Dead
  22.   Against the Waves
  23.   'till the Death of Me
  24.   Keep What We Love & Burn the Rest
  25.   Carry On
  26.   Undefeated
  27.   Meet Me At the Gates
  28.   Awakening
  29.   With Eyes Wide Shut
  30.   Condition/Comatose
  31.   Open Water
  32.   Déjà Vu
  33.   Dream On
  34.   You Deserve Nothing & I Hope You Get Less
  35.   Stay Still
  36.   God Wears Gucci
  37.   A Message to the Unknown
  38.   Times Like These
  39.   Departures
  40.   To Those Left Behind
  41.   Youngbloods
  42.   Exodus
  43.   Promised Ones
  44.   Don't Say Goodbye
  45.   Bones Crew
  46.   To Hell & Back
  47.   Black Rose Dying
  48.   Pray
  49.   Rise Up
  50.   The Sound of Starting Over
  51.   I'm Bad News, In the Best Way
  52.   I Wouldn't Quit If Everyone Quit
  53.   Five Ninety
  54.   His Last Walk
  55.   Standing on the Ashes
  56.   See You on the Outside
  57.   Buried in These Walls
  58.   Flatline
  59.   Higinia
  60.   Could Tell a Love
  61.   [Bonus Material]
  62.   Youngblood

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