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Escape the Fate

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Formed in 2004, Las Vegas post-hardcore group Escape the Fate prided itself, above all else, on an energetic and visceral live show. Following the demise of their previous band, singer Ronnie Radke and bassist Max Green recruited keyboardist Carson Allen, guitarist Omar Espinoza, and drummer Robert Ortiz. Debuting live barely one month after forming, the band found early success via local radio outlets and quickly amassed a devoted hometown following. By 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 & the Full Effect, which subsequently led to a record deal with Epitaph. Their five-song EP There's No Sympathy for the Dead appeared in May 2006, with their full-length debut, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, following in September of that year. Prior to both releases, keyboardist Allen left the band, with guitarist Espinoza also leaving amicably in 2007 after the two releases. The lineup shifts continued as singer Radke was ousted in 2008 due to continued drug problems and his involvement in an altercation that led to an indictment on a charge of battery. The remaining members recruited former blessthefall vocalist Craig Mabbitt to fill the vacant frontman position, and the revised lineup immediately hit the studio in mid-2008 to record their sophomore album, This War Is Ours, which subsequently reached number 35 on the Billboard charts that October. The album was a departure from Escape the Fate's earlier emo-inspired sound, and featured a more streamlined, hard rock approach. They immersed themselves in a heavy touring schedule and, in early 2010, began working with producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Bullet for My Valentine) on their third LP. Released later that year, the self-titled album would be their first for DGC/Interscope and fared well commercially, entering the charts at number 25. They continued to tour heavily, playing shows around the world before releasing their follow-up album, 2013's Ungrateful. Their ever-shifting lineup continued to evolve, with founding member Green departing and his replacement, TJ Bell, taking over on bass. Brothers Monte and Michael Money manned the guitars and, in addition to the lineup changes, Ungrateful also saw a shift to a different label, this time coming out on Universal imprint Eleven Seven Music. Arriving in late 2015, Escape the Fate's fifth album, Hate Me, was helmed by veteran producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Bon Jovi, Daughtry), and featured a lineup consisting of Mabbitt, Robert Ortiz, TJ Bell, and Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft. ~ Timothy Monger & Andrew Leahey
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Escape the Fate

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Escape the Fate

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  2.   Gorgeous Nightmare
  3.   Issues
  4.   Situations
  5.   The Aftermath (G3)
  6.   City of Sin
  7.   You're Insane
  8.   Ungrateful
  9.   Smooth
  10.   Alive
  11.   This War Is Ours (The Guillotine, Pt. 2)
  12.   One For the Money
  13.   Massacre
  14.   Picture Perfect
  15.   I Alone
  16.   Ashley
  17.   Not Good Enough for Truth In Cliche'
  18.   The Webs We Weave
  19.   There's No Sympathy For The Dead
  20.   Breaking Me Down
  21.   Remember Every Scar
  22.   Lost in Darkness
  23.   The Guillotine
  24.   My Apocalypse
  25.   Ransom
  26.   You Are So Beautiful
  27.   Prepare Your Weapon
  28.   The Flood
  29.   Hate Me
  30.   Live for Today
  31.   Just a Memory
  32.   Father Brother
  33.   Fire It Up
  34.   Choose Your Fate
  35.   This War Is Mine
  36.   Bad Blood
  37.   Redline
  38.   Let Me Be
  39.   Desire
  40.   Risk It All
  41.   Chemical Love
  42.   Forget About Me
  43.   Until We Die
  44.   Harder Than You Know
  45.   Let It Go
  46.   On to the Next One
  47.   We Won't Back Down
  48.   The Day I Left the Womb
  49.   Cellar Door
  50.   Dragging Dead Bodies in Blue Bags Up Really Long Hills
  51.   End of the World
  52.   Get Up, Get Out
  53.   Live Fast, Die Beautiful
  54.   Liars and Monsters
  55.   Day of Wreckoning
  56.   As You're Falling Down
  57.   When I Go Out, I Want to Go Out on a Chariot of Fire
  58.   Friends and Alibis
  59.   Something
  60.   10 Miles Wide
  61.   It's Just Me
  62.   I Won't Break
  63.   Behind the Mask
  64.   The Final Blow
  65.   World Around Me
  66.   Zombie Dance
  67.   Les Enfants Terribles

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