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Kamis, 30 September 2010

Profil Blessthefall 

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Blessthefall is an American post-hardcore band from Phoenix, Arizona, currently signed to Fearless Records. The band was founded in 2004 by guitarist Mike Frisby, drummer Matt Traynor, and bassist Jared Warth. Their debut album with original vocalist Craig Mabbitt was released April 10, 2007, titled His Last Walk. Their second studio album with new vocalist Beau Bokan was released October 6, 2009, titled Witness.




Origins and His Last Walk (2004–2007)

Blessthefall grew out of high school practice sessions consisting of guitarist Mike Frisby, guitarist Miles Bergsma, drummer Matt Traynor, bassist Jared Warth, and later, vocalist Craig Mabbitt. After founding member Miles Bergsma left to attend college at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, they released a three-track EP in mid-2005 and added guitarist Eric Lambert to form their first solid line-up.[1] Phoenix-area gigs with Greeley Estates and an openly religious orientation got the band local press and a deal with Warner subsidiary, Science Records.[2] The band then toured withAlesana and Norma Jean across the United States and Canada.[3] Their debut album, His Last Walk, was released on April 10, 2007, to mixed reviews.[4][5][6] The band completed the entire 2007Warped Tour circuit nationwide.[3] His Last Walk peaked at #32 on the U.S. Billboard Heatseekers chart.[7]
Blessthefall toured with Escape the FateLoveHateHeroBefore Their Eyes, and Dance Gavin Dance on the Black On Black tour during September and October 2007, they were also part of the Underground Operations Tour And Loathing Tour 2007, opening for Protest The Hero and All That Remains, along with fellow opening bands, Threat Signal and the Holly Springs Disaster, and were a part of From First to Last's fall headlining tour, starting November 1 with A Skylit Drive and Vanna.

Mabbitt's departure and Bokan's arrival (2008–2009)

While on their first European tour (with Silverstein) in late 2007, Craig Mabbitt left the band during the United Kingdom portion, for (according to the band's MySpace blog) "personal reasons." For the remainder of the tour, Jared Warth filled in for vocals while playing bass. When Mabbitt later attempted to returned to Blessthefall, the band members decided not to let him back in, preferring to move on without him. On December 15, 2007, Blessthefall posted a blog on their MySpace announcing their parting ways with Mabbitt while Mabbitt posted a bulletin on his personal MySpace stating his willingness to return to the band.
After the European tour, the band decided to look for a temporary fill in bass player so that Jared Warth could concentrate on vocals. Aiden Louis, vocalist of Dear Whoever, was added to the group to fill in the bass and backup vocals. This was their lineup for Taste of Chaos 2008.
In early 2008, Blessthefall released a new video for the song "Rise Up" from the album His Last Walk. The video, (directed by Travis Kopach), is the first to not include Mabbitt.
In May 2008, Escape the Fate announced Craig Mabbitt had joined them for the recording of their next album.[8]
Finally, on September 26, 2008, the group announced that they had chosen a new lead singer, Beau Bokan, after months of searching. Bokan was the former lead singer for Take the Crown, a group who released one album on Rise Records earlier in 2008 before disbanding.

Witness (2010–present)

During the month of February, the band announced on their MySpace page that they would head into the studio in May 2009 after their tour with SilversteinNorma Jean, and Before Their Eyes. On May 13 the band announced on their MySpace page and video blogs that they signed to Fearless Records.

On June 3, the band announced via MySpace that they were officially finished with the recording of their new album and that it was to be released in the fall. At the beginning of their tour with August Burns Red and Enter Shikari, they announced that the album would be titled "Witness". In July, Blessthefall released a song clip on their MySpace blog titled "God Wears Gucci", released on iTunesfor download on August 11, 2009. In September 2009, the band uploaded another track on their MySpace page titled "What's Left of Me". The album was released October 6, 2009.
Throughout June 2010 Blessthefall toured Australia nationally in support of Story of the Year and Saosin. Blessthefall played across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
After the release of Witness, the band co-headlined the Atticus Fall Tour with FinchDrop Dead, Gorgeous, and Vanna from October 10, 2009 through to November 19. Other bands on the tour includedOf Mice & Men and Let’s Get It.
In October 2009, the band announced on YouTube that they were working on a music video for "What's Left of Me", which was released December 14 on MySpace Metal.
On January 26, 2010, Greeley Estates released No Rain, No Rainbow, featuring guest vocals by Blessthefall vocalists Beau Bokan and Jared Warth. The album also features guest vocals from former vocalist of Blessthefall, and present vocalist of Escape the Fate, Craig Mabbitt.
The band was featured on the Punk Goes Classic Rock album released April 27th covering Dream On by Aerosmith.
Their song, “To Hell and Back”, released on Witness, was a soundtrack to Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Conviction. The game trailer was released on April 9, 2010.[9]
They released a new music video for their song "To Hell and Back" on July 21, 2010 and are in the process of recording a new music video for "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted", which was confirmed through their Twitter. They are holding a contest to see who can make the best fan-made video to be included in the final music video.
They are currently in the process of writing a new album. They are expected to enter the recording studio in May of 2011, with a late 2011 release.

Band members

  • Craig Mabbitt - lead vocals (2004–2008)
  • Miles Bergsma - lead guitar (2004–2005)

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