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Escape the Fate’s unique blend of hard rock, metalcore, and screamo has helped them achieve mainstream success despite several lineup changes. Formed in Nevada in 2004, the band has also maintained a loyal fan base and remained at the top of the post-hardcore scene thanks to hits like Chemical Warfare, Ungrateful, and I Am Human.
Escape the Fate is also known for their visceral and highly energetic live shows. The band members include bassist Max Green, guitarist Omar Espinoza, keyboardist Carson Allen, drummer Robert Ortiz, and vocalist Ronnie Radke. Barely a month after forming, the band quickly found early success.
In September 2005, the band won a local contest judged by My Chemical Romance. The gig gave them the opportunity to open a show on My Chemical Romance’s headlining tour with Reggie & the Full Effect and the Alkaline Trio. Subsequently, their win also landed them a record deal with Epitaph.
There’s No Sympathy for the Dead, the band’s five-song EP, was released in May 2006. Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, their full-length debut, followed in September of the same year. After several lineup changes, the band recorded their sophomore album, This War Is Ours, with new vocalist and frontman Craig Mabitt.
This War is Ours was a departure from the band’s emo-inspired sound and featured a more hard rock and streamlined approach. After touring heavily, Escape the Fate started working with Don Gilmore on their third LP. The self-titled album entered the charts at number 25. It was their first release under DGC/Interscope.
Riding the commercial success of their self-titled album, the band continued to tour heavily before releasing another album. Ungrateful was released by Eleven Seven Music in 2013. After another change in their lineup, they released their fifth album, Hate Me, in late 2015.
I Am Human, another full-length film, was released in 2018 and featured the singles Empire, Do You Love Me?, and Broken Heart. The latter landed at the number 20 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Chemical Warfare was released three years later and featured guest appearances by Travis Barker and Lindsey Stirling.