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From Autumn To Mid-Price

Posted on February 12, 2008

In the extreme underground, metalcore music is burning at a fever pitch right now. One of the bands that has sprinted to the head of the pack is Long Island’s From Autumn To Ashes. The nearly three year old quintet has spent its time wisely: selling out shows in its hometown and beyond (including a slot on last year’s ‘Download’ Festival) and consistently landing in the pages of magazines such as Alternative Press, Revolver, Kerrang! & NME. From Autumn To Ashes has shared the stage with Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, Suicide Machines, and Finch in its quest for hardcore domination. FATA, as they are affectionately referred to as by friends and fans alike, looks at itself as a band with bipolar styles. “It’s almost like we’re a band with an identity crisis,” says drummer Fran Mark, who also contributes clean, melodic vocals to the songs. “We don’t settle down into one style, really. It’s definitely from a hardcore background and has hardcore elements. But there are other members of the band that bring rock elements to the table”. Produced by Adam D (Killswitch Engage), ‘Too Bad You’re Beautiful’ forcefully shows FATA’s dedication to dynamics – tempering raging storms with respites of gorgeous, lush calm instrumentation. Pitting Ben Perri’s ruthless barks against Mark’s clean harmonies give the band a unique yin/yang vocal duality. However, “Chloroform Perfume” illustrates FATA’s range and sophistication, being a mellow ballad, with no screamed vocals. While the closing track, “Short Stories With Tragic Endings”, is quite possibly FATA’s most notorious song. Complete with absolutely gorgeous female vocals, the track is a ten-minute epic. This repackaged version of the album is one of the first releases to be issued under a new licensing deal between Roadrunner and the cutting-edge New Jersey MetalCore label Ferret Music and follows the band’s debut headline UK tour in February. TRACKLISTING: 1.The Royal Crown Vs Blue Duchess 2.Cherry Kiss 3.Chloroform Perfume 4.Mercury Rising 5.Capeside Rock 6.Take Her To The Music Store 7.The Switch 8.Reflections 9.Eulogy For An Angel 10.Short Stories With Tragic Endings Upcoming UK tour dates are as follows: 22/2 – Glasgow, King Tut’s 23/2 – Manchester, Uni 24/2 – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach 25/2 – London, Garage 26/2 – Oxford, Zodiac 27/2 – Birmingham, Carling Academy. ‘Too Bad You’re Beautiful’ will be available at special mid-price in stores from March 8th. The band’s second album (‘The Fiction We Live’) will be released through Vagrant/Mercury in the UK. For more information, check out FATA’s ARTIST page.

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