Local Music

Escape the Fate signs to Eleven Seven Music

Craig Mabbitt, right, and Robert Ortiz of Escape the Fate perform during the first day of the Rockstar 48 Hours Festival at the Luxor Festival Grounds on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
Photo: Richard Brian

Las Vegas-bred hard rockers Escape the Fate have a new label home. The band announced today that it has signed with Eleven Seven Music, whose artist roster also includes Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry, Papa Roach and Drowning Pool.

Escape the Fate's fourth album is scheduled for release this spring. The band posted a 25-second preview of screamy new track "Ungrateful" on YouTube today to coincide with the new announcement.

"We are stoked to get sh*t rolling again, and we are thankful for all our fans that have stuck with us during this down time," singer Craig Mabbitt said in a press release. "We hope everyone is ready to go hard with us in 2013."

Since releasing its self-titled third album—which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Hard Rock and Tastemaker charts in 2010—Escape the Fate has dealt with a series of lineup changes, specifically the loss of founding bassist Max Green and the promotion of touring musicians Michael Money (rhythm guitar) and TJ Bell (bass) to official member status. Rounding out ETF's lineup: original members Bryan Monte Money (lead guitar) and Robert Ortiz (drums), and vocalist Mabbit, who replaced Ronnie Radke as the band's frontman in 2008.

"We've been watching them for some time now, and we look forward to working with them as they define the future of rock 'n' roll," Eleven Seven Music executive Joe McFadden said in the release.

Photo of Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and ...

Get more Spencer Patterson

Previous Discussion:

  • The Las Vegas debut of the Ohio-bred indie band was filled with dynamic arrangements, entertaining anecdotes—and, surprisingly, lots of attendees.

  • At this point, the only constant from album to album is the band’s dedication to ambition.

  • The bravery of the real soldiers is buried under a mountain of hokey sentiment and rah-rah bluster.

  • Get More A&E Stories
Top of Story