From Autumn To Ashes
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Last Known Status: Disbanded
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Below is our complete From Autumn To Ashes news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Warship has posted a new track, "We've Never Been Equal" from the upcoming album, "Supply and Depend" (out next Tuesday) on their Myspace page. Warship is the band featuring Francis Mark and Rob Lauritsen of From Autumn to Ashes.
Warship, the band featuring Francis Mark and Rob Lauritsen of From Autumn to Ashes, has posted a new song, "Toil," on their MySpace page. The song is off their upcoming album, "Supply and Depend," which is due out on November 4, 2008.
Warship, which includes Francis Mark and Rob Lauritsen of From Autumn to Ashes, is currently recording their debut album with producer Andrew Schneider (Cave In, Daughters, Pelican, Unsane). The disc is due out in the fall via Vagrant Records. You can check out the track "Toil" on the bands's new MySpace page.
From Autumn to Ashes will be going on an indefinite hiatus, vocalist Francis Mark stated, “It doesn’t feel much like a break up. Just feels like the end. It’s complete. I would say that we are going on indefinite hiatus because the term breakup suggests a more negative circumstance. There have been no quarrels between band members.”
"I’ve dedicated almost 9 years to FATA and it’s become something of a security for me. I’m looking forward to feeling uncertain and the freedom of starting a new band that has no definition. We don’t have any expectations or specific goals with Warship. We just want to play loud, have fun and share some positive music with our friends."
"The name Warship comes from a time last year when I was making worship candles (the tall, skinny glass jar candles you get in Brooklyn dollar stores and bodegas)," continues Mark. "They have paintings of saints on one side and a prayer on the opposite. I was buying blank candles and doing my own paintings on them. A friend asked me on a phone call what had I been up to and when I said "making worship candles," she thought that I meant candles with actual warships on them. This led me to thinking about the relationship between the two. How discouraging it is when 'worship' begets 'warships'."
From Autumn to Ashes have decided to call it a day. Below is a quite from vocalist Francis Mark.
"At this point I feel that we have accomplished everything we could have hoped for with FATA. It doesn't feel much like a break up. Just feels like the end. It's complete. I would say that we are going on indefinite hiatus because the term breakup suggests a more negative circumstance.
"There have been no quarrels between band members. It is also not a question of fan support because we are lucky to have some of the most loyal and impassioned friends a band could ask for. I've dedicated almost 9 years to FATA and it's become something of a security for me. I'm looking forward to feeling uncertain and the freedom of starting a new band that has no definition."
On January 8th 2008, From Autumn To Ashes performed a benefit show at Looney Tunes record store in their hometown area of Long Island, NY and recorded the show for fans that attended the performance. Now the disc will get a wide release on June 17th through Vagrant.
"13 years ago I went to Looney Tunes and found a selection of local independent music that I had been unfamiliar with until I saw it on their shelves," said singer, songwriter, and drummer Francis Mark. "This opened up a new world to me. I was just getting into some of the nationally recognized hardcore bands of the time but I didn't realize there was such a scene in my own backyard. People would leave stacks of flyers by the front door and it became a way for me to find out about local shows. I think a good local music scene is made possible not only by the bands and a decent all-ages venue, but also by a solid indie music store. I'm happy to have done something to give back to a place that helped mold me into the person I am today."
The 10-track disc features songs from the band's entire catalog, including their latest, "Holding A Wolf By The Ears." The full track listing is below.
Fans that attended the show can bring their pre-order slips into Looney Tunes (31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704) later this week to pick up the finished disc weeks before the actual street date. Looney Tunes will exclusively sell the disc both in-store and online beginning this week, as well. More...
From Autumn To Ashes will release a live album in mid-June. The material was recorded at a January performance at Looney Tunes record store in Long Island, NY. The group has issued the following:
"The live album will be available pretty much everywhere. At first we were only going to press a couple hundred copies for the people who were at the record store that night, but we are really proud of how good it came out and we would like to share it with everyone. Thats why this has been delayed for a while. It takes time to get it set up as a wide release. I don't know what the exact release date will be yet, but it should be in the middle of June. You people that were at the record store will most likely get your copy sooner."
The album was mixed by Brian McTernan and will feature the following tracks: More...
From Autumn To Ashes is currently writing material for a new album. The group hopes to enter the studio this spring, with a late-2008 release planned.
Meanwhile, drummer Jeff Gretz continues to recover from the broken foot he suffered in January. His cast has been removed and according to the band, "he's ready to start building up to playing again." Unfortunately, guitarist Brian Deneeve's foot is now in a cast after he injured it during a live performance in Australia.
In related news, the band has launched a new website here.
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES drummer Jeff Gretz has posted this bulletin on the band's MySpace page:
"'Live At Looney Tunes'... recorded live at Looney Tunes record store in Long Island, NY in January of 2008. For those of you that were at the performance and pre-ordered a copy it's taken a little longer than the store had anticipated (it was too hard for us to approve mixes in Europe so we waited to get it situated until everyone was home). Below is the final track list for the CD. We played a handful of songs at the show that aren't on here, most of them were for them to reset the computer hard drive to capture the performances, so instead of standing around we just played songs we had no intention of including. Everything recorded was used. 10 songs, 40 minutes of live FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES. The only two songs we WANTED to put on but couldn't were 'Sugar Wolf' and 'Take Her To The Music Store' because of a glitch in the computer that didn't catch those two, but that's why we did so many, to play it safe. We ended up having Brian Mcternan mix these (you may know his recording work from the 'Biology' record and from 'Holding A Wolf By The Ears'). This should be sent off to master soon and for those of you that didn't pre-order one or weren't there... we will do our best to get you info on how to get a hold of this before they run out."
Here is the complete track listing for "Live At Looney Tunes":
02. Milligram Smile
03. Cherry Kiss
04. Everything I Need
05. Deth Kult Social Club
07. Royal Crown vs. Blue Duchess
08. No Trivia
09. Recounts And Recollections
10. Alive Out Of Habit
11. The After Dinner Payback
Long Island post-hardcore act FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES has issued the following update:
"Due to reasons beyond our control, Qantas is not flying us to Australia today. In New York we got some snow, not enough that we think they should be shutting down an airport amount enough, but in there eyes it was. They have bumped us to another flight, but we will not make it in time [for the Sydney show on February 24]. Again, we're sorry, some personal things went down and our attention was required here. We will be in time for our club show with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and DIVINE HERESY."
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES Australian tour dates (all shows part of the Soundwave Festival unless otherwise noted):
Feb. 26 - Sydney, NSW - The Forum *
Feb. 27 - Canberra, ACT - ANU Refectory *
Feb. 29 - Melbourne, VIC - Melbourne Showgrounds
Mar. 01 - Adelaide, SA - Boynthon Park
Mar. 03 - Perth, WA - Steel Blue Oval
* w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL, DIVINE HERESY
Formed in 2000, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES became known for their bruising live shows and for deftly marrying melody to the punishing, aggressive hardcore sound. The band released their first album, "Too Bad You're Beautiful", on Ferret in 2001 that went on to sell over 100,000 copies. The band signed to Vagrant in 2003 and released "The Fiction We Live" (over 150,000 sold), followed by "Abandon Your Friends".
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES' latest album, "Holding a Wolf by the Ears", sold almost 11,000 copies during its first week of release in April 2007 to land at position No. 73 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Vocalist Francis Mark of the Long Island post-hardcore act FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES has issued the following update:
"For anyone who will be attending the Soundwave festival in Brisbane [on February 23], I am sorry but I cannot be there. The band flew to Australia yesterday but I have to stay back in New York for a few days. This is due to a very sad event in my personal life. I am sorry and I thank you for your understanding. I'll be meeting the band in Sydney where we will start the tour. We are not cancelling any other shows, just Brisbane."
Formed in 2000, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES became known for their bruising live shows and for deftly marrying melody to the punishing, aggressive hardcore sound. The band released their first album, "Too Bad You're Beautiful", on Ferret in 2001 that went on to sell over 100,000 copies. The band signed to Vagrant in 2003 and released "The Fiction We Live" (over 150,000 sold), followed by "Abandon Your Friends". More...
Earlier this week FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES drummer Jeff Gretz announced that he had broken bones in his foot in an accident, and would be forced to sit out the remainder of the band's European tour and Australian dates.
The group have since posted the following update:
"Australian fans need not worry... the band is still making it's way to the Soundwave Festival. The fill-in drummer for Jeff will be good friend Joe Zizzo of Victory Records' THE SLEEPING (www.myspace.com/thesleeping)."
"See ya there."
This past weekend From Autumn To Ashes drummer Jeff Gretz broke two bones in his foot. Gretz has issued the following statement:
"Last night of UK. Show goes great as all of the previous ones have. We've broken even on expenses with 3 weeks of tour left. This is great. Spirits are high. After the set the bus is loaded we're saying goodbye to Hundred Reasons and taking pictures. I'm walking in between the side of the bus and the club -- tight fit, it's dark – and an inconsistency in the sidewalk causes me to lose balance. I can't fall completely over, because I fall into the bus. I land on the ground straight down onto my ankle. I hear and feel a distinct crack. "Are you okay?". "No. No, I'm not." They help me up and usher me into the lower lounge of the bus. Not much ice in the club. Anthony, our tour manager, gets me some cubes wrapped in a napkin and I try to ice it down. No "visible" damage. Nothing feels out of place with some cursory pokes around the area. Feeling in the extremities, everything is moving. It's sore but not terrible. For now.
"I go to bed, I'm gonna sleep this off. No such luck. It feels like someone is holding my foot in the mouth of hell itself. I retire to the the TV lounge. I watch a movie. This thing hurts. I take off my shoe, my foot looks like someone inflated it with a bike pump. Everyone that comes into the TV lounge says the same thing, "Holy shit!" Really, that's exactly what everyone says. OK, I'm not sleeping at this point, No ibuprofen, no ice on hand. I'm toughing this one out, there's a lot of DVD's here, I'm gonna watch 'em!
"Noon. Still up. Now this thing REALLY hurts. I can't even really WALK on it at all, or put weight on it. It's bigger than ever. Hospital time. Let's try out this free healthcare thing. I take a cab over to the Chelsey Royal Infirmary. I tell them I'm a Yank, they ask my name, my address, my wife's name and phone number. That's it. Not one signature. Nothing. No paperwork. They take me right back to X-ray, immediately sit me down with a doctor who explains I have broken two bones in my foot, will have to wear a cast (and use crutches) for 6-8 weeks and can under no circumstances try to play drums in the cast, which I was already contemplating doing. They charge me 10 pounds for a CD with my X-rays to take back to NY to have my doctor there determine when to actually remove the cast. But other than that, in- out- no questions- no problems. Frightningly efficient.
"That's it. The band finds a fill-in (Fran will be drumming and singing for two shows then the fill in is flying to Paris to finish out the tour. This fill-in is Graham Griffith from the band Flood of Red from Glasgow). I'm probably out for the Australia tour, actually most definitely unless a miracle happens and they take the cast off after 4 weeks, Brazil is cancelled. I can still go to Japan. I don't envy them in the least. The only positive thing about this happening to me is I don't have to deal with the headache of organizing that fill-in shit.
"But I have to go home, it's surreal. You come over as a gang, and there I am alone, at midnight, sitting in an honest to god ghost town of an airport (noone around, nothing open, can't check in and just be done with it until 5:00am and then my flight leaves at 8:20 am – no sleep for 48 hours at that point. ) 6 hour flight home. Then customs. Airports are NOT set up for people on crutches. Some nice people from British Airways do help get me priority screening for bagchecks and security purposes. By the time I land, get through customs, get a cab and get home it's around 2:00 pm New York Time (which would translate to 7pm london time, which means i've been up for 62 hours straight).
"Now the question is what do I do? I'm scared. I haven't held a "real" job in years. And I don't count waiting tables (which I haven't even done in over a year) as a real job, that's like a anthropological circus sideshow of the human psyche. I never counted that as a job, that was a "social experiment." I can't play drums, I can't practice. I can write! But even that is limited to what I have at my disposal in the apartment ( I don't like writing on guitar and all the keyboards are in the space which I can't drag from Brooklyn to Harlem for the obvious reasons.) On top of all that, we live on the 4th floor. I can't maneuver these crutches anyway, let alone up and down our treacherous stairs that I have taken near-miss spills down when I'm HEALTHY. I will probably spend the next 2 months, obsessively journaling ridiculous thoughts, reading, plotting, sceheming, and becoming bitter.
"I wish the guys the best of luck and wish I was there to finish the mission. If you're going to the shows keep in mind that they're figuring all this out as they go along and instead of canceling the shows are trying to give the best they can. In the meantime, I'm ready to come back and kick shit harder than before when I'm better."
As previously mentioned, Shadows Fall will be touring Australia and Japan starting next month. Australian dates include a couple of festival dates and a run with Killswitch Engage, Divine Heresy and From Autumn to Ashes. Shadows Fall will be touring Japan with Arch Enemy. Here are the latest Shadows Fall tour dates, including a show at the end of the run in the Philippines:
Sat Feb 23 Brisbane - Riverstage and Parklands - Soundwave Festival
Sun Feb 24 Sydney - Sydney Park - Soundwave Festival
Tue Feb 26 Sydney - The Forum w KSE, Divine Heresy and From Autumn to Ashes
Wed Feb 27 Canberra - ANU Refectory w KSE, Divine Heresy and From Autumn to Ashes
Fri Feb 29 Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds - Soundwave Festival
Sat Mar 1 Adelaide - Bonython Park - Soundwave Festival
Mon Mar 3 Perth - Steel Blue Oval - Soundwave Festival
Fri Mar 7 Kawasaki Japan - Club Citta w/ Arch Enemy
Sat Mar 8 Tokyo Japan - Studio Coast w/ Arch Enemy
Mon Mar 10 Nagoya Japan - Diamond Hall w/ Arch Enemy
Tue Mar 11 Osaka Japan - Hatch w/ Arch Enemy
Sat Mar 15 Manila, Philippines Avenue Hall
Tickets for the Sydney portion of the Soundwave Festival have sold out. Killswitch Engage, Divine Heresy, Shadows Fall and From Autumn To Ashes have thus decided to team up for further shows in Sydney and Canberra. You can catch them on the 26th of February at The Forum, Sydney, by purchasing your tickets from Moshtix outlets or online at Moshtix.
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES have announced a January 8th benefit performance for the Looney Tunes CD Store in their hometown area of Long Island, NY. A massive fire destroyed the store, which is family-owned and has been in business for over 35 years, last August. The store has been rebuilt and re-opened on December 1st, with the help of donations from fellow indie retailers and local bands.
Francis Mark, FATA’s frontman, said: “When I was 13 years old I bought my first hardcore CD from Looney Tunes, which was Earth Crisis’ “All Out War” EP. That was a huge turning point in my life and I’ve been going there ever since.”
From Autumn To Ashes’ entire performance in-store will be recorded live. To gain admittance, fans must pre-order the recording for $7.99 either by clicking here or signing up at the door on entry.
This will be the only New York area appearance by FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES as they continue their worldwide tour in support of their transformative and critically acclaimed fourth full-length, "Holding A Wolf By The Ears."
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES have issued the following update:
"We're main supporting HUNDRED REASONS in the UK now (and in Holland). Europe still gets us headlining. We were able to save most of the shows/cities. We know it sucks if you already bought tickets or made plans... but trust us... this is better than the other option (which was cancelling the tour all together).
Be glad you don't live in cities like L.A. and New York where we only played once this year... this is 3 times in some of the following cities. (don't get the wrong idea we love ya, especially Germany, we're just sayin'...)
UK Tour ( opening for Hundred Reasons)
11 - Exeer, UK - Lemon Grove
12 - Cardiff, UK - The Point
13 - Plymouth, UK - The Hub
14 - Southampton, UK - The University
15 - Brighton, UK - Concorde II
17 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
18 - Manchester, UK - MDH
19 - Glasgow, UK - QMU
20 - Leeds, UK - Cockpit
21 - Newcastle, UK - Academy II
23 - London, UK - Astoria
24 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
European Headlining Tour
26 - Brussels, Belgium - MOD
28 - Utrecht, Holland - Helling (Supporting Hundred Reasons)
29 - Paris, France - Nouveau Casino
30 - Cologne, Germany - Underground
31 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
1 - Berlin, Germany - Kato
2 - Schewinfurt, Germany - Alter Stattbhf
3 - Prague, Czech Republic - Rock Cafe
5 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
6 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Club
8 - Cesena, Italy - Vidia Club
10 - Lindau, Germany - Club Vaudville
11 - Zurich, Switzerland - Abart
12 - Saabrucken, Germany - Roxy
Again, if you bought tickets ahead of time, your best bet is to call the venue and see if your tickets will be honored (they should be) if we are no longer coming to your city you should be able to get a refund.
Sorry for the confusion.
ps. if anyone knows where the Museum Of Torture in Prague is in relationship to the Rock Cafe, shoot us a message. Maybe you'd even want to take me there the day of the show."
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES and THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU will team up for the following tour dates next month:
December 6 - Orlando, FL @ The AKA Lounge
December 7 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
December 9 - Tinley Park, IL @ Mojoes Cofee Shop
December 11 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
December 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
December 13 - Millvale, PA @ Mr Small’s
December 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Britain's BRING ME THE HORIZON will embark on a European tour in January. Support at the shows will come from MAROON, BLESSED BY A BROKEN HEART and ARCHITECTS. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Jan. 14 - Germany Trier @ Exhaus *
Jan. 15 - Germany Hamburg @ Knust*
Jan. 16 - Germany Berlin @ Kato*
Jan. 17 - Germany Chemnitz @ AJZ*
Jan. 18 - Austria Wien @ Arena
Jan. 19 - Italy Cesena @ Vidia Club**
Jan. 20 - Italy Trezzo d'Adda/Milano @ Live Club**
Jan. 21 - Switzerland Luzern @ Sedel
Jan. 22 - Germany Bochum @ Matrix*
Jan. 23 - France Paris @ Batofar
Jan. 24 - Switzerland Martigny @ Les Caves du Manoir
Jan. 25 - Germany Karlsruhe @ Substage*
Jan. 26 - Belgium Hasselt @ Muziek-o-droom
Jan. 27 - Holland Tilburg @ 013
* MAROON Headline
** With FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
MINISTRY, SIXX: A.M., DROWNING POOL, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE RED CHORD and FUELED BY FIRE are among the bands that are featured on the "Saw IV" original soundtrack, due on October 23 via on Artists' Addiction Records (an extended digital release will follow in November).
"When we were choosing songs for the 'Saw IV' soundtrack, we asked ourselves, 'What kind of music would the 'Saw' characters Jigsaw and Amanda listen to?'" reveals Jonathan Scott Miller, principal of Artists' Addiction Records. Miller served as soundtrack producer alongside Artists' Addiction principals Jonathan Platt and Jonathan McHugh ("Saw IV" producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg are executive soundtrack producers).
Aside from occupying a certain punishing position on the sonic spectrum, many of these acts also have in common an abiding love for all things "Saw". Attests Miller: "A lot of these artists are huge fans of the franchise, and their music really relates to it." He points out that SOLIDIUM ("Trapped") are also devotees of modern horror films in general and that OXYGEN is so enamored of the "Saw" series that their contribution to "Saw IV" original soundtrack, "Do You Want to Play a Game", takes its title and thematic thrust directly from the films. Moreover, "Saw IV" original soundtrack is itself an "inspired by" collection. Aside from "Just Begun", an excerpt form Charlie Clouser's score, the songs comprising this companion piece are not heard in the film; instead, their selection was inspired by the film.
From Autumn To Ashes has parted ways with bass player, Josh Newton. Rejoining the group is original bassist, Mike Pilato. Here's a statement from the band:
"Original FATA bass player, Mike Pilato, has rejoined the band. You older fans may remember him from his performances on Too Bad You're Beautiful and The Fiction We Live. He toured with FATA from 2000-2004, he has sweet sideburns and he's been my good friend since I was in 8th grade.
We will miss Josh Newton very much and have enjoyed the last 3 years of making music together. We could have never survived the hardships of the last year and could have never rebuilt the band without his efforts and humor. I'm sure whatever he does next will be amazing so keep your eyes and ears open for that."