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Final Drive

From: St. Louis, MO, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Final Drive News

Below is our complete Final Drive 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.

Final Drive Gears Up For U.S. Tour

The latest single “Built To Break” from St. Louis group Final Drive has hit the metal radio waves, and on the live front, the band has announced more U.S. tour dates.

“Stoked to get back on the road and keep the metal thriving! Couple new areas, Couple Favorites and of course Rocklahoma! We’re also bringing some pals from St.Louis, Hallow Point on a couple dates, gonna be a banger!” says vocalist Jordan Gaw. All dates below.

Out now, "Dig Deeper" is the 5th studio full-length album from Final Drive. The disc was produced by Charlie Bellmore (Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow), mixed by Nicky Bellmore (Dexters Lab Studio, Toxic Holocaust), and mastered by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie). More...

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Final Drive Releases New Video

The St. Louis thrashers from Final Drive just unleashed a brand new music video for the track “Six Feet Down," which can be seen below. The band comments:

“We’re stoked to team up with Ghost Cult to drop our video for 'Six Feet Down.' We set up in the foothills of Albuquerque NM to knock this one out. A straight forward in your face video, definitely a hell of a lot of fun to film and director Jeshua Booth did a killer job!”

Released February 3rd, 2017 new album "Dig Deeper" made it’s debut entrance at #12 on the Billboard Heatseekers albums chart. If you missed it, a full stream of the album can be found right here.

On the live front, select spring dates have been announced while even more U.S. tour dates will soon be revealed. The "Dig Deeper" track listing is as follows:

1. This Is How
2. Built To Break
3. The Last Time
4. Six Feet Down
5. Want It All
6. Life Decided
7. Follow The Curse
8. Beneath Us
9. Of A Killer
10. Black Out More...

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Final Drive Streaming Full New Album

New album "Dig Deeper" from St. Louis thrash metal act Final Drive is out today, and in celebration fans have a chance to hear all the tracks for 24 hours - listen in below before the stream is deactivated.

“We’re extremely excited to hear the reaction to 'Dig Deeper,' we definitely took a new approach on this one and it shows a side of Final Drive you’ll be hearing more from in the future,” comments vocalist Jordan Gaw on the recent release.

100% funded by fans via Kickstarter, "Dig Deeper" represents the core of Final Drive: dedication, sacrifice, and a focused belief in the power of music to connect us all. Jordan adds, "We owe our fans this record, they made it happen, they supported us and it’s changed our abilities to present this album to so many more.”

1. This Is How
2. Built To Break
3. The Last Time
4. Six Feet Down
5. Want It All
6. Life Decided
7. Follow The Curse
8. Beneath Us
9. Of A Killer
10. Black Out More...

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Final Drive Posts "The Last Time"

Final Drive just premiered brand new single “The Last Time” off forthcoming album "Dig Deeper." The St. Louis-bred southern groove thrashers will unleash this full auditory assault on February 3rd, 2017.

In addition to the new video, Final Drive also announced headlining tour dates following a current supporting run with Mobile Deathcampon the "NAMM You All To Hell" tour which stops by Denver, CO tonight at 3 Kings Tavern.

Final Drive is also confirmed to perform at this year’s Rocklahoma Festival taking place in Pryor, OK from May 26th - May 28th. All upcoming tour dates are available below. More...

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Final Drive Reveals Album Details, Tour Dates

St. Louis thrashers Final Drive will release new studio album, "Dig Deeper," on February 3rd, 2017. In addition to previously announced tour dates, Final Drive also just unveiled full album details for "Dig Deeper," including the official track listing and pre-order information.

1. This Is How
2. Built To Break
3. The Last Time
4. Six Feet Down
5. Want It All
6. Life Decided
7. Follow The Curse
8. Beneath Us
9. Of A Killer
10. Black Out

Artwork for the album cover was created by Final Drive's own Jordan Gaw. Produced by Charlie Bellmore (Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow), mixed by Nicky Bellmore (Dexters Lab Studio, Toxic Holocaust), and mastered by Zuess (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie); pre-orders for Dig Deeper are available now at this location. More...

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Final Drive Releasing Album, Gearing Up For Tour

Successfully funded by 127 bad ass fans on Kickstarter, St. Louis thrash metal act Final Drive will unleash 5th studio album "Dig Deeper" next month.

Produced by Charlie Bellmore (Jasta, Kingdom of Sorrow), mixed by Nicky Bellmore (Dexters Lab Studio, Toxic Holocaust), and mastered by Zuess (Hatebreed, Rob Zombie); the official album release date for "Dig Deeper" is now set for February 3rd, 2017.

In support of the upcoming release, Final Drive kicks off 2017 with a heavy dose of tour dates, starting with “NAMM you all to hell” directly supporting Mobile Deathcamp.

"The release of our new album 'Dig Deeper' is a celebration and you are invited," states vocalist Jordan Gaw. "Every night on this tour we get to present these new songs and share the stage with really awesome pro musicians, it pumps us up! We are seriously firing on all cylinders, come join the party!” More...

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Mobile Deathcamp Announces Tour With Final Drive

The Toledo-based speed metal punk thrashers from Mobile Deathcamp have announced their first tour of 2017, kicking off on January 12th in Tulsa and featuring Final Drive.

Comments the band: "Here we go 2017!! This run is a quick sprinter to NAMM and back... tons of other dates to come. Wherever you are, we'll be in your town next year."

January 12th - Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge
January 13th - Dallas, TX - Renos Chop Shop
January 14th - Lubbock, TX - Depot O Bar
January 16th - Santa, FE - Underground
January 17th - Flagstaff, AZ - The Green Room
January 18th - Long Beach, CA - Blacklight District
January 20th - Anaheim, CA - NAMM +
January 21st - Anaheim, CA - NAMM +
January 22nd - Las Vegas, NV - The Dive Bar
January 23rd - Tempe, AZ - Tempe Tavern
January 24th - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse
January 25th - Albuquerque, NM - Blu Phoenix Venue
January 27th - Denver, CO - 3 Kings Tavern
January 28th - Kansas City, MO - All Star Bar *
January 29th - Columbia, MO - Club Impulse *

+ No performance
* with Nevalra More...

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Final Drive Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Final Drive just launched a Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming album (check out full details here) and the band also commetns:

"With much excitement, we'd like to introduce you to our new album 'Dig Deeper!' We've teamed up with Kickstarter to bring you this unique opportunity to help support the release of Dig Deeper. Check out the message from Jordan and support." More...

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Full Terror Assault Lineup Announced

Full Terror Assault is a three day, open air metal festival to be held at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois later this year on Sept 10th, 11th, and 12th.

The event will feature over seventy bands spanning every genre of metal along with contests, vendors, a DJ after hours party, and more. Festival goers will be able to camp on-site and enjoy over 115 acres of nature with fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities. Various ticket packages are available online with a buy-one-get-one-free special available through June 21st. The lineup includes the following artists: More...

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Final Drive Posts New Video

Final Drive just came home from a 26 date tour and 3 days at NAMM to release a new music video for "Exit Underground," which can be seen below.

"Exit Underground" is taken from the "Lifeswork" album, and the clip was filmed & directed by Jeshua Booth and Grimey Grim.

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Final Drive Releases Discography Online For Free

St. Louis, Missouri rock-n-metal 5-piece band Final Drive has released their entire discography online for free. Final Drive have cut their teeth on multiple nationwide tours with such acts as 3 Inches of Blood and Satryicon and had a breif stint of fame being one of the finalists on MTV's 'Battle for Ozzfest' reality show.

Final Drive has released their entire previously recorded discography for free on their MySpace page and official website. Each album download comes with mp3s, album artwork, lyrics, and liner notes.

Included for free download are the following releases:

2003 demos titled 'In the Beginning, There Were Three'
2004's 'Good Things Come To Those We Refuse To Wait'
2006's 'Final Drive to The Rend' split with The Rend
2008's Unreleased 'The Firebrand Sessions'

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Contestant Bands In Battle For Ozzfest Revealed

The bands taking part in the MTV Reality Series "Battle for Ozzfest", that gives competing bands a chance to land a spot on the coveted 2nd stage on OZZFEST 2005 are as follows:

A DOZEN FURIES
CYNDER
BEYOND ALL REASON
FINAL DRIVE
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION
TRAUMA CONCEPT
MANNTIS
SICKS DEEP

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