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Formed: 1994
From: Anchorage, AK, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Background

36 Crazyfists, signed to Roadrunner records in 2002, debuted with their album titled "Bitterness the Star'" and did 2004's critically acclaimed "A Snow Capped Romance". They have their own unique sound, standing out most in vocalist Broc Lindow's voice. They recorded their debut and dedicated one of the songs to their original bass player who lost his life in a car accident.

36 Crazyfists may have suffered a loss, but that hasn't stop them from making music. They combine hard driven gutiars comparable to Killswitch Engage and vocals that are something of their own. 36 Crazyfists are showing the world that Alaska's not only known for eskimos, but also kick ass metal. 36 Crazyfists are definately a band to watch over the years. Who knows where they'll take their unique sound, comparable to Killswitch Engage, next?

Latest 36 Crazyfists News

Below is our complete 36 Crazyfists 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.

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Underoath, 36 Crazyfists Chart on Billboard

Underoath’s new live CD/DVD has made its debut at No. 46 on this weeks Billboard Top 200 chart with 11,000 copies sold. 36 Crazyfists moved 4,000 copies of their new album, "The Tide and its Takers," coming in at No. 155 on the chart.

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36 Crazyfists Streaming New Album Online

Right now on the bands official Myspace, you can listen to 36 Crazyfists new album "The Tide and its Takers" in its entirety. Click here to listen. You can also check out the artwork for the new album at this location.

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36 Crazyfists Posts "We Gave It Hell" Video Online

36 Crazyfists have posted the first video from their forthcoming album "The Tide and Its Takers" online. The song is called "We Gave It Hell" and can be viewed below.

"The Tide and Its Takers" is scheduled for a May 27th release More...

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Black Tide Announces European Tour Dates

Miami-based metallers Black Tide are proud to announce their upcoming European tour schedule. The band will play throughout Europe in the month of June, appearing at Germany’s Rock Am Ring, France’s Hellfest, Italy’s Gods of Metal, and the UK’s Download Fest.

Black Tide’s bassist Zakk Sandler comments: “We are totally stoked to be heading back to Europe in June for the summer festivals. We can't even believe that we are on the bill with such amazing bands all over the continent. From Judas Priest to Iron Maiden and Avenged Sevenfold, we are just in complete awe. We're looking forward to seeing another part of the world and seeing fans in Italy, Spain, Germany, and a ton of other places. This is gonna be the best summer ever!” More...

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival 2008

A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.

This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...

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36 Crazyfists To Release EP For Record Store Day

36 Crazyfists will be releasing a new EP entited "The Oculus" EP to celebrate Record Store Day on Saturday, April 19th. The three track EP includes two new tracks, “Absent are the Saints” and “We Gave it Hell,” from their forthcoming new album, "The Tide and Its Takers," plus an exclusive unreleased track, “Criminal Justice,” which was originally written and recorded by the Seattle based band Satchel.

"The Tide and Its Takers" is due out on May 27th.

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36 Crazyfists Debut New Song On Myspace Metal

Alaskan metal heavyweights 36 Crazyfists have debuted a brand-new song, “Absent Are The Saints,” from their upcoming album, "The Tide and Its Takers", exclusively on Myspace Metal.

Singer Brock Lindow comments on the song: “I’m excited people are finally getting to hear it. We’ve been sitting on it for a while, so now people outside our circle of friends have a chance to hear the new music. Lyrically, “Absent Are The Saints” is about how some people pray for and wait for change it rather than making it happen themselves. It’s about being proactive about changing your life.”

36 Crazyfists is currently touring with DevilDriver, Napalm Death, and Invitro on the Bound By The Road tour to support the May 27 release of The "Tide and Its Takers". The album is the Ferret Music debut from 36 Crazyfists. More...

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More Bands Announced For Download Festival

Kid Rock is the latest act to confirm an appearance at this year's K!-sponsored Download Festival.

Tabloid bad boy Rock - who is currently touring the US with his Rock 'N' Roll Revival show - is joined by Bleeding Through, Throwdown, The Black Dahlia Murder and The Subways at the three-day rock spectacular at Donington Park on June 13, 14 and 15.

The Kerrang!-sponsored Download festival will be headlined by: Kiss, The Offspring and Lostprophets.

The full list of other bands on the bill so far is as follows: 36 Crazy Fists, Alter Bridge, Bleeding Through, Children Of Bodom, Chris Cornell, Coheed & Cambria, Disturbed, HIM, Incubus, In Flames, Job For A Cowboy, Jonathan Davis, Jimmy Eat World, Judas Priest, Kid Rock, Motorhead, Rise Against, The Black Dahlia Murder, Throwdown and The Subways.

The Download festival takes place the weekend of June 13 to June 15. Tickets are on sale now. Prices are as follows: a full weekend ticket: £130, standard camping: £20, camper van: £40, family zone camping: £20, lockers: £11, parking £10 in advance or £15 on the day. There will be a variety of ticket packages available to buy, including the RIP packages (a VIP package) from £315. For Club or VIP Experience packages, please call 020 7009 3484 to discuss your requirements.

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More Bands Added To Graspop Metal Meeting 2008

ARCH ENEMY, SYMPHONY X, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BLACK STONE CHERRY, THROWDOWN and BLEEDING THROUGH have just been confirmed for the Graspop Metal Meeting which is set to take place June 27th - 29th at De Boeretand in Dessel, Belgium.

Confirmed acts now include: ALCHEMIST, APOCALYPTICA, ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, BEHEMOTH, BLACK STONE CHERRY, BLEEDING THROUGH, BRING ME THE HORIZON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, COMEBACK KID, DEATHSTARS, DEF LEPPARD, DYING FETUS, FORBIDDEN, HELMET, HOLLENTHON, ICED EARTH, IMMORTAL, IN FLAMES, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, KORPIKLAANI, MADBALL, MINISTRY, MORBID ANGEL, MY DYING BRIDE, NILE, NOVEMBERS DOOM, OBITUARY, OPETH, PRIMORDIAL, ROSE TATTOO, ROTTING CHRIST, SABATON, SAXON, SOILWORK, SONATA ARCTICA, SYMPHONY X, TESTAMENT, 36 CRAZYFISTS, THROWDOWN, VOLBEAT, WHITESNAKE and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

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Five More Bands Announced For Download 2008

The following message has been posted via the Download festival's official Myspace acoount:

"With festival fever firmly underway, we have added another internationally acclaimed batch of artists to our line-up.

With the three headliners already in place - KISS, The Offspring and Lostprophets - You will be thrilled to learn that joining them on the weekend of 13, 14, 15 June in Donington Park will be CHRIS CORNELL, JIMMY EAT WORLD, JONATHAN DAVIS, 36 CRAZYFISTS and JOB FOR A COWBOY

This raft of US acts add to the Download 2008 bill which also sees Judas Priest, Motörhead, HIM, In Flames, Coheed & Cambria, Incubus, Disturbed, Rise Against, Alter Bridge and Children of Bodom appearing."

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Straight Line Stitch To Support Devildriver

Raging Nation Records/KOCH Records artists Straight Line Stitch have announce tour dates with Devildriver, Napalm Death, and 36 Crazy Fists on a 6-week, U.S. tour.

Straight Line Stitch, originally hailing from Knoxville, TN, features Alexis Brown on vocals, Seth Thacker and Tim Chappell on guitar, Jason White on bass, and Patrick Haynes on drums. SLS continue to tour relentlessly, performing between 150 and 200 shows a year for the last 3 years. The band has opened for acts such as Slayer, Killswitch Engage, 3 Inches of Blood, Mastodon and Anthrax, among others, and has also opened dates on the Jagermeister and Vans Warped Tour.

Straight Line Stitch’s new album, "When Skies Wash Ashore," will be released in Summer 2008, and features Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed) on one track. When Skies Wash Ashore is produced by Scrap 60 and Executive Produced by Dale “Rage” Resteghini, who also directed the band’s first video for “Remission.”

Here are the latest Straight Line Stitch tour dates: More...

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More Rock Star Mayhem Tour Dates Revealed

The following dates have been released for the “Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival” tour, which is set to feature SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, MACHINE HEAD, MASTODON, DRAGONFORCE, SEVENDUST, THE RED CHORD, 36 CRAZYFISTS, SUICIDE SILENCE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, WALLS OF JERICHO, BLACK TIDE, and AIRBOURNE:

July 9 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 11 - Marysville, CA @Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 12 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 15 - Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
July 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
July 19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
July 20 - Englewood, CO @ Coors Amphitheatre
July 22 - Bonner Springs, KS @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 23 - Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
July 25 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Centre
July 26 - Selma, TX @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
July 27 - The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 29 - Tampa, FL @ Ford Amphitheatre at State Fairgrds.
July 30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 1 - Atlanta, GA @ HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
August 2 - Noblesville, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
August 3 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
August 6 - Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 8 - Toronto, ON @ The Molson Amphitheatre
August 9 - Burgettstown, PA @ Post-Gazette Pavilion
August 10 - Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
August 13 - Mansfield, MA @ Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts
August 15 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 16 - Bristow, VA @ Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge
August 17 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
August 20 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

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36 Crazyfists Set Release Date For New Album

Alaska-based rockers 36 Crazyfists have announced a May 27 release date for their forthcoming album The Tide And Its Takers. The record, originally slated for release on April 29, marks 36 Crazyfists’ Ferret Music debut. The Tide And Its Takers is produced by guitarist Steve Holt and mixed by the venerable and prolific Andy Sneap (Testament, Machine Head, Chimaira).

36 Crazyfists were just in Alaska filming the music video for the album’s first single, “We Gave It Hell.” The band tapped Director Soren (Behemoth, Unearth, Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster) for the video.

The band is also gearing up for the upcoming “Bound By The Road” tour with DevilDriver, which kicks off February 27 in Modesto. The tour also features Napalm Death, Walls of Jericho and Invitro. More...

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More Rock Star Energy Tour Details Revealed

SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, DRAGONFORCE and MASTODON will the main stage on the first Rockstar Energy Mayhem festival tour, set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle. The tour will hit 30 cities in the US and Canada between early July and late August.

The tour will have two second stages - one featuring SEVENDUST, AIRBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, 36 CRAZYFISTS and the Jägermeister Battle of The Bands Winner. A second stage will feature MACHINE HEAD, BLACK TIDE, SUICIDE SILENCE, THE RED CHORD and WALLS OF JERICHO.

Official tour dates, cities and the tour’s Internet pre-sale will be announced in the coming weeks. Go to www.mayhemfest.com to keep up with details.

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Devildriver Announce Headlining Tour Dates

Metal road warriors DevilDriver will hit the road in Winter 2008, headlining the “Bound By The Road” tour in support of their acclaimed masterwork, "The Last Kind Words." This tour marks the band’s first headline run for this album. Also on the bill are death metal legends Napalm Death, and up-and-comers Walls Of Jericho, 36 Crazyfists and InVitro. The tour begins on February 27 and runs through April 19.

Pre-sale tickets will be available exclusively for members of the band’s newly launched fan club, dubbed “The Wretched,” on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at https://tixx1.artistarena.com/devildriver/. Tickets will be available for the general public the following day. Additionally, those diehard fans who purchase 4 or more tickets at once will gain early entry into the venue, and participate in a 30-minute pre-show meet and greet with the entire band where they will be able to take photographs and have two items autographed.

“The Wretched” is an exclusive, official fan community where DevilDriver fans reap loads of benefits for the low annual cost of $19.99. Members of “The Wretched” will receive a t-shirt and patch upon signing up, automatic entry into contests, monthly giveaways, as well as more intimate access to the band through web chats and blogs.

Of the fan club and the tour, frontman Dez Fafara said, “We have just started our first fan club, and we have put together a diverse package. We have one of the greatest legends in metal playing right before us and we have a punk rock band opening for us. We’re going to do an hour to an hour-and-a-half on stage every night, and we’re going to throw in a lot of songs we have never played live before. There will be more of a production on stage, too. With lights and all. We will be playing a lot of stuff from our new record. And there will be some surprises, too, so come out and see the show!”

Below are the latest "Bound By The Road" tour dates, with more to be announced shortly. More...

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36 Crazyfists Cancel European Tour

Due to a delay in the recording process 36 Crazyfists have been forced to push back the release of their upcoming Ferret Music debut, "The Tide and Its Takers." The album which was originally slated for a March 4th release is now slated to drop on April 29th. The album will still be produced by the band’s guitarist Steve Holt and mixed by Andy Sneap.

Because of the setbacks in recording the band are also, regrettably, going to have to cancel their UK and European tour plans. The band was scheduled to play with Bullet For My Valentine overseas and is disappointed to say that they will not be partaking in the tour.

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36 Crazyfists Reveal New Album Title

Alaska based rockers 36 CRAZYFISTS are currently in the studio working on their Ferret Music debut, which they have titled The Tide And It’s Takers.

The band is pleased about the partnership with Ferret who are responsible for launching the careers of 36 Crazyfists’ contemporaries including FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.

36 Crazyfists have completed writing and begUn the recording process after Thanksgiving. The band will be having guitarist and backing vocalist, Steve Holt, sitting in the producer’s chair. They have decided to work with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, AS I LAY DYING) again on the mixing.

Lead singer Brock Lindow had this to say, “We could not be happier to be on Ferret Music, We are all big fans of the bands on the roster as well as the people who run the label. Our new record is now finished being written and we will start recording right after Thanksgiving. We will be out on tour in January starting with the UK and Europe first, looking forward to hitting the road and seeing all of our friends again.”

The UK tour will be with Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. Keep an eye out for more info on that tour as well as later US dates. Don’t forget to prepare yourself for the release of The Tide And It’s Takers which is slated for a March release.

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Watch 36 Crazyfists Play "The Heart and The Shape"

There is a new live video of 36 CRAZYFISTS performing their track "The Heart And The Shape" available for viewing at the Underground Video Television (UVTV) website.

The footage was filmed at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY earlier this year when the band was on tour with KITTIE, WALLS OF JERICHO, IN THIS MOMENT and DEAD TO FALL. 36 Crazyfists recently signed a new deal with Ferret Records.

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36 Crazyfists Signs To Ferret Music

Ferret Music has officially signed a worldwide record deal with 36 Crazyfists. This is the second ex-Roadrunner Records band Ferret has recently signed (Chimaira being the other). According to the band, "We are extremly excited to start working along with them. We are currently writing the new record and hope to be in the studio by the fall."

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Watch Another 36 Crazyfists Performance Online

Another live video of 36 Crazyfists filmed at Northern Lights in Clifton Park NY is available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. This time the clip is for the band’s track “I’ll Go Until My Heart Stops” and was taken during their tour with KITTIE, IN THIS MOMENT, DEAD TO FALL & WALLS OF JERICHO earlier this year.

36 CRAZYFISTS' latest album, "Rest inside the Flames", was released in North America last November via DRT Entertainment. The group's video for the song "I'll Go Until My Heart Stops" from "Rest Inside the Flames" appeared on the third installment of the “MTV Headbanger's Ball" compilations, entitled "MTV Headbanger's Ball - The Revenge", which was released in April 2006 via Roadrunner.

"Rest Inside the Flames" was produced by Sal Villanueva, who has previously worked with THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY and VISION OF DISORDER, among others.

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