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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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36CF Guitarist: "Roadrunner Never Had Faith"

Mark Wrigley of OneMetal.com recently conducted an interview with 36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt. Some excerpts follow:

OneMetal.com: In terms of your current record, Roadrunner decided not to release it in the States, what was the story behind that?

Steve Holt: They had just signed like MEGADETH and HATEBREED, and a bunch of bigger bands from over there, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, and they wanted to wait and put it out this year. We were like, "Nah, that ain't happening," so we went and did a licensing deal with DRT and that allowed it to come out finally in November.

OneMetal.com: But it was still leaked onto the web before hand…

Steve Holt: Yeah, absolutely…

OneMetal.com: Do you think that harmed you at all?

Steve Holt: Yeah, well, it had been out over here [Europe] since June, and it didn't get out over there [USA] 'til November, and we did a bunch of tours over there during that period, and at that point we were just telling people to download it… you know… we don't care. (laughs)

OneMetal.com: So you are quite happy with people downloading, do you think it harms the industry?

Steve Holt: Yeah, yeah, I think it harms the music industry, but it's just the way the business is now, you know. It's not like technology is going to go backwards. It's just the way it works now. It's shows and stuff now where bands can hopefully make a little bit of money (laughs)

OneMetal.com: So you don't think it was a case of Roadrunner losing faith in you ?

Steve Holt: I honestly don't think that Roadrunner America has ever had any faith in us for some reason. It's just the way it is, and I understand that it's a business and you got to make money. We're just a smaller band over there, for the label you know? They got some pretty decent-sized bands over there, and we're lucky enough to make two records on that label just because of the sales expectancy of bands.

OneMetal.com: Yeah, I see, so the new album… it's a bit more melodic. It wasn't because they heard it and, for want of a better word, considered it a sellout?

Steve Holt: No…no, I think Roadrunner America would be the exact opposite, you know, their bands are like NICKELBACK and stuff like that. I mean, if anything they'd be like, "These guys aren't radio enough" or whatever. It'd be like pretty much the opposite to over here. I don't know, I'm not really sure what it is, there are people in the label that like us, but there's no one that really wants to work for us.

OneMetal.com: Do you get any say in it, or do they just tell you that's what's going to happen?

Steve Holt: Well they were kind of just feeding us along, "OK, we'll put it out…" First it was June, then it was end of July, August, September and so on, then they were like "next June." We were like OK, no way, like, we're not going to sit around on a record for a year.

OneMetal.com: Have you ever been star-struck?

Steve Holt: Yeah, but not anymore. But I have, yeah. When I first met Robb Flynn from MACHINE HEAD I was kind of star struck because I was a big MACHINE HEAD fan at the time, and I saw Axl Rose backstage at Download last year which was kind of odd. I was like… meh. I wasn't star struck but I was like… "That's actually him." (laughing) Cos that guy's a piece of work too.

OneMetal.com: I now have to ask you… what's your verdict on the new GUNS N' ROSES?

Steve Holt: Aww, man. I don't even care. That's just a bad deal (laughs)

OneMetal.com: We've already spoken about Joey [from] SLIPKNOT… Is he the nicest person you have come across on the scene?

Steve Holt: No, I don't think so…

OneMetal.com: What, he's a little sh*t?

Steve Holt: (laughing) No, no, he's nice enough. I was pleasantly surprised with Joey, 'cos I had heard stories that he could be a little touchy feely, but he was really cool. All the time I was there he was really nice. He's a really short guy though and like this. (Steve does an extremely amusing impression of playing a tiny drum kit) (laughing) I'm trying to think of who's the nicest… There's been lots of them. Robb, we went on a tour with MACHINE HEAD over in the States, and he was a really nice guy. Surprisingly enough though as again I had heard stories but he turned out really cool as well. Yeah, everyone's been really cool, we haven't had any problems. Everything's just always been cool. We're easy to get along with. So it works out alright.

Read the full article at OneMetal.com.

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Twelve Tribes Plan European Headline Tour

Upon Twelve Tribes completion of their extensive UK tour with 36 Crazy Fists the Dayton, OH natives will set out on a full European Headline Tour with Bridge To Solace and Raging Speedhorn. The guys will hit Holland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the Czech Rep, Poland, and more. Here are the latest Twelve Tribes tour dates: More...

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Twelve Tribes, 36 Crazyfists UK and Ireland Tour

36 Crazyfists will tour the UK and Ireland with support from Twelve Tribes in April.

04/01 Birmingham @ Barfly
04/02 Manchester @ Academy 3
04/03 Newcastle @ Northumbria University
04/04 Glasgow @ King Tut's
04/06 Dundee @ Fat Sam's
04/07 Aberdeen @ Tunnels
04/08 Edinburgh @ Liquid Rooms
04/09 York @ Fibbers
04/10 Nottingham @ Rock City
04/12 Leeds @ Cockpit
04/13 Sheffield @ Corporation
04/14 Northampton @ Soundhaus
04/15 Cardiff @ Barfly
04/16 Oxford @ Zodiac
04/18 Brighton @ Concorde 2
04/19 Portsmouth @ Wedgewood Rooms
04/20 Exeter @ Lemon Grove
04/21 Yeovil @ Ski Lodge
04/22 Bristol @ Bierkeller
04/24 Colchester @ Arts Centre
04/25 London @ Islington Academy
04/26 Liverpool @ Academy 2
04/27 Dublin @ Music Centre
04/28 Belfast @ Spring & Airbrake
04/30 Leicester @ Princess Charlotte

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36 CrazyFists To Tour The UK Extensively

36 CrazyFists are about to get a serious dose of Britain and Ireland. The Alaskans have just confirmed 26 shows so far including:

April 1 - Birmingham Barfly
April 2 - Manchester Academy III
April 3 - Newcastle Northumbria University
April 4 - Glasgow King Tut's
April 6 - Dundee Reading Rooms
April 7 - Aberdeen Tunnels
April 8 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
April 9 - York Fibbers
April 10 - Nottingham Rock City
April 12 - Leeds Cockpit
April 13 - Sheffield Leadmill
April 14 - Northampton Soundhaus
April 15 - Cardiff Barfly
April 16 - Oxford Zodiac
April 18 - Colchester Arts Centre
April 19 - Bristol Bierkeller
April 20 - Exeter Lemon Grove
April 21 - Yeovil Ski Lodge
April 22 - Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
April 24 - London Islington Academy
April 25 - Brighton Concorde II
April 26 - Liverpool Stanley Theatre
April 27 - Dublin Music Centre
April 28 - Belfast Spring & Airbrake
April 30 - Leicester Princess Charlotte
May 1 - Stoke Sugarmill

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Kittie, Walls Of Jericho, Dead To Fall Tour Dates

Kittie will embark on a headline tour in February with support from Walls Of Jericho, Dead To Fall, 36 Crazyfists, and In This Moment. Dates haven't been finalized, but here are the latest tour dates:

2/9 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
2/10 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
2/16 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
2/17 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/18 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
2/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/24 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
3/1 Farmington, NM @ Gator's
3/2 Albuquerque, NM @ The Sunshine Theater
3/4 Los Angeles, CA @ The Key Club
3/6 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/9 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/22 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/24 Warren, MI @ The Ritz

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Metal In The Charts For The Week of Nov. 15

The Foo Fighter's new live acoustic album, 'Skin and Bones', debuted at No. 21 on The Billboard Top 200 this week with 49,000 copies sold. Hinder fell from No. 11 to 12 and Evanescence fell from No. 12 to 15. The Deftones, who debuted at No. 10 last week, dropped to No. 46 with 23,000 copies of their latest, 'Saturday Night Wrist', sold.

Ill Nino, Nonpoint and 36 Crazyfists failed to make the chart with each band moving less than 4,000 copies of their new releases.

Sales are up 12% from last week and up less than 1% compared to the same week last year. Overall sales for 2006 are down 5% compared to 2005 with 456.2 million units.

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36 Crazyfists In Talks For SOTU 2007

Plans are already being hatched for the Sounds Of The Underground tour of America next year. One of the first bands revealed to be in discussion is 36 CrazyFists.

As previously reported, 36 Crazyfists' is currently on a headlining tour with Scars of Tomorrow and will join Killswitch Engage's headlining tour for a few Candadian dates with Bury Your Dead and 2 Cents.

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36 Crazyfists Added To Canadian KSE Tour Dates

36 Crazyfists has been added to the three Canadian shows on Killswitch Engage's upcoming headlining tour. Additional support on the dates will come from Bury Your Dead and 2 Cents. The tour dates are as follows:

Nov. 27 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, ALB, Canada
Nov. 28 - Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, ALB, Canada
Nov. 30 - Ramada Conference Centre - Winnipeg, MAN, Canada

These dates seem to overlap with the end of 36 Crazyfists' headlining tour (with Scars of Tomorrow in support) and there is no word on how the following headlining dates may be affected:

November 28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 29 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

(UPDATE: From the latest list of tour dates from 36 Crazyfists' publicist, it appears these dates have been removed in favor of the Canadian dates with Killswitch Engage)

36 Crazyfists recently signed a deal with DRT Entertainment for the North American release of their latest album, 'Rest inside the Flames'. A November 7 release is expected.

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36 Crazyfists Announce Tour

36 Crazyfists have announced the following dates for their upcoming headlining tour:

October 24 - Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
October 25 - Metairie, LA @ High Ground
October 26 - Memphis, TN @ Rally Point
October 27 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's
October 28 - Louisville, KY @ Fern Creek Community Center
October 29 - Toledo, OH @ Headliner's
October 31 - Wilmington, NC @ Lucky's
November 1 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Peppermint Beach Club
November 4 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
November 5 - Montclair, NJ @ Bloomfield Avenue Cafe
November 7 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
November 11 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
November 14 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
November 15 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter at St. Andrews Hall
November 16 - Lansing, MI @ Temple Club
November 19 - La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
November 20 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
November 21 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
November 24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
November 25 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
November 28 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 29 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

The band has just signed to DRT Entertainment and will release their album, "Rest Inside the Flames", November 7th.

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Lacuna Coil Announce US Tour Dates

Lacuna Coil have announced the initial dates of their upcoming U.S tour featuring 69 Eyes, Soil, and 36 Crazyfists:

November 15 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
November 17 - Hollywood, CA @ The Avalon
November 20 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
November 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Th./Church
November 25 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


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Carpathian, Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists, 3, IKTPQ Tour

Carpathian have announced the dates for their national tour here. Joining them at selected venues across the country are Atreyu, 36 Crazyfists (as previously reported), 3, and I Killed The Prom Queen.

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Atreyu and 36 Crazyfists To Tour Australia

Atreyu will tour Australia with 36 Crazyfists in September. The tour dates are:

September 3rd in Sydney, AUS @ The Roundhouse @ Univ. Of NSW
September 4th in Fortitude Valley, AUS @ Arena Entertainment Center
September 5th in Adelaide, AUS @ HQ
September 6th in Melbourne, AUS @ The Hi-Fi
September 7th in Melbourne, AUS @ The Hi-Fi
September 8th in Perth, AUS @ Capitol

The Australian tour precedes their previously announced UK tour dates:

September 12th - Endhoven Effenaar, Holland
September 13th - Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
September 14th - Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
September 15th - LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY, UK
September 16th - Glasgow Barrowlands, UK
September 17th - Nottingham Rock City, UK
September 18th - Manchester Academy, UK

Atreyu is touring in support of their current album "A Death-Grip On Yesterday."

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New 36 Crazyfists Video Posted Online

36 CRAZYFISTS' video for the song "I'll Go Until My Heart Stops", from their recently released album "Rest Inside the Flames", has been posted online here.

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Atreyu and 36 Crazyfists Plan European Tour

ATREYU have announced a string of European dates with Alaskan heavyweights 36 Crazyfists this September. Following their awe-inspiring performances at Give It A Name Festival in April, and Download Festival in June, the Orange County metallers will be bringing their infamous live show back to these shores this Autumn in support of their current album "A Death-Grip On Yesterday."

The full tour dates are:

SEPTEMBER
12th - Endhoven Effenaar, Holland
13th - Munster Skaters Palace, Germany
14th - Koln Live Music Hall, Germany
15th - LONDON BRIXTON ACADEMY, UK
16th - Glasgow Barrowlands, UK
17th - Nottingham Rock City, UK
18th - Manchester Academy, UK

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Trigger Point To Hit The Road With 36 Crazyfists

Corporate Punishment recording artists TRIGGER POINT will hit the road in July supporting Alaskan metalcore heroes 36 CRAZYFISTS for a cross-country trek covering the West Coast, Midwest, and South. TRIGGER POINT has been touring since 2005 in support of their debut album, "A Silent Protest". 36 CRAZYFISTS, who recently added their track "I'll Go Until My Heart Stops" to the "Headbanger's Ball: Revenge" CD, will release their third album, "Rest Inside The Flames", later this year on Roadrunner. Rounding out the bill is Portland's FALLING CLOSER and RE:IGNITION, featuring Steev Esquivel and Snake of SKINLAB, on select dates.

TRIGGER POINT recently uploaded their new single, "Picking Up the Pieces", from "A Silent Protest", to their MySpace page.

TRIGGER POINT w/ 36 CRAZYFISTS, FALLING CLOSER and RE:IGNITON:

Jul. 01 - Spokane, WA @ The Boulevard
Jul. 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas Jul. 04 - Denver, CO @ Iliff Park Saloon
Jul. 05 - Wichita, KS @ @ JC's House Of Rock
Jul. 06 - Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
Jul. 07 - Minneapolis, MN @ Star Central
Jul. 08 - Fargo, ND @ All Star Bowl
Jul. 09 - Mankato, MN @ Buster's
Jul. 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jul. 12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
Jul. 13 - Louisville, KY @ Oscar’s
Jul. 17 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
Jul. 19 - Houston, TX @ The Engine Room*
Jul. 20 - Dallas, TX @ The Galaxy Club*
Jul. 23 - Phoenix, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale*
Jul. 24 - Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory*
Jul. 25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound**
Jul. 26 - Portland, OR @ Rock 'n Roll Pizza**

*w/ RE:IGNITION
** without TRIGGER POINT

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Khoma Announce UK Dates w/ 36 Crazyfists

In addition to their confirmed date at the Download festival, KHOMA (formerly KOMA) — the Swedish band featuring members of CULT OF LUNA, THE PERISHERS, and the DEPORTEES — will be playing a handful of gigs with labelmates 36 CRAZYFISTS. The details are as follows:

Jun. 09 – Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Jun. 13 - Cardiff, UK @ Barfly
Jun. 14 - Birmingham, UK @ Barfly
Jun. 15 - London, UK @ Barfly

KHOMA released their sophomore album, "The Second Wave", in April via Roadrunner Records.

Hailing from Umeå, a hotbed of Swedish talent (CULT OF LUNA, REFUSED, MESHUGGAH, (INTERNATIONAL) NOISE CONSPIRACY, etc.), KHOMA was born in 2002. Conceived from a fusion of the long established local hardcore scene and a more diverse, emotive pop scene, KHOMA features the core of vocalist Jan Jämte, guitarist Johannes Persson, and Fredrik Kihlberg on guitar/piano.

KHOMA's debut album, "Tsunami", was issued under the band's previous moniker, in 2004.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge On AOL Music

"MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The low priced, double-disc came out in stores on April 11, 2006 via Roadrunner Records. The double CD contains more than 2 1/2 hours of music. Disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Details

MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.

On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.

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36 Crazyfists Finish Mixing New Album

36 CRAZYFISTS guitarist Steve Holt has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"The mixing phase [of the third 36 album, 'Rest Inside the Flames'] is coming to a close and Andy [Sneap, mixer] has done it again, this shit sounds amazing. This also means my time in the U.K. is coming to a close — for now anyway. Right when I got settled in, it is time to move on, damn it all.

"There is still some tweaks left to do and then mastering and this thing will be rock ready. The album cover is coming together and tours are in the works, so as soon as we have anything concrete I shall let you all know.

"I've had a blast consuming myself in and making this record over the last 7 months and can't wait to share it with you all.

"We have a show in Portland on the 24th of February at Rock N Roll Pizza with a gaggle of good bands to rock out some of the new material. If you're in the area head down for beers and metal.

"Full day of flying tomorrow. Oh boy!"

"Rest Inside the Flames" was produced by Sal Villanueva, who has previously worked with THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY and VISION OF DISORDER, among others. A late spring release via Roadrunner Records is expected.

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36 Crazyfists Confirmed For SOTU 2006

MTV.com is reporting that Alaska-bred metallers 36 CRAZYFISTS have been confirmed for this summer's Sounds of the Underground tour, set to take place in August. The band will be touring in support of their third album, "Rest Inside the Flame", which is currently being recorded at Big Blue Meenie Studios in Jersey City, New Jersey with producer Sal Villanueva (THURSDAY, TAKING BACK SUNDAY, VISION OF DISORDER). 10 songs will appear on the CD, including "Midnight Swim", "I'll Go Until My Heart Stops", "Between the Anchor and the Air", "Aurora" and the first single, "On Any Given Night". The album, which will be mixed later in the month by Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY) at Backstage Productions in Derbyshire, England, will feature three guest spots: former ONLY LIVING WITNESS and MILTOWN singer Jonah Jenkins, ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE drummer Tom Gomes and current KILLSWITCH frontman Howard Jones, the latter who sings on "Elysium". A late April/early May release via Roadrunner Records is expected.

With regards to thew new album's musical direction, 36 CRAZYFISTS frontman Brock Lindow told MTV.com, "This record's definitely heavier than the last two and has an older-school feel to it — like an old-school rawness. We wrote the record thinking of the live show. We didn't want to have any laid-back moments on it. We're wanted to keep things moving and going, so it's a speedy record — it's a little heavier, a little faster."

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