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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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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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36 Crazyfists Give Updates From The Studio

36 CRAZYFISTS have posted the following updates from the studio while recording their new album:

"Portland, Oregon
8:52am
Happy Halloween All! The leaves are turning, rain is here, Football is heating up midway through the season and Hockey is in full swing. Ah, what a great time of year. Today marks the official beginning of pre-production for us. Our producer Sal Villanueva flew in last night from New Jersey so we figured wed kick this thing off with a trip to the bar for a few drinks and a little shoptalk. I got to say, Sal is definitely the man for the job. We all hit it off great and Im positive that Sal is going to pull the best out of us and knows what kind of quality record were looking to do. We have been writing hard all summer and have filtered through and trashed 2 albums worth of material. Leaving only the best of the best, we have assembled our sickest set of songs by far, that are very 36, yet a large leap forward from the last album. And with Sal on board now, I have never been so stoked to record an album. This is going to destroy. We already have click tracks that Thomas has been playing to and we got these songs fairly tight, but that is what pre-production is for we have to make these songs an air tight, impenetrable wall of molten metal. This we will accomplish. Today will consist of playing through these songs all day long and letting Sal get a feel for them as we begin to dissect and reassemble these bad boys. More to come..." More...

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Fear Factory And Others On "Rainbow Six: Lockdown"

Fear Factory are to have the previously unreleased song 'Lockdown' included on the soundtrack for the game 'Rainbow Six: Lockdown'. This is to be issued by Calvin in mid-November. Other bands to have tracks featured are 36 Crazy Fists, Chimaira, Soilwork and Strapping Young Lad.

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An Updated From 36 Crazyfists

36 CRAZYFISTS have posted the following message on their official website:

"Whats up friends!!! We are wrapping up the writing process of our new record and will be starting pre-production with producer Sal Villanueva )VISION OF DISORDER, THURSDAY) at our trusty rehearsal space in Portland, Oregon. This will take place for roughly 19 days, then we will be boarding a plane for good ol New Jersey and entering Big Blue Meenie Studios to begin recording!!!! This should take us through the holidays and into early next year, the record will be released through Roadrunner Records in early 06.Want to thank all of you for continuing to support and spread the word of us as we have been finishing up this record, You are all awesome!!!! On a different note, the NHL is back on and the FLYERS will be hoisting the cup this year so tune in for the asskicking on the Outdoor Life Network on October 5th for opening night with the FLYERS and the Rangers!!!! Thats about all we got right now, hope to see you all soon.."

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36 Crazyfists With News On New Album

36 Crazyfists recently checked in with an update on their new album which they plan to release early next year through Roadrunner. You can read what they had to say about that at www.36crazyfists.com.

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Roadrage DVD Tracklisting Revealed

Roadrunner Records has announced this year's Roadrage DVD tracklisting:

1. Slipknot – Before I Forget
2. Slipknot – Vermilion
3. Killswitch Engage – The End Of Heartache (Band Version)
4. Machine Head – Days Turn Blue To Gray
5. Trivium – Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
6. 36 Crazyfists – Bloodwork
7. Chimaira – 'Cleansation (Live)'
8. Fear Factory – Archetype
9. Fear Factory – Bite The Hand That Bleeds
10. Cradle Of Filth – Nymphetamine
11. Wednesday 13 – I Walked With A Zombie
12. Devildriver – Hold Back The Day
13. Devildriver – Nothing's Wrong
14. Soulfly – Roots Bloody Roots (Live)
15. Hatebreed – Live For This
16. Caliban – The Beloved & The Hatred
17. Still Remains – The Worst Is Yet To Come
18. The Agony Scene – Prey
19. 3 Inches Of Blood – Deadly Sinners
20. Obituary – Insane
21. Betzefer – Down Low
22. Illdisposed – Still Sane
23. Blood Has Been Shed – She Speaks To Me
24. Zao – The Rising End
25. A Life Once Lost – Vulture
26.Terror – Overcome
27. Open Hand – Tough Girl
28. Walls Of Jericho – There's No I in F**k You
29. Hopesfall – Icarus
30. Throwdown – Burn
31. Madball – Heavenhell

The DVD will be available in September.

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36 Crazyfists Begin Writing New Album

36 CRAZYFISTS have left the following message on their official website:

"Hey all, we are back from our European tour and let me tell you, IT WAS AMAZING!!!! Thanks to everyone who came out and sang the songs with us, you all rule!!! Well it looks like the beginning of summer and we have settled back into writing the new record. We are hoping to wrap up the writing by August and start recording early fall, for an early '06 release".

We are going to be documenting the entire writing and recording process and hope to have some video clips soon for everyone to see".

A big thank you to our brothers in TWELVE TRIBES and FROM FIRST TO LAST for coming to Europe with us, we love you guys!. We will be updating the site as the events happen, and will be announcing a couple shows this summer. Thanks to everyone for listening to the music and supporting the shows. We love you all..."

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36 Crazyfists Give Album Update

36 Crazyfists have offered up a short update on their upcoming new album which they have been writing new material for as of late, you can read it at www.36crazyfists.com.

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36 Crazyfists Opt Out Of Tour

36 Crazyfists have opted to not take part in the previously announced Nonpoint, Candiria and Dry Kill Logic tour to instead spend time writing new material for their next album which they plan to release in the fall of next year.

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Short Nonpoint Headlining Tour

NONPOINT has lined up some headline dates leading up to their headline run with 36 CRAZYFISTS and CANDIRIA.

November 5 - Townson, MD @ Recher Theatre
November 6 - Bradford, MA @ Club 125
November 7 - Rochester, NY @ Steel Music Hall
November 8 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
November 9 - Syracuse, NY @ The Tundra
November 10 - Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Icon
December 4 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Sound Advice Amphitheater

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36 Crazyfists UK Tour And Signings

36 CRAZYFISTS have fixed up a few instore signings at MVC while in the UK for their UK tour. Catch the band at 4pm each day at the following MVC stores and get your copy of their current album 'A Snow Capped Romance' scribbled on by Brock and his pals.

5th Oct – MVC, Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1
12th Oct – MVC, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10
13th Oct – MVC, Mander Centre, Wolverhampton WV1
18th Oct – MVC, Paris St, Exeter, EX1

In addition, on all the following nights, the guys will be guest DJ'ing after their shows at the following local UK clubs from around 12 midnight:

Friday 8th October – Jillys Rockworld Manchester
Thursday 14th October – Oxford Zodiac 'Club With No Name'
Friday 15th October – Liverpool Krazyhouse
Saturday 16th October – Sheffield Corporation.

Full UK show details are as follows: More...

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KSE Guitarist Fills In For 36 Crazyfists Bassist

36 Crazyfists bassist Mick Whitney has made his return to the stage, broken bones and all. However, Mick is currently on his way back to Alaska due to extenuating circumstances. That being said, there are still a handful of dates left to be played on this tour...and yes, the show will go on...

Who will be playing bass for 36 CF on these remaining shows? Hint: He was originally the drummer for Killswitch Engage, and is now on guitar. Yes, Jack-Of-All-Musical trades, Adam Dutkiewicz.

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36 Crazyfists' 'Bloodwork' Video Online

You can now check out 36 Crazyfists, as they star in their first action role, their new video "Bloodwork".

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