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From First To Last

Formed: 2002
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest From First To Last News

Below is our complete From First To Last 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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Taylor Larson Hosting Nail The Mix

If closing 2016 with Gojira's "Toxic Garbage Island" wasn't a clear enough indicator for subscribers, take it from NTM creators Joey Sturgis, Joel Wanasek, and Eyal Levi themselves - 2017 is gearing up to be a standout year for Nail The Mix.

January's NTM features producer and From First To Last guitarist Taylor Larson - who has worked with the likes of Periphery, I See Stars, Memphis May Fire, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Sky Eats Airplane, Capture The Crown, Life On Repeat and others - teaching a live streaming class offering a complete walkthrough of how he mixed guitar shredder Jason Richardson's massive new song "Fragments."

You can download the multi-tracks today, then join Taylor Larson for the live stream on January 29th. Larson gives an idea of what to expect from his NTM class by saying:

"I'm really excited to do Nail The Mix. Jason Richardson's record was a really tough one, so I feel like there is a lot to be learned there. I'm going to go through what I had, and explain to you my mindset behind it. Also, since I've progressed between when I mixed this and now, I'll probably try a couple of new things! I'm a little scared to re-open the session, but it's going to be fun!" More...

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From First To Last Streaming Anti-Christmas Song

From First To Last - showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo on vocals - are out to ruin Christmas for you this year with the band's brand new holiday dedication "Santapocalypse". The track also includes a nice Disturbed and Slipknot parody.

Check out now "Santapocalypse" below.

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From First To Last Posts Entire New Album

From First To Last - showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo as vocalist - is streaming the band's entire new album "Dead Trees" including the three bonus tracks. "Dead Trees" will be released on April 28th via Sumerian Records.

Check out now the entire new album stream below.

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From First To Last Posts New Song

From First To Last premieres a new song titled "Black and White", showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo as vocalist. The song is taken from "Dead Trees"set to drop April 28th via Sumerian Records.

Check out the new track now below.

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From First To Last Posts New Clip

From First To Last have officially joined the Sumerian Records artist family, and released their new single and lyrical video "Dead Trees".

Check out the new clip below.

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Our Last Night Reveals New Album Details

New Hampshire melodic-metal band Our Last Night has announced that their sophomore album, "We Will All Evolve," will be released on May 4 via Epitaph Records. The band has also posted the first track from the album, "Elephants," on their MySpace page.

"We Will All Evolve" was produced by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Versa Emerge) and mixed by David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Set Your Goals).

The "We Will All Evolve" tracklisting is as follows:

01. Elephants- 3:30
02. The Air I Breathe- 4:22
03. Mouth Machine Gun- 3:20
04. Across The Ocean- 4:01
05. Deceiver- 4:07
06. The Devil Inside You- 3:49
07. Distance Is Destroying Me- 2:59
08. Carry Me To Safety- 3:40
09. Into The Future- 3:35
10. We Will All Evolve- 4:29 More...

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The Color Of Violence Readies Debut Album

After being one-half of the popular screamo band From First to Last, Travis Richter (guitars/vocals) and Derek Bloom (drums) have purposefully set aside their knack for mainstream success with their new band The Color of Violence. "Youthanize," as the title implies, is a grinding, surf-y testament to the wit, irony and artistry of two musicians working without restrictions or expectations. The album is due out April 7th on Epitaph.

"The premise of the band was to be spontaneous and lighthearted while at the same time making intense music." says Richter. “I feel like the whole mood of punk music has changed. Or maybe it hasn’t and I have just romanticized the hell out of the whole thing. Either way, I look at the early 80’s punk movement, even just on the west coast, there is so much diversity, from bands like the Weirdos to Black Flag to Bad Religion to X. Take it worldwide and you get bands like GISM, Siouxsie Sioux or the creatures, Nina Hagen, etc. I don’t see that anywhere now. That boldness, that excitement, that diversity. I’m not saying that we are on the level of any of those musicians, because we aren’t, all I mean is that this record isn’t a chugga-chugga blah-blah fuck me I’m angry kind of record. We tried to improv just about everything on the spot in the studio and tried to bring more to the table than the status quo for the genre. At its heart I feel like this is a punk record in that sense.”

According to Epitaph Records, "Youthanize" takes you back to an early era of grindcore/screamo and presents it with an almost indie sophistication. Tracks like "God Gave Me Deeze Nutz," "Christina, Christina," "Me and My Enormous Spirtitual Erection," and the cover of the Pixies’ anthem "Rock Music" take unconventional guitar riffs, brutal production and unpredictable arrangements to create an unsettling and completely modern listen.

“It may not be groundbreaking, and it may not sell any copies, but we tried to be ourselves and experiment,” concludes Richter, “and were all really happy with the way it turned out, so fuck it.”

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Second Wave of Sidewaves Revealed

With the Soundwave festivals in Melbourne, Sydney and the Gold Coast nearing sell-out status, organizers have given fans the opportunity to catch their favourite bands in more intimate settings at the various Sidewave shows happening in Sydney and Melbourne.

The total number now stands at 25 with the inclusion of the latest batch:

Alice In Chains / Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster

Wednesday, February 25th – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketek.

Thursday, February 26th – The Palais, Melbourne (licensed all ages)
Tickets from Ticketmaster. More...

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2009 Soundwave Fest Acts And Dates Announced

The official bill for the 2009 Soundwave festival in Australia has been recently released. The festival will visit five of Down Under's major cities (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) starting in Brisbane on the 21st of February and finishing up Perth on the 2nd of March, 2009. Limited pre-sale tickets will be made available for $110 (Australian) via registering at the Soundwave Festival website.

The bands definitely ready to rock out so far are Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Bloodhound Gang, Scars On Broadway, Lamb of God, Alkaline Trio, Billy Talent, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Face To Face, In Flames, Rival Schools, Anberlin, Every Time I Die, Devildriver, Funeral For A Friend, Less Than Jake, Poison The Well, Madina Lake, New Found Glory, From First To Last, Bedouin Soundclash, Hellogoodbye, Finch, Goldfinger, The Subways, Say Anything, Chiodos, Silverstein, Saves The Day, Lacuna Coil, 36 Crazyfists, Straylight Run, Evergreen Terrace, Minus The Bear, Moneen, Ace Enders, (The Early November), I Am The Avalanche, Jaguar Love, Unearth, Bayside, Emery, Houston Calls, The Audition, Attack In Black, Innerpartysystem, Valencia, In This Moment, Alesana, The Riverboat Gamblers, HORSE The Band, Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster.

The dates for the Fest are as follows:
Saturday 21 February – Brisbane - RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
Sunday 22 February – Sydney - TBA
Friday 27 February – Melbourne - Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, Melbourne
Saturday 28 February – Adelaide , Bonython Park, Port Rd, Adelaide
Monday 2 March - Perth - Steel Blue Oval, Bassenden, Perth

Tickets go on sale from the following dates:
Brisbane: Thurs 9 Oct @ 9am
Sydney: Fri 10 Oct @ 9am
Melbourne: Sat 11 Oct @ 9am
Adelaide: Sun 12 Oct @ 9am
Perth: Sunday 12 Oct @9am

General Admission tickets will be $130 (Australian), and will be available through the Soundwave Festival website and the Ticketek website.

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Loads More Bands Confirmed For Download 2008


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Norma Jean, Every Time I Die To Play Warped Tour

The first round of Vans Warped Tour 2008 bands have been announced:

Gym Class Heroes, The Briggs, The Academy Is.., The Bronx, Reliant K, Every Time I Die, From First to Last, The Street Dogs, Reel Big Fish, Norma Jean, We the Kings, Devil Wears Prada, Pierce the Veil, The Color Fred, 3Oh!3, The Lordz, Katy Perry, Shw, Gym Claayze

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Take Action! Tickets On Sale, New Tour Dates Added

Tickets for the Hopeless/Sub City Records 2008 Take Action! Tour featuring headliner Every Time I Die, as well as From First To Last, The Bled, August Burns Red, and The Human Abstract are on sale now. An exclusive internet-only pre-sale that began December 10 is now over and tickets for the nationwide tour are now available at all the usual ticket outlets.

The tour, now in its seventh year, will benefit non-profit organization Do Something, a group that gives young people the opportunity to personally help change the world. Putting their money where their mouth is, Do Something distributes weekly $500 grants to young people with an idea about how to make a difference in their community. In 2007 alone, the site issued over $240,000 to young people who are making change in communities across the globe. Last year Do Something reached over 10 million young people, age 25 and under, and helped them take action. More...

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Every Time I Die Release Take Action! Tour Dates

The following dates have been released for next year’s Take Action! Tour which will feature EVERY TIME I DIE, FROM FIRST TO LAST, THE BLED, AUGUST BURNS RED, and THE HUMAN ABSTRACT:

February 14 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
February 15 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
February 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
February 17 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
February 19 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
February 20 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
February 21 - Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
February 22 - Boise, ID @ The Big Easy Concert House
February 23 - Spokane, WA @ The Big Easy Concert House
February 24 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
February 25 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
February 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
February 28 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
February 29 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
March 1 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
March 2 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
March 3 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
March 5 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
March 6 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
March 7 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theatre
March 8 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
March 12 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
March 14 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
March 15 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
March 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
March 19 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
March 21 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
March 22 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore at the TLA
March 24 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza

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From First To Last Post New Song Online

You can check out a new song from FROM FIRST TO LAST entitled “Two As One” over at the band’s official MySpace page. The track comes off the band’s new self-titled album which will be out next Spring.

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Deftones Adding Canadian Tour Dates, One US Date

The Canadian Leg of Deftones' world tour continues to take shape with the following added dates shown below. From First to Last and Canada's own Die Mannequin will be supporting these two shows.

July 18- Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland Park
July 20- Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre

Also, the following date has just been added to Deftones' U.S. summer tour:

7/3/07 - Stockton, CA - Stockton Civic Auditorium

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The Deftones Announce Small Tour Of Canada

The Deftones have lined up a new Canadian run with From First To Last and Die Mannequin as support, here's how it runs:
July 09th Victoria, BC - Curling Club
July 11th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
July 12th Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
July 14th Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
July 15th Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
July 19th Regina, SK - Doris Knight Hall
July 28th Toronto, ON - Wakestock Festival

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YouTube Phenom Blows Up Interpreting Metal Hits

Dave Marcovecchio doesn't care much for Avenged Sevenfold, and he's not all that jazzed about As I Lay Dying, Slipknot, From First to Last or Bullet for My Valentine, for that matter.

But the band Marcovecchio loves to hate more than any other is Florida metalcore outfit Trivium. And it's his Trivium odium that's helped the 18-year-old Brit become a YouTube phenomenon.

When Marcovecchio isn't in class studying music technology or working with his own band, Wargazm, the metalhead can usually be found at the nearest watering hole, rewriting the lyrics to songs by some of the bands he just can't stomach. When he's done, he turns to Windows Movie Maker and Photoshop to work on hilarious interpretive video creations that pair his made-up lyrics with images depicting them (like boats, coats and kids on bicycles).

"Me and my friend Ryan, we'd go down to the pub, get a bit wasted, and then come back and look up funny stuff on YouTube. There are lots of interpretations on there and we always found them funny," Marcovecchio explained. "But there were lots of ones that sucked, and they're all about emo songs. So we thought, 'We'll do one — a metal one — and show them how it's done.' "

The first song to get the Marcovecchio treatment was melodic death-metal outfit Kalmah's "Man of the King." Marcovecchio is a Kalmah fan, so the video was an homage to the band more than anything else. But it dawned on Marcovecchio that frontman Pekka Kokko's garbled growls were difficult to make out without a lyrics sheet. So Marcovecchio just wrote down what he heard.

"It was fun to do, and it got reasonably successful," he recalled. "So I made the Trivium one, and I didn't quite know what [image] to put over one bit of the song, so I said, 'Ah, these guys suck.' And more than 400,000 views later, here I am. It's sort of weird."

Marcovecchio's interpretation of Trivium's "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" has been viewed nearly half a million times, and has become the third-most-watched Trivium video on all of YouTube. In fact, if you type the band's name into the site's search engine, the first result is "Interpretation of Trivium" — Marcovecchio's clip. (Click here to watch Paranoidave's Trivium spoof.)

But while some people are impressed and amused by his work, Marcovecchio has also received death threats. "It's hilarious," he said. "They usually fall into one of three categories: There's the 'I agree with Paranoidave, this is fantastic,' or, 'I'm a Trivium fan, but I like this anyway' or 'I'm a Trivium fan, and I'm going to f---ing kill you.'

"Allegedly, the band are big fans of it," he continued. "There's even a picture of all four of them holding signs that say 'Boat,' 'Rudder,' 'Strange' and 'Mountain' " — the lyrics Marcovecchio created for the song. "I have no idea what some of these bands are saying. To this day, I have no clue what the lyrics for From First to Last's 'Ride the Wings of Pestilence' are, and I don't want to know."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Atreyu Issues Statement Regarding FFTL Incident

Atreyu has issued a follow-up statement explaining in further detail the circumstances behind the recent removal of support act From First To Last from the group's headlining tour.

In a posting on its MySpace page, From First To Last stated about the trek, "We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny [Moore, vocals] would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal cord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off the tour. Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave."

Atreyu's latest statement reads as follows:

"Atreyu has been portrayed in a terrible light during the course of this, and we're tired of it. We felt the need to make one final post including the honest truth about the issue.

"Due to Sonny's vocal problems forcing him to leave the tour, From First To Last would become an incomplete band. In the business of touring, from personal experience, and with the help of management (we have the same management as From First To Last, mind you), we came to the industry conclusion: incomplete band, incomplete money... We offered From First To Last (minus the lead singer) a MORE than appropriate amount of money, whereas most other bands would have just asked them to leave altogether. The amount was MUCH MORE than we ever got on a tour as a support band (when we had sold many more records than From First To Last has now and when the headliners were much larger than our band is now). From First To Last responded to this by saying they were going to bring Sonny out as a guitarist and have Craig from Chiodos sing their set so they could get paid as they had with Sonny singing... For one, if you cared about your singer at all he should be at home, resting, not playing guitar just so your band can make more money. Two, we didn't want Craig to sing two sets a night and hurt his voice, forcing both bands to have to drop off (regardless of whether he said he's done it before or not)... They, unfortunately, declined this offer. More...

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From First To Last Kicked Off Atreyu Tour

From First To Last have posted the following message:

"We regret to inform you (the fans) that we have been "kicked" off tour."

"We did everything possible to stay on this tour. Sonny would not have been able to sing due to a tear in his vocal chord, but would have been onstage playing guitar while Craig, of Chiodos, would handle singing duties for the remainder of the tour. Our plan to enable us to play the rest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off of the tour."

"Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave. Once again we apologize... to you (the fans)... to everyone who bought a ticket to see us play... to the KVLT... if we were allowed to be on the rest of this tour we would be."

From First To Last previously cancelled their Philadelphia appearance at the last minute. This cancellation and the need for fill-ins on vocals was due to Sonny's two vocal chord surgeries - where they cut your vocal chords very slightly in order to smooth them out and have them be a 100%. The surgery requires a lot of rest and soldiering through the tour was not working.

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Pre-Order New JFAC EP "Doom"

Job For A Cowboy's new EP for recent contractors Metal Blade Records, "Doom", can now be pre-ordered at both this location for Australians (export postage available, but will cost extra) and through Relapse Distribution, here.

As previously reported, Job For A Cowboy will be making an appearance on the second day of the 2006 Saints & Sinners Festival at the Asbury Park Convention Hall Complex in Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets are now on sale for both the October 28th and 29th shows through Ticketmaster for $32 for a single day, or $58 for both. The Fest will map out like this:

Saturday 28th of October:

From First To Last
Every Time I Die
The Devil Wears Prada
Drop Dead, Gorgeous

Sunday 29th of October:

Killswitch Engage
A Life Once Lost
Job For A Cowboy
Despised Icon
From A Second Story Window
Ed Gein

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