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36 Crazyfists Unleash First Single From New Album
July 2, 2010
Alaskan metallers 36 Crazyfists are pleased to name their first single from their new Ferret Music release, 'Collisions and Castaways', poised for release on July 27th of this year. The track is now available for purchase digitally, across all digital providers, including iTunes. "Reviver" has begun airing on Sirius XM Liquid Metal this week, and one listen is sure to bring back memories of 36 Crazyfists tracks of the past, as well as turn the heads of new fans. Head over to the 36 Crazyfists MySpace to check out "Reviver" now.

36 Crazyfists is offering a pre-order of 'Collisions and Castaways', available here. The pre-order packages include your choice of an individual CD, a CD + exclusive pre-order shirt, or a CD + pre-order shirt and flag. All packages will include a signed booklet, only while supplies last.

36 Crazyfists will be touring for much of the rest of the year and hope to launch their first headlining tour during this upcoming record cycle. Fans will be able to witness 36 Crazyfists in two weeks when they hit the road with Fear Factory and more! See below for all current tour dates:

36 Crazyfists w/ Fear Factory, After The Burial:
7/07 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
7/09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
7/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/11 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/13 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
7/14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
7/15 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
7/16 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
7/17 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/19 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
7/21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
7/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/25 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/26 - Towson, MD@ Recher Theatre
7/27 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

w/ Straight Line Stitch, Dirge Within:
7/28 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/31 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
8/01 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/03 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/06 - Couer D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
8/07 - Olympia, WA @ The Vault

For more information on 36 Crazyfists visit:
http://www.myspace.com/36crazyfists
 
 
 
 
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36 Crazyfists Set To Release 'Collisions And Castaways'
June 22, 2010
36 Crazyfists is pleased to announce the July 27th release of their upcoming Ferret Music effort, 'Collisions and Castaways'. To accent this exciting news, 36 Crazyfists is offering a pre-order of 'Collisions and Castaways', available here. The pre-order packages include your choice of an individual CD, a CD + exclusive pre-order shirt, or a CD + pre-order shirt and flag. All packages will include a signed booklet, only while supplies last. Finally, make sure to head over to 36 Crazyfists MySpace and view the brand new layout.

'Collisions and Castaways', was written and recorded between October 2009 and May 2010 and is the band's second straight effort to feature guitarist Steve Holt in the producer's chair and Andy Sneap handling the final mix. The album also sees the band evolving into a three-piece unit following the 2008 departure of bassist Mick Whitney, who left the group to spend more time at home with his wife and children. Drummer Thomas Noonan and frontman Brock Lindow round out 36 Crazyfists' lineup, with longtime guitar tech Brett "Buzzard" Makowski filling in on bass for the band's upcoming touring plans.

'Collisions and Castaways' is a fierce, dark, crushing collection of eleven tracks that rip from the speaker like a runaway train. Arguably the band's heaviest effort to date, it also happens to be a melodic affair and the kind of record 36 Crazyfists and Lindow have wanted to "write ten years ago. If this was the end of the band, this record is exactly what I wanted our band to do at one time, Maybe a lot of people will think we're just metalcore, but its so much more than that. It's a heavy record with some big choruses and everything we've been about for a long time with a cool metal feel to it that I've been wanting."

Taking inspiration from his own life, Lindow says songs like "The Deserter," "Anchors," "Death Renames the Light," and "In the Midnights," while vague in their lyricism, tackle a number of personal issues from the singer's past that he admits "I may have swept under the rug." Some of the songs address the constant mistakes he'd made during his 20s, which he says were something of a daze.

"It's definitely about life, my life and possibly all our lives," Lindow says. "It's just something I wanted to get off my chest. All these years, I have been saying if you can quit making some of these mistakes, your life is going to change and you're going to better and you have to be proactive about it. I thought I was doing it myself, but I wasn't. I really wanted to talk about what has hampered progress for me in my life. It's about trying to be the best human being you can be and really putting some things to rest and moving forward."

36 Crazyfists will be touring for much of the rest of the year and hope to launch their first headlining tour during this upcoming record cycle. Like lots of bands, 36 Crazyfists are a severe-sounding act who've accomplished a lot in a small amount of time but still have a lot of metal fans to win over. And with 'Collisions and Castaways' 36 Crazyfists will likely silence the naysayers and continue doing what they do: always moving forward, always because of persistence.

"We've always wanted to have a career with this and make music that was maybe not for everybody, but for a certain group of people and it meant a great deal to those people. I think that's what our band is," Lindow says. "There's much more to this band than people may think, if they weren't paying attention."

See 36 Crazyfists on the road this summer with Fear Factory, and on second run with Straight Line Stitch and Dirge Within.

w/ Fear Factory, After The Burial:
7/07 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
7/09 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
7/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
7/11 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
7/13 - Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
7/14 - Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite
7/15 - Regina, SK @ Riddell Centre
7/16 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick
7/17 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/19 - Des Moines, IA @ People's Court
7/20 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
7/21 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
7/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
7/24 - Montreal, QC @ HEAVY MTL @ Parterre Parc Jean Drapeau
7/25 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
7/26 - Towson, MD@ Recher Theatre
7/27 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

w/ Straight Line Stitch, Dirge Within:
7/28 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/31 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
8/01 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/03 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/05 - Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
8/06 - Couer D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
8/07 - Olympia, WA @ The Vault
 
 
 
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Dirge Within Announce Dates With 36 Crazyfists
June 22, 2010
Dirge Within have announced new summer tour dates with 36 Crazyfists. Dates are listed below and will run in secondary markets through the end of July into early August.

7/28 - Albany, NY @ Bogies
7/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
7/31 - Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
8/01 - Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
8/03 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
8/04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/05 - Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
8/06 - Coeur D'Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center

Ticket and additional info can be found at: http://www.myspace.com/dirgewithin
 
 
 
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DevilDriver And 36 Crazyfists 'Bound By The Road 2010'
June 11, 2010
Labelmates and brothers-in-metal, DevilDriver and 36 Crazyfists are teaming up for an awesome touring partnership - "Bound By The Road 2010" - this November. Two additional support bands are yet to be announced.

The tour will be the last UK run before the band release a brand new album in early 2011. Frontman Dez Fafara was in effusive form when asked about the jaunt, commenting "Listen up! DevilDriver is proud to say were coming back and bringing a badass lineup with us! The last time we toured with 36 Crazyfists, it was a such great time that all of us, band and crew, swore we would do it again and we are!! This tour is gonna be bands and crews hanging out, having a great time and this ENERGY will transfer onstage & backstage as we travel overseas together. Hail Hail, Rock n' Roll!"

Their touring partners, 36 Crazyfists are releasing their new album, 'Cllisions And Castaways' on 26th July and will be playing this year's Download Festival on Friday 11th June, but the November tour will be your chance to catch them in their full glory with an array of new tunes. 36 Crazyfists' frontman, Brock Lindow is equally enthused at the prospect of the dates, stating "We're really excited to be touring the UK and Europe with our great friends in DevilDriver. Our new record will be out and we're so eager to share it with our European fans. I can't wait to see everyone at the shows!!!!!"

36 Crazyfists recently returned to the Roadrunner fold after one album with Ferret Records. The band were thrilled to come home, saying "Being back with our Roadrunner Records Family is very special to everyone in the 36CF camp. We look forward to being looked after again by the hardest working staff in the business, Hallelujah!!!!"

"Bound By The Road 2010" tour dates line up as follows:
11/05 - Newcastle - 02 Academy
11/06 - Leeds - 02 Academy
11/07 - Glasgow - The Arches
11/08 - Nottingham - Rock City
11/09 - Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall
11/10 - Bournemouth - 02 Academy
11/12 - Bristol - 02 Academy
11/13 - London - HMV Forum
11/14 - Manchester - Academy
 
 
 
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36 Crazyfists Returns To Roadrunner Records (UK)
May 21, 2010
Roadrunner Records is thrilled to announce the return of those Alaskan metal crazy cats, 36 Crazyfists to their roster.

The band will roll into the UK for the Download Festival on Friday 11th June (with a warm-up date on Thursday 10th June at Colchester Arts Centre), before releasing their fifth studio album, 'Collisions And Castaways' on 26th July.

Frontman Brock Lindow is excited to be returning to their UK home-from-home, commenting, "We couldn't be more thankful to be invited back to the Download Festival for our 4th time!!!!!! We're looking forward to seeing some familiar faces across the pond and rockin' out with the greatest music fans in the world".

Regarding returning to their old/new label home, he continued; "Being back with our Roadrunner Records family is very special to everyone in the 36CF camp. We look forward to being looked after again by the hardest working staff in the business! Hallelujah!!!!"

Produced and engineered by guitarist Steve Holt, 'Collisions And Castaways' was mixed and mastered by desk wizard, Andy Sneap.

Tracklisting for the album runs as follows:
1. In the Midnights
2. Trenches
3. Whitewater
4. Mercy and Grace
5. Anchors
6. Death Renames the Light
7. Waterhaul II
8. Reviver
9. Long Roads to Late Nights
10. The Deserter
11. Caving in Spirals

The opus sees guest vocals on two tracks from some of their buddies in other bands. Adam Jackson {12 Tribes} and Raithon Clay {Plans to Make Perfect} lend their pipes to "Anchors", having already guested on "Clear the Coast" on fourth album, 'The Tide and Its Takers' and "Destroy the Map" from second album, 'A Snowcapped Romance' respectively. Also appearing is Brandon Davis {Across the Sun} on "The Deserter".
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1994
HOME TOWN: Anchorage, Alaska
MEMBERS:
Brock Lindow - vocals
Steve Holt - guitar
Mick Whitney - bass
Thomas Noonan - drums

Despite the state of today's tumultuous world, the Anchorage, Alaska-bred band 36 CRAZYFISTS are inspired to look beyond the negative and aggressively emphasize the positive.  They are able to distance themselves from the pack by never resorting to stereotypical metal rage while maintaining their heavy roots.  Whether front man Brock Lindow addresses road fatigue, self-worth or accountability, the music is fuelled by a contagious enthusiasm and optimism in the face of frustration.

The band�s third album �REST INSIDE THE FLAMES� is testament to this and comes across as an energized batch of modern anthems built upon a pyre of swarming emotions, stomping, surging rhythms and vocals that seesaw between scathing rage and melodic regret.  The band�s universal, contemporary sound is earning them an army of fans across the world, particularly in the UK and Europe where they have been embraced by thousands and play main stages at some of the biggest rock festivals on the circuit.

It�s easy to see why. �REST INSIDE THE FLAMES� offers a fresh take on aggressive music that simultaneously revels in strength and vulnerability, while carving a path of self-reliance and personal expression as wide as an ocean basin.

"I'll Go Until My Heart Stops" begins with a barked verse that builds into a climactic roar before levelling off with a contagious chorus.  "Elysium," is a colossal slab of brutality filled with dense, chugging breakdowns, yet buoyed by unexpected blasts of melody and "The Great Descent" opens with searing guitar and pain-stricken vocals before building into a hailstorm of slamming beats and angular riffs.  In addition to being more lyrically revealing, the album is also more musically developed and heavier than their previous work.  "There's a lot more double-bass than before and more mosh parts," Lindow says.  "We've always been pretty heavy live, but it hasn't really translated on record before.  So, with this one, there was more of a focus to make sure the songs would rock as hard on the record as they will live." 

A perfect juxtaposition to the thematic heaviness of some tracks, "Aurora" is about the magnificence of the Northern Lights and how they reflect the magic of love and life.  "On Any Given Night" addresses the quest to stay upbeat when you are thousands of miles away from friends and family and "Midnight Swim" is about having the strength to take advantage of second chances.  "We live in a country where you can chase your dreams and have more than one chance to make them happen," Lindow says. "The song is about the people who chase dreams and the journey that goes along with that."

36 CRAZYFISTS started working on �REST INSIDE THE FLAMES� in February 2005, less than two months after they stopped touring behind �A SNOW CAPPED ROMANCE�.  By September, they had most of the songs written and in October they entered the studio with producer Sal Villaneuva, who has worked on releases by bands like Thursday and Taking Back Sunday.  Lindow says. "He is very melodically in tune, but he also knows how to get killer metal tones so it was awesome working with him."  While the sessions were long and sometimes gruelling, the band generally enjoyed the recording process -- especially when their friends came over to help them out.  Former touring partner and Killswitch Engage singer Howard Jones fulfilled an old promise to collaborate with the band by adding guest vocals to "Elysium" and Only Living Witness singer Jonah Jenkins pitched in on "We Cannot Deny."  "Only Living Witness was one of our favorite bands growing up, so we really wanted him to be on the record," Lindow says.  "Over the years, I made friends with him online, which is a little weird, but he lives in Boston so he came down to New Jersey when we were recording and that was awesome."

Formed in Anchorage, Alaska in 1994, 36 CRAZYFISTS named themselves after a Jackie Chan film and immediately created a buzz breaking out of the frigid local scene.  When their original bassist died in a car accident in 1996, they moved to Portland, Oregon and persevered.  They soon made friends with propulsive thrash band Skinlab, who passed their demo to the A&R department at Roadrunner Records.  The label signed them in 2000 and the guys immediately entered the studio to work on their debut album, �BITTERNESS THE STAR� which hit stores in 2002, establishing the band as a powerful new force. 

Lindow has grown up quite a bit since then and his new lease on life shone through 36 CRAZYFISTS' 2004 album �A SNOW CAPPED ROMANCE�, which showcased positive lyrics with accompanying heartrending melodies that shared elements in common with emotionally expulsive performers like Thursday and Thrice.  The band supported the release on tours with labelmates Killswitch Engage and Chimaira, remaining on the road until December 2004. A month later, the band started writing songs for �REST INSIDE THE FLAMES�.  From the ominous arpeggios and ecstatic, distorted ring of "Felt Through a Phone Line" to the skewed chug and harmonized chorus of "On Any Given Night" to the tumbling beats and barbed licks of  "Midnight Swim," 36 CRAZYFISTS gives a new twist to familiar themes and leaves listeners energized with fists clenched.

"We have fun making music and I think that comes across," concludes Lindow.  "Hopefully, at the same time, we can connect with people and help them deal with whatever's going on in their lives so they can have a good time as well.  That's what it's about for me, trying to connect with people and hopefully everybody's enjoying themselves and having a good time."