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Ex-FATA Guitarist Scott Gross Announces New Project
February 22, 2009
Scott Gross, who came to national attention as the founding guitarist of From Autumn To Ashes (FATA) has announced he will enter a recording studio sometime over the next month to begin production on a yet unnamed new project. While Gross wrote all of the music and the bulk of the lyrics he considers this a group project. “I recruited my friend Kia, who is an amazing musician to handle vocals. I met him while he was a fill in guitarist for Unearth. I also have a keyboard player named Jeff who adds all these layers of sound to the songs.” Though known for his contribution to heavy music with FATA, this new project has shades of rock, pop and singer/ songwriter materials. “When I left FATA I took a break from heavy music and began to explore the acoustic guitar. I got turned on to artists like Eliott Smith and Jack’s Mannequin. I took a break from writing and searched for inspiration”

However it was not until a life altering situation that Gross found the impetus for the new music. “It was September 13th 2007 and I was on I-95 in New Jersey. The rental car I had broke down and I pulled over to the shoulder of the road. I got out of the car to walk to the back and that’s all I remember.” Another car had crashed into his pining him between and causing massive injuries to his leg, back and head. “They were going to call me in as deceased” he reveals. “For the past two years I have been chained to a bed, going to physical therapy daily and undergoing multiple surgeries for my leg which is mostly metal at this point. I also have two torn rotator cuffs which I still have to have surgery for. 98% of the time the pain is off the scale, music definitely helps to take my mind off of it. I’ve also been producing bands in my home studio and that’s been great.”

“When I left FATA, I was tired of the rock lifestyle, the endless touring and I didn’t want to do music just to be popular. I spent three years before the accident just taking things in. It wasn’t until after the accident that I began to write but now the music just flows from me and I’m really excited to share this music with other people.”

Look for studio updates over the next few months followed by the full-length on 567 Records later this year.
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Silverstein U.S. Tour Dates Announced
September 29, 2007
Victory Records screamo powerhouse Silverstein continues to leave its trail of sonic melody and abrasion across the country this fall. After lending support to Rise Against this summer, Silverstein will take the reins with a 28-city headlining U.S. encore. Accompanying them are labelmates A Day To Remember (who will be replaced by Dance Gavin Dance on the 16th) as well as contemporaries From Autumn To Ashes and Strike Anywhere. The thrashing begins October 2nd in Rockford, IL, and wraps in the States at the annual Saints and Sinners Festival in New Jersey Nov.4th before heading overseas.

Silverstein w/ From Autumn To Ashes, Strike Anywhere, A Day To Remember:
10/2/2007 - Loves Park, IL @ Forest Hills Lodge
10/3/2007 - Madison, WI @ The Loft
10/4/2007 - Fargo, ND @ House Of Rock @ Playmakers
10/5/2007 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
10/6/2007 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/8/2007 - Reno, NV @ Stoney's
10/9/2007 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
10/10/2007 - Fresno, CA @ The Belmont
10/11/2007 - Petaluma, CA @ Phoenix Theater
10/12/2007 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
10/13/2007 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
10/14/2007 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

w/ From Autumn To Ashes, Strike Anywhere, Dance Gavin Dance:
10/16/2007 - El Paso, TX @ Club 101
10/17/2007 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's
10/18/2007 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
10/19/2007 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr International Convention Center
10/20/2007 - Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
10/21/2007 - Nederland, TX @ Bridge City Skaterpark
10/23/2007 - Tallahassee, FL @ Beta Bar
10/24/2007 - Jacksonville, FL @ Fuel Coffeehouse
10/25/2007 - Columbia, SC @ Headliners
10/26/2007 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggys
10/27/2007 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
10/28/2007 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
10/30/2007 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10/31/2007 - Rochester, NY @ Water St. Music Hall
11/1/2007 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/2/2007 - Portland, ME @ The Station
11/3/2007 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
11/4/2007 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Conv. Center
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From Autumn To Ashes Rejoined By Original Bassist
September 7, 2007
Long Island post-hardcore act From Autumn To Ashes has been rejoined by the group's original bassist Mike Pilato.

Commented singer Francis Mark: "You older [From Autumn To Ashes] fans may remember [Mike] from his performances on 'Too Bad You're Beautiful' and 'The Fiction We Live'. He toured with From Autumn To Ashes from 2000-2004, he has sweet sideburns and he's been my good friend since I was in 8th grade."

Francis added: "We will miss Josh Newton very much and have enjoyed the last 3 years of making music together. We could have never survived the hardships of the last year and could have never rebuilt the band without his efforts and humor. I'm sure whatever he does next will be amazing so keep your eyes and ears open for that."
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Haste The Day Post New Single Online
March 11, 2007
Indianapolis' Haste The Day has posted its new single, "Stitches", on the band's MySpace page. The song comes off the group's third album, 'Pressure the Hinges', due on March 20 via Solid State Records. The group's vocalist, Stephen Keech, said about the track, "Everyone knows at least one person in their life who destroyed their life with drugs or alcohol. The song is about the need of intervention from a loved one (friend of family member), and the use of five words that can change that person's life: you're worth more than this. Sometimes we, as the loved one, have a hard time saying those words creating stitches in our mouth."

The "Stitches" video was shot in California and shows a powerful band performance with undercutting images between two different stories. Both stories will have the same theme; however each story will have an individual feel, characters and problems.

After selling over 100,000 copies of their combined albums, Haste The Day is prepared to have a blow out third release that includes not only the single disc album, but also a deluxe version with bonus tracks and DVD including two live shows, past music videos and more.

Haste The Day kicked off a co-headlining tour with From Autumn To Ashes on March 6 in Buffalo, NY.
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From Autumn To Ashes Part Ways With Frontman
December 8, 2006
New York's From Autumn To Ashes has parted ways with their frontman Ben Perri. A statement on the matter from the remaining members of the band can be found at
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HOME TOWN: Long Island, NY
Benjamin Perri (vocals)
Jon Cox (guitar)
Brian Deneeve (guitar)
Josh Newton (bass)
Francis Mark (drums/vocals)

On From Autumn To Ashes Vagrant Records debut, The Fiction We Live, there is a rather poignant lyric that says, This is not a product / And were not in a competition / Waiting for the right time to strike a chord / And change your life. According to band drummer and melodic vocalist Fran Mark, That sums up how we feel about our album. Some bands are in competition, and their only goal is to sell more records than other bands every week. Thats insanity and thats definitely not why you should play music. Maybe thats why we stand out. Its that kind of work ethic, and attitude towards their stormy, as beautiful-as-it-is-brutal metalcore, that has elevated Long Islands From Autumn To Ashes head and shoulders above the scores of soundalike, indistinguishable peers of their genre. The Fiction We Live is at once sophisticated and scarring, smart without being too high concept and esoteric. This resonant album generates metalcore that strikes the chord with and speaks directly into the ears of impassioned hardcore, metal, punk rock and emo fans. The three-year old quintet has spent the two years since the release of their stunning debut, Too Bad Youre Beautiful, wisely. Theyve enjoyed a two stints on the Vans Warped Tour, sold out countless headline shows throughout North America and beyond, performed on this years infamous Donington Festival (Metallica, Audioslave, Iron Maiden) in England and went on to sell over 50,000 units on Ferret Music, an indie with limited distribution. From Autumn To Ashes eventually became the highest selling band in the labels history. They have shared stages with Thursday, Taking Back Sunday, and Finch in their quest for hardcore domination and even recorded an acoustic track for a punk rock compilation with former Guns N Roses member, Gilby Clarke, all in the span of a few years. From Autumn To Ashes, or FATA, as they are affectionately referred to by friends and fans, looks at itself as a band with bipolar styles. Its almost like were a band with an identity crisis, says Fran Mark. We dont settle down into one style, really. Its definitely from a hardcore background and has hardcore elements. But there are other members of the band that bring rock elements to the table. Our goal, as far as sound goes, is to not conform to one style but to create our own sound. Getting from A to Z on The Fiction We Live was a long, yet fulfilling process. The band, who wrote the album on their own dime and time while being courted by a variety of major and independent labels, admits this record is less frantic and less chaotic, as far as songwriting and production are concerned. Because of our touring schedule, we never got a chance to sit down and write the record at once, recalls Fran. Some of these songs are almost two years old because we used to work stuff out on the road. However, some of the ideas came to life in the studio. That was the best thing about studio time. We were able to put vocal ideas together there. FATA also feels that The Fiction We Live is the direct result of experience and growth through touring. Ultimately, the band tightened and honed its songcraft. The band hunkered down in the studio, setting a deadline and sticking to it. We have the greatest fans in the world, says Mark. Theyre loyal, like friends. I see them coming to 7 or 8 shows, and were playing the same material for them. It was our responsibility to get new music out to them. We promised ourselves that in March of 2003, even if Metallica offered us a tour, we would turn it down and record! We wanted it to be out by summer, even if we had to bootleg it and sell out of trunk of our cars! Such was not the fate of The Fiction We Live. Successful indie label Vagrant Records heard the material and stepped in, since many of its employees were already fans of the band. While FATA are a smart, high-concept band after all, Autumn is a character in a book yet to be written, not a reference to the season- The Fiction We Live has concepts occurring throughout, along with the ironic song titles weve come to expect. There is one song in two parts, Mark explains. Part One is Autumns Monologue and then title track is the response, the acoustic answer to the other song. Weve really pushed the opposites a little further on this album. The Fiction We Live definitely continues FATAs dedication to dynamics, tempering raging storms with respites of gorgeous, lush calm instrumentation, pitting Ben Perris ruthless barks against Marks clean harmonies. The pair have a unique yin/yang vocal duality, best evidenced by Lilacs And Lolita. They both write their own lyrics from totally different perspectives, then sew them together. While this might seem incongruous, for FATA, it works. Sure, it can throw you, to have two opposite viewpoints, Mark reasons. But you can get a two for one, pull so much more meaning out of songs. The Fiction We Live, kicking off with the fire n brimstone The After Dinner Payback and running through devastating tracks like Milligram Smile and Alive Out Of Habit, brings aesthetic arrest to its listeners, and that is what FATA hopes for. To have its fans and listeners take a 45 minute break from whatever is going on in their lives, and lose themselves in the music. From Autumn To Ashes have always remained ahead of the curve hardcore, expressly designed for the twenty-something, thinking men and women out there. The fivesome ups the ante on The Fiction We Live. The album gives listeners, both fanatical and casual, proof that music is the universal language we all speak. And thats a fact.