Escape the Fate is an American post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada, they are currently signed to Eleven Seven Music. The group consists of Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (lead vocalist), TJ Bell (rhythm guitarist), and Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (lead guitarist).
They have released three EPs and four full-length studio albums. Dying Is Your Latest Fashion was the band’s debut album and only album to feature vocalist Ronnie Radke. This War Is Ours, released on October 21, 2008, This album departed from the band’s earlier emo, darker sound, to a more hard rock, mainstream sound. Less screamed vocals are used, and the album was cited to have a varied, mixed sound changing from track to track. It is the first Escape the Fate album to feature former Blessthefall singer Craig Mabbitt on vocals, the album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200, selling 13,000 copies in the first week. Their self-titled third studio album was released worldwide on November 2, 2010. It was the band’s first and only album released on DGC/Interscope following their departure with Epitaph and the second with vocalist Craig Mabbitt. The album charted No. 25 at Billboard 200, No. 1 at Hard Rock Albums, No. 4 in a Rock Albums, No. 3 in Alternative and Independent charts and No. 18 in Digital Albums Chart. The album is heavier than the previous album and features a darker sound. Upon release, the album has received generally positive reviews, and is Escape the Fate’s most successful album to date. It is the band’s last release to feature bassist Max Green. Their fourth album Ungrateful was released on May 14, 2013 by Eleven Seven Music, and charted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200, with 17,000 copies sold in its first week.