Escape The Fate's New Frontman

Blessthefall's Craig has replaced Escape The Fate's Ronnie Radke for vocals.

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Craig Mabbitt, formerly of Phoenix band blessthefall, will make his debut as the new singer for Escape the Fate when the Vegas outfit plays Extreme Thing 2008 March 29 at Desert Breeze Skate Park, a well-placed source has told the Weekly. Mabbitt, 20, replaces Ronnie Radke, who was recently sentenced to five years probation for his role in a May 2006 fight that resulted in the death of a teenager. Mabbitt's old band, which continues on in his absence (blessthefall plays Jillian's on February 26), is typically described as a Christian screamo band. Thanks for the info to Lasvegasweekly.com.

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    alexhalford
    batiboy06 : LosT.Teddy. wrote: booah bless the fall is so shit i hate this band but escape to fate was good crap ! are you sure?!?!
    im wiv batiboy06, dod u not actually listen to either of the bands??
    Jix_Jax
    I really like blessthefalls vocalist, especially in songs like 'Rise Up', and I kinda like Escape the Fate, so I see this as an improvment.
    blinkmike
    Craig will easily fill the shoes that people are saying he needs to. He has one of the best voices I've heard on record or live. I think he'll add even more to this already rising band.
    Killingthecat69
    this is the ****ing greatest thing i've ever heard Ronnie was great and all but CRAIG?? this is by far the best news i've ever heard it's like combining two of my favorite bands. hell yea i can't wait to hear it.
    ValenceElectron
    I doubt Craig can be as good singing the songs Ronnie wrote. He supposedly left to take care of his daughter, and yeah, several people now have called bullshit on that. Not to mention ETF is based in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, and Craig is good, don't get me wrong, but far too whiny to sing Escape the Fate songs.
    Killingthecat69
    LosT.Teddy. wrote: booah bless the fall is so shit i hate this band but escape to fate was good crap !
    haha what a dick. they are both great. especially blessthefall.
    Killingthecat69
    ValenceElectron wrote: I doubt Craig can be as good singing the songs Ronnie wrote. He supposedly left to take care of his daughter, and yeah, several people now have called bullshit on that. Not to mention ETF is based in Las Vegas. Oh yeah, and Craig is good, don't get me wrong, but far too whiny to sing Escape the Fate songs.
    how can someone be too whiny to sing ETF songs ronnie had one of the whiniest voices i've ever heard.
    Killingthecat69
    and yea someone up there mentioned that craig left BTF for ETF completely wrong. BTF wouldn't let him back in. totally not his fault. so he joined the next best thing.
    Buttonz13
    THIS IS GONNA SUCK!!!!! CRAIG IS TOO FUCKING GOOD FOR ESCAPE THE FATE THEY ARE GONNA TURN HIM INTO SHIT
    Track-Runner
    NightEmbers wrote: Im hoping they'll at least let him play shows in Nevada, and maybe let him off early or something cause 5 years is Wayyy too long
    oh im sure theyll let him off early to play some shows... im the parents of the kid who DIED would be thrilled. you selfish jerk.
    batiboy06
    LosT.Teddy. wrote: booah bless the fall is so shit i hate this band but escape to fate was good crap !
    are you sure?!?!
    JessicaGonzo
    Blessthefall is the shit. Escape the fate isnt good enough to play with craig. Craig should be the lead singer of a skylit drive.
    The Spoon
    ETF's old singer was a crackhead. and his singing showed. i kind of like BTF's old singer. ill see how he does in this band i didnt know that BTF's singer was in jail though...or so says the article
    KaMoRa
    All of this is untrue, Escape the Fate were on the radio recently and someone called in asking about the new singer Craig Mabbitt, and they didn't even know who that was. All of the rumors are untrue. Ronnie was not involved with a murder in Nevada either! The only reason I can see them taking their break right now is new guitarist and the possibility of Ronnie taking care of an old die hard drug habit.
    Ramones Rule
    Escape the Fate is amazing everything about them is good except the part about Ronnie but whatever they are amazing
    Ramones Rule
    and for all the peobale who think Ronnie was a bad singer/screamer listen to The Guillotine **** off that is all
    ETF4LIF
    NONE of this shit is true... I saw ETF at Extreme Thing and even though Craig was ****in AWESOME, No one could replace Ronnie. And about the fight and supposedly some kid was "killed" At the concert, Craig introduced a new song as "If you get clean you can have your band back" everyone was pissed. ETF and BTF are both awesome bands. Escape the Fate is still a good band even without Ronnie but they need him back...
    vo1comania
    escape the fate and blessthefall are both amazing bands. its to bad that ronnie is gone but putting in a way bless and escape together... this will be amazing.
    mcrvampirelover
    ETF4LIF wrote: NONE of this shit is true... I saw ETF at Extreme Thing and even though Craig was ****in AWESOME, No one could replace Ronnie. And about the fight and supposedly some kid was "killed" At the concert, Craig introduced a new song as "If you get clean you can have your band back" everyone was pissed. ETF and BTF are both awesome bands. Escape the Fate is still a good band even without Ronnie but they need him back...
    wow i thought that craig was a good guy but if he actually said that on stage then all i have o say is that he is an ass escape the fate needs ronnie back they are nothing without him
    corrie_911
    InsanelySteve wrote: this is bullshit! Craig left Blessthefall to look after his daughter... now he goes and joins Escape the fate???? ughh... WHY!? WHY!? WHY!???? Why wouldn't he just go back to where he belongs? and he belongs with Blessthefall. Exactly what I was thinking. Looks like he just ditched Bless the Fall for Escape the Fate. I am not amused.
    blessthefall kicked craig out. he left to look after his daughter and the rest of the band just dropped him. blessthefall is now a crap band without a decent singer and they suck without craig as etf might suck without ronnie. who knows.
    marioman6688
    put it this way i like ETF when Ronnie radke was in the band, craig mabbitt should had stayed in BTF but i guess when your band is not getting famous its time you take some one Else's band and make it sound like shit but its all good ronnie radke will come back with a better band
    kmister
    Brainfart wrote: AndyVanHalen : Ronnie's a dousche, thank god he's gone. TAKE THAT BACK U WHINY LITTLE CUNT RAPED, HORSE RAPED, PIRATE GANGBANGED, FUDGE QUEEFIN QUEER THAT SUX DICK FROM FAT ASS OF A DAD WHO HITS HIM!!!!! u suck dick and im so cereal about bitch Ronnie bieng framed and it max greenes fault dont u ****ing ****s get it Jeesus ****in christ seriously Craig mabbit has no balls just like hi gay lover Max greene....duh
    Write well were do I start? okay for starters learn how to spell, next Ronie admited to being there, its pretty obvious he was somehow involved, what did max have to do with it? Escape the Fate is rapping the music charts, its poppy metal with cathy beats and guitar riffs and absaloute cleeshay* vocals. So grow up you fat scene girl, and that goes for all of you 'die hard fans'. For the record they only have three good songs, My apocolypse, The guilitine (1 & 2) and 10 miles away which is a cover.
    Avenged7F07D
    InsanelySteve wrote: this is bullshit! Craig left Blessthefall to look after his daughter... now he goes and joins Escape the fate???? ughh... WHY!? WHY!? WHY!???? Why wouldn't he just go back to where he belongs? and he belongs with Blessthefall.
    they wouldnt let him join so he went to escape the fate. the day after he finished recording with etf, blessthefall asked him to come back but he refused
    Avenged7F07D
    mcrvampirelover wrote: ETF4LIF wrote: NONE of this shit is true... I saw ETF at Extreme Thing and even though Craig was ****in AWESOME, No one could replace Ronnie. And about the fight and supposedly some kid was "killed" At the concert, Craig introduced a new song as "If you get clean you can have your band back" everyone was pissed. ETF and BTF are both awesome bands. Escape the Fate is still a good band even without Ronnie but they need him back... wow i thought that craig was a good guy but if he actually said that on stage then all i have o say is that he is an ass escape the fate needs ronnie back they are nothing without him
    max said that
    InsanelySteve
    this is bullshit! Craig left Blessthefall to look after his daughter... now he goes and joins Escape the fate???? ughh... WHY!? WHY!? WHY!???? Why wouldn't he just go back to where he belongs? and he belongs with Blessthefall.
    iwillrockyou22
    'my apocalypse' is an awesome song but besides that....they suck! i'll listen to their new stuff with a new singer just to see what they sound like. you never know.....
    littlebigjames
    I'm curious to see what they'll sound like the only song i liked by them was "not good enough for truth and cliche" so i got my hopes up they'll be better
    mosh.and.roll
    I liked them a lot actually. I'm curious about the new singer. I've heard lots of good things about blessthefall, but I've never heard any of their music. I never knew what happened to Ronnie either. That sucks.
    Jericho114
    I saw them live and ronnie walked off stage like a little bitch after maybe two songs, no explanation or anything.. to us or his band. Then some of the band members that played prior tried their best to pick up the slack and play some Escape the Fate songs, they did a pretty good job and made for a unique show. It won't surprise me if they can find someone to do the job just as good or maybe better.
    LosT.Teddy.
    booah bless the fall is so shit i hate this band but escape to fate was good crap !
    Rasta Dogg
    niftycakedude wrote: So why would being on probation prevent him from playing in the band?
    I think this was just the last straw for the rest of the guys. He's had numerous problems with the law before, from what I've heard. But yeah, should be interesting. Ronnie was a dick sometimes but he was an awesome singer imo.
    NightEmbers
    niftycakedude wrote: So why would being on probation prevent him from playing in the band?
    read the link, part f his probabtion is that he cant leave the state, im hoping they'll at least let him play shows in Nevada, and maybe let him off early or something cause 5 years is Wayyy too long
    BlueShox
    InsanelySteve wrote: this is bullshit! Craig left Blessthefall to look after his daughter... now he goes and joins Escape the fate???? ughh... WHY!? WHY!? WHY!???? Why wouldn't he just go back to where he belongs? and he belongs with Blessthefall.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Looks like he just ditched Bless the Fall for Escape the Fate. I am not amused.
    Boxiii
    Ronnie was horrible IMO, Craig will make me like Escape the Fate waaay more than i used to
    666paul666
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    BlueShox wrote: InsanelySteve wrote: this is bullshit! Craig left Blessthefall to look after his daughter... now he goes and joins Escape the fate???? ughh... WHY!? WHY!? WHY!???? Why wouldn't he just go back to where he belongs? and he belongs with Blessthefall. Exactly what I was thinking. Looks like he just ditched Bless the Fall for Escape the Fate. I am not amused.
    Craig didn't ditch blessthefall for escape the fate. While blessthefall was touring in Europe, Craig had to come back to the US to look for his daughter, or for some other sort of family emergency. He later asked if he could return to blessthefall, but the band said it would be better for him to stay with his daughter, not approving for his return.