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American post-hardcore rockers Escape The Fate rock the Knitting Factory Reno

Escape The Fate
Escape The Fate
Photo by John Tuckness

Escape The Fate "LIVE" at The Knitting Factory Reno


On Monday February 17, 2013 Escape The Fate rocked the stage at The Knitting Factory Concert House in downtown Reno. Also on the bill were rockers Eve To Adam, New Years Day and She Has A Fashion Vice.

Escape The Fate "LIVE" at The Knitting Factory Reno
Promo Photo

The Knitting Factory was packed for a Monday night with around 600 screaming fans in attendance. Very impressive.

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 band has released three EPs and four full-length studio albums. (EP's), There's No Sympathy for the Dead (2006), Situations (2007) and Issues Remixes (2011). (Studio albums), Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006), This War Is Ours (2008), Escape the Fate (2010) and the bands latest album, Ungrateful (2013) which they are currently touring on.

Current members include, Robert Ortiz (drums), Max Green (bass and backing vocals), Craig Mabbitt (lead vocals), TJ Bell (rhythm guitar), and Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft (lead guitar).

The set lasted around 90 minutes and went just like this, (from the set list on stage)

"Ungrateful", "The Flood", "You're Insane", "Issues", "Live Fast, Die Beautiful", "Picture Perfect", "Ashley", "10 Miles Wide", "Gorgeous Nightmare", "One For The Money", "Fire It Up" and one encore song, "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II).

These guys really know how to put on a rock show, they had the crowd eating out of their hands the entire set. Every female in the place was screaming and dancing the whole time as was everyone else.

This examiner was very impressed being the first time seeing them live. You can be sure I won't miss them any time they come back this way and if you like a great concert, you won't either.

Opening support for Escape The Fate was a band that is no stranger to the Reno area. Eve to Adam played the Knitting Factory back in November 2012.

Vocalist Taki Sassaris is the visionary force behind this Alternative-Rock band which was formed in the late '90s in New York City, New York.

Sassaris started Eve To Adam with guitarist Gaurav Bali, bassist A.J. Pappas and his younger brother, Alex Sassaris, on drums.

The group successfully opened for Mötley Crüe and the Scorpions on the Maximum Rock Tour in 1999, without even having released a CD.

Current members are, Taki Sassaris (lead vocals), Alex Sassaris (drums), Gaurav Bali (lead guitar), Aaron Baylor (bass) and Adam Latiff (rhythm guitar).

Their set lasted about 45 minutes. (sorry no set list for this one)

This band was a perfect fit for this show, hard rocking with a very good stage presence. They know how to work the audience with great songs and energy. A must see for all rock fans.

Due to a previous commitment (my real job), this examiner missed the first two acts, New Years Day and She Has A Fashion Vice. Luckily, some of the fans that I know that were in attendance told me that both bands did a great job setting the tempo for the other two bands to rock the house.

A great time was had by all.

Once again, The Knitting Factory brings the best shows to downtown Reno, to see what's coming up, (click here)

As with all this examiners reviews and feature stories, "The Photos Are What It's All About". So check out the photo slideshow and enjoy the show.

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All photos by, JOHN TUCKNESS


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