[Press Release]

36 CRAZYFISTS is pleased to announce the July 27th release of their upcoming Ferret Music effort, Collisions and Castaways. Hunger for a new record has been building in the hearts of fans since 2008’s The Tide and Its Takers. 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 (http://www.myspace.com/36crazyfists) and view the brand new layout.

Since forming 16 years ago, the band have released four records through three different labels, and have shared the road with the likes of Alice in Chains, Atreyu, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Diecast, God Forbid, Walls of Jericho, and Poison the Well. Collisions and Castaways, was written and recorded between October 2009 and May 2010. It follows on the heels of last year’s DVD outing, Underneath a Northern Sky, 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, Collisions and Castaways 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:

  • 7/7-West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
  • 7/9- 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

  • 7/28-Albany, NY @ Bogies
  • 7/30-Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
  • 7/31-Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock
  • 8/1-Lake Station, IN @ Lake Station Eagles Club
  • 8/3-Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
  • 8/4-Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
  • 8/5 Boise, ID @ The Bouquet
  • 8/6-Couer D’Alene, ID @ The Grail Event Center
  • 8/7-Olympia, WA @ The Vault

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