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Mitch James of Crossfade

June 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Interviews

The past few years haven’t been an easy ride for Crossfade.   After releasing two albums on Columbia Records – their hugely successful debut self-titled release in 2006 and the follow up titled Falling Away –  the band was unceremoniously dropped in 2008.   It sent them into a downward spiral for awhile but their saving grace turned out to be their music.  Left a little bitter by the experience the band didn’t really know what the future held for them but their love for music and their friendship brought them together to start writing new music together once again.

Eleven Seven Music soon showed interest in the band and signed them.  The writing process for their debut release on Eleven Seven Music would take the band down exciting new paths resulting in their latest album We All Bleed, released on June 21, 2011.  With the first single “Killing Me Inside” rocking the way for the rest of the new songs, the band wrote a much darker and heavier album than we’ve heard from them in the past, much due to their experiences over the last few years.  The songs are rich in layers and textures and the lyrics are honest and in your face.  Crossfade has a message and We All Bleed delivers it loud and clear.

TWRY recently caught up with bassist Mitch James to catch up on everything the bands been up to, the writing process, and their new album.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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Daily Download: Crossfade / Killing Me Inside

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Downloads, Daily Music News

For one week only, Crossfade is offering a FREE MP3 download of “Killing Me Inside,” the first single off of their new album We All BleedDownload the track by going to the band’s Facebook page and “Liking” them.

We All Bleed, the band’s third album, delves into familiar lyrical themes of betrayal and isolation, but there’s also more than a hint of renewal and resolution.  “A lot has changed over the past three years,” says lead vocalist and co-songwriter Ed Sloan.  “Being down and out is something I’ve had to confront like never before. There’s been pain, but I’ve also learned to dwell less on the negative, so there’s a feeling of rebirth, too.”

Crossfade will be playing Rock On The Range this Saturday, May 21st. Scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. on the f.y.e Stage (subject to change). If you’re not going to be at ROTR, Crossfade have added a batch of June tour dates to their touring plans. See below if they will be playing a city near you.
CROSSFADE TOUR DATES:
5/19 – Spatanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
5/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
5/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Live Music
5/24 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/26 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
5/27 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino/Wolf Den
5/28 – Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
6/4 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Roxy’s Saloon
6/5 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 622
6/8 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
6/9 – Favetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
6/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s
6/12 – Lafavette, LA @ Nite Town
6/13 – Ruston, LA @ 3 Docs Brew House
6/14 – Montgomery, AL @ Rock Bottom American Pub
6/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
6/16 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
6/18 – Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern
6/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live
6/23 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock