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Modern Day Escape’s new album, Under the Gun has no official release date, but is expected to be available this fall. The band has added new members including drummer Sandra Alva (formerly in Black Veil Brides) and guitarist Mark Burn. As of now, only a preview for the song “Playing Victim” has been released. It has a slightly different sound from their previous album House of Rats (2009), but still holds true to their roots. Many fans have responded positively, embracing the slightly different sound.


If you like: Escape The Fate, Black Veil Brides, Falling in Reverse, A Day to Remember

Albums: Modern Day Escape EP (2008), House of Rats (2009), Under the Gun (TBA)

Must listen to song: Maybe Holding Hands Wasn’t Such A Good Idea




If you enjoy Escape the Fate, especially their sound in Dying is Your Latest Fashion, then these bands may also be a pleasure to your ears.

1. Oh Sweet Ransom: Upon first listen, this band immediatly reminded me of Escape the Fate. Their vocals sound highly similar, with a bit of screams blended in. My personal favorite is The Arsonist Vs. The Assassin. It shows this similarity in great highlight. Lyrically, they also have a lot in common. This song, and a few others, seem to tell a tale of tragedy that the listener can apply in their own way. This is unique in the music industry, because a lot of more recent songs have shifted away from telling stories and headed in the direction of just expressing an emotion or thought.

2. Black Veil Brides: Personally, I don’t really enjoy them. However, I can see the resemblance to E.T.F. It’s nothing against their style, I was just not hooked by this particular band. On the contrary, they have gained many new fans in recent years, due to their ability to be similar to well known bands while throwing in their own twist. “Knives and Pens” is where I would start to gain familiarity about this band. Their overall sound is quite similar to E.T.F, but the signer has a particularly unique voice, in my opinion.

3. Lovehatehero: This band is not AS similar as the previously listed, but if you enjoy E.T.F you might have an interest in lovehatehero. I suggest checking out the song “Echoes”. Their singer has a fantastic voice, which gives the band its own edge. Composure of their music is somewhat similar to E.T.F.