If forced to describe Alaskan heavy metal unit 36 Crazyfists in just a single word, you might want to go with persistent.
Since forming 16 years ago, the band’s released four records through three different labels, lost members to everything from the usual band in-fighting to fatal car crashes, and they’ve shared the road with the likes of Alice in Chains, Atreyu, Killswitch Engage, Chimaira, Diecast, God Forbid, Walls of Jericho, and Poison the Well. They’ve steadily made a name for themselves and faced several ups and just as many downs.
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.” Inspired by legends like Metallica, Deftones, and Only Living Witness, 36 Crazyfists, who helped anchor the inaugural RockStar Mayhem Festival, first formed back in 1994, taking its moniker from the Jackie Chan flick of the same name. Several players came in and out of the fold (including bassist JD Stuart, who was killed in a 1996 crash) before the band’s core was solidified. The band cultivated a massive following, relentlessly touring the states alongside then-labelmates Killswitch Engage and Five Pointe O.
“We’ve always just kind of stayed under the radar,” Lindow explains. “We’ve had our own little personal successes. I am just so glad to still be doing it after 16 years. This isn’t a new metal band or a bunch of guys trying to rip off styles. The band is still going and that’s killer. We’re just stoked to have people hear the new album.”
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.”
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