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(Bio taken from Wikipedia); In November 1999, From First to Last was formed by Matt Good, Steve Pullman, Mike Blanchard, and Scott Oord under thename First Too Last. Eventually a solid lineup was formed, featuring lead screamer/vocalist Phillip Reardon, guitarist/vocals Matt Good, guitarist/vocalsTravis Richter, bassist Joey Antillion and drummer Greg Taylor (then replaced by Derek Bloom). In 2003, the band released their debut EP Aesthetic onFour Leaf Recordings which featured the vocals of Good, Reardon and Richter. By the end of the year they had signed to Epitaph Records. After theAest more

(Bio taken from Wikipedia); In November 1999, From First to Last was formed by Matt Good, Steve Pullman, Mike Blanchard, and Scott Oord under thename First Too Last. Eventually a solid lineup was formed, featuring lead screamer/vocalist Phillip Reardon, guitarist/vocals Matt Good, guitarist/vocalsTravis Richter, bassist Joey Antillion and drummer Greg Taylor (then replaced by Derek Bloom). In 2003, the band released their debut EP Aesthetic onFour Leaf Recordings which featured the vocals of Good, Reardon and Richter. By the end of the year they had signed to Epitaph Records. After theAesthetic EP, Reardon was missing by the time they were going to record Dear Diary he had called the band and said he was to be leaving for personalreasons. By this time Jon Weisberg had joined on bass. The band wanted to move Matt Good to lead vocals. However, Good was reluctant to take on bothlead vocal and guitar duties. He wanted From First to Last to have a frontman, to connect with the crowd better. Using the social networking site MySpace,Good came in contact with a guitarist and singer from California by the name of Sonny Moore. Moore flew to Valdosta, Georgia, where Dear Diary, My TeenAngst Has a Bodycount was being recorded, and was set to be the band's second guitarist. However, when the other band members heard Moore singing"Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words", they decided that he was much better suited for lead singer than guitarist. Matt Good and Travis Richter wrotethe album in two weeks. Moore came in after the music was tracked and completed the vocals. Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count was releasedon June 29, 2004. From late May to mid June 2005, From First to Last participated in the "Dead by Dawn" tour with bands Emanuel, Halifax and He isLegend. The band went to Radio Star Studios in Weed, California to record their second album, produced by Ross Robinson. As their previous bassistWeisberg had been formally asked to leave the band due to internal conflicts, producer Ross Robinson asked Wes Borland, former Limp Bizkit guitarist, toplay bass on the album. Borland later played several tours with the band. The album was released on March 21, 2006. It opened on the Billboard albumschart at #25, with first-week sales of over 33,000. Shortly thereafter in April, they signed to major label Capitol Records after bidding between that labeland Warner Bros. From mid March to mid May the band toured alongside Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, and The All-American Rejects for the "BlackClouds and Underdogs Tour" in support of their release Heroine. FFTL then did a short European Tour with various bands. The band then played severaldates on the 2006 Vans Warped Tour, but were forced to drop out due to surgical removal of a nodule on Moore's vocal cords. He received his secondnodule surgery in early July (his first being in May 2005). Following his recovery, From First to Last went out on the "World Championship Tour" supportingAtreyu along with Every Time I Die and Chiodos. While on that tour, Moore once again had vocal cord problems and had to leave the tour. The band hadplanned to have guitarists Good and Richter cover Moore's vocal duties for the duration of the tour until singer of Chiodos, Craig Owens, insisted that heprovide lead vocals for their sets. Atreyu eventually forced From First to Last to drop the tour. The band later explained, "Our plan to enable us to play therest of the tour was disregarded and as our crew was setting up for the show in Worcester, MA we were informed that we were being kicked off of the tour.Understand that it was not our choice to leave this tour... we were forced to leave." Atreyu then returned a statement about the controversy concerningFrom First to Last's departure, saying, "They couldn't perform as FFTL and are no longer on this tour." In February 2007, lead singer Moore left From Firstto Last to pursue a solo career. His decision to leave was based on his urge to create his own music, and also on the fact that singing in FFTL was puttingan immense strain on his vocal cords, resulting in serious damage which needed multiple surgeries in order to be fixed. Moore has posted new recordingson his myspace and is part of a group of artists that form, modernorganic. After vocalist Moore's departure, FFTL faced a crisis. Their label, CapitolRecords, had dropped them due to financial problems. Without a vocalist, label, permanent bassist, or any money, the band almost split. Guitarist/VocalistMatt Good, however, decided to take on lead vocals while still providing a backup guitar role. The band also quickly picked up Matt Manning to become full-time bassist .The band then spent their remaining money on a studio in which to continue work on their already-written third album. he remainingmembers of From First to Last finished a headlining tour from July 21 through August 5 with guests Alesana, Vanna, Brighten, and Four Year Strong.Shortly before recording another album, the band played for a portion of the Show Must Go On tour with Hawthorne Heights, Secondhand Serenade,Powerspace, and Brighten, but later cancelled their dates on the last part of the tour to open for Deftones on a separate Canadian tour. After completing afull mix of their new material, FFTL was picked up by Suretone Records. Shortly after they re-entered the studio to record their album again, this time witha professional crew and better quality. The band recorded for the second time in Los Angeles, with producer Josh Abraham and seasoned engineer RyanWilliams. They have since completed the album, and at midnight on November 14, 2007, they released a new song, Two as One, on their Myspaceaccount. FFTL began their fall headlining tour, RATHER BE SLAYIN' N00BZ, starting November 1 with guests blessthefall, A Skylit Drive, and Vanna.Around the middle of the tour, the guests changed to Envy On The Coast, Pierce The Veil, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, Mia Medusa, and The Variant.On November 29, FFTL announced they were going to be a part of the 2008 Hot Topic Take Action Tour. They played at the MTV Winter Valencia in Spainon March 6. On December 6, they announced they were going to be part of the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. On May 6, 2008, FFTL released their self. titledalbum, and starting June 20, hit the road on the Vans Warped Tour for its entirety. On June 28, FFTL updated their band members section of theirMySpace, making Chris Lent a full time member. From the end of September to October 12, From First to Last played on The Blackout's "Sleep All Day,Party All Night" tour in the UK, along with The Medic Droid and We Are The Ocean. FFTL stated that they would be on a break from touring in late 2008.Members Travis Richter and Derek Bloom were focusing on their side project, The Color of Violence, with tours soon after and a full length debut album,Youthanize, which was released April 7, 2009. Member Chris Lent toured as the drummer for the band I Set My Friends On Fire as well as one of the twodrummers for The Color of Violence (along with Jon Siverson of the band Daughters); Lent also confirmed that he is no longer a member of FFTL and isnow writing/recording with ISMFOF. FFTL began writing new songs early 2009 and started demoing new songs in March 2009, for their next albumexpected to be released March, 2010. A full length demo of a song on the new album was put on their myspace at that time, as well as the previouslyunheard b-side from Heroine, "Save Us". A Second Full Length Demo was added on July 3, 2009, and a message to fans that they will be announcing theirrecording schedule and tentative label. As of August 6, 2009, the band had began to track drums for the new record at EarthSound studios in ValdostaGeorgia, with Lee Dyess. In September 2009, Miss May I announced they would be touring with From First to Last in October 2009. On October 1, 2009FFTL announced that they would be touring with Greeley Estates and Therefore I Am in October and November, and also that they had signed to RiseRecords. "I want to announce officially that we've signed with Rise Records. We are all very excited about this move and think that together with Rise wecan accomplish amazing things! If you're asking yourself why we made the change, well... There's a lot of aspects about being a major label that justdidn't agree with the way we like to present our band and our music and I think that by ridding ourselves of that world, we are finally gonna set ourselvesfree to make the best music we can and that is the most important thing for us at the end of the day". The band toured on the "You’d Be Way Cuter In aCoffin Tour" with Alesana, The Word Alive, Asking Alexandria, and Memphis May Fire in December 2009. The new album is titled Throne to the Wolves andis set for release on March 16, 2010. From First to Last released a new song off the album, entitled "Going Lohan", on their myspace in November. In late2009 FFTL went through yet another lineup change with Travis Richter leaving the band; no official announcement had yet been made by the band and noreason was given for his departure. Matt Good and Matt Manning have been taking over Travis's screaming role and Blake Steiner (ex-Mia Medusaguitarist), who recorded on Throne To The Wolves, is his replacement. On December 31st FFTL released the song "I'll Inoculate The World With The VirusOf My Disillusionment" on their MySpace. On Travis' departure from the band, he said that "It kinda just grew and grew until the dudes parted ways never just up and leave fftl, i feel like they thought it was their time to move away from me, so they told me to leave.." On January 20, 2010, FromFirst to Last finally made an official announcement about Travis's departure from the band via MySpace; “ Since the news has become public I thought I'dtake a minute to address it before wild rumors started flying around. Travis has been with us since the beginning and will always be someone I care aboutdeeply. Unfortunately though, as time goes on sometimes people grow apart from each other. There's many things I could say, but they are ratherpersonal and I don't think they need to be discussed here. This band is and always will be about making music with my friends. We don't give a fuck aboutfame or money or anything. It's about doing what we love together as a family. We aren't breaking up and we aren't changing our name. As long as we aremaking music we are proud of and having fun together, this band will continue to exist.We wish the best to Travis in everything he does and he is still a friend to us. I want everyone to understand that this wasn't done out of hate or spite orany other negative emotion. The vibe needed to be creative together was just gone. It happens, it's sad and all, but that's just life. Anyone old enough tohave personal relationships knows that people split ways all the time. That's how life is and it isn't going to change. We appreciate everyone who has stuckby this bands side through all these years. If this upsets you so greatly that you feel you can't listen to us anymore, that's ok and we understand. We stilllove you anyway ; ) Just know that when bands make these decisions they are always a last resort. NO ONE wants to have to kick out a member of theirband. It is never easy and always incites drama, but sometimes you have to make really hard decisions. It's part of being an adult." On January 30 theband released the song "Cashing Out" on their MySpace page. On March 9 the band released their new album on their MySpace page and has alreadyuploaded to Youtube. « hide

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