Spencer Sotelo Joins From First to Last
2014-04-07 by River Tam | 57 Comments

From First To Last, who just returned after a three year hiatus and are currently recording a fan-funded EP, have announced that they have a new lead vocalist. Joining them in the current incarnation of the band will be Spencer Sotelo of Periphery. He will be a full member of both bands, and will be performing on the EP. Follow the link below to see the original announcement from the band, which also includes a clip of Sotelo performing the band's song "The Latest Plague" in studio.


http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/exclusive_from_first_to_last_recruit_peripherys_sp encer_sotelo_as_new_vocal

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Durrzo
April 7th 2014

1083 Comments


Well this is interesting. I'm a fan of Spencer's vocals most of the time and I loved this band when I was younger so I'll definitely give this a shot when it comes out.

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bloc
April 7th 2014

34679 Comments


Well he shall be a very busy man

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climactic
April 7th 2014

18369 Comments


now he just has to quit periphery : )

sapient
April 7th 2014

1867 Comments


What about Skrillex

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TooLateToGoBack
April 7th 2014

1755 Comments


super weird, but we'll see how this plays out

Italianjesusfootball
April 7th 2014

235 Comments


wut..........

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Mabbitt
April 7th 2014

1331 Comments


I loved Sonny in FFTL, and I like Spencer's singing in Periphery but i'm not as big of a fan of the music itself...plus the new version of Latest Plague sounds AWESOME. I'm really excited.

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ThomasTheCure
April 7th 2014

283 Comments


that's one of the most unfitting combos i can think of, but it'll probably be more interesting than if matt did vocals again. the band'll get way more attention now too.

Thunderkat
April 7th 2014

483 Comments


the original is far better tbh

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silentstar
April 7th 2014

2232 Comments


I only ship misha and spencer so I don't approve

Durrzo
April 7th 2014

1083 Comments


I agree that the original version of that song is better, but I assume their new songs will have Spencer's vocals in mind and be more fitted to his sound.

Nikkolae
April 7th 2014

4771 Comments


was that a 7 string guitar i saw travis holding? ughhh, well atleast the clip sounded alright

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dixoncocks
April 7th 2014

2434 Comments


People may hate Spencer's vox but the dude is spot on live. And short as fuck.

http://imgur.com/eVaScCU

Im only like 5'10 lol

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snerefedsav
April 7th 2014

814 Comments


what the fucking fuck

SnakeDelilah
April 7th 2014

5466 Comments


Well he's better than Sonny Moore or Matt Good so w/e

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CutMan
April 7th 2014

1767 Comments


YEAH, NIKKOLAE, BANDS THAT USE SEVEN STRINGS SUCK

LIKE DEFTONES, ALL SHALL PERISH, BLEEDING THROUGH, MESHUGGAH, NILE...

YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE BANDS YOU TOTALLY HATE THAT I DIDN'T SEE IN YOUR RATINGS WITH POSITIVE RATINGS

COOL


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Calc
April 7th 2014

12037 Comments


hmmmm...

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Green Baron
April 7th 2014

18204 Comments


Periphery III: This Time It's From First to Last

GmemberKills
April 7th 2014

669 Comments


My low interest in this thing has been lowered more. I can see why they chose him, I just hate his
vocals. While Spencer was spot on live he was just lol. He oversung most his parts an nearly fell off
the stage trying to be cool and stand on a speaker.


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Nikkolae
April 7th 2014

4771 Comments


"LIKE DEFTONES, ALL SHALL PERISH, BLEEDING THROUGH, MESHUGGAH, NILE..."

did you just really put Meshuggah on the same level as FFTL? wow

CutMan
April 7th 2014

1767 Comments


Oh dear, I'm sorry I mentioned Meshuggah in the same context as other bands that use the same instrument. That totally means I think both have accomplished the same things artistically.

Couldn't be that I'm just pointing out that seven strings aren't inherently bad. I mean, my point couldn't possibly be that it's stupid to write off extended range guitars on sight.

ASnideReturns
April 7th 2014

3299 Comments


I'll probably check this out, could be cool.

Dancedrewdance
April 7th 2014

325 Comments


Only good thing that has happened this week..

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YakNips
April 7th 2014

7509 Comments


I saw this out and yelled aloud

"NO WAY"

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Spec
April 7th 2014

27062 Comments


I liked Matt. This should be interesting I guess.

Nikkolae
April 7th 2014

4771 Comments


okay 1st off, art is not about acomplishment, its about abstract expresion, whatever both bands have
acomplished is irrelevant

that being said, both bands are stylisticaly diferent so the fact that they play 7strings has nothing
to do with it, in fact that might be the only common ground both bands have

last but not least, 7 strings are not bad, but i highly doubt FFTL as a band would put them to good
use like some of the bands you pointed out i like, hence my coment

TL;DR stop fucking raging

Iamthe Nightstars
April 7th 2014

2191 Comments


This is a very bizarre move.

ManicDemise
April 7th 2014

429 Comments


Band gets Spencer Sotelo, doesn't have Derek Bloom anymore, adds a third guitar player...what is going on? This will be interesting.

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chug73
April 7th 2014

907 Comments


Red flags everywhere.

spookynewghostfriend
April 7th 2014

3297 Comments


matt was good, last album was their best by far

Koffiiing
April 7th 2014

1059 Comments


travis and spencer aww yiss

CutMan
April 7th 2014

1767 Comments


Nikkolae, you are trying so hard to undermine my point that I think your butt is about to turn inside out. First you insinuated I was trying to put some band you have a hard on for on the level of a band you don't, now you're throwing semantics about art and subjectivity around. None of the bands I mentioned play them the same way.

Also, even if FFTL play them in the exact same way they play six strings... What's the problem? They're competent six stringers, what changes on a seven? You can only be implying they'll succumb to chuggachugga or djent or breakdowns for little to no reason other than cynicism.

tldr; stop being a snooty cynic.

Mabbitt
April 7th 2014

1331 Comments


People may hate Spencer's vox but the dude is spot on live. And short as fuck.


Sonny Moore is 5'4

Anyways, I suspect that their style will change completely on this new EP. Travis was in THA for a
while, the last album showed an evolution of their style (which I imagine will continue) and they got
Spencer as a vocalist. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they go for a slightly more techy sound.

OwMySnauze
April 7th 2014

787 Comments


Kill's favorite front man

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ellagos
April 8th 2014

99 Comments


Wow that seems like an odd combination, never got into FFTL but will have to listen to their next album just to hear how it goes

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Nikkolae
April 8th 2014

4771 Comments


1: "First you insinuated I was trying to put some band you have a hard on for on the level of a band
you don't,"

I never brough them up, you did, and seriously fftl and Messhugah are not even alike,
fail to see why you keep dissecting that, btw i really do like fftl, might have been able
to catch that if you'd you know, checked all of my ratings but whatevsbr />

2: "None of the bands I mentioned play them the same way."

good, i never said they did either.

3; "You can only be implying they'll succumb to chuggachugga or djent or breakdowns"

wasnt that implicit to begin with? smh

and last but not least "tldr; stop being a snooty cynic."

sure man, i'll get right on it

thelastsignal
April 8th 2014

1083 Comments


Hmm, interesting move on their part. I like the fact that they are adding an unknown element into the band, it should continue to make them sound a bit more fresh. I enjoyed Throne to the Wolves, so I am anticipating their new stuff.

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Inferis
April 8th 2014

409 Comments


what the fucking fuck [5]

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2014

9731 Comments


Why are people surprised? His voice fits that style of music way better than any kind of progressive metal

CutMan
April 8th 2014

1767 Comments


Oh my God, I also brought up several other bands, I was listing bands that prove seven strings are valid instruments. You got hung up on Meshuggah and made up all this crap about how I put them on the same level, that I'm comparing them, blah deh blah deh blah... What is wrong with you?

And, yes, it was implicit, I'm saying that's the only thing you could mean, and it's just cynical. I note you never addressed why you think that, either. You're just being a cynical, extended range guitar detractor.

Betray
April 8th 2014

2129 Comments


now leave periphery lol

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DatBeefPudding
April 8th 2014

1245 Comments


please leave periphery so they can be a good band again.

please please please please

Mabbitt
April 8th 2014

1331 Comments


Cograts to Nikolae for completely missing the point of somebody's post over and over

BeneaththeDarkOcean
April 8th 2014

375 Comments


"Cograts to Nikolae for completely missing the point of somebody's post over and over" [2]

Koffiiing
April 8th 2014

1059 Comments


'please leave periphery'

l o l

Durrzo
April 9th 2014

1083 Comments


He isn't leaving Periphery.

Koffiiing
April 9th 2014

1059 Comments


obviously
all these niggas are drooling at the mouth for him to leave tho

climactic
April 9th 2014

18369 Comments


leave periphery and the transformation will be complete

spookynewghostfriend
April 9th 2014

3297 Comments


transform, ascend

witchxrapist
April 9th 2014

10936 Comments


GUYS I DONT LIKE PERIPHERY

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Koffiiing
April 9th 2014

1059 Comments


^sputnik in a nutshell

DatBeefPudding
April 9th 2014

1245 Comments


i like periphery instrumental but i just cant dig spencer. i've tried. there are a few songs that don't suck but most are just grating on my ears.

karlulol
April 9th 2014

18 Comments


According to wikipedia the band asked Skrillex if he was interested, seems like he's rich now and doesn't need that.

chug73
April 9th 2014

907 Comments


He is fukin sick live. I like his vocals to the extent that I he can sing his ass off and scream p good. But he is far from my favourite.
Anywho....
NOTE TO SELF I MISS YOU TERRIBLY
THIS IS WHAT WE CALL A TRAGEDY
COME BACK TO ME
COME BACK TO ME

Feel like im 15 all over again

Impervious
April 9th 2014

324 Comments


I love Spencer's vocals and I never really listened to FFTL so right about now seems like a decent time to give them a chance. Happy day indeed.

itsalltherage
April 9th 2014

595 Comments


well this is just...odd tbh

italianStallion
April 10th 2014

163 Comments


Sounds better here than he does in periphery. Predicting cringey djent riffs in the new from first to last material



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