Escape the Fate has followed-up their time on the Vans Warped Tour this summer with some good news for their dedicated fan base; there’s a new album on the horizon. On Tuesday (Aug. 18), the Nevada band officially confirmed that their fifth studio album, Hate Me, will be released later this fall. In addition to the name of the new album, the band has also unveiled that the record is set to be released on Oct. 30 through Eleven Seven Music.
In honor of the new album announcement, the band has also premiered the lead single; a song titled “Just a Memory.” Listen to “Just a Memory” above. For those who like the new song, Escape the Fate is offering fans the option to download the song for free on their website with one catch; they only have 48 hours to get the song.
When asked about the inspiration behind the tracks on the new record, frontman Craig Mabbitt admitted that the title was a nod at the hatred people have for them. “Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we’ve received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage,” admits Mabbitt.
“I’ve had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape the Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they’ve shown us over the years. It’s very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through to get to this point.”
But standing up for their supportive fan base is not the only thing this record will represent. According to Mabbitt, it will also be the beginning of a new era for the group. “It’s the start of a new era for us,” adds Mabbitt. “We’re getting back on our feet, putting our middle finger up to the world and proving ourselves individually and collectively.”
In addition to the new album and lead single, Escape the Fate has also announced that they will be hitting the road this fall in support of Hate Me. Their upcoming United States tour will begin on Oct. 13 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA and wrap up on Nov. 15 at Soma in San Diego. Heading on tour with them will be A Skylit Drive, Sworn In, Sirens & Sailors, and Myka Relocate.
After a quick break, the band will begin the new year by heading across the pond for the European leg of their tour. Check out the full list of the United States tour dates below.
ESCAPE THE FATE FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:
Oct. 13 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Oct. 14 – San Francisco @ DNA Lounge
Oct. 15 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
Oct. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
Oct. 17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct. 19 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Oct. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
Oct. 22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Oct. 23 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
Oct. 24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
Oct. 25 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct. 26 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
Oct. 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
Oct. 30 – New York, NY @ Marlin Bar @ Webster Hall
Oct. 31 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Nov. 1 – Allentown PA @ Crocodile Rock Café
Nov. 2 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
Nov. 3 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Nov. 5 – Oklahoma, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Nov. 6 – Houston, TX @ Walters
Nov. 7 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Nov. 8 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog
Nov. 9 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova
Nov. 10 – El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall
Nov. 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Nov. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ Hard Rock Hotel
Nov. 13 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov. 14 – Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey
Nov. 15 – San Diego, CA @ Soma