30 Foot Fall
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|30 Foot Fall|
|Origin||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Labels||Nitro Records, Fuzzgun Records, Paranoid Records|
|Associated acts||Fenix TX|
|Members||Butch Klotz (vocals)
Jason Davis (Guitar)
Chris LaForge 
Rubio Cisneros (Bass) 
Brian Davis (Drums)
|Past members||Tony Avitia
30 Foot Fall (styled as 30footFALL) is an American Punk Rock band that began in Houston, Texas. The Band played their first show on Mother's Day in 1993  and were composed of Rubio Cisneros (Drummer), Tony Avitia (Guitar), Butch Klotz (Vocals). Shortly after releasing their first demo, Damon Delapaz who was also playing for Fenix-TX joined as the bands drummer making Cisneros bassist. Ativia left the group to start I-45 and Chris Laforge picked up as guitarist. Touring Houston, Dallas, and Austin, 30 Foot Fall's popularity grew; they started as openers for larger bands such as Screeching Weasel and Sum-41 among others. Stylistically, the band developed sounds similar to NOFX, and Minor Threat.
After making several demos, 30 Foot Fall released several albums over several record labels starting with: Elementary School Love 7 released in 1994 by Yo Mama's Records. In 1995 Fuzzgun Records released, Divided We Stand and in 1996 they also released Junior High Sucked 7. After hearing a Demo Bob Becker of Fearless Records signed 30 Foot Fall to a record deal and in 1997 produced their next album Acme-143.
The band toured extensively and developed a strong underground following touring alongside other notable bands such as Bigwig and Diesel Boy. Around this time Fenix-TX was picked up by MCA records and Delapaz took the opportunity to move to California and record their new album. They picked up drummer Brian Davis formerly of Middlefinger.
30footFALL received an offer from Dexter Holland of The Offspring to release their next full-length album on his Nitro Records whom Holland's band was affiliated with. In 1999 the band released Ever Revolving, Never Evolving which was noted as one of their most popular albums. The release was followed by numerous shows and tour dates including a tour with The Vandals. Touring what seemed like endlessly would eventually wear on the guys so they decided to stick with home lives & their families. Chris LaForge left the band at this time to seek other musical ventures so they brought in Jason Davis formerly of Middlefinger to take over guitar duties. This line-up recorded The Doppler Effect in 2002. LaForge later returned as guitarist which made them a 5 piece for the first time.
On December 25 of 2010 the band self-released their first new record in several years entitled "Jesus, Elvis, and Richard Petty".
- "Elementary School Love 7" (Yo Mama's Records, 1994)
- "Divided We Stand" LP (Fuzzgun Records, 1995)
- "Jr. High Sucked 7" (Twistworthy Records,1996)
- "Acme 143" (Fearless Records, 1997)
- "Unrealism" (Function Productions, 1997)
- "Cartoons 7" (Die Cow Die Records, 1998)
- "Ever Revolving, Never Evolving" (Nitro Records, 1999)
- "The Doppler Effect" (Independent, 2002)
- "Jesus, Elvis, and Richard Petty" (Independent, 2010)