Max Green (musician)
|Birth name||Maxwell Scott Green|
|Also known as||Max the Ripper|
December 15, 1984 |
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
|Genres||Post hardcore, metalcore, hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal|
|Occupations||Musician, Singer, Songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, Guitar, Bass|
|Labels||Eleven Seven, Interscope, Epitaph|
|Associated acts||Escape the Fate, The Natural Born Killers, The Culprit, Violent New Breed|
Maxwell Scott Green (better known as Max Green) is an American musician (born December 15, 1984, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States). He is the bassist and one of the founders of the band Escape the Fate, and also the former guitarist for the band The Natural Born Killers.
He has played guitar since his childhood and dreamed of becoming a professional musician. During his teenage years, Green began playing the bass guitar, inspired by the albums Progress, Resignation and ... And the Battle Begun by the band RX Bandits. He also learned to imitate Spencer Chamberlain's (singer of Underoath) screamed vocal technique.
As a teenager, Green participated in several bands as a bassist as well as in instrumentation or production of 'The Seventh Plague bands', 'Secrets Kept In Suicide' and 'The Folecast Witness'. After meeting fellow musician Ronnie Radke in high school, the two formed the band 'True Story.'
Escape the Fate (2004-2012, 2013-present)
Green formed Escape the Fate with Ronnie Radke and Bryan Money in mid-2002. After winning a place in the post-hardcore scene in Las Vegas, the band managed to sign with Epitaph Records and recorded their first album, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, which was released in September 2006. Following the expulsion of Ronnie Radke, the band released their second album, This War Is Ours, with Green's friend and replacement singer Craig Mabbitt. After many international tours, the band had garnered popularity worldwide and signed with major label Interscope Records. They made their major label debut with their third album, titled Escape the Fate, in November 2010.
On March 4, 2012, Max Green stated on his Twitter account that he is no longer playing in Escape the Fate. He did not give any specific reasons for his departure, but summarized that it was mainly due to personal and musical differences. He later announced that although he is no longer part of Escape the Fate, he is still continuing making music. Mabbitt hinted in an interview with Alternative Press that Max Green's departure was due to drugs. Despite the sudden departure, Green and Escape the Fate remained on good terms, to the point where Green even attended a recent show by the band in Los Angeles.
Max would later be a Judge at a local battle of the bands held at University Theatre in Las Vegas Nevada where The Seventh Plague was competing. After listening to The Seventh Plague, he began managing them. He later also managed the bands Witness the Forecast, and Secrets Kept in Suicide for a short period of time.
In November 2010, Green overdosed, and was removed from Escape The Fate. This resulted in the band being forced to cancel their tours in Europe with Bullet For My Valentine. Soon after the cancellation of these tours, it was widely rumored that Green had left the band. Dispelling these rumors, Green later returned to the band.
However on March 4, 2012, Green stated on his Twitter feed that he had left Escape the Fate. He was kicked out due to his drug addiction that he could not overcome. He later announced that although he would no longer be a part of Escape the Fate, he would still continue to make music. TJ Bell, former rhythm guitarist of Motionless In White, replaced Green in the position of bassist.
In July 2013, Max Green came out on stage with Escape The Fate to play "This War Is Ours".
A few months later, Escape The Fate was about to go on tour with Five Finger Death Punch when Monte Money (lead guitar) and his brother Michael (rhythm guitar) refused to go along. The band hence replaced Monte by former Lovehatehero guitarist Kevin 'Thrasher' Gruft, moved TJ Bell from bass to rhythm guitar and called Green back into the band, where he would play bass as he used to. In an interview with AltPress featuring former singer Ronnie Radke, vocalist Craig Mabbitt stated that Max was officially back into the band.
The Natural Born Killers/The Culprit (2011-2013)
After his departure from Escape The Fate, Green joined as guitarist and unclean vocalist of the band "The Natural Born Killers" with Clayton Ryan (vocals, ex A Smile From The Trenches), Brent Ashley (bass, Wayne Static Current), Philip Kross (rhythm guitar, ex Vampires Everywhere) and Farahn Gaiter (drums, In The Name Of). The band played their first show on May 6, 2012 in Hollywood. In May 2012, after a discussion between Green and Ryan, Green left the band. He returned in a few days before his first live show since the release of their album, Oblivion, but Ryan later removed all the members due to musical differences.
Returning to Escape the Fate (2013-present)
On July 10, 2013, Green made a surprise appearance reuniting with former band mates from Escape the Fate, for a one off show playing This War Is Ours. In July that year, Green announced during an interview to Alternative Press that he has been sober for 50 days and that the "old Max is back". He also did a recent interview with his friend and former bandmate Ronnie Radke about sobriety, rock bottom, and the future with Alternative Press.
It was announced on September 16 that Max Green would be returning to bass for Escape the Fate's Five Finger Death Punch Tour however it was announced that he is not in the band but he had to go on tour as the band's rhythm guitarist (Michael Money) and lead guitarist (Bryan Money) had refused to go on tour. On October 28, Craig Mabbit announced in an interview with Ronnie Radke that Max is officially back in Escape The Fate, with Max joining as the bass guitarist/backing vocalist, TJ Bell moving to rhythm guitar, and Kevin Thrasher joining as the lead guitarist.
- Escape the Fate
- Escape the Fate (EP) (2005)
- There's No Sympathy for the Dead (2006)
- Dying Is Your Latest Fashion (2006)
- Situations (2007)
- This War Is Ours (2008)
- Escape the Fate (2010)
- The Natural Born Killers
- Oblivion (2012)
- The Culprit
- "Finally Free" (Single, 2013)
- "All That I'm About" by DJ Club (Single, 2009)
- "Entrevista: Max Green". "All Access Magazine". 2 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
- "Max Green departed from ETF". Hollywood Waste. March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Max Green continues music career". Hollywood Waste. March 4, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Max Green entra en Rehabilitación". HxC Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Max Green entra en Rehabilitación". HxC Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Bassist Max Green no longer in Escape The Fate - Alternative Press". Altpress.com. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "The Natural Born Killers; El nuevo proyecto de Max Green". HxC Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "The Culprits Official Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "The Culprit release their demo". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Update on the Culprit". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2013-07-23.
- "Max Green join Escape the Fate tour".
- "Max Green rejoins Escape the Fate".
- "Opiums Couture Official Website".