Max Green (musician)

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Max Green
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Max Green, Rock im Park 2014
Background information
Birth name Maxwell Scott Green
Also known as Max the Ripper
Born (1984-12-15) December 15, 1984 (age 29)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Genres Post hardcore, metalcore, hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal emo
Occupation(s) Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass
Years active 2004–present
Labels Eleven Seven, Interscope, Epitaph
Associated acts Escape the Fate, The Natural Born Killers, The Culprit, Violent New Breed, Falling in Reverse

Maxwell Scott Green (better known as Max Green) is an American musician (born December 15, 1984, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States) He is the former bassist/backing vocalist and one of the founders of the band Escape the Fate, and is the former bassist/backing vocalist of Falling in Reverse. and also the former rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the band The Natural Born Killers.

Early life[edit]

Green was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Pahrump, Nevada when he was in 4th grade. After living there for three years, he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada.[1]

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.


With his best work in Escape the Fate he has left many times in the past. Max Green left the band to join Falling in Reverse which he had left months later in 2014. He is the vocalist of his band called Violent New Breed.

Early years[edit]

As a teenager, Green participated in several bands as a bassist. After meeting fellow musician Ronnie Radke in high school, the two formed the band True Story.

Escape the Fate (2004–2012)[edit]

Green formed Escape the Fate with Ronnie Radke and Bryan Money in mid-2002. After joining the post-hardcore music scene in Las Vegas, the band managed to win a contest to open up for My Chemical Romance witch led to the band signing 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 replaced Radke with Craig Mabbitt, and released their second album, This War Is Ours. 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.

In November 2010, Green overdosed on heroin, 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.[2] Soon after the cancellation of these tours, it was widely rumored that Green had left the band. Green later returned to the band.

On March 4, 2012, Max Green stated on his Twitter account that he was 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 was no longer part of Escape the Fate, he was still continuing to make music.[3] Mabbitt hinted in an interview with Alternative Press that Max Green's departure was due to drugs.[4] TJ Bell, former rhythm guitarist of Motionless In White, replaced Green in the position of bassist.

The Natural Born Killers (2012–2013)[edit]

After his departure from Escape The Fate, Green joined as rhythm guitarist and vocalist of the band "The Natural Born Killers" with Clayton Ryan as lead vocalist (formerly with A Smile From The Trenches), Brent Ashley as bassist (formerly with Wayne Static Current), Philip Kross as lead guitarist (formerly with Vampires Everywhere) and Farahn Gaiter as drummer (formerly with In The Name Of). The band played their first show on May 6, 2012, in Hollywood.[5] In May 2012, after a discussion between Green and Ryan, Green left the band. He returned a few days before his first live show since the release of their album, Oblivion, but Ryan later disbanded the group.[citation needed]

Returning to Escape the Fate (2013–2014)[edit]

On July 10, 2013, Green made a surprise appearance, reuniting with former bandmates from Escape the Fate, for a one-off show playing This War Is Ours. In July of that year, Green announced during an interview to Alternative Press that he had been sober for 58 days and that the "old Max is back".[6] He also did an interview with his friend and former bandmate Ronnie Radke about sobriety, rock bottom, and the future with Alternative Press.[citation needed]

It was announced on September 16, 2013, that Green would be returning to bass for Escape the Fate's tour with Five Finger Death Punch; Green was brought back when the band's guitarist, Monte Money, had refused to go on tour.[7]

On October 28, 2013, Craig Mabbitt announced in an interview with Ronnie Radke that Green was officially back in Escape The Fate, with Max joining as the bass guitarist/backing vocalist, T. J. Bell moving to rhythm guitar, and Kevin Thrasher joining as the lead guitarist.[8]

After only 6 months being in the band, Max Green announced he was leaving May 9, 2014.[9]

Falling In Reverse (2014)[edit]

After his departure from Escape the Fate, it was announced via AltPress that Max Green would be joining long time friend of ex-Escape The Fate, Ronnie Radke, in Falling In Reverse.,[10] On October 6, 2014 Information has been released from Alternative Press that Max has parted ways with the band on good terms because of "Unrelations to the band".

Career as manager and producer[edit]

Max was 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 managed the bands Witness the Forecast, and Secrets Kept in Suicide for a short period of time.[when?]

Green became the producer for the band "The Culprit".[11] They released a demo for their song "Finally Free", during October 2012,[12] and completed the track in February 2013.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Green currently resides in Los Angeles, California . He is the owner of his own clothing line named "Opium Couture", which sells clothing and accessories.[14]


Escape the Fate
The Natural Born Killers
  • Oblivion (2012)
The Culprit
  • "Finally Free" (Single, 2013)
Falling in Reverse
Vionlent New Breed
  • TBA (2015)
  • "All That I'm About" by DJ Club (Single, 2009)


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