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 30)
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Genres Post-hardcore, metalcore, hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal
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) who is the former bassist/backing vocalist and one of the founders of the band Escape the Fate, and is 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. 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.


Green is best known for his work in Escape the Fate. He left the band to join Falling in Reverse. He is now the vocalist and founder of his new band called Violent New Breed.

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 which 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 due to personal and musical differences.[3] Mabbitt hinted in an interview with Alternative Press that 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]

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

On July 10, 2013, Green reunited with 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]

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]

On May 9, 2014, Green announced he was leaving again.[9]

Falling In Reverse (2014)[edit]

After his departure from Escape the Fate, it was announced via AltPress that Max Green would be joining Radke in Falling In Reverse.,[10] On October 6, 2014, Alternative Press wrote that Green parted ways with the band on good terms.[11]

Violent Newbreed (2014-present)[edit]

Career as manager and producer[edit]

Green was a judge at a local battle of the bands held at University Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the Seventh Plague was competing. He began managing them; he later managed the bands Witness the Forecast, and Secrets Kept in Suicide. In 2012–13 he produced the band the Culprit.

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.[12]


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


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