Adam Stanger

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Adam Stanger
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass
Years active 1990–present
Labels DVL
Associated acts Big Hate, Comes with the Fall, Jerry Cantrell, Melt, The Young Royals

Adam Stanger is an American musician best known as the bassist for the band Comes with the Fall.[1] He has also played in the band Big Hate alongside his brother, singer-guitarist Brian Stanger,[2] without his brother, Brian Stanger, Adam went on to play with Melt, later renamed The Young Royals, with singer-guitarist Eric Bradley.[3]


Big Hate[edit]

In the 1990s, Stanger formed the band Big Hate along with singer-guitarist Brian Stanger, also his brother, and drummer Stephen Panas.[2] Upon relocating from New York to Georgia, they were joined by second guitarist Rusty Cobb.[2] The band recorded two albums, Big Hate and You're Soaking in It, released through Flip Records in 1995 and 1998.[4]

Comes with the Fall[edit]

In 1999, Stanger formed the band Comes with the Fall along with singer-guitarist William DuVall, guitarist Nico Constantine, and drummer Bevan Davies in Atlanta, Georgia.[1] Before Stanger's arrival, this band had gone by the moniker Madfly with a different bass player named Jeffrey Blount and already recorded two albums Get the Silver and White Hot in the Black.[5] Comes with the Fall recorded their self-titled album in Atlanta,[6] a year later, before relocating to Los Angeles.[1] Their self-titled album was released the same year through DuVall's DVL Records.[1]

In 2001, Comes with the Fall were announced as the main support, along with Swarm, for Jerry Cantrell's solo tour.[7] When Cantrell's then solo band mates, bassist Robert Trujillo and drummer Mike Bordin, were unavailable for shows, he enlisted Stranger and Davies to perform as his backing band.[7] They toured with Cantrell throughout 2001.[8]

The Year is One, the band's second album, was released later in the year to positive reviews.[8] The following year, Comes with the Fall were announced to be Cantrell's opening and backing band for his tour in support of Degradation Trip, Cantrell's second solo album.[1][9][10] Comes with the Fall toured with Cantrell throughout 2002,[6] while they released a live album, titled Live 2002,[1] the same year. A live DVD Live Underground 2002[1] towards the end of the 2003[8] and they planned to record and release a new album by 2004.[8]

In February 2007, the band announced their first tour dates in three-and-a-half years, performing material from their EP, The Reckoning as well as their unreleased album.[11] They released the album, Beyond the Last Light, the same year.[1]

Melt and The Young Royals[edit]

While touring with Jerry Cantrell and Comes with the Fall in 2002, Stanger met singer-guitarist Eric Bradley and drummer Josh Howser. With the addition of second guitarist Jason Saracco, they formed the band Melt and release a five-track CD in 2005 called Color the Sky.[3] In 2007, the band changed their name to The Young Royals and released their full-length debut album Day of Truths.[3][12]


Title Release Label Band
Big Hate 1995 FlipRecords Big Hate
You're Soaking in It 1998
Comes with the Fall 2000 DVL Comes with the Fall
The Year is One 2001
Live 2002 (live album) 2002
Color the Sky (extended play) 2005 Motor Avenue Records Melt
The Reckoning (extended play) 2006 DVL Comes with the Fall
Beyond the Last Light 2007
Day of Truths Motor Avenue Records The Young Royals


Release date Title Label
2003 Live Underground 2002 DVL


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  2. ^ a b c "Adam Stanger". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  3. ^ a b c Rademacher,Rock Eyez Webzine: The Young Royals – “Day of Truths” – CD Review , "Rock Eyez" Retrieved on May 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Big Hate @ Discogs". Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  5. ^ "Band History". Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  6. ^ a b Rosen, Steven (September 25, 2009). "Alice in Chains: 'We All Have Very High Standards For Ourselves'". Ultimate Guitar Archive. 
  7. ^ a b "Archive News". March 7, 2001. Archived from the original on May 6, 2005. 
  8. ^ a b c d Christopher, Michael (September 23, 2003). "Banged up but still unbreakable: Comes with the Fall". PopMatters. 
  9. ^ "Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Taps COMES WITH THE FALL For Upcoming Gig". March 6, 2002. Archived from the original on January 20, 2004. 
  10. ^ "Former ALICE IN CHAINS Axeman Rehearsing For Upcoming Gig, Tour Details To Be Announced Shortly". March 10, 2002. Archived from the original on November 2, 2003. 
  11. ^ "ALICE IN CHAINS Singer WILLIAM DUVALL To Hit The Road With COMES WITH THE FALL". February 24, 2007. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. 
  12. ^ "Young Royals – Day of Truths CD". August 28, 2007. Retrieved 2011-08-17.