Arsonists Get All the Girls
|Arsonists Get All the Girls|
|Origin||Santa Cruz, California, United States|
|Genres||Electronicore, nintendocore, mathcore, progressive metal, avant-garde metal|
|Labels||Process, Century Media|
|Associated acts||The Taste of Blood, Wolf Killer|
|Website||Arsonists Get All the Girls on Facebook|
Arsonists Get All the Girls was an American band that infused multiple styles of Metal such as; Mathcore, Grindcore, Progressive Metal, and Avant-Garde, hailing from Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 2005. They were previously signed to Century Media Records and released four full-length studio albums: Hits from the Bow, The Game of Life, Portals, Motherland. AGATG left Century Media in 2011, and went DIY, releasing their most recent studio album Listen to the Color in 2013.
Arsonists Get All the Girls was founded in Santa Cruz, California during mid-2005, originally as a joke band between friends. In 2005 in its original lineup, Arsonists Get All The Girls was fronted by vocalist Alex, with Arthur on guitar, Pat on bass, Garin on drums and Arthur’s cousin Jeff on Keys. Soon rumors began floating about a new vocalist joining up with AGATG which turned out to be Remi. AGATG saw 2 members (Alex and Jeff) leave the band, but would soon see 2 new members join the band, Cameron (Treachery’s Wake, vocals) and Nick (guitar). This is the current lineup for 2007. The band recently headed to the studios to record with Zach Ohren (Animosity, Taste of Blood, Entragian, MORIA, etc.) at Castle Ultimate, in Oakland CA. To Record ‘The Game Of Life.’ As Off April 24, 2007 AGATG Signed Up To Century Media And A Press Release Was Posted On Blabbermouth.net. The band first wanted to develop a sound similar to Horse the Band. In November 2007, bassist Patrick Mason died of alcohol poisoning.
Arsonists Get All the Girls have toured with Darkest Hour, Carnifex, and Bleeding Through, among others, in the Thrash and Burn European Tour 2009 in April and May 2009 in Europe, spanning regions from Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, France and England. They have close ties with fellow bands Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Heavy Heavy Low Low, Despised Icon, Impending Doom, Knights of the Abyss and Elysia.
Death of Patrick Mason
On the morning of November 30, 2007, the day after his 21st birthday, bassist Patrick Mason was found dead in a friend's house. He died from alcohol poisoning. The band posted a note on their MySpace profile:
"We can't describe the pain and sorrow that we all are feeling right now. Last night/early this morning our bassist, Pat Mason, passed away. Pat was an amazing person and brother to all of us. It was his 21st birthday and we all got to see him at band practice. He then proceeded to go out to the bars. He went to sleep at a friend's house. We don’t know the full details but when friends tried to wake him up this morning he didn’t wake up. We could never trade him for the world and could never replace him. We will always love him and will always be in our hearts. We are going to continue with the band cause that is what Pat would have wanted. There will be a donation account set up soon for his family and possibly a local benefit show as well. Thanks for everyone for the support that the band has since the beginning. We love you all and Pat loves you all as well."
Departure of vocalist Cameron Reed
The band had this to say: "If anyone has seen us in the past couple of months you may have noticed that we have a new vocalist. We would like to welcome Jared Monnette to the band, but first we must address the departure of Cameron Reed. Cameron decided to leave the band shortly after recording vocal tracks and prior to a Mexican tour, his explanation being God told him to leave the band because he was acting selfishly and wasn’t putting enough time into focusing on God. This put us in a really rough situation, in which we decided to go on the Mexico tour without a vocalist.. Guitarist Derek Yarra stepped up to vocal duties for the Mexico tour and honestly, it couldn’t have gone better due to the situation at hand. While on tour in Mexico we were overlooking our options for a new vocalist where Sean recommended former band mate Jared Monnette. Within three days Jared had written lyrics and had sent us a rough vocal track of one of the new songs, and we were completely blown away! We couldn’t have been more satisfied with his voice over the new material. He is definitely the new voice of AGATG and is a perfect match for the direction we were going musically. We headed back into the studio to lay down the new vocal tracks, and it went wonderfully! The new CD entitled “Portals” is due to hit stores July 14. We can’t wait for everyone to hear this record, old and new fans alike. We feel that the planets have aligned and that they helped us create the best album we have written, and definitely not the last. This is only the beginning, so get ready for this! Listen to the new record whether you like us or not, there will be something for you! "
Listen to the Color
On May 13th, Arsonists Get All the Girls posted on their Facebook telling of a new self released album called Listen to the Color. It is to feature ex-vocalist Cameron Reed, Robby Bancroft of local San Francisco band, Five Characters In Search of an Exit, Rob Smith of Heavy Heavy Low Low, and Garin Rosen. The release date for "Listen to the Color" is August 1, 2013, to be released as "name your price" on bandcamp.com. An animation/music video for the new song "Beast Fist"; track 9 on the album, was released on June 4.
|Title||Date of Release||Label|
|Hits from the Bow||February 6, 2006||Process|
|The Game of Life||August 14, 2007||Century Media|
|Portals||July 14, 2009||Century Media|
|Motherland||May 17, 2011||Century Media|
|Listen to the Color||August 1, 2013||Self-released on bandcamp.com|