Someday Came Suddenly

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Someday Came Suddenly
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2008
StudioThe Foundation Recording Studios in Connersville, Indiana
GenrePost hardcore, electronicore, metalcore
ProducerJoey Sturgis
Attack Attack! chronology
If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?
Someday Came Suddenly
Attack Attack!
Singles from Someday Came Suddenly
  1. "Stick Stickly"
    Released: June 4, 2009
  2. "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3"
    Released: August 25, 2009
  3. "The People's Elbow"
    Released: September 9, 2009

Someday Came Suddenly is the debut studio album by American electronicore band Attack Attack!. It was released on November 11, 2008 through Rise Records. The album's name derives from the third track, "Bro, Ashley's Here", and is the only album to include lead vocalist Austin Carlile.


Someday Came Suddenly was both recorded and released in 2008. Attack Attack! was signed to Rise Records soon after the surface of the band's previous release, an EP entitled If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?, which was also released during the same year. The band toured in-support of Someday Came Suddenly with Escape the Fate, Black Tide, William Control, and Burn Halo after it surfaced.

Five of the album's tracks, "Stick Stickly", "Party Foul", "What Happens If I Can't Check My MySpace When We Get There?", "The People's Elbow", and "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3", are rerecorded, remastered and renamed versions of the tracks from their EP If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?. "Interlude", is an EDM instrumental song originally released under Caleb Shomo's side project, DJ Club.[1]


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Someday Came Suddenly peaked at number 193 on the Billboard 200 and number 25 on the Independent Albums chart.[3] Its highest peak was at number 9 on the Heatseekers Albums chart, where it spent 32 weeks.[4] While the album was commercially a moderate success, it received generally mixed reviews, with praise directed towards the heavier tracks and Carlile's unclean vocals, and criticism being drawn towards the electronic elements and Franck's auto-tuned vocals.


The first single, "Stick Stickly", was released for digital download on June 4, 2008. It is named after the famous Nickelodeon character Stick Stickly, a popsicle stick voiced by Paul Christie that hosted the programming block Nick in the Afternoon, which aired between 1995 and 1998. A music video for the song was released that year as well. The video is infamous for starting the internet meme "crabcore", which shows guitarist Andrew Whiting squatting in a "crab-like" stance whilst nodding his head and playing the guitar.[5]

The songs "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3" and "The People's Elbow" were also released as singles. "Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3" also had a music video produced for it, which consists of a live performance with the song dubbed over. Neither video features Carlile as he was no longer a part of the band during their filmings. Instead his position in the videos was taken by the band's then-lead vocalist, Nick Barham.

Track listing[edit]

1."Hot Grills and High Tops"0:42
2."Stick Stickly"3:31
3."Bro, Ashley's Here"3:18
4."Shred, White & Blue"2:35
5."Party Foul"2:36
6."What Happens If I Can't Check My MySpace When We Get There?"2:36
7."Interlude" (Instrumental)2:07
8."The People's Elbow"2:37
9."Kickin' Wing, Animal Doctor"2:28
10."Dr. Shavargo Pt. 3"3:42
11."Catfish Soup"2:58
12."Outro" (Instrumental)1:24
Total length:30:24



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Aaron, Jeremy. "Attack Attack! - Someday Came Suddenly - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^!/chart-history/
  4. ^ "Heatseekers Albums: Up and Coming Musicians Chart".
  5. ^ McDonnell, John (June 23, 2009). "Scene and heard: Crabcore". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on December 26, 2016.