All Else Fails

Genre post-hardcore, metalcore, electronic, seen live, alternative metal

There have been at least two artists called All Else Fails.

All Else Fails were a christian pop-punk/rock band formed in 2005 in Auckland, New Zealand. Developing quite a considerable local fanbase, they ended up performing to hundreds at Parachute Music Festival and releasing an EP entitled “Fresh Starts for Broken Hearts”, before disbanding in 2007.

Ryan Kennedy, John Francis and Matt Silver went on to form Addison, who played their last show at Parachute Music Festival 2010. Tim Shipton went on to join Trigger Theory.

Band Members:
BARRETT KLESKO: Vocals, Guitar, Programming

Coming out of Edmonton Alberta Canada, All Else Fails is making a mark around the world for their aggressively dark brand of metal that is breaking the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like As I Lay Dying, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, Classical, synth lines, and spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.

A high energy live show that sets them apart from their peers has garnered them appearances on numerous high level festivals over the years, including Van’s Warped tour, Boonstock and opening spots for artists like Protest the Hero, Cancer Bats, Dayglo Abortions, 3 Inches of Blood, Fear Factory, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin.

The band’s last release received world wide praise from industry publications around the world. With the release of the band’s most recent music video “This Burden of Life” in the fall of 2012, and its addition to rotation on Canada’s Much Music, All Else Fails’ fan base expanded dramatically.

July 30th 2013 marks the date of their heaviest and most diverse release to date, “Fucktropolis”. Heavy with a dark beauty, this highly anticipated 5 track EP, the band’s 4th release will solidly place All Else Fails amongst the best in their genre.

All Else Fails has shared the stage with:
• Protest the Hero
• Dayglo Abortions
• Cancer Bats
• Fear Factory & City of Fire
• 3 Inches of Blood
• Threat Signal
• Suffocation
• Arise & Ruin
• Boonstock 2011 w/ Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, 3 Days Grace & A Perfect Circle
• Vans Warped Tour 2009 w/ Bad Relgion, Alexisonfire, NOFX, Devil Wears Prada & Underoath