Edmonton’s favourite mischievous metallers ALL ELSE FAILS are proud to announce they will be performing once again at this year’s 2nd annual Blankfest Calgary on November 3rd at The Blind Beggar. The charity event is organized by the SIN Agency and volunteers to raises awareness, clothing and funds for the city’s shelter, The Mustard Seed.
“We are excited to watch as this event gets bigger and better every year, and are always honoured to be a part of it. Helping the homeless is the least we can do to give back to the community and we look forward in aiding with the donations.” comments vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko.
All Else Fails – Blank-fest 2012 Promo Spot – www.youtube.com/
Blankfest Calgary Details:
Blank-Fest Calgary II – Comp – Vol2 – blankfest.bandcamp.
Date: Saturday, Nov 3, 2012
Venue: Blind Beggar Pub, 5211 Macleod Trail SW
Cost: Clothing Donation For The Homeless (Blankets, Sweaters, Shirts, Socks, Pants, Jackets etc.) or Pay What You Want Donation (all proceeds go to The Mustard Seed)
Facebook Event – www.facebook.com/
In additional news, AEF premiered their latest music video ‘This Burden of Life’ on Blank TV earlier this month. The single is from their award nominated album “The Oracle: What Was, Is and Could Have Been” and was directed by AEF’s vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko with his production company FadeBack Studio United.
Video Link – blanktv.com/index.
In show news, AEF will be supporting Montreal’s colossal Endast, Canadian prog metal giants Protest The Hero and ska /metal /funk blenders Ninjaspy as they all tour through AEF’s home province of Alberta in the month of November.
November 1, 2012 – The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB w/ Endast, These Colors Don’t Run, Submerge, Tyrant – $8 Adv. – Doors 7pm – 18+ – Show Details
November 3, 2012 – The Blind Beggar – Calgary, AB – Blankfest Calgary – Show Details – w/ Matt Blais, Jung People, Mammoth Grove, Atacama Republic, Dreams of Reason, Bloom, Stone Iris, Open Air, Dusty Tucker, Leave the Living, Before The Storm
November 10, 2012 – The Vat – Red Deer, AB – w/ Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy – $20 Adv. $25 Door – Doors 8pm – 18+ – Show Details
All Else Fails released Episode 4 ‘Working For A Living’ from their webisode series Breaking Acclaim, that is now streaming exclusively on Blank TV at the following link here. (www.youtube.com/watch?
Music Video “Obsidian Walls” directed by vocalist/guitarist Barrett Klesko – www.youtube.com/
FREE DOWNLOAD – cover songs – “All Else Fails – Ruins Punk For Everyone” – allelsefails.bandcamp.
Album stream “The Oracle: What Was, Is And Could Have Been” – allelsefails.bandcamp.
Free Download – This World In Flames – allelsefails.bandcamp.
Music Video – Rebirth – www.youtube.com/watch?
Socially conscious, lyrically poetic, rife with apocalyptic symbolism; All Else Fails is poised to take our world by storm. Playing an aggressively dark blend of Punk, Metal, and Rock, this well established Edmonton based band breaks the traditional ideals of their genre by producing music infused with experimental elements, incorporating Classical music, Electronica influenced synth lines, and spoken word sampling. This is metal for a new audience, one that’s ready for what’s beyond the ordinary.
Their inspired high-energy live show sets them apart from their peers, often drawing comparisons to The Holly Springs Disaster and Killswitch Engage.
The band’s unique sound has won them acclamation and fans from across Canada and around the globe. Using intricate guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics delivered with powerful vocals, they draw their listeners in, and then blast them with full frontal force!
The band has played with major touring acts such as Fear Factory, City of Fire, 3 Inches of Blood, Threat Signal, Decapitated, Suffocation, and Arise & Ruin, as well as earning a spot playing the Ernie Ball stage on the 2009 Vans Warped Tour that featured Bad Religion, Alexisonfire, NOFX, Devil Wears Prada, Underoath, and more.
On the local circuit via their indie label Suicidal Bride Records, All Else Fails frequently shares the stage with some of Canada’s top touring indie acts such as Ninjaspy, Endast, Quartered, Stella, Dead Jesus, Fattooth, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Submerge the Sky, Without Mercy, and more.
AEF have several tours under their belt including a 2009 Cross Canada tour, western Canada in June of 2010, and coast to coast Canadian tour again in September of 2010 which saw them placed on not just one showcase at Indie Week in Toronto, but so impressing organizers of the event that they received an invitation to play a second showcase that week.
2012 is a year full of promise for the band with an aggressive plan to increase touring, building on the wave of new fans that were created on previous tours, as well as new recordings and music videos. All Else Fails will be reaching beyond borders this year, ready to set the world in flames!