Mabbitt Craig

Name Craig Mabbitt
Birth date 09 April 1987
Country USA
City Glendale

Blessthefall

While with Blessthefall, Mabbitt released two self-released EP's and one full length album. Their first full album, His Last Walk, was released on April 10, 2007 on Science Records/Ferret Music. It produced four singles: "Higinia", "Guys Like You Make Us Look Bad", "A Message to the Unknown", and "Rise Up". "Rise Up" was released after he left the band, and he does not appear in the video.[1]

While in the middle of their 2007 European Tour with Silverstein and The Vincent Black Shadow, Mabbitt left the band because he felt he was missing out on his daughter's childhood. He later decided he wanted to rejoin the band, but the band felt it would be better to move on without him. Mabbitt was informed of their decision via AIM by Blessthefall's guitarist, Eric Lambert. Mabbitt has since commented that leaving Blessthefall was one of the hardest decisions of his life. Mabbitt was replaced on September 25, 2008 by current vocalist Beau Bokan, the former vocalist for Take the Crown. Mabbitt has stated in numerous interviews that he was forced to sign over all of his rights to his Blessthefall recordings in order to join Escape the Fate and sign with Epitaph Records.[2] Mabbitt is still friends with Blessthefall and with Bokan.

Mabbitt recently stated during the AP Podcast that Blessthefall asked him to come back to the band after they had failed to find a replacement singer, a day after he had just completed the new Escape the Fate album, This War Is Ours. He declined their offer, but a week later they found Beau Bokan, the ex-lead singer of Take the Crown. Blessthefall has since gone on to record their new full length album Witness with Bokan.

The Word Alive

Mabbitt founded the Arizona-based metalcore band The Word Alive in 2008. He and the group recorded songs for an EP that never surfaced and on November 26, 2008, it was decided that the band would go on to seek a new vocalist, telling fans that they have made the decision to replace Mabbitt due to complications with his other band Escape the Fate. The Word Alive was originally a side-project by Mabbitt while in Escape the Fate. The band grew away from this plan as they didn't have the desire to tour or have the band active only when Mabbitt was active of which availability grew more and more scarce toward his interests in Escape the Fate.

The day after, Mabbitt was kicked-out, he posted a message to his fans via his official MySpace saying,

"Leaving the band was never my decision, they pretty much replaced me while I was on the road due to the fact that they wanted to tour and couldn't until I was available, I started that band with those guys and I'm very hurt at how they replaced me while I was touring..."

Mabbitt's position as lead vocals for The Word Alive was replaced by Tyler "Telle" Smith, formerly the bassist of Greeley Estates and singer/keyboardist of In Fear And Faith. Since then, The Word Alive has released an EP entitled "Empire," and a full album entitled "Deceiver" and have been touring around the U.S.

Escape the Fate

Craig Mabbitt recorded This War Is Ours with the post-hardcore band Escape the Fate It was the band's second full length album, and was released on October 21, 2008. He is most widely recognized for providing lead vocals on the album's title track, "This War Is Ours (The Guillotine Part II)." He also recorded This War Is Ours (Deluxe Edition), the album's re-release, made available on April 27, with new tracks "Bad Blood", and "Behind the Mask", neither on the original album. He has finished recording a new album with the band, which is self titled Escape the Fate, released on November 2, 2010.

Personal life

Mabbitt lives in Glendale, Arizona, and has a 4 year old daughter, Leila Rose Frosinos-Mabbitt, from his current relationship. He also stated in an interview with Bryan Stars that he supports legalizing marijuana.