Live Hell

Four years after disbanding and on the heels of an announced reformation, From Ashes Rise and Jade Tree have unearthed a recording that demonstrates the band’s renowned on-stage intensity at its apex. Recorded during the spring of 2005 in Los Angeles by Adam Lindsay-Smith, Live Hell features 13 of the band’s best songs that capture From Ashes Rise in their prime.

(Live photo by Chris Boarts Larson)

Recorded live in Los Angeles on April 30, 2005 by Adam Lindsay-Smith
Brad boatright: guitar, vocals
John Wilkerson: guitar, vocals
Derek Willman: bass
Dave Atchison: drums
Cover and label photos by Chris Boarts Larson
Thanks to Jade Tree and all of our friends, old and new

C + P Jade Tree 2010 / JT1130

1. Silence
2. Hell in the Darkness
3. They
4. All in due time
5. Nightmares
6. The Noise
7. The Mandate
8. So say the wise
9. Moths to the Flame
10. The Final Goodbye
11. Uniforms
12. Reaction
13. The Widow

Nightmares

Three full lengths into their career, Portland via Tennessee subversives FROM ASHES RISE unleash their most harrowing dissention among a barrage of devastating and seditious musical ferocity. Armed with anger as their energy and backed by achingly severe riffs, unforgiving beats, and ramrod snarls, the band wades through the protests, the thievery, the disillusion, and the ultimate tragedy of the modern world.

All songs written by From Ashes Rise
Billy Davis – bass, Brad Boatright – guitar, vocals, John Wilkerson – guitar, vocals, Dave Atchison – drums.
Piano on Black Granite by Matt Bayles
Engineered and produced in May and June of 2003 by Matt Bayles at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA.
Mastered by Alan Douches / West West Side Music

1. Reaction
2. Hell in the Darkness
3. They
4. The Final Goodbye
5. On the Fray
6. Nightmares
7. Noise
8. The Inner Beast
9. Black Granite
10. The Mandate
11. Bloodlust
12. In a Free Land

Live Stream of Fun Fun Fun Fest

Not in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest? Pitchfork is promising a live stream of every festival stage. While watching online is far from the real thing, it’s gotta beat working.

Friday 2:45 – From Ashes Rise (Black Stage)
Saturday 5:20 – Paint It Black (Black Stage)
Sunday 5:20: – Kid Dynamite (Black Stage)

[Note: At the time of this posting, it seems that the Black Stage stream is Off Air, but we're hoping that will change before From Ashes Rise plays]

From Ashes Rise Live Update

From Ashes Rise’s first visit to the East Coast in years is upon us and the band has announced two shows following Philadelphia’s sold out This Is Hardcore fest. The band will headline a second Philadelphia show at the Barbary after their daytime performance at the fest. The following night, fans in New York City will be treated at Public Assembly. If you weren’t able to get tickets to This Is Hardcore, here are two more opportunities to catch From Ashes Rise before they return to Portland. After returning home, the band will head up to Seattle for the Power of the Riff show and last but surely not least is the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, TX.

From Ashes Rise 2011 Dates

Sunday, August 14th – This Is Hardcore Festival, Philadelphia, PA (Sold Out)
with Killing Time, Madball, more

Sunday, August 14th – The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
with Victims, Stockpile, Sickoids

Monday, August 15th – Public Assembly, New York, NY
with Full of Hell and Night Birds

Saturday, August 20th – The Power of the Riff @ The Highline, Seattle, WA
with Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists

November 4,5,6 – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin, TX
with Slayer, Kid Dynamite, The Damned, Ceremony and more
For more info:

From Ashes Rise to Play LA Metal Matinee and Midwest Hellfest


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Scion Metal Matinee
From Ashes Rise
Mind Eraser
Noisear
April 9th / The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA
4PM-7PM

Free with RSVP (strictly required).

Midwest Hellfest
Presented by Profane Existence & Hell on earth Records

May 13th and 14th
Tanners Grill and Bar
Kimberly, Wisconsin

From Ashes Rise to Play Power of the Riff, Full Details Released


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From Ashes Rise have been confirmed to play The Power of the Riff festival in Los Angeles on the 8th of August. The event is absolutely free, but it is essential to .

‘The Power Of The Riff’ Festival
Sunday Aug. 8th 2010
@ The Echo and EchoPlex in Echo Park-Los Angeles, CA
12pm-12am

In Association with Scion, Southern Lord and Spaceland Productions

All Ages

Free Admission with RSVP
RSVP Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2xw020jc34a5d37

Curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music. To celebrate and encourage the cross over of genres and to dispel the common homogeny that exists within today’s music cultures. A free event that honors fans and musicians of ‘heavy music’ of all ages. Tapping into a line up that represents the forefathers, milestones and current touring acts such as Repulsion, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes Rise, Trap Them, Coliseum and Goatsnake. Shedding light on ‘up and coming’ acts such as Nails,The Fucking Wrath, Night Horse, Eagle Twin and Black Breath to name a few.

‘The Power Of The Riff’ Festival 2010 Line Up:

Corrosion Of Conformity III
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Repulsion
Coliseum
Trap Them
Black Breath
Night Horse
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Nails
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever
SVP is strictly required. Early arrival is suggested as space is limited.
The Power Of The Riff festival will be an all day, all ages, free music event that also includes a record swap meet of local stores such as Vacation Vinyl, Origami Vinyl, and will also feature pop up stores by Tee Pee Records, Southern Lord Recordings and more.

DJ sets throughout the day currated by Pete Majors (Harassor/Vacation Vinyl)

In addition, the festival will feature a gourmet food truck court of Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining. There’s something for everyone…from vegan delights by Sweet Vindication, stacked burgers by Grill Em All and head high sandwiches by the legendary Canters Deli… plus more.

*RSVP is strictly required / Entry is not guaranteed / Line up subject to change.
No Ins and Outs after 5pm /
Set Times announced day of the show at The Echoplex

From Ashes Rise to Play Power of the Riff Festival


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From Ashes Rise have just been confirmed on the Power of the Riff Festival the Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles at on August 8th. The festival is all ages and free!

August 8, 2010
Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA

Lineup:
Corrosion Of Conformity
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Trap Them
Repulsion
Nails
Coliseum
Night Horse
Black Breath
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever

In related news, there are less than 30 Live Hell LPs left in the web store. Grab one today.

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From Ashes Rise "Live Hell" LP Out Today


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In celebration of From Ashes Rise’s reformation, we have unearthed a recording that demonstrates the band’s renowned on-stage intensity at its apex. Recorded during the spring of 2005 in Los Angeles by Adam Lindsay-Smith, Live Hell features 13 of the band’s best songs that capture From Ashes Rise in their prime.

Live Hell is a limited pressing of 666 and is shipping from the Jade Tree Store today. An MP3 download of the album will is included with each LP.

The digital download is from Jade Tree, iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and digital music stores worldwide.

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Track list:
1. Silence
2. Hell in the Darkness
3. They
4. All in due time
5. Nightmares
6. The Noise
7. The Mandate
8. So say the wise
9. Moths to the Flame
10. The Final Goodbye
11. Uniforms
12. Reaction
13. The Widow

The Portland Mercury recently covered the reformation of the band and spoke with Brad from FAR. See the interview here:

[Portland Mercury]

The band has also been confirmed to appear at Maryland Deathfest 2010, the premier metal festival in the United States. The show will be May 30th in Baltimore. Also playing with FAR will be Obituary, Entombed, Eyehategod, Converge, Capitalist Caualties, Pentagram, and many others. Tickets are available at the MDF site:

05/30/2010 Baltimore, MD United States @ Sonar
06/11/2010 Munkedal Sweden @ Munkedals Folkets Park (Punk Illegal Fest)

The Punk Illegal fest is a benefit for The No One is Illegal Network. Read more about it at the festival site.

Please check the Jade Tree or the for updates. More dates are sure to come.

From Ashes Rise "Live Hell" Digital Download Out Now


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On the heels of their reformation, From Ashes Rise and Jade Tree have unearthed a recording that demonstrates the band’s renowned on-stage intensity at its apex. Recorded during the spring of 2005 in Los Angeles by Adam Lindsay-Smith, Live Hell features 13 of the band’s best songs that capture From Ashes Rise in their prime.

Live Hell is available from digital music services worlwide today.

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Track list:
1. Silence
2. Hell in the Darkness
3. They
4. All in Due Time
5. Nightmares
6. The Noise
7. The Mandate
8. So say the wise
9. Moths to the Flame
10. The Final Goodbye
11. Uniforms
12. Reaction
13. The Widow

The Live Hell LP is a limited pressing of 500 and will be shipped from the Jade Tree eStore on 3/23. The first 75 customers will receive a free From Ashes Rise embroidered patch. An MP3 download of the album will be included with each LP.

Tour Dates:

03/13/2010 Montréal, QC Canada @ Friendship Cove
05/30/2010 Baltimore, MD United States @ Sonar
06/11/2010 Munkedal Sweden @ Munkedals Folkets Park (Punk Illegal Fest)

From Ashes Rise to release "Live Hell" LP, Play MD Deathfest and More


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As recently announced, From Ashes Rise have held true to their epithet and resurfaced in Portland with news of live dates to come.

In celebration of this news, From Ashes Rise and Jade Tree have unearthed a recording that demonstrates the band’s renowned on-stage intensity at its apex. Recorded during the spring of 2005 in Los Angeles by Adam Lindsay-Smith, Live Hell features 13 of the band’s best songs that capture From Ashes Rise in their prime.

Live Hell is a limited pressing of 500 and will be shipped from the Jade Tree eStore on 3/23. The first 75 customers will receive a free From Ashes Rise embroidered patch. An MP3 download of the album will be included with each LP.

The digital download is from Jade Tree only and from iTunes and digital music stores worldwide on 2/23.

Track list:
1. Silence
2. Hell in the Darkness
3. They
4. All in due time
5. Nightmares
6. The Noise
7. The Mandate
8. So say the wise
9. Moths to the Flame
10. The Final Goodbye
11. Uniforms
12. Reaction
13. The Widow

The band’s first scheduled show in over four years is happening this Sunday, February 21st at in Portland, OR. Tickets are still available .

http://media.jadetree.com/images/FAR-Satyricon.jpg

The Portland Mercury recently covered the reformation of the band and spoke with Brad from FAR. See the interview here:

[Portland Mercury]

The band has also just been confirmed to appear at Maryland Deathfest 2010, the premier metal festival in the United States. The show will be May 30th in Baltimore. Also playing with FAR will be Obituary, Entombed, Eyehategod, Converge, Capitalist Caualties, Pentagram, and many others. Tickets are available at the MDF site:

From Ashes Rise will also play in Montreal on March 13 and Sweden on June 11th for the Punk Illegal fest.

02/21/2010 Portland, OR United States @ Satyricon
03/13/2010 Montréal, QC Canada @ Friendship Cove
05/30/2010 Baltimore, MD United States @ Sonar
06/11/2010 Munkedal Sweden @ Munkedals Folkets Park (Punk Illegal Fest)

The Punk Illegal fest is a benefit for The No One is Illegal Network. Read more about it at the festival site.

Please check the Jade Tree or the for updates. More dates are sure to come.

R.I.P. FROM ASHES RISE [1997-2005]

We here at Jade Tree hate to be the bearers of bad news, but, sadly, FROM ASHES RISE has broken up. The thrash lords of Portland via Nashville had a good run lasting nearly eight years and left behind a legacy of great records, including our personal favorite, Nightmares (JT1088). The band made a brief statement regarding the split earlier today:

“It was a great ride for many years but all things pass [and] so do punk bands. So to all of you, know that the money you spent, the time and effort on this band was the drive and will for us to continue for many years and for that we give thanks.

From Ashes Rise played all over and met some of the world’s best people and did some crazy ass shit along the way. You never realize that when you’re doing it that it will ever end. But, we all wanted a change and are still doing bands and playing punk rock… As long as people listen to our records, keep memories and want or were part of our long walk on a short pier, then so be it. So now go start your own band!”

So raise your fist, drop the needle on the LP and remember a great band today.

FROM ASHES RISE HIT THE ROAD WITH THE ALMIGHTY SUBHUMANS

FROM ASHES RISE are out on the hot streets again, bringing their own brand of gloom and doom thrash-punk to the people, and this time they’ll be tearing the roof off with legendary punk band Subhumans. Subhumans, one of the most influential groups to come out of the 80s UK anarcho-punk movement, don’t come to town everyday and you won’t want to miss these shows. The tour starts this Sunday and lasts for just under two weeks, so don’t sleep.

Please consult the From Ashes Rise for all of the dates.

FROM ASHES RISE GET ON THE WEB

FROM ASHES RISE have never been our most tech heavy band. Though lately they’ve seemingly embraced the wonders of the world wide web. First they started a account and now as the band preps to head out on a killer tour with Coliseum and PAINT IT BLACK[/B] we’re proud to announce the launch of their . Check it out and let them know what you think!

FROM ASHES RISE KICKING IT ON MYSPACE

The typically non-tech heavy Portland based From Ashes Rise have gone done pulled a shocker. We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that from this day forward you can track the band and their various illicit activities via their very own account.

So go check em’ out, add some gnarly comments, and rate their tunes. While you’re at it swing by their page. Death Cab For Cutie watch out, at this rate the next stop for these boys could be the OC!

FROM ASHES RISE TOUR EUROPE

Break out Jade Tree bad asses FROM ASHES RISE are still hot on the heels of their nasty and insistent, Nightmares CD (JT1088). After breaking limbs and hearts on the Jade Tree United Tour, the boys have decided to take their act on the road yet again! This time they are crossing the ocean to couch surf from France thru Finland and back round to Germany, so bring extra earplugs and gauze as it’s going to be totally vicious.

Please consult the From Ashes Rise for current dates.

FROM ASHES RISE VINYL REPRESSED ON HAVOC RECORDS

So for the few of you who still don’t own a vinyl version of FROM ASHES RISES’ vicious and unrelenting Nightmares (JT1088) we’ve got some good news, our friends at Minneapolis based will be handling and repressing wax copies of the record as of May 1 – collectors watch out, as the Jade Tree pressing flew out the doors faster than a politician pocketing his corporate .

FROM ASHES RISE will also be hitting the road in further support of Nightmares, joining up with Strike Anywhere, Paint it Black, Challenger and Breather Resist for parts of the Jade Tree United/Punk Voter tour which starts April 23rd in Philadelphia at the First Unitarian Church and then rocks from state to state, culminating May 16th in our nation’s capital at the Black Cat .

Please consult the From Ashes Rise for current dates.

FROM ASHES RISE ON A KILLING SPREE

Our ears are still bleeding from standing to close to the stage at their last gig and now FROM ASHES RISE, who just got off tour in support of NIGHTMARES LP/CD (JT1088), have plans to head right back out again. Come this March FROM ASHES RISE will be blasting up the left coast with seminal crust-punk legends Subhumans (UK), who have recently reunited and are dropping a live record as part of “Live In A Dive” series.

FROM ASHES RISE and Subhumans could easily be the best show of the year, but while you’re sitting on your hands waiting for March to roll around you can always scope the links below to see what people are saying about NIGHTMARES.




Please consult the From Ashes Rise for current dates.

Booking Info: [EMAIL]concreteandsteel@hotmail.com[/EMAIL]

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review

I love it when labels turn heads by signing a band that is completely unexpected and sounds nothing like what they have put out previously. Jade Tree is no stranger to the clichéd saying, “keeping people on their toes” as they have released records from Owls to Lifetime to Ester Drang, all who sound nothing alike. This signing made many scratch their heads wondering what Jade Tree was going to do with this politically charged beast from the Portland area.

Featuring members of the much heralded His Hero Is Gone, From Ashes Rise have been plugging away in basements across the U.S. for the past few years; releasing a hammering first full-length and a split with Victims (both released on various labels). I had always wondered what the likes of Tragedy and Drop Dead would sound like if they entered a high quality studio equipped with the kind of technology that many similar groups cannot afford due to lack of label support. Nightmares is absolutely crushing. Matt Bayles took the helm of this release at his infamous Studio Litho (having done great records from Botch and Benton Falls) and have produced a record demonstrating that bands can push the limits of what DIY is today while creating a great sounding, volatile record filled with passion and integrity.

This is the equivalent of getting punched in the face by a skinny punk rock kid and then having him lecture you about the evils of conforming and signing up for everyday life. They have not strayed too much from the musical path they forged with their previous band, but have added greater dynamics like supplementary melodies and the use of a piano. From Ashes Rise have pushed themselves to greater heights (and in the process espoused their ideas to a wider base), and in a time where music has become more “paint by numbers” it is a welcome change to hear something this straight forward and angry.

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review

It’s generally wise not to form opinions of an album on the basis of its cover art and song titles, but every once in a while we get discs that are exactly what their packaging suggests they’ll be. Nightmares is a case in point. From the album title to the cover art to the song titles ("Hell in the Darkness", "The Final Goodbye" and "The Inner Beast" are my favourites), you just know that From Ashes Rise are going to be an angry hardcore punk band. That expectation is borne out within the first 30 seconds of album opener "Reaction": crashing drum rolls, a spiky guitar riff and lead singer Brad Boatright screaming "To sheer nothingness / To the last breath of reckless abandon." Those who want nuance and insight in their political critiques won’t find much to go on with songs like "On The Fray" ("Black smoke rise and fill the blood red skies / Manmade dust designed to blind our eyes") or "The Inner Beast" ("I don’t believe in badges that hide the inner beast / That hide the evil of those within"), but if you’re the type of person who believes that smashing a Nike Store window helps to weaken global capitalism, From Ashes Rise will probably be just the band to help soundtrack your political statements.

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review

Thank you, Jade Tree Records, for this album. From Ashes Rise are a hardcore (and that is meant in a relatively true sense of the word, this is not a metal-hardcore hybrid) band that has been around since 1997. Coming from Portland, OR by way of Nashville they stick to the basics and with their debut release for Jade Tree, From Ashes Rise really put together an exciting listen.

Nightmares kicks off with a wallop. “Reaction” absolutely shreds as John Wilkerson’s vocals add a real sense of urgency to the music. Dual guitars help to move the songs from point to point causing the album to be absolutely ferocious and relentless throughout. The production by Matt Bayles is one thing that definitely helped this band reach their true potential on this release.

The lyrics are inspiring and are of the political, social awareness kind. Lyrics that actually mean something are becoming such a rarity, that it is so great to see punk bands still embracing their political punk roots – so kudos to From Ashes Rise.

While the disc does become repetitive with repeated listens, this is exactly the kind of album to put in to get your blood pumping. No new ground is tread here, but that’s not completely necessary with the style of music that From Ashes Rise are striving to achieve. One can’t really knock From Ashes Rise for not being particularly creative when they pull of the style so well.

From Ashes Rise’s Nightmares is a great hardcore punk release that is probably one of the better to come out in 2003; it’s right up there with Paint It Black’s CVA. Don’t put this album in expecting something brand new sounding that will blow your top. But you have to admire these guys because they play with such passion and energy.

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review: 9 out of 10

Finally, I have the pleasure to review something released from kids that have proven themselves to be credible and worth watching. This twelve song full length delivered courtesy of From Ashes Rise is the best thing I have gotten to review this month, and quite frankly it may be in my top ten of 2003. It’s fast, pist and has been carefully crafted to please punk and hardcore kids alike. From the opening track “Reaction” to the closing “In a Free Land,” From Ashes Rise keep you on the edge of your seat all the way through. None of the angst or toil that is so inherent in their song writing has been washed out by the production, and honestly I firmly believe that this is their best release yet. For fans of Tragedy, Strike Anywhere and His Hero is Gone. Seriously…it’s FUCKING GREAT. GET IT NOW.

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review

At first look, many more ignorant readers may overlook the band "From Ashes Rise" due to it’s name….which sounds like it would fit right in with the current flood of "screamo/emo/watever" stuff that I (and most of you) are getting oh so sick of. Nonetheless, it is a cool name and that is where any similarities END.

When I put this record in I was hoping for the best and luckily I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, one of the greatest surprises of this quickly closing year. What I hear is like a mix between Discharge and The Hope Conspiracy. The music relies heavily on hardcore and metal influences, but unlike most other bands in this genre there is a very prominent sense of melody and structure to the music. Vocalist Brad Boatright really hits the lyrics hard, with a perfect mix of scream and snarl, while the rest of the band churns out some truely inspired music, not just generic riffs and tired cliches. This is passionate music.

It’s very hard for a new hardcore band to catch me and put the hook in, but recently this band…along with The Hope Conspiracy, Converge and the mighty Amen, have restored my faith in the current scene. If you are a fan of hardcore in general you definitely need to check this out.

From Ashes Rise [I]Nightmares[/I] Review

The weapon of choice for most hardcore bands is a bludgeon of some sort – a thuggish baseball bat, a primitive club or a mace wielded with the cruelest of intentions. With a furious smash and crash, hardcore acts assault with the sort of force that can barely be controlled, let alone restrained.

From Ashes Rise Delivers a more controlled, focused brand of hardcore. While Nightmares is still as heavy and violent as anything in the genre, the Portland band sets aside the clumsy bludgeons of over-amplified guitars and non-stop tempos for a sound that doesn’t need to hide behind ear-splitting volumes to be tough. One part So-Cal hard punk in the vein of label mates Strike Anywhere and one part Chicagoland hardcore that alludes to the pre-pop days of Victory Records, From Ashes Rise mixes an ear for blistering melodies as well as a sense of space that’s rare in hardcore songwriting.

It’s actually the restraint that leads to the melodies and variegated tempos that make Nightmares work out. Make no mistake about it, the band doesn’t lay either on too thickly: Singer/guitarists Brad Boatright and John Wilkerson still whip their larynxes like they’re rented donkeys while they wrestle leaden riffs out of their six strings as drummer Dave Atchison keeps things cruising along at a nearly breakneck pace. Then again, From Ashes Rise doesn’t always rocket along with pedal-to-the-metal speeds, and underneath all the twisted metal guitar figures and screams, there’s a subtlety that sets From Ashes Rise apart from many of its brethren. “The Inner Beast” moves from introspective, metal-ballad guitar figures into foaming-at-the-mouth hardcore that makes its heavier ends sound even more ominous. The mid-paced burner “The Final Goodbye” slowly morphs from a heavy, near-metal plodder into a furious slab of focused hate, while were it not for the screamed vocals, “Bloodlust” could pass for a So-Cal skate rocker.

The differences between From Ashes Rise and typical hardcore aren’t immediately obvious, but they’re there. Nightmares has no need to batter your skull – rather, its use of twin-guitar interplay and tempo shifts makes it a much more dangerous weapon than that of the typical hardcore battering ram.