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Of Mice And Men

US Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
2009 - heute
Gegründet: 2009 in Costa Mesa, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten
Bandstatus: Aktiv
Genre: EmoMetalcoreHardcore
Label: 2009 - Jetzt Rise Above
Offizielle Homepage: http://www.myspace.com/ofmiceandmen
Myspace Seite: ofmiceandmen
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Of Mice & Men was founded by Austin Carlile, the original vocalist of Attack Attack!, and bassist Jaxin Hall, an import from Auckland, New Zealand. The two recorded their demo "Seven Thousand Miles for What?" with the band Though She Wrote at Paper Tiger Studios in Columbus, Ohio. Carlile and Hall searched for other members for about a month. They came across Valentino Arteaga, drummer of Lower Definition, Jon Kintz of Odd Project, and Phil Manansala, a touring guitarist for A Static Lullaby. Carlile and Hall moved to Southern California to join up with the two. A little while later, Kintz was cut from the band and replaced with current rhythm guitarist, Shayley Bourget. Shayley joked on a questions video posted on Of Mice & Men's MySpace stating "Jon didn't cut it" after a question asked to him by a fan about what happened to Kintz. After reaching 1,000,000 plays on MySpace in 2 months, the band uploaded a cover of Lady Gaga's song, "Poker Face". The song was mastered by Tom Denney, formerly of A Day to Remember. The band went to the Foundation Studios in Connersville, Indiana on July 14, 2009, with Joey Sturgis to record their debut full length album. On December 6, 2009 they had two video shoots in Ventura, California for "Those in Glass Houses" and "Second & Sebring". The band released their debut album on March 9th, 2010. The album was originally intended to be released on February 23rd, however it suffered a push back just days before its release. The album leaked on February 10, 2010. The music video for "Second & Sebring" was released on Hot Topic's website and made its television premiere on Headbangers Ball on March 15, 2010. Jerry Roush, who was formerly a part of Sky Eats Airplane, soon became a permanent addition to Of Mice & Men. Originally, Roush was a substitute for Austin Carlile on The Emptiness Tour in 2010 which featured the band along with Alesana, A Skylit Drive, The Word Alive, and We Came as Romans. Carlile required a heart surgery performed in the near future and was forced to not tour by his doctor. At the same time, Carlile fell in to a conflict with the other members. Through much deliberation, the band and Carlile have decided to part ways.The band thereafter invited Roush to front the band. The band was featured front page on the 19th issue of Substream Music Press shortly after this decision. On August 23rd, Jaxin Hall left Of Mice & Men Hall considerably explained that the reasons for this decision were made to concentrate more on his personal life as well as his clothing brand, Love Before Glory. Of Mice & Men are expected to be included in the next Punk Goes... compilation, Punk Goes Pop 3, covering the R&B song, "Blame It" by Jamie Foxx. It was stated that Dane Poppin of A Static Lullaby is touring with Of Mice & Men filling in for ex-bassist Jaxin Hall who recently left the band due to personal reasons. Band name When asked about the band's name origin, former vocalist Austin Carlile responded with; “ "The book Of Mice and Men says 'the well laid plans of mice and men often falter.' You make plans, and they get screwed up. [Jaxin Hall] and I both had plans for life, and they both got screwed up, so now we're making the most of what we can." ” Former bassist Jaxin Hall also commented stating; “ "The main theme of [Of Mice and Men] is the American Dream and being self sufficient As a band, I was thinking about that when Austin and I were thinking about forming this band that we wanted this to be our American Dream, especially considering that I'm not from America So this was to be our self sufficient thing that we could live off and make our own and achieve this dream. So I looked at things that happened with [past relationships] and that everyone had the best intentions with things, and that they didn't quite work out the way we wanted it to.