Escape the Fate is an American post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada, they are currently signed to Eleven Seven Music. The group consists of Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (lead vocalist), TJ Bell (rhythm guitarist), and Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft (lead guitarist).
Their music has been described by critics as, post-hardcore, emo, screamo,and hard rock.
The band's influences include: Marilyn Manson, Guns n' Roses, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Greeley Estates, The Used, Cannibal Corpse, Danzig, Thursday, Linkin Park, Korn, Eminem, Metallica, Blink 182, Journey, Buckcherry, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Underoath, System of a Down, DragonForce, Michael Jackson, Queen, Van Halen, Dio, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith.
Craig Mabbitt has stated he draws inspiration from almost all types of genres. He said in an interview, "These days, a good song is a good song, and are always influences, whether it be old or new".
Ortiz stated that there is a huge variety in the band's influences from metal bands Metallica and Iron Maiden to the newer bands that they currently tour with, movie scores, or top 40 and rock songs.