Despite a year filled with drama and unforeseen obstacles to overcome, Escape the Fate has triumphed over everything from line-up changes to rehab to release their highly anticipated sophomore album, This War Is Ours. For this Epitaph release, the Las Vegas natives hit the studio with new vocalist Craig Mabbit and producer and animal rights advocate John Feldman to bring you the fastest riffs and heaviest breakdowns to date. With This Wars Is Ours, I think it’s safe to say that the guys gave the term “sophomore slump” a good kick in the ass!

We were lucky enough to catch up with Monte Money and Robert Ortiz during their tour with SilversteinChiodos, and Alesana to talk about the cruelty of factory farming and why they made the choice to stop supporting the meat industry by going vegetarian.