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Few Left Standing

Few Left Standing

Few Left Standing reunion

Information
Origin:

Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Genre:

Hardcore punk, Metalcore, Noisecore

Years active:

1998-2002, 2019-present

Labels:
Associated Acts:

Living Sacrifice

Current members:

Chris Stafford
Aaron Winter
Jason Lancaster
Jon Keegin
Paul White

Former members:

Jim Joblin

Few Left Standing, also stylized as Fewleftstanding, was a metallic hardcore band that began out of Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. The band formed in 1998, however, the band broke up in 2002. The band recorded two full-length albums, which came out originally through Takehold Records and later re-released through Solid State Records, and a 7" record that came out through Tree of Woe Recordings.[1]

The band was compared to several prominent bands in the secular metal scene, including Hatebreed, Sepultura, and Sick of It All.[2] On December 3, 2019, the band announced they were reuniting for Furnace Fest 2020, over September 18-20th.[3]

History Edit

Few Left Standing began in 1998, based out of Memphis, Tennessee in the United States. The project was formed by Vocalist Chris Stafford, Lead Guitarist Jason Lancaster, Rhythm Guitarist Jim Joblin, Bassist Aaron Winter, and Drummer Jon Keegin. However, by 1999, Joblin departed from the band, which led them to remain a four-piece. The band would sign with Takehold Records.[4] The four recorded their debut album, shortly thereafter, titled Regeneration of Self.[5] The album was mixed by Barry Poynter, who had previously worked with Zao, No Innocent Victim, and Stretch Arm Strong and produced by Bruce Fitzhugh of Living Sacrifice.[5]

Following the album's release, the band began working on new material. In 2000, the band released an EP, titled The Exit Wound, via a label called Tree of Woe Recordings.[6] When the EP was released, the band embarked on a tour called the 40 Days of Disaster Tour, which featured labelmates Underoath, Narcissus, and Tantrum of the Muse.[7] Once the tour was over, the band would record their sophomore album, Wormwood, which would also be released through Takehold.[8] In 2002, the band disbanded officially. Shortly thereafter, Takehold Records would sell out to Tooth & Nail Records, which would re-release their albums through Solid State Records.

On December 3, 2019, the band would reveal that they would be reuniting for Furnace Fest, which would also make a comeback, for September 18-20, 2020, alongside fellow Solid State alumni Beloved.[3][9]

Members Edit

Current

  • Chris Stafford - Vocals (1998-2002, 2019-present)
  • Jason Lancaster - Lead Guitars (1998-2002, 2019-present)
  • Paul White - Rhythm Guitars (2019-present)
  • Aaron Winter - Bass (1998-2002, 2019-present)
  • Jon Keegin - Drums (1998-2002, 2019-present)

Former

  • Jim Joblin - Rhythm Guitars (1998-1999)

Discography Edit

Studio albums

  • Regeneration of Self (1999)
  • Wormwood (2001)

EP

  • The Exit Wound (2000)

References Edit

  1. "Few Left Standing Discography". Discogs. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  2. Mitchell, Pat (May 20-26, 1999). "The Memphis Flyer: Moment of Truth". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Beard, Mason (December 3, 2019). "Few Left Standing Rise Again". The Metal Onslaught. Retrieved on December 3, 2019.
  4. "Takehold Records". Voice of Reason.de. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Few Left Standing - Regeneration of Self". Discogs. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  6. "Fewleftstanding - The Exit Wound". Discogs. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  7. Settle, Jim (April 12, 2015). "Jim Settle of Tantrum of the Muse". As The Story Grows Podcast. Interview with Stephen Sarro and Travis Turner. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  8. "Fewleftstanding - Wormwood (2001, CD)". Discogs. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
  9. "Furnace Fest 2020 adds three more bands to lineup". Lambgoat. Retrieved on December 4, 2019.
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