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Detroit, United States (1999 – 2009)

Fordirelifesake (often typeset in all lowercase) were a post-hardcore band from Detroit, Michigan. They played a highly progressive combination of melodic hardcore and technical metal. Formed in 1999, the band self-released their first EP in 2000. During this time, they began playing shows with bands such as Poison the Well, Walls of Jericho, and New Found Glory.

In 2002, fordirelifesake signed to Cloud Over Head Records and released their first full-length album, Breathing In Is Only Half the Function. The band toured extensively with Boys Night Out in support of the album. After signing to Forge Again Records, the band released a remastered version of this album. During this time, they continued with their rigorous tour schedule, playing with bands such as Thursday. Their first split was with a fellow Michigan band, Wafflehouse*. During a brief European tour, the band was approached by Skipworth Records to release their album in Europe and Asia. In 2003, Skipworth released the split with Deluge, a band from the Netherlands.

The band moved to Thorp Records. In 2004, fordirelifesake released their second full-length, Dance.Pretend.Forget.Defend. After the release of the album, guitarist Brian Southall left the band to join Boys Night Out. Another member of Boys Night Out, Kara Dupuy has performed guest vocals in several fordirelifesake songs. During the summer of 2005, the band re-released their self-titled EP and a collection of tracks from split releases as A Daydream Disaster.

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  • xcannibalx

    el edgar moore !

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • knight_88

    Brings back such pleasent memories. [2]

    24 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Klefmop

    AND IF ONLY ONE MORE, MAKE IT LAST FOREVER

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • danieldelsol

    You can download the debut EP here: http://www.unchecked-aggression.com/2013/04/fordirelifesake-ep-2000.html

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • B1azeIchi

    This band deserves a lot more attention.

    13 Jan 2013 Reply
  • stuttg4rt

    oh how I miss this band

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • iPowers

    Reminds me of Dance Gavin Dance.

    21 Jan 2012 Reply
  • KosTeT72RUS

    хороши

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • ryanhbltz

    HOLY SHIT.

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • super-pangolin

    HOLY SHIT THE TRACKLISTING FOR A DAYDREAM DISASTER IS WRONG, it's even printed wrong on the CD. "Sweet, We Forgot To Name Our Cover Song" is actually "We Burn In Our Own Comfort"... I even checked the lyrics, when playing Sweet, We Forgot the lyrics are from We Burn. And Sweet, We Forgot is named We Burn on a sampler I have somewhere.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Endstartend

    brings back such pleasent memories

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • greatwhitemike

    just saw these guys live (probably for the last time) and it was very epic and nostalgic in the sense that the music scene, specifically post-hardcore and such, has changed so much since even these guys. and in my opinion they were one of the best of their kind. gonna miss this shit and all the shows and people who came together to experience their music. long live fordirelifesake.

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • untergrund_huso

    breathing is only half the function - still an epic album today.

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • lanathel

    So few plays and shoutbox dates back to June 2008, I mean..really?

    10 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Hxcpride82

    ahhh the memories...

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ASHAKA_ROCK

    Just call it tech-core... problem solved.

    29 Aug 2010 Reply
  • crossbow_pogrom

    Sometimes Like the Tide - so hypnotic thing) band "Love Is Red" sometimes sounds almost like flds

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Stone_Monkey

    emocore is moss icon, rites of spring, the policy of 3. flds aren't sounds like these bands. imho [2]

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • crossbow_pogrom

    emocore is moss icon, rites of spring, the policy of 3. flds aren't sounds like these bands. imho

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • lagginswag

    lol brings back memories

    18 May 2010 Reply
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