Fades Away
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Fades Away

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Fades Away: "You'll Never Take Me Alive" starts like a concept album that juxtaposes a declaration of a freedom about to be fought as it's accompanied by a gentle piano vibe that adds anticipation, not too unlike Eminem's "Lose Yourself," but don't think this is rap rock. There's a little nu metal influence a la Linkin Park, but the band brings aggression with chugging guitar and the occasional leads. (DV)

- HM Magazine (Jan/Feb 2009) Iss. 135


Debut full length album - "You'll Never Take Me Alive."

Fades Away has been featured on multiple internet radio shows and are getting airplay in Minnesota and Iowa.

Single titled "A Toast To The Fallen" released in April '09.

Single titles "Choir Of Failure" released in November '09.

Next full length album scheduled to be released late spring/early summer 2010.



Fades Away is a high energy, original hard rock band out of Minneapolis, MN. The four members include David Erickson (vocals), Matt Mahlen (drums), John Laing (guitar), and Steve Daniels (bass). Each member’s different musical and personal background provides the building blocks for Fades Away’s unique style. Integrating genres ranging from classical and jazz, to hard rock and blues, Fades Away collaborates to create their raw yet melodic sound.

Although the concept and writing for Fades Away began several years ago, it was only in the past year that the band came together in its entirety. In addition to an enormous passion for music, the common ideal that brought Fades Away together was the desire to help others with their music. It is through sharing the life experiences and beliefs of each member through the music of Fades Away that provides the connection and approachability that the fans of the band have come to know and love.

Currently the band is establishing themselves in the Midwest region. Since the release of “You’ll Never Take Me Alive” in 2008, the fan base continues to grow rapidly. An extremely intense live performance (which happens to contain backflips by multiple members) always engages the crowd and keeps the fans coming back hungry for more! Fades Away has had the privilege of sharing the stage with artists such as Project 86, Spoken, HANDS, Write This Down, Children 18:3, The Suit, and many more.
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