All Else Failed: A Monster Update

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It’s been a spell since we’ve heard word one from Patrick Shannon, the dude from All Else Failed who wrote a bunch of columns for us back in the day.

That all changed with an email this afternoon, about a new release coming next week that will be super limited.

Here’s what Patrick sent us:

“We are beyond stoked as we are only a few days away from our Summer Festivities. This Tuesday, July 22nd, is the online release of our new 7″ entitled Cradles and Graves on War Torn Records. Each of the two songs (‘The Tip Of My Tongue and ‘King Solomon’s Curse’) will be available for affordable legal download on iTunes and our Bandcamp page. There is also a bundle sale available through our good friends at, which will include the record, download and limited edition T-shirt designed by Paul Romano, based on the artwork he provided for the record. Pre-order the bundle here by Tuesday and you will be emailed a download code to redeem through the Bandcamp page the day of release. 

“These songs are, no hyperbole, the two best songs we’ve ever written, and we can’t wait for you to hear them. All of this leads up to our appearance at Philadelphia’s This Is Hardcore festival on Friday, July 25th, where we are again honored and humbled to be sharing the stage with legends in underground heavy music like Converge, Slapshot, The Explosion, Bl’ast and fucking Turmoil (only the greatest Philly band of all time). Joe Hardcore has been a friend and supporter of AEF since your mom was taking you to see Green Day, and we can’t thank him enough for letting us come to his party again, let alone putting us 2 bands before FUCKING TURMOIL — Holy shit! 

“We will of course have the 7″ of Cradles and Graves at This is Hardcore.  Whatever we don’t sell will be available on and that’s it! No plans for a second pressing and not available anywhere else. As an added bonus for the real record nerds, we will be holding a silent auction at our table for 2 test presses of C&G. These are the only 2 not being claimed by a band member or the label, so the top 2 bids take them. Proceeds will go to Safe Harbor of West Chester

“We will also be accepting donations at the table for this cause and hope you can offer your support if you can make it out.

“Am If forgetting anything? Oh yeah don’t forget to check us out in this awesome documentary, which will also be available for the first time at This Is Hardcore. I checked out the premier the other night and I must say some of the older footage nearly brought a tear. What a strange ride. Let’s keep it rolling!”

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