The Dead Rabbitts release stream of ‘Shapeshifter’ title track

By on June 2, 2014
The Dead Rabbitts

Metalcore super group The Dead Rabbitts (featuring members of Escape The Fate and former members of Alesana, Motionless in White, Eyes Set to Kill, and Greeley Estates) is currently streaming a new song called “Shapeshifter.”


The track is off their debut album of the same name which will be released on July 1st via Tragic Hero Records. In the hook of this explosive song, Craig sings “Take my body and burn it at the stake if it’s my only escape from all your disguises, all of your lies, shapeshifter.” It’s anyone’s guess who or what is causing Mabbitt’s despair. Listen below and see what you think.


You can catch The Dead Rabbitts on The Shapeshiftour which starts in San Diego on 6/20. Supporting acts on tour will include The Relapse Symphony (Standby Records), Nightmares (Rise Records), and Myka, Relocate (Artery Recordings). Tickets are on sale now and additional dates will be announced soon.




6/20 @ SOMA – San Diego, CA

6/21 @ White Oak Music Hall – Van Nuys, CA

6/22 @ Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

6/24 @ DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

6/25 @ Branx – Portland, OR

6/26 @Studio Seven – Seattle, WA

6/28 @Stage 112 – Missoula, MT

6/30@ Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO

7/1 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

7/3 @ Mojoes – Joliet, IL

7/5 @ Agora Ballrom – Cleveland, OH

7/6 @ The Loft – Lansing, MI

7/7 @ Sneaky Dees – Toronto, ON

7/8 @ La Sala Rossa – Montreal, QC

7/9 @ Palladium – Worcester, MA

7/10 @ Bogies – Albany, NY

7/11 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA

7/12 @ Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

7/13 @ Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY

7/14 @ Empire – Springfield, VA

7/15 @ Planet Trog – Whitehall, PA

7/17 @ Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC

7/18 @ Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

7/19 @ 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL

7/20 @ Backbooth – Orlando, FL

7/23 @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX

7/24 @ Tomcats – Dallas, TX

7/26 @ Pub Rock – Temple, AZ


The Dead Rabbitts are a metalcore super group from Phoenix, AZ. The band is comprised of Craig Mabbitt (Escape the Fate), Alex Torres (Eyes Set to Kill, Greeley Estates, Alesana), TJ Bell (Escape the Fate, Motionless in White), and Chris Julian. The music is largely reminiscent of Mabbitt’s previous groups Blessthefall and The Word Alive with Mabbitt telling AltPress “this is what I wanted to do with The Word Alive.” It’s a heavier bombardment of sound than Escape The Fate fans will be used to, but is still filled with plenty of hooks and harmonies.


After the release of their first EP Edge of Reality (produced by Caleb Shomo of Attack, Attack! and Beartooth) and a successful tour with Get Scared, The Dead Rabbitts signed with Tragic Hero Records. “It pretty much fell into place, says Mabbitt. “I called Escape The Fate’s old manager. I said, ‘If you’re interested, why don’t you manage this project?’ He said, ‘Cool. Well, I’m managing A Skylit Drive right now and they’re on Tragic Hero. Show me some songs.” So I did, and everybody loved them.


Mabbitt and The Dead Rabbitts immediately began work on a full-length album with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, Motionless in White) in Ocala, Florida. “Wade took a lot of the songs and fucking killed it, in a good way,” says Mabbitt. “He took one of my least-favorite songs that we recorded, and now it’s the whole band’s favorite. It’s crazy how much something so simple can completely change a song.” The new album is entitled Shapeshifter and is even heavier and faster than Edge of Reality. The record also features a sexually charged raucous tune with Ashley Costello of New Years Day.


The new album Shapeshifter will be out via Tragic Hero on July 1st.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.