Fall from Grace (EP)

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Fall From Grace 7"
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EP by Ensign
Released June, 1997
Recorded 1997, New Jersey, U.S.
Genre Hardcore punk
Label Indecision Records
Producer Pete Koller
Ensign chronology
Self-Titled 7" EP
Fall From Grace 7"
Direction of Things to Come

Ensign's second 7" EP for Orange County, California record label, Indecision Records, followed their self-titled 7" debut from May, 1996. It was released in June, 1997 on 7" vinyl only. The production run was limited to 4239 on black vinyl, 600 green, 225 white, 106 orange and a further 100 on black vinyl with a different cover to coincide with a European tour. [1] This was inline with Indecision Records tradition of putting out releases by new bands on colored and normal vinyl and was carried through to their next release, Direction of Things to Come . It was later re-released on CD as part of a retrospective compilation, Three Years Two Months Eleven Days , in April 2000 after the band had left to join Nitro Records in 1998.

Ensign is a hardcore punk band from New Jersey, USA. It was formed in 1995 and signed to Indecision Records in 1996. They signed to the larger label "next door", Dexter Holland's Nitro Records in 1998 and finally came to rest at Blackout Records in 2003 after a brief sortie back to Indecision in 2000.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Orange County, California County in California, United States

Orange County is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the United States, and more populous than 21 U.S. states. Its county seat is Santa Ana. It is the second most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County. The county's four largest cities by population, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several of Orange County's cities are on the Pacific Ocean western coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.



Although two members had been replaced since the self-titled EP – drummer Chris Ross had been replaced by Ryan Murphy and bassist Walt Svekla by Nate Gluck – this did little to deter them from pursuing the short, sharp hardcore punk which would be their trademark in the years at Indecision Records. Three original songs are followed by a cover version of Instead's "We'll Make A Difference", all in the style of New York hardcore genre.

<i>Ensign</i> (EP) EP by Ensign

Ensign's self-titled 7" EP was their first release on Orange County, California record label, Indecision Records. It was released in May, 1996 on 7" vinyl only. The production run was limited to 3336 on black vinyl, 330 on grey, 449 on blue and a further 100 on black vinyl with a different cover to coincide with a European tour. This was in line with Indecision Records tradition of putting out releases by new bands on colored and normal vinyl and was carried through to their next release, the Fall from Grace (EP). It was later re-released on CD as part of a retrospective compilation, Three Years Two Months Eleven Days, in April 2000 after the band had left to join Nitro Records in 1998.

Hardcore punk Subgenre of punk rock

Hardcore punk is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock. Its roots can be traced to earlier punk scenes in San Francisco and Southern California which arose as a reaction against the still predominant hippie cultural climate of the time. It was also inspired by New York punk rock and early proto-punk. New York punk had a harder-edged sound than its San Francisco counterpart, featuring anti-art expressions of masculine anger, energy, and subversive humor. Hardcore punk generally disavows commercialism, the established music industry and "anything similar to the characteristics of mainstream rock" and often addresses social and political topics with "confrontational, politically-charged lyrics."

Indecision Records record label

Indecision Records is an independent American hardcore punk record label which was started by punk photographer and fanzine editor Dave Mandel in 1992 as an offshoot of his fanzine, Indecision. It is based in Garden Grove, California, and until about 2001 it was based in nearby Huntington Beach. Indecision Records was responsible for launching the careers of many of Orange County's wave of 1990s hardcore bands, such as Throwdown, Death by Stereo, Bleeding Through, and Adamantium, as well as re-issuing material that was otherwise out-of-print.

Track listing

  1. "Fall From Grace" (Ensign) – 1:57
  2. "Uncommon Bond" (Ensign) – 2:28
  3. "MPSR" (Ensign) – 1:56
  4. "We'll Make A Difference" (Insted) – 2:46


New Jersey State of the United States of America

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is located on a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, particularly along the extent of the length of New York City on its western edge; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware. New Jersey is the fourth-smallest state by area but the 11th-most populous, with 9 million residents as of 2017, and the most densely populated of the 50 U.S. states; its biggest city is Newark. New Jersey lies completely within the combined statistical areas of New York City and Philadelphia. New Jersey was the second-wealthiest U.S. state by median household income as of 2017.

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