30 Seconds With Escape The Fate's Robert Ortiz

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Rocks Off sat down with Robert Ortiz of Escape the Fate, to find out what we could learn about the drummer for the ball-slappin'est hardcore band we know in 30 seconds.

Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?

Robert Ortiz: I would say any song from [the] techno, industrial and Dubstep genres could qualify as the worst song ever.

RO: What is the best lyric in the world?

Ortiz: "You look so much cuter with something in your mouth" by Nickelback. Just kidding.

The best lyric is "At the end of the day goddamn I'm killing this shit/ I know damn well y'all feeling this shit" from Kayne West's "Power," because he is saying, "You can hate on me all you want, but you love what I'm doing."

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RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you. What do you do?

Ortiz: Bob and weave.

RO: Without worrying about time, space, or the laws of physics, what is the ultimate gig?

Ortiz: Gravity would be required because it helps me dance. I would use the entire moon, have the world converge into one central location, say Cairo, Egypt, and I would perform for them, with the entire moon as my backdrop. For my finale, I would use the sun for pyro!

RO: What will you buy with your first million dollars?

Ortiz: A bigger stage, and my own bus.

RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?

Ortiz: A lottery ticket.

RO: If you could canonize another musician, who would it be, and of what would they be the patron saint?

Ortiz: That would be Metallica, and they would be the patron Saint of Awesomeness. Note that I would not call them St. Anger.

Escape the Fate plays with Alesana, Motionless in White, Get Scared, and Drive A tonight at Warehouse Live.

Jef With One F is the author of The Bible Spelled Backwards Does Not Change the Fact That You Cannot Kill David Arquette and Other Things I Learned In the Black Math Experiment, available now.

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Warehouse Live

813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX

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I love robert but this was not done in thirty sec. I love falling in reverse way better than the new escape the fate, I don't even listen to them anymore they were way better with ronnie so I'm all for falling in reverse and if you think I'm a fuck go ahead but we all know that it was way better with ronnie andthe size of the disslike bar of the falling in reverse songs are the size of craigs penis....... :D


Dude I love this, when I was researching robert I found this and it was like "AHHHHH" *ANGELS ARE SINGING* love at first sight!!!


Jen Ortiz
Jen Ortiz

Saw them on Monday :DD best night of my life!! Robert, I did not get a single picture of you...makes me sad D: Motionless in white was amazing :D


Robert is amazing!! Robert FTW!


Sounds like some screamo band or some other my-daddy-didn't-love-me kind of rock. Also, nice hair.


Last time I saw Escape the Fate it was at Meridian and Ronnie was still their singer. It was a bad ass show. Good to see they're still at it.


Robert ortiz is the shit.love you guys

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