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It’s Safe to Say Skrillex Has Rejoined From First To Last

The heavyweight producer returns to his post-hardcore roots.

by Krystal Rodriguez
Mar 2 2017, 7:53pm

Photo via From First To Last's Facebook

Is Skrillex officially back with his former band From First To Last? Fans have been wondering after the post-hardcore group frontman turned superstar DJ-producer played an unidentified track on his OWSLA radio show last summer that sounded like FFTL with Moore's familiar vocals. The rumors only strengthened when he reunited with them for a new track, "Make War," in January and last month made a surprise guest appearance at a recent FFTL show in LA—their first performance together in ten years.

To quote Moore in his 2010 song "Father Said," "Would you give me a reason to believe?"

Consider it given: at last month's Grammys awards, Moore updated the world on his standing with the band during a red-carpet interview with the Alternative Press: "I guess I left the band, but I would say I'm not left anymore," he said. "I'm not stopping what I'm doing with Skrillex either, but I haven't left anymore." When asked if an album would follow the new single, he offered a coy "We'll see."

The band seems to have made it social-media official, too, updating their profile pictures to a group shot that includes Moore.

From First To Last was formed in 2002, though Moore didn't join the fold until 2004. As lead vocalist, he recorded two albums with the band, 2004's Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count and 2006's Heroine, before leaving the band in 2007 to embark on a solo career that has thus far yielded his 2014 debut album Recess, co-founding his OWSLA record label, collaborative projects with Boys Noize (Dog Blood) and Diplo (Jack Ü), crossover production credits for Justin Bieber and K-pop group 4Minute, and eight Grammy awards.