Upcoming Shows

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:11am

We are confirmed for a couple of shows. This "list" may grow shortly.

August 17, 2013 w/ KEN MODE & ROSETTA @ Smiling Moose
November 23, 2013 w/ VULTURE & STORM KING @ Garfield Artworks

11 new songs.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 11:02pm



Mon, 01/23/2012 - 2:26pm


Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:09pm



Tue, 06/07/2011 - 1:33pm

Hard times persist in the art. Match that with the mirrored real world downpour of garbage and you can pretty well imagine perfectly how Comfail stands as of late.

Its been a number of months since anything has been updated here - nebulous lyrics and/or sporadic show dates, etc.
We'll keep it thin and bitter...

Comfail is now a 3 piece studio act.
Live - a four piece.
The newest edition to the bass guitar is incidental. You know him though.
James Curl - Bass player from the beginning -has moved to guitar where he was supposed to be all along.

The entire new album is being rewritten from the top.
Every song played live from February until now will never be played again.

The writing is much faster.
The songs are much quicker.
The lyrics and themes are far more hateful and senseless.

The album is titled...
Complete Failure - The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault.

It will be the very fastest hardcore album of all time.
Hands down.
Money back guarantee.

Complete Failure will record and produce the entire album as done for Heal No Evil.
All recording will be at The Year of VII Studio.

Recording has already begun.

Father knows best.

Heal No Evil Review Posted by Hails and Horns

Wed, 03/09/2011 - 11:07pm

Heal No Evil review from Mouthful of Acid

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:29am

I'm starting to get scared. After four years, people are starting to understand what we are doing.


Jay Gorania Posts Part Three of Euro Tour Diary

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:18am


These were without a doubt some of the best days of our (musical) lives.

HEAL NO EVIL Review on MetalReview.com

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:02am

Com/Fail Photos by Tanner Douglass

Tue, 02/22/2011 - 9:30pm

Upcoming Shows

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 5:59pm

It's been a while. We are pretty much done writing the new album. We'll be playing a ton of new tracks at the following shows:

Feb 05 w/ Old Accusers, Code Orange Kids, Distress Signals @ Helter Shelter
Feb 27 w/ The Body, Brown Angel, Free Clinic @ Helter Shelter
Mar 04 w/ Full Blown Aids, Upside Down Cross @ 31st Street Pub
Mar 05 w/ Man Found Dead @ Smiling Moose
Mar 11 w/ Egality @ Garfield Artworks
Mar 14 w/ Weekend Nachos @ Braddock Square One Lounge
Apr 20 w/ Fuck the Facts, Ken Mode, Rue @ Annabell's, Akron, Ohio
Apr 30 - Akron Deathfest 2011 @ Annabell's, Akron, Ohio

We will also be playing the WRCT Advanced Calculus radio show. Date TBD.

Heal No Evil review posted on eburban.com

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 2:26pm

HEAL NO EVIL out now via Relapse Records

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:39pm

Heal no Evil is now available in stores and iTunes through Relapse. Thanks again to Eli, Gordon and the rest of the gang for the support.

Upcoming Shows with MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT

Mon, 02/22/2010 - 4:35pm

March 5
Erie, PA
Forward Hall

March 6
Pittsburgh, PA
31st Street Pub


Mon, 02/22/2010 - 4:32pm

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
7PM / 18+
4016 Butler Street

We have tickets

Thanks to WPTS 92.1 FM for having us

Wed, 11/25/2009 - 1:59am

Complete Failure at WPTS 92.1 FM

We'll have audio from the show posted ASAP.

Photos from 31st Street show Friday 11/06/09

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 1:45pm

Review / Pictures of our CMJ show at Fontana's in NYC

Sun, 11/08/2009 - 6:00pm

Review of last Friday's show on Noise Creep

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 3:24pm

Photography by Paul Birman

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 6:55pm

Thanks to Paul, who took time out for a photo opportunity in New York City. Check out his work at www.kolored.com

Axis Over Europe: Today Is The Day/Jucifer Tour Diary Posted on Hellbound.ca

Mon, 10/26/2009 - 6:39pm

As you know, we did a 6 week tour of Europe with Today is the Day and Jucifer last year. Journalist Jay Gorania was along for the ride, and documented some of the insanity. You can check out parts 1 and 2 of his tour diary here:



Mon, 10/26/2009 - 3:59pm

Doner kebab!

Thanks to Curran Reynolds for an excellent recommendation!

Oh yeah, we played a show in China Town. Thanks to Fred & Brooklyn Vegan for having us!

Upcoming Shows

Mon, 10/19/2009 - 10:55am

10/30 Pittsburgh w/ MURDER JUNKIES
11/06 Pittsburgh w/ WETNURSE
11/24 Pittsburgh - 92.1 FM ON AIR PERFORMANCE / INTERVIEW

Relapse Records and Brooklyn Vegan CMJ Showcase

Fri, 10/09/2009 - 12:41pm

We will be in New York City on October 23 for the Relapse Records / Brooklyn Vegan CMJ showcase.

Official Press Release:

Relapse Records has partnered up with BrooklynVegan-BBG to present its 2009 CMJ showcase show. This showcase will be held at Fontana’s (105 Eldridge St) on Friday, October 23rd during the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The event will be open to the public as well as CMJ badge-holders.

This year’s line-up includes MISERY INDEX (Baltimore, MD), SALOME (Virginia), REVOCATION (Boston, MA), BLACK ANVIL (New York, NY), COMPLETE FAILURE (Pittsburgh, PA), HOWL (Providence, RI), and THE GLOOMINOUS DOOM (Reading, PA). Doors for the Relapse showcase will open at 7:00 pm EST but Fontana’s will be open earlier for an all-day BrooklynVegan event.

Heal No Evil Review on Lambgoat.com

Wed, 09/09/2009 - 4:29pm

HEAL NO EVIL is out of print.

Mon, 08/24/2009 - 4:49pm

We played an insane outdoor party on Saturday night. Sold a bunch of merch, including the last copy of Heal No Evil. To everyone who purchased a copy: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We sincerely appreciate the support you have given and the opportunity to continue creating art on our own terms.

Only FIVE COPIES of Heal No Evil Left

Wed, 08/19/2009 - 4:26pm

Don't sleep on it... if you want a copy order yours now. We only have 5 left. I am not even keeping one for myself. This is your last chance to own a limited edition, hand numbered CD. Thanks for the support!

Com/Fail Featured on Invisible Oranges

Tue, 06/30/2009 - 10:43am

Once Again... Amazing photos by Aaron from Return to the Pit

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 2:14pm

City Paper

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 12:39pm

Com/Fail Featured on BrooklynVegan.com

Fri, 06/05/2009 - 12:06pm

Check it out today, Friday June 5th on the main page of the BrooklynVegan.com metal archives at http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/music/metal/ , or try the direct link at http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/06/complete_failur.html

Home From Tour

Thu, 05/28/2009 - 12:09pm

We're home. (Almost) everything went according to plan. Had to cancel the Boston show due to money / time issues and getting screwed by the promoter in NYC. Went to Maryland Death Fest and enjoyed the weekend. We sold a good number of Heal No Evil CD's. Get yours via the link to the right.

Leaving for tour

Fri, 05/15/2009 - 8:00am

The trailer is loaded, the vehicle is ready. The ipods have been stocked with plenty of driving music. I've got a full cup of coffee and I'm about to pick up Joe Mack and our merch. See you soon!

Com/Fail to be featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper

Wed, 05/13/2009 - 12:40pm

Wrapped up a 2 hour interview with Manny Theiner last night for the City Paper. We talked about the history of the band and where we're going next. Good Stuff. I'm psyched.

New Album HEAL NO EVIL is done

Tue, 05/12/2009 - 4:01pm

Limited Edition 100 copies will be available on tour next week.


1. Like Rainbows in Gasoline
2. Church of the Self / The State of Impure Thoughts
3. Craft of Discontent
4. Black Glossolalia Bizarre
5. Consensual Bereavements
6. Brown Acid Brainwound
7. Suggestive Force of Subliminal Notion
8. The Exploding Fuel Tank of Desperate Intolerance
9. Psychoactive Pedigree
10. Impoverished Orgasm Liaison pt. 1
11. Impoverished Orgasm Liaison pt. 2
12. Detoxicant Clockstomp

Upcoming Shows

Tue, 10/14/2008 - 2:00am

October 16, 2008 - The Smiling Moose w/ Master, Estuary, & Abysme
October 19, 2008 - The Smiling Moose w/ Wetnurse & Khann
November 11, 2008 - 31st Street Pub w/ Today is the Day, Weedeater, & Vulture ($10 Pre-Sale Tickets Available)
November 16, 2008 - Mr. Roboto Project w/ Rosetta & more tba

Web Site Up and Running

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 11:02pm

Thanks for checking out the new site. We will be updating this blog regularly with random information as it comes along. In the meantime, the site is a vehicle for releasing our new live album - "Good Things Happening to Bad People", which you can download HERE. Yes, the design sucks, but will be updated soon... although the total lack of graphics seems appealing to me right now...