36 Crazyfists is a metal band formed in Anchorage, Alaska. The band's name originates from the Jackie Chan film Jackie Chan and the 36 Crazy Fists. To date the band has released seven studio albums.
Signed by Roadrunner Records in 2000, the band recorded their major debut album Bitterness the Star which was originally released in 2002. In support of its release they toured with bands such as Candiria, God Forbid, Chimaira, Diecast, and Hotwire. After touring the United States, they headed off to Europe to begin the European Road Rage Tour with Killswitch Engage and Five Pointe O.
"Slit Wrist Theory" was released as a single and is often censored to "Wrist Theory" on music channels. Bitterness the Star is singer Brock Lindow's favourite 36 Crazyfists album; he claimed in the Kerrang! magazine in 2007 "Bitterness will always remain my favourite album, no matter what".
Available on vinyl for the very first time, the first 500 copies of Bitterness the Star are individually numbered and pressed on red vinyl.