Fate Prevailed Interview

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Q: What motivates you to record and release your music?

A: Recording our music brings the song to it’s full potential. Demos and jamming are great, but until you hear everything mixed and sounding the way we want it to, it’s hard to fully take in everything and appreciate everything that’s happening in the songs. It’s one thing to tell our friends we are working on something new and exciting, but so much cooler to actually show them the finished product. And that gives us a chance to sit back and reflect on it as well. It’s also rewarding when fans tell you how much they love the music. If it wasn’t recorded and released it’s almost as if the song never existed”

Q: How would you describe your music to people that have never heard your music?

A: To people that have never heard our music, I would say that we offer a little bit of everything, while staying true to our metal roots. There’s some clean, pretty stuff, some heavier stuff, some groovy stuff, some symphonic stuff, and some strange stuff in weird timings lol! There’s a lot of different musical tastes and backgrounds in this band, and that seems to reflect on our music as well. It’s always nice to see someone who doesn’t particuarly listen to or enjoy metal, grooving along to something in one of our songs that caught their attention. And of course, it’s always rewarding to see our fellow metalheads windmilling and moshing around to something heavier, whether it’s in that same song or a different one. In that sense, I would say we have a diverse and progressive sound. And with each new addition to our band family, our sound keeps changing! #3 As I mentioned earlier, we have a lot of different musical tastes and influences. I’ve noticed that Mike and I seem to have pretty similar tastes that tend to lean towards European metal with bands like Children of Bodom, Norther, Kalmah, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Epica, and Eluveitie to name a few. Zach seems to be right in the middle; he obviously loves intense guitar oriented bands like older Children of Bodom, Nevermore, Racer X and soloists like Shawn Lane. Grant and Mark are our newest members and have helped to bring a different sound to the band with their preferences, which include bands like Nekrogoblikon, Protest the Hero, and Disturbed. This vast array of different sounds certainly keeps things fun and exciting for us!

Q: What bands do you listen too?

A: As I mentioned earlier, we have a lot of different musical tastes and influences. I’ve noticed that Mike and I seem to have pretty similar tastes that tend to lean towards European metal with bands like Children of Bodom, Norther, Kalmah, Sonata Arctica, Nightwish, Epica, and Eluveitie to name a few. Zach seems to be right in the middle; he obviously loves intense guitar oriented bands like older Children of Bodom, Nevermore, Racer X and soloists like Shawn Lane. Grant and Mark are our newest members and have helped to bring a different sound to the band with their preferences, which include bands like Nekrogoblikon, Protest the Hero, and Disturbed. This vast array of different sounds certainly keeps things fun and exciting for us!

Q: How did you all meet to form this band?

A: How did we meet? Well, Mike is actually the only original member remaining of Fate Prevailed. There is probably exciting stories about how the original members met before my time, but in the current lineup, we all found each other online lol! With the exception of Mike and I, we knew each other from back when I was drumming for The Dystopian Theory and we featured Mike in one of our songs during a show. After The Dystopian Theory, I was drumming for Absence of Fear, and that band played a show with Fate Prevailed (former members as I don’t believe any of the current lineup was around during that time). Fate Prevailed marked my transition from drummer to vocalist and in my 4 years of being part of the band, I can honestly say that I’ve had a blast and I look forward to the journey that lies ahead for us.

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