Toronto’s favourite thrash party monsters Fatality are currently on a two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of their latest album, Psychonaut. Vocalist Spencer Le Von checks in with Dead Rhetoric.com, sharing their run in with Cuba Gooding Jr. and why the quartet have fallen in love with New York City…
Past tour diary entries:
Part I – www.deadrhetoric.com/
Part II – www.deadrhetoric.com/
Part III – www.deadrhetoric.com/
A darker and more mature effort, Psychonaut brings forth Fatality’s trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like ‘Thoughts Collide’ and ‘Before The Collapse’ delve deep into the sodden minds of their creators, bubbling with the strange alchemy of pop culture. Psychonaut is an exploration of the inner landscape of the mind, where addled thoughts and horror-polluted dreams are held up to musical scrutiny. Monstrous, ambitious, and sardonically funny as ever, Fatality are taking their unique sound and boundless energy to the next level.
Souncloud stream – Monstrous – soundcloud.com/
Soundcloud stream – Thoughts Collide – soundcloud.com/
Music Video – Thoughts Collide – www.youtube.com/
1. Enter Purgatory – 7:54
2. Thoughts Collide – 5:11
3. Monstrous – 5:26
4. Before the Collapse – 5:29
5. Towards Disaster – 4:47
6. Psychonaut – 6:10
7. Satan’s Shepherd – 4:18
8. Thrashterpiece II – 7:15
To fund their new album, upcoming tour and music video FATALITY launched a crowd funding platform via Indiegogo.com, which was linked to fatality.ca. They’ve successfully received over $5,000 in fan support during the campaign for the album through this new initiative.
Indiegogo Fundraiser Video – www.youtube.com/
About: Toronto, Canada’s high-energy, modern thrash monsters Fatality have been cranking out wise-cracking, beer-drenched nightmares together since 2003. Known for their wild, riotous live performances and their peerless work ethic, they have been independently booking and promoting their own shows, creating great merch, touring North America, and making some great tunes along the way. Few bands embody the DIY spirit as fully as Fatality consistently do, and no other bands have as much fun working their asses off.
Fatality’s debut effort, Beers From The Grave, was an irreverent, horror-themed album that eschewed seriousness in favour of hard living and good times. Decibel Magazine quipped that, on Beers From The Grave, “solos fly with reckless abandon, the bass is audible and practically so are the beers being cracked open. These guys must have awesome parties.” Hellbound.ca stated that Fatality are “a bundle of crass, explosive, obnoxiously positive energy spewing beer and shrapnel.” Part homage to classic zombie apocalypse horror and part retro-thrash ruckus, Beers From The Grave was an exciting, riotously messy debut.
After supporting Beers From The Grave with East coast Canadian tours, and being invited to share the stage with the likes of Exodus, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail and Razor, the thrash rockers went back to the studio and emerged with still more new material. Three rough-and-tumble, irresistibly catchy singles — “T.F.E.S.”, “Uppercut” and “
Fatality Canada / USA Dates: ‘Towards Disastour’
Up-to-date tour info can be found at: www.facebook.com/
July 26 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
July 27 – El Paso, TX @ Cafe Calavera w/ Zombie Holocaust
July 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
July 30 – Tempe, AZ @ Red Owl w/ Zombie Holocaust August 1 – Corona, CA @ Mayas Cafe w/ Zombie Holocaust
August 2 – Pomona, CA @ Characters w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details August 3 – Fullerton, CA @ Riff Haus w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
August 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details August 6 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Euphoria w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details August 7 – Santa Cruz @ Blue Lagoon w/ Zombie Holocaust
August 9 – Oakland, CA @ Continental Club w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
August 10 – Medford, OR @ MusicHead w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
August 11 – Eugene, OR @ Tiny Tavern w/ Zombie Holocaust
August 12 – Portland, OR @ East End w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
August 14 – Seattle, WA @ Kraken w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details
August 16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria – Show Details
August 17 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
August 18 – Spokane, WA @ Carr’s Corner Bar – Show Details
August 19 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
August 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall – Show Details
August 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Cusumano’s – Show Details
August 24 – Chicago, IL @ TBA
August 25 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Berlin Bar
August 26 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote – Show Details August 29 – Buffalo, NY – The Lair – Show Details
Eytan Gordon – Lead Guitar
Spencer LeVon – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Adam Zlotnik – Bass Guitar
Mason LeVon – Drums
2011 Single T.F.E.S. – youtu.be/sNaYiUm6ze4
For more info, please visit these links:
Facebook – facebook.com/
Bandcamp – fatality.bandcamp.
the FATALITY Blog – fatalitythrash.
SoundCloud – soundcloud.com/
Merch Store – fatalitymerch.