Sweden´s premium hardrock band FATAL SMILE wants to use video footage filmed by the real fans of Dio in the video for their next single titled “For the last in Line“, a ballad about Ronnie James Dio and the legacy he left behind.
FATAL SMILE did a brief tour with Dio in Europe 2009. On a tour in 2010 – supporting Queensryche on their last tour with Geoff Tate – they where devastated when the news of Ronnie´s passing hit them while going off stage after a show in Germany.
-We all fell in love with Ronnie, he was the sweetest & most gentle man you could ever imagine, says Blade, vocalist in FATAL SMILE.
– Mr Y (guitarist in FS) left the room in silence, and later revieled the first piano piece we´ve ever heard him play. It was a sad little tune and the lyrics came to me right away.
– I recorded it with tears in my eyes the same night and sent it to Diana Deville of Dios management. She thought it should be released, so it was released the very next day digitally. The recording belongs to Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, and the revenues from it goes uncut the the foundations fight against cancer. The song is available on youtube:
The song was later rerecorded as a full on power ballad and is included on FATAL SMILE´s latest Gold-awarded album “21st Century Freaks“, that was released in May 2012.
Following the success of previous singles/videos from the album -“Welcome to the Freakshow” and “My Private Hell“- the video and single will be released on the day of Dios passing due to cancer three years ago: May 16. It will truly be a tribute to the greatest singer ever – Ronnie James Dio – R.I.P.
If you want to see your clip of Dio in the tribute video, please send a link to your clip on youtube or any other outlet to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promo pictures taken by: Tallee Savage, Partik Hellstrom,
Tim Tronckoe, Thomas Mead and Pamela C Navorro
The Swedish metal act Fatal Smile is ready to attack again with their fourth album called 21st CENTURY FREAKS. This time around I had the pleasure of talking to the bandleder/guitarist Mr. Y. We talked about the band, the new album, the past and present and future of the band. Since this interview was conducted, the band released a video for their second single “My Private Hell” and the band is confirmed for a tour in USA in 2013. Enjoy.
Recently Spectra Records has signed Swedish hard rock band, FATAL SMILE.
During the last ten years FATAL SMILE has built a strong and solid reputation internationally and achieved great success with their albums “Neo Natural Freaks” and “World Domination.” The album was nominated for awards such as “Album Of The Year” at the Swedish Metal Awards. Fatal Smile has toured with Dio, W.A.S.P.,Queensryche, Lordi, Doro, Winger and played festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Wacken, Hard Rock Hell, Long’I’Rock, Rockalies and Rock Weekend.
FATAL SMILE is back with a vengeance with their new album “21ST CENTURY FREAKS.” The first single & video for “Welcome To The Freakshow” was released on April 13 and have sold over 10,000 copies and was rewarded with a Gold record in June. The album was released in Europe on May 14 and is already acclaimed as “Album Of The Year” in press & media.
The USA and Canada will see the release of “21st Century Freaks” at the beginning of 2013 on Spectra Records. The band is already grabbing attention from some major theatrical films slated for 2013 as well.
“I don´t know what the hell these guys are on, they never stop! They sure do know how to rock a crowd!” – Eddie Jackson -Queensryche
“You guys are the best opening band I´ve ever had!” – Ronnie James Dio -“The King Of Rock´n Roll”, R.I.P.”
Spanish Tourdates Added!!!
It´s great to let you know that we´ll be back in Spain to raise hell & to kick some major ass at the following dates & cities: 29th November: Madrid ( Ritmo&Compas) 30th November: Zaragoza (Explosivo! Club) 1st December: Barcelona (Mephisto)
Make sure to catch this mayhem on the road during our “FREAKSHOW TOUR” this fall. We have more great news coming up so make sure to keep an eye at: www.fatalsmile.com to keep you updated with the latest news.
FREAKSHOW EUROPEAN TOUR:
Sept 01 – Kerrang! Club @ The Garage, London, UK (guest DJ´s)
Sept 07 – The Underworld, London, UK
Sept 08 – The Gasworks, Bradford, UK
Sept 09 – Corporation, Sheffield, UK
Sept 12 – The Yardbirds, Grimsby, UK
Sept 14 – Metal Gründau. Hessen, Germany
Sept 15 – Ballroom Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Sept 21 – The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, Holland
Okt 06- Torpets Rock Club. Upphärad, Sweden
Oct 12 – Paunchy Cats, Lichtenfels, Germany
Okt 13 – Shout It Out Loud Fest @ RWE Halle, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany
The new album 21ST CENTURY FREAKS” will be released on May 14 and it´s a massive “in your face” album with a “larger than life” sound! The new video is directed by Owe Lindwall, Dream Day Media and got over 11,500 views in just 5 days!
Thanks to Tom Hack at Massacre Records for setting up this interview
Thanks to Massacre Records for the promo pictures of the band.
Alex Jonsson from Days of Anger was kind to do this shorter interview with me and metal-rules.com. The band is a new Swedish thrash metal act that involves members from the bands Scaar and Fatal Smile. Their debut album was released at the beginning of 2011 and down below you can read about what me and Alex talked about.
We are taking time off the road with the final post production of the new album “Welcome to the Freakshow“. It is scheduled for mixing in may. We are damn proud and happy so far!
As for distribution in your area, Licensing for all regions isn´t finalized, so where and when the album is in stores in your area isn´t decided. We are aiming to release world wide by late summer / early fall. We´ll keep ya posted!
LOGO COMPETITION!!! The new album and stage set will feature a new style and artwork and YOU are invited to decide the new look of Fatal Smile! We need a kick ass logo that jumps out of a poster and makes our album and backdrop look awsome!
Tell your artsy friends, the photoshop gurus around you!
Please send your artwork to: email@example.com
FATAL SMILE is searching for a drummer in the Stockholm area that´s got what it takes and who´s 110% dedicated to Rock´n Roll – ready to tour the world! The band has made the following statement:
“Due to Zteff´s personal situation he is not able to dedicate his life to the craziness of a touring band anymore. We have spent three glorious years together, months at a time in a bus, shared thousands of miles, beers and many gallons of booze! He has never missed a beat or a gig and will be greatly missed by all in Fatal camp!
So, now we´re looking for a new member of this mayhem we call our band! These are not easy boots to fill: The guy we´re looking for is a hungry, ambitious and crazy hard-hitter with the attitude and presence of a Fatal Smile, who enjoys spending his time on the road, in a bar and behind the drums – our drums!”
The one who helps find this monster will be honored with a finder’s fee: his first interview as a Fatal Smile!
Please send a video, photo and a web/MySpace link & info about yourself to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hearing from YOU!!! Peace, Y, Blade & Alx
Live pictures are taken from the archives of Anders Sandvall
Fatal Smile has recently been out supporting Doro and WASP in the U.S. I was lucky to have a moment with Blade before they headed off to England to support Bullet Boys, Britny Fox and Pretty Boy Floyd. Fatal Smile will also be the support act to Vince Neil when he heads out on the road this December in Europe.