At a time when Swedish hard rock is undergoing a rebirth of sorts, many bands are staking their claim to a piece of the action. Stockholm's FATAL SMILE have more to offer than most and are only too happy to prove that to anybody prepared to listen.
The band was formed in 1995 by guitarist Y and in no time at all, songs were written, shows were being played, a deal with a Swedish label was in place and in 2002 the debut album "Beyond Reality" was in stores. Produced by Jonas Östman (Yngwie Malmsteen) the reaction worldwide was incredibly positive!
Off the back of this excellent media attention, the band hit the road again.
The band's triumphant returned to Sweden to begin writing songs for album number two. "Neo Natural Freaks" was again produced by Jonas Östman and mixed by Stefan Glaumann, famed for his work with teutonic terrors RAMMSTEIN and Stockholm's own glam punk behemoths BACKYARD BABIES.
FATAL SMILE released the first fruits of these labours in December -05 with the single and video for Learn - Love - Hate that went up straight to no 4 in the single charts and stayed on top 20 for 4 weeks. The album "Neo Natural Freaks" saw the light of day in February 2006 and it was followed by massive touring in Europe, Scandinavia and Japan.
In 2007 Y found his new band mates Alx on bass, Blade on vocals & Zteff on drums. They recorded their new album "World Domination" produced by Y and the mixing duties was handled by the legendary Michael Wagener (METALLICA, OZZY OSBOURNE, MÖTLEY CRÜE).
They have done over 160 shows worldwide since the release of "World Domination" with bands like W.A.S.P. - Dio - Queensryche - Doro - Lordi - Bulletboys...
They have played the bid stages of all major festivals in Europe including Wacken south (D), Wacken Sea (D), Hard Rock Hell (UK), Rockweekend (S), Sweden Rock (S), Rockalies (F), Long'I'Rock (SW), Faro (P), Rock the Boat (N), Sthlm Rockout (S), House of Metal (S) and many many more.
Influenced by the sounds they grew up with but not dictated to by them, theirs is a sound that takes rock in new directions whilst always having one eye on home. Comforting yet exciting, dangerous yet strangely familiar. Not afraid to bend the rules of the game should the need arise, one day all bands will be made in this image.So let the World Domination begin!
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 19 Dec 2009 07:21 PM|
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|POSTED BY: momof5pacs||POSTED ON: 03 Dec 2009 08:29 PM|
Fatal Smile's latest album goes by the title of "World Domination." It is a continuation of this Swedish hard rocker’s tradition of in-your-face music; and is mixed by Michael Wagener, who has worked with the likes of Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, and Mötley Crüe. In "No Tomorrow" Fatal Smile starts off slowly, building a gritty-momentum, before detonating into guitar-led mayhem. "S.o.b." is a song in which the tempo always stays high, with chunking guitars and chorus lyrics that are simply aimed at getting one pumped up. For "Eve of War" they supply more of a toe-tapping beat, still replete with the screeching guitars, but with more of a focus on methodically grooving alongside the intensity. "World Domination" is an album made fully in the Metal/Hard Rock mentality. If you are a fan of music like that of Metallica or Whitesnake, then this album, "World Domination” by Fatal Smile might be right up your alley.
-Sean B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 23 Nov 2009 06:41 PM|
Fatal Smile: World Domination