FATAL SMILE - The Bio
"There is a new wave of metal on the rise! The wave is coming from the north, and in it´s forefront is the best of the Swedish bands! The first to hit the beach is Fatal Smile!"
Fatal Smile has the classic setup of a rock band; a wide legged guitarrist dominating the sound scape with chunky screaming guitars, a vocalist making lots of noice, a drummer keeping the beat on big drums from hell and a bass player keeping it heavier than led. All of them frontmen!
Y - Guitars
Blade - Vocals
Philthy - Drums
Alx - Bass
Fatal Smile is best described as a kick in the ass or a punch in the guts! It is a clash of styles, eras and sounds. The base is in classic Rock´n Roll, the aggressivity of Thrash, the dirt of punk, the Power of Metal all in a modern sound. These guys aren´t born yesterday so the winds of history are heard while influences are mixed.
There´s melodies where needed without being cheesy. There´s beats and grooves without being dance, but a headbang and fists throwing in the air. Theres the high pitch screaming and the dark growls, all in a powerful package crunching your guts and pounding your spine impossible to avoid once turned on.
This band is a pack -or a gang- more than just a band. They are bound together by history and countless tours! They´ve gone through everything together and are welded into a pack of wolves. Yet they have their special styles and prefferals. Thats why those looking for punk will find it in Fatal Smile. Those looking for sleeze will find that too! There is anarchy and order, metal and grunge. Four individuals bringing their flavour to the metallic stew.
Picture the ultimate Rock´n Roll extravaganza with smoke rising, fires everywhere, big drums on a high riser on a stage designed to the max. Imagine there is four confident frontmen, wild and crazy, throbbing the stage. The show you´re imagening is a Fatal Smile show! "The best concert I´ve ever seen" is commonly heard after their shows! I think that says it all!
Fatal Smile was formed in the mid ninetiesin a small town in Sweden. After it´s move to the capital Stockholm, they signed with GNR Records and released the debute album "Beyond Reality". Gaining reputation and great criticism they toured Scandinavia before recording the second album wich was destined to put Fatal Smile on the world map of music.
"Neo Natural Freaks" got great reviews and Fatal Smile was suddenly in rock magazines all over the world. A massive hit with the single "Learn, Love, hate" in Scandinavia made Fatal Smile a house hold name. Festivals in USA and Europe, a tour in Japan and USA and several tours in Europe with Winger, Skid Row and WASP led to notouriety. Scandals and roumors added to the fame and the band leader Y found himself in a posision where he could actually realize his dream of the ulmimate band!
2007 all the original band members was replaced and a new Fatal Smile was born. Y knew this was going to hit big. With a world wide record deal with Locomotive records in the back pocket they wrote the epic album "World Domination". This album was widely recognized as one of 2008s best album. Voted "best album" in leading magazines such as "Sweden Rock Magazine" and nominated for "Swedish Metal Awards" it was an album that took Fatal Smile out on a world tour that would take them around the world several times the following years. "World Domination Tour" was over 300 shows includning two stints in USA and Canada, five tours in western Europe and two tours in eastern Europe. They toured with DIO, Queensryche, Lordi, Doro, Vince Neil and WASP several times.
Fatal Smile played prime time on the biggest stages of the biggest festivals such as Sweden Rock (S), Rock Weekend (S), Rockalies (FR), two Wacken festivals (G) and several cruise festivals. They headlined huge festivals such as Faro Festival (POR), Hard Rock Hell (UK) and Long'I'Rod festival (SUI).
2011 is the year when Fatal Smile releases album no 5 and once again take on the world. They are already respected as one of the great bands of this era and it will be enormously exiting to follow their escapades and adventures. This is one of those bands that should write a book! It would have been a page turner!
One thing is for sure: Fatal Smiles future is bright! Shades on ladies and gentlemen! Fatal Smile will travel the world, perform hundreds of show infront of thousands of people, and they will totally rock them all!
-Vocalist Blade is actually a guitar player / song writer
-Bass player Alx is actually a lead vocalist / song writer
-After having befriended and toured with Dio Fatal Smile was devastated by the news of him passing. They wrote, recorded and released the hymn "For the last in Line" to honour him in the name of Dio´s cancer foundation "Stand up and shout". The foundation owns the recording and all download sales!
-Guitarist Y has roots in Turkey! The rest of the band is of viking origin!
-Singer Blade spent his childhood in West Africa and has a second home in Thailand!
-Bass player Alx fell off stage in Copenhagen shattering his left lower leg and has a knee made of titan and surgical steel! He will never be a runner!
-Most of the band rides custom Harleys and choppers!
-Fatal Smile is weel known to party very hard and are banned from many hotels, wich is the reason why they allways check in under fake names!
-The Fatal Smile tour bus is built as a limo. The double decker Neoplan has a bar custom built by Jim Beam! Since it is parked in the backstage area of most scandinavian festivals it is difficult to find a rockstar who hasn´t partied in it! bands such as Dio, Queensryche, Accept, Rammstein, Wasp and many more have all gotten drunk in "the ultimate party bus".
Partners / endrosements
Fatal Smile is today a machinery that includes lots of people and partnerships with many companies. Among the proud partners and endorsers are Gibson, Ludwig Drums, Paiste Cymbals, DM Custom Drums, Line 6, AKG, Mipro, Jim Beam, De Palma clothing and many more.