Josh Abbott interview

Check out Emmy's interview with the vocalist of Fatality, Josh Abbott





Emmy: How did the name come about?

Josh: We’re all huge video game fans and we were all playing the legendary Mortal

Kombat one day before we had a name at all. I won a match and of course on the

screen flashed up the word “FATALITY” to which I said, “That would make a good

name for a band!” and it just stuck.


Emmy: How would you describe your genre to someone who isn't familiar with your

music? Josh: It’s hard to describe the genre without listening to all our music because I think we

make quite diverse tracks under the umbrella of Rock/Metal. If I had to describe it

then I would say something like a mixture of metal, nu-metal, heavy rock and a bit

of hip-hop thrown in.


Emmy: How did the band form? Josh: Myself, Gareth and ex drummer Chris had recently split from our old band DMR.

We decided to go in a different direction so we started off as a 3 piece. Matt was

recruited for bass duties in the summer of 2017 and when Chris made the

decision to leave in 2019 we recruited Jordan through an audition process in

November.


Emmy: What are some of the artists that influence you? Josh: There are plenty of different artists that we look up to. Some of those would be

bands like Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Slipknot, Machinehead, Fear Factory, Opeth,

As Blood Runs Black, As I Lay Dying for example. There’s just way too many

influences to list.


Emmy: If you could tour with any artist or band (still active or not) who would it be?

Josh: I think someone like Slipknot would be perfect for us to tour with (without sounding big headed). The music style is similar to some of their stuff and we like to pride ourselves on the energy that we bring. I wholeheartedly believe that we would be

a great act to warm up the crowd for them!


Emmy: What's your favorite show you've played?

Josh: Am I allowed to say all of them? No? Ok then I would have to choose our launch

party for our 2nd EP ‘Prey’. We had a great audience, friends and family were in

attendance, it was in our hometown and we managed to raise a substantial

amount for the charity MIND. It was an all round great achievement for us and the

whole lead up to it and the show itself was an amazing experience for us all.


Emmy: What's the future hold for the band?

Josh: We’re going to keep on keeping on. Things are tough in the music industry at the

moment and we have to keep working extra hard to stay relevant. We’re releasing

one new track every 6-8 weeks at the moment to give our audiences something to

look forward to and listen to and as soon as live music is back we will be relentlessly booking shows so we can bring the live music to you!


Our newest single ‘Saviour’ is going to be released on Friday 13th November 2020 and you can stream it anywhere that streaming is available.


For more info visit our website and socials:

www.fatalitybanduk.co.uk

facebook.com/fatalitybanduk

@fatalitybanduk

fatalitybanduk.bandcamp.com




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