Written by on January 19, 2011 in CD / DVD Releases, Gigs / Tours / Events, News To Shout About! - Comments Off on METAL ROCK GODS DISTORTED FATE
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    ***Perform Live: Paladino’s in Reseda – Sat., Jan. 22; Universal Bar & Grill – Wed., Feb. 16***
                                    (Opening For Texas Hippie Coalition@Paladino’s)        

(METALVILLE U.S.A.) -If you are a self-respecting hard rocker and/or headbanger and don’t know the name Distorted Fate – well then, what’s up with that?!? This hard-drivin’ foursome straight outta SoCal’s High Desert have, on their latest CD Haunting, been favorably compared with musical stalwarts such as…well, better yet, here’s a juicy quote from music critic Scott Thomas of CASHBOX:

If you like bangin’ your head to metal bands like Queensryche, Scorpions, Dio and Black Sabbath, mix in the “Big 4” like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, then I know you will dig this band for sure. The songs have great metal vocals, devilish exorcist-type screamz, clever jump hooks, battering percussions, old-school speed metal progressions and assassin-style melodic lead guitar shred in the styles of Randy Rhodes and Michael Schenker.


Across the pond,respected U.K.-basedrock ‘n’ metal magazine METALLIVILLE had this to say about the ‘Fate:

Yet today we still get a few speed metal machines form the sunshine state and while most of them have turned out to be so-so imitations that just wanted to remind us the scene ever existed, one or two actually come at us with their complete heart for it intact. Distorted Fate’s style sets the clocks back to the good old days but with genuine intent – they’re every piece as old-school as the great names of the time and do them the justice their believers hope to see.


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Still not convinced? As if these music aficionados wouldn’t tell it to you straight? Well then why not see for yourself  – in the best way possible, live! – as Distorted Fate plays two high-profile upcoming gigs, the first at SF Valley hard rock hot spot Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Reseda, on Saturday, January 22 (as Direct Support for renowned redneck-metal mavens, Texas Hippie Coalition). $15. 10:30 p.m. Info: (818) 342-1563 or log onto The band has $10. discounted tix for the Paladino’s gig if you contact them prior to the show. Also catch Distorted Fate at longtime music live music destination Universal Bar & Grill, 4093 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Wednesday, February 16. 8 p.m., $7. Info: (818) 766-2114 or

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Distorted Fate are currently nominated for “Artist of the Month” by Rockwired  – to vote), and are a “Best Band In the US” entry  at L.A.’s own Radiobuzzd (  –  text “90201” then enter the code “103168”  – free.

                                         – ABOUT DISTORTED FATE – 

Somewhere in the high desert, a new brand of steel has been forged fusing together modern and classic in-your-face metal. Distorted Fate started deep in California’s Antelope Valley in 2006. Drummer Brian Banner and guitarist Bob Spears had played together for years in a speed metal band called Forewarned,and continued to jam together. Long-time friend Mike Weinberg had done some guest vocals for Forewarned in the past, and when he came to the studio for the first time, the trio wrote two songs and realized they had something special. Next, the long search for a bass player began. 

One day, Brian brought along Aaron Cross, a band mate from the Iron Maiden tribute Seventh Son (and drummer for death metal band Epicedium). Aaron wrote the bass lines for the two songs in a couple of hours. The earth shifted, forces aligned, and DF was born.
The band cut its fangs at several shows in the L.A. area and released a homemade demo in 2008. They were focused on hitting the big time and realized they needed professionally
produced tracks. Luckily, DF hooked up with an amazing producer, Matt Gruber (Queensryche, Scorpions), and their 10-song CD “Haunting” was completed in September 2010. 

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Aaron Cross – bass                                              Web Sites:
Mike Weinberg – vocals                              
Bob Spears – guitar                                     
Brian Banner – drums