June 4 at Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana
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 you’ll dig DistortedFate 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.” Scott Thomas/CASHBOX
(LANCASTER, CA) – Straight out of Antelope Valley, High Desert-based hard rockers DistortedFate co-headline “A Reason to Live” Benefit at Mel Booker’s Music, 43961 15th St. West, Lancaster, Friday, June 17. 7-11 p.m. $10. All ages. Info: (661) 524-5122 or www.slappygrind.com. All proceeds help the fight against teen suicide.
“One of the leading causes of death among teenagers is suicide,” says A Reason To Live organizer, Cory Bailey. “The CDC reports that suicide is the third-leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicides, among teenagers ages 15-24, and even more disturbing, the fourth-leading cause of death for children ages 10-14. The pressure of being a teen is more difficult then when we were teens…our children will always be our future. Please take a minute to tell them how much they mean to you!”
DistortedFate is also scheduled to perform at A Tsunami Of Entertainment, a benefit for the victims of the recent Japanese earthquake, at an outdoor venue in Southern California later this Summer tba shortly. Headlining acts (twenty bands in all) also tba.
Catch DF in a warm-up show this Saturday night, June 4 at Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana, opening for all-female tribute band Iron Maidens. 9 p.m. $10. Info: (818) 342-1563 or www.paladinosclub.com.
The band’s recent CD release Haunting has been the recipient of some great reviews from the hard rock media. Respected U.K.-based rock ‘n’ metal magazine METALLIVILLE had this to say: “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. DistortedFate’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.” ROCKWIRED writes, Haunting is an electrifying debut album…a band with a big thunderous metal sound that brings back a memory or two of that old metal sound before it became “new.” A ten-song catalog of reflections on anger and betrayal that proudly and loudly proclaim to the world that Distorted Fate has arrived.”
DistortedFate are currently nominated for “Best Band In the US” entry by Radiobuzzd– vote by texting “90201” then enter the code “103168” – and its completely free!!
– ABOUT DISTORTEDFATE –
Somewhere in the High Desert, a new brand of steel has been forged fusing together modern and classic in-your-face metal. DistortedFate 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 DistortedFate was born.
The band cut its musical 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 professionallyproduced tracks. Luckily, DF hooked up with an amazing producer, Matt Gruber (Queensryche, Scorpions), and their 10-song CD Haunting was completed in September 2010.