Quarantine Q&A Vol.2 #24: Fatality

The modern Nu-Metal outfit, with the current lineup formed in the winter of 2019 after the recruitment of drummer Jordan Maze. Josh Abbott, Gareth Brimley and Matt Shynn complete the quartet.They went on to record their 2nd EP ‘Prey’ in 2018 and organised and played an Essex tour, culminating with their EP release party in early 2019. This time raising over £500 for the mental health charity Mind.

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Q: Introduce yourself in 6 words or less.
A: Fatality, metal band from Essex, UK

Q: During the Covid-19 Quarantine, a lot of people spent time doing things they normally wouldn’t have done…did you pick up any new hobbies or learn any new skills?
A: Josh started boxing and general fitness and shredded a tonne of weight. Jordan spent loads of time with his newborn daughters. Matt spent the whole of quarantine ordering and eating pizza and Gareth attempted to record some guitars from home and failed miserably.

Q: What do you miss the most about touring?
A: All of it. The buzz of a live show, the never ending stories of travelling to different towns and venues, connecting with our audiences but mainly we miss all the memories we make while on the road.

Q: Do you have any Post-Quarantine plans?
A: As a band we’re going to keep writing new music along with keeping our momentum we’ve unexpectedly gained during quarantine. We have loads of new singles that we’re due to release and we’ll have plenty of new material to release as a new EP/album. Once we’re allowed to play live shows again we’ll be relentlessly booking and playing shows across the UK and hopefully some shows in Europe if things are safe enough. We want to bring the live Fatality experience back to the audiences and we can’t wait to do that!

Q: Whats one personal item you absolutely can not tour without?
A: Josh: “I know it’s a bit cheesy but my laptop so I can keep connected with friends, family and fans. Plus I can write, record and mix all our music on the go. This answer has absolutely nothing to do with internet pornography.”
Jordan: “My wedding ring.”
Matt: “A great pizza delivery company close by.”
Gareth: “I’ve never taken off a ring that my Grandad gave to me so I say that!”

Q: What are the Top 3 artists you are inspired by?
A: Slipknot, Limpbizkit, Linkin Park

Q: Any words of wisdom for someone who may draw their inspiration from you?
A: Keep chasing the dream. Don’t give up what you love doing no matter what it may be (unless it’s morally wrong). Most importantly have fun in life, do something that makes you happy and don’t feel like you need to please others at your expense.

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