Fatality interview

Quick Questions With Fatality

Fatality are a 4 piece metal band from Essex. Playing a mixture of metal, nu-metal and grunge style music. Drawing influence from many different styles including rap, metal, rock and anything else that inspires them.
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. After the success of their self titled EP with which the band raised over £200 for the SNAP charity.
They went on to record their 2nd EP ‘Prey’ in 2018 and continued their charity work, organising and playing an Essex tour, attracting large crowds, culminating with their EP release party in early 2019. This time raising over £500 for the mental health charity Mind.
The band are continuing to play shows across the UK and are available for bookings. Their second EP ‘Prey’ is available for purchase NOW in all online stores and in physical copies.

Fatality Interview

Quick Questions With Fatality 

Answered By Gareth Brimley (Guitars) And Matt Shynn (Bass)

1. Who inspired you to start playing? 

Gareth:I guess I can say my dad got me interested in playing guitar, I remember at a very young age he came home with a brand new candy apple red Fender Stratocaster for himself and started jamming out in the kitchen, got me hooked! From there I wanted to start playing, my dad used to give me some small lessons from time to time, but I learned mostly through the internet using the ultimate guitar tab website. From there I started learning tab and simple songs to jam over. This was the beginning of my guitar journey!

Matt: Alexi Laiho from Children of Bodom… their first 4 albums shredded so I went out and bought a Randy Rhoades and promptly hit it with everything

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without? 

Gareth:Difficult question, I’d probably going to have to say my Ibanez RGRT series guitar. Probably the best guitar I have played in regards to comfort and playability, one that I shall keep in my arsenal for a very long time.

Matt: My Mark bass practice amp… so small and light yet packs such a punch and sounds fabulous

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far? 

Gareth:Can’t just give you one album I’m afraid, first album has to be Sepultura’s “Quadra” a really thrashy and hard punching album, them boys have really upped their game on this new release. Secondly, has to be “Virus” by the band Haken. I’m a real lover of progressive metal and these boys are fighting to become the new masters of the sub-genre, if you haven’t listened to it already I’d really recommend it.

Matt: The command and conquer remastered soundtrack… its a bit nerdy and doesn’t really count but I love video game soundtracks and this one rips, particularly the redone songs with his metal band.

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? 

Gareth:Dimebag Darrell from Pantera no question!

Matt: Probably Mikael Akerfeldt from Opeth… one of my favourite all time bands and he has such a talent for songwriting and a lovely bloke, I’d imagine a lesson would be a lot of fun

5. What is your number one tip for any new player? 

Gareth:No need for speed! & be disciplined with your practice.

Matt: Its obvious, but practice… although I’d go further and say find something to encourage practice… join a band and have a reason so bang out scales endlessly… its a lot easier to put your mind to it when there is a product at the end of it all!


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