– “Fate Control” is a term taken from economic sociology that dates from 1959 and is used to describe a certain type of human power relationship: are...Read Biography
“Fate Control” is a term taken from economic sociology that dates from 1959 and is used to describe a certain type of human power relationship: are we in a position to control our destiny and escape the exercise of power by others?
After being involved in a variety of gigs and other music projects, Olivier Bürki, Mario Bürki, Christian Lipp and Markus Schlatter founded the band Fate Control in 2010. The band’s style is oriented towards more modern, harder metal sounds.
Manning the keyboards since 2010 is Manuel Wunderlich, who took over when Mario had to leave the band for health reasons. The band found the ideal frontman in Matt Cellini in spring 2011, and Marc Frigg has been firing on all cylinders on second guitar since the end of 2011!
The energy and passion of the band members can clearly be felt in their first single ‘Knockout’, released in 2012. Fate Control’s sound is clearly structured, with catchy melodies and hard rhythms.
Fate Control draws inspiration from bands like Soilwork and In Flames, on the one hand, and top American groups like Avenged Sevenfold, Chimaira, Slipknot and Five Finger Death Punch, on the other. The typical Fate Control sound is a distinctly modern metal style and was born out of a mixture of the successors of the classic “Gothenburg school” of metal and the more recent American New Wave, with a dash of metalcore.
Fate Control’s qualities as a live band were first successfully put to the test in July 2012, when they opened for Fiddler’s Green and Subway to Sally. The band then returned to the studio to work on their first album.
In March 2013, guitarist Christian Lipp decided to leave the band for personal reasons. The vacant spot was filled by metal guitarist Rolf Spack in November 2013.
Following their online singles “Knockout” (2012) and “You Shall Fall” (2013), Fate Control will be releasing their first album, “Random Survival” in February 2014. In making this album, Fate Control collaborated with Swedish metal greats Daniel Bergstrand and Rickard Sporrong, who oversaw the mixing and mastering of Fate Control’s debut. Bergstrand and Sporrong have previously worked with bands such as Soilwork, Meshuggah and In Flames. “Random Survival” is available internationally, both online and on CD.
Fate Control are currently actively seeking live gigs.