CONGRATS to the Headbanger Battle Champs Fatal Instinct!
The Headbanger Battle brought us our last two MuzicNotez Battles champs, and never disappoint. This time was no different with a back and forth battle for first place from start to finish. The Canadian metal band Fatal Instinct and Pennsylvania, USA metal band Seraphine jumped ahead of the pack early and battled for first place the entire time. It came down to the final day after 2 weeks of battling and Fatal Instinct came out on top to become the next Headbanger champ! They have proven to have an amazing fan base, which they will now need to support them again in the upcoming Championship Battle to win it all.
Arising from the depths of Langley BC’s infamous “Bible Belt” is FATAL INSTINCT, a band born out of mutual frustration with today’s disappointing Metal offerings and a genuine desire to create a true “Neoteric Sound.”
JAME BUHS (vocals)
MATTHEW SIMMONS (9 string and bass)
SHANE BLYNN (7 STRING and bass)
RICK VIDOVIC (Drums)
Drummer Scott Aquino and vocalist James Buhs (both x- Devil’s Tower) formed in March 2012, looking to create music without limits and rules. In the pre-writing stage of the band’s existence and together they have merged technical style and vividly detailed arrangements into a distinctive sound that has rocked the Fraser Valley. Entering the cage match mid 2012, bassist Chris Campbell (The Mighty One) rounds out “FI,” throwing down a thunderous combination of arrangement and tonality flair.
Politics, war, addiction and personal relationships all weigh heavy lyrically, paired with epic choruses that are sure to incite the audience into a mass, unified, revolutionary chant.
As a cohesive writing force, the band has a driving passion to raise the bar on their craft… gone are the stagnant and predictable “Metal-esque” clichés we have all come to hate, leaving plenty of room for full-on, explosive arrangements and shredding passages.
According to James… “FATAL INSTINCT represents not only the wrong choices in life, the temptation, greed… BUT rising above, learning from mistakes and striving for persistence.”
Currently, the band is working on its first full length album and planning their U.S. summer festival tour while filming the process as they rise from the dust to a full “Wreck’ning” force! “FI’s” Youtube channel treats fans to plenty of candid behind-the-scenes video including their first radio interview with “68 Radio” out of San Diego California.
FATAL INSTINCT is a DIY band, not taking NO for an answer, being all seasoned veterans of the metal world with a number of successes to their names, this band is going hard and here to stay.