"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Ventura, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Fatalist News

Below is our complete Fatalist news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Fatalist Premieres New Song "Aberration"

In the summer of 2014, Neil Burkdoll (P.O.O.R) and Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed and ex-Uphill Battle) decided to resurrect Fatalist. Today the band premieres a new song entitled "Aberration", taken from the upcoming new album "The Bitter End", which will be out in stores September 23 via FDA Rekotz.

Check out now "Aberration" below.

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Fatalist Posts Six New Songs

In the summer of 2014, Neil Burkdoll (P.O.O.R) and Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed and ex-Uphill Battle) decided to resurrect Fatalist, the band they started in 2006, and wrote 16 new songs. Six songs were chosen from the recordings for this release.

The "Promo 2014" EP was released November 11th and recorded, mixed, and mastered by Neil Burkdoll at Fecal Sound. The tracks on Bandcamp are not for sale, so that's why the price is $100.

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Fatalist Announces New Drummer

California death metallers Fatalist have announced the return of drummer Tyler Castro to their ranks. Tyler returns to a recently revamped lineup featuring Matt Drexler on lead guitar and Mike Deity (Carnal Deity) on vocals. Guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll made the following statement regarding the lineup change:

"Fatalist is happy to have Tyler Castro back behind the drums. We would like to thank Sean Jessel for performing on our Death cover 'Beyond The Unholy Grave' and playing our 2010 shows so far. Tyler played on our album The Depths of Inhumanity and our demo Loss and will be playing with us on our upcoming shows as well as on the November 19-21 dates with Fatalist and Incantation in Chicago, New York, and Cleveland. We are working on new songs for the next album."

Fatalist has the following upcoming tour dates:

11/19 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
11/20 - New York, NY - Rebel (w/ MORTICIAN)
11/21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's

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Fatalist Added To Campaign For Death Metal Purity

With a newly revamped lineup, Fatalist has announced they have been added to select dates of the Campaign For Death Metal Purity 2010 tour. California's answer to Stockholm-style death metal will join Ibex Moon Records label mates Gravehill, Cardiac Arrest, and Hod. Kicking off July 2nd in Portland, OR, this tour was designed for the sole purpose of taking death metal back to its roots. Additionally, the July 10th date at Belvedere's Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA has been dubbed the Ibex Moon Records Fest and will feature performances by Incantation and Funerus.

The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/2nd @ Plan B - Portland, OR*
7/3rd @ The Parkside - San Fransisco, CA*
7/4th @ The Blvd - Los Angeles, CA*
7/5th @ The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ
7/7th @ Beerland - Austin, TX
7/8th @ The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
7/9th @ Nightcap - Chicago, IL
7/10th @ Belvedere's Lounge - Pittsburgh, PA**
7/11th @ Jimmy's Place - Allentown, PA
7/12th @ Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
7/13th @ Fontana's - New York, NY
7/14th @ Melody Inn - Indianapolis, IN
7/15th @ TBA - Memphis, TN
7/16th @ Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
7/17th @ Walters - Houston, TX
7/18th @ Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX

* - w/ Fatalist
** w/ Incantation, Funerus and Abysme

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Fatalist Announces New Lineup

Guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll of Fatalist has reported that the band's new lineup is ready to be revealed. Here is the official announcement:

"The new lineup of Fatalist for 2010 is secure for now. Joining Neil and Art in the band is Sean Jessel (Mentacide) on drums, Matt Drexler on lead guitars, and Mike Deity (Carnal Deity) on main vocals. This is the lineup that recorded the Death song 'Beyond The Unholy Grave' for the upcoming movie soundtrack After Party Massacre. Our version of the song is a bit different than the original, but we kept the original feel intact. You can check out an MP3 of the song at this location.

"We also wanted to take the time to thank Marc from the band Lifeless for doing some vocals on the song as well. We are planning a few different small tours for 2010 and we will post more news when we get anything confirmed. We are working on new material at the moment for the next release that will hopefully come out in early 2011."

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Lifeless Vocalist Guests On New Fatalist Track

German death metallers Lifeless have issued the following update about their vocalist performing on a new Fatalist cover of a Death track:

"Guest appearance on new Fatalist song... Marc is doing some guest vocals on the Death cover 'Beyond the unholy grave' by our label mates Fatalist. The song was recorded for the soundtrack of the movie After Party Massacre."

The cover of the Death song "Beyond the Unholy Grave" is currently available for streaming at the Fatalist MySpace page.

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Fatalist Recording Death Cover Song

Ventura, California death metallers Fatalist are recording a cover version of Death's "Beyond The Unholy Grave" for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "After Party Massacre." The band commented on the recording:

"We finished tacking the drums tonight and now it's on to the guitars and bass. We tried recording the song using the three different tempos that are on the original recording, but it sounded weird when we did it. So after that didn't work, we decided to go with just the tempo of the intro and it seemed to flow a little better. It might be different than how Death played it, but that's why this is a cover. We are using a slightly different way of recording the guitars this time around as well. We will be using the Entombed method of using the HM-2 on the left and right channel, and a DS-1 in the center Channel. We used this setup on a demo of a new song and it turned out great."

Fatalist is currently seeking a new front man following the recent departures of guitarist/vocalist Wes Caley and drummer Tyler Castro. Commented guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll: "We need someone who can handle the vocals from the debut album, 'The Depths of Inhumanity', and be able to add a new spin to the formula as well. The singer needs to be able to practice at least once a week and be able to perform live as well. Transportation and a good attitude are required."

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Fatalist Releases "Frozen Epitaph" Video

Ventura, CA-based Stockholm-styled death metallers, FATALIST, have released a video for the song "Frozen Epitaph" from their Ibex Moon Records debut, "The Depths Of Inhumanity." Guitarist / vocalist Neil Burkdoll had the following to say about the video, which can be veiwed below.

"So here is our video for 'Frozen Epitaph.' The song is from our recently released album 'The Depths Of Inhumanity' on Ibex Moon Records. This video was made to promote the European release of our album on January 19th, 2010. It was a lot of hard work and it was totally low budget, but we think it does the job. Shooting this video was the first time the 4 of us were even in the same room for at least 6 months and it was probably the last time as well. We want to thank Frank Boross and Rachel Burkdoll for all of the work they put into making this video a reality. Also a special thanks to John from Ibex Moon for funding the project. Now go and watch this fucking video!!!"

In other news, FATALIST recently parted ways with Wes Caley and Tyler Castro. FATALIST is now looking for a full time singer. Please contact the band at www.myspace.com/fatalist666 for more info. "The Depths of Inhumanity" is out now in America and in Europe on January 19th, 2010.

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Fatalist Announces New Lineup and Seeks New Singer

California death metal band Fatalist has parted ways with their guitarist/vocalist Wes Caley and drummer Tyler Castro. The band has issued the following update regarding the changes to their lineup:

"Wes and Tyler have been asked to leave Fatalist because of their lack of interest and participation in the band over the last year. We appreciate the time and effort that they put into the band over the last few years and wish them luck in the future."

"New members have been found and they will be announced soon. Fatalist will be back to performing live shows again with more news to follow." More...

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Fatalist Recording New Video

California death metallers Fatalist have begun filming a video for the song "Frozen Epitaph," which is off their new album "The Depths of Inhumanity." Fatalist front man Neil Burkdoll issued the following statement about the video shoot:

"We filmed about 4 hours of footage for our Frozen Epitaph video this past weekend. We have a lot of editing to do and maybe a few more things to film, but overall it's coming along nicely. We are happy with the footage that we captured, but now the real work begins with making it something anyone would want to watch. We are trying to get it finished for the European release date of The Depths of Inhumanity in late January 2010. Wish us luck!!!"

Photos from the video shoot can be viewed here.

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Fatalist Announces New Album Release Date

Ventura, CA death metallers Fatalist have finished the recording for their upcoming album "The Depths of Inhumanity." Fatalist is set to release the new album on Nov 23rd, 2009 through Ibex Moon Records.

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Fatalist Issues Studio Update

Ventura, CA death metallers, Fatalist, are in the studio recording "The Depths of Inhumanity," (cover) their debut album for Ibex Moon Records. Guitarist/vocalist Neil Burkdoll (Dirty Dead, ex-Stump) issues the following update from the studio, "We have been recording four new songs that will be added to the seven songs that make up the Loss recording. These 11 songs will clock in around 45 minutes and will be released as the The Depths of Inhumanity album for Ibex Moon Records. The four new songs have a little more variety to them and we feel they round out the album pretty well. Right now, all we have left is the guitar solos and the mixing and mastering to do on these new songs. The recording is being done by me with input from guitarist/vocalist Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed, ex-Uphill Battle) once again and I’ll be mixing and mastering as well. We know it has been a long time and we hope to get the album out in the near future."

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Wisconsin's Midwest Fuckfest Details Revealed

The second annual Midwest Fuckfest is slated to take place May 15th-17th at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. The all-ages event will feature 35+ bands on one stage over the course of three days. Bands confirmed so far include:

Rotten Sound
Cannabis Corpse
Entrails Massacre
XXX Maniak
Pretty Little Flower
Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire
Wet the Steel
Circle Of Dead Children
Kill The Client
Weekend Nachos
Complete Failure
Maggot Twat
Bowels Out
Plague Bringer
Acoustic Corpse
Waco Jesus
Putrid Pile
Doomsday Machine Schematics
Thousands Will Die
Dirty Dead
Methadone Abortion Clinic

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

Saturday, April 19th More...

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Fatalist Signs To Ibex Moon Records

Ibex Moon Records have announced the signing of FATALIST from Ventura, CA. FATALIST features members Wes Caley (ex-Exhumed, ex-Uphill Battle), Neil Burkdoll (ex-Stump, Dirty Dead), Tyler Castro and Art Hayes. They formed in the spring of 2006 and write music reminiscent of Entombed, Nihilist, Grave, Dismember and Unleashed. FATALIST's demo CD entitled "Loss" was self-released in November of 2007.
You can check out some of their material on their MySpace page.

John McEntee, Owner of Ibex Moon Records comments: "I was blown when I first heard this band. They have such a sincere heavy, catchy and aggressive death metal vibe. It reminded me of the first time I heard some of the classic Scandinavian death metal bands of the late 80's early 90's. I feel that FATALIST is a extremely promising band and will be a staple of the worldwide death metal scene. I'm proud to have them as a part of the Ibex Moon roster."

Neil Burkdoll states, "We are really excited and happy to be working with Ibex Moon. With bands like Nominon, Funerus, and Incantation, how can you go wrong? John has been very supportive of us and we look forward to releasing a great album in 2008."

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Fatalist To Release 'Loss' EP In November

FATALIST, the new band featuring Wes Caley (guitar/vocals; ex-EXHUMED, UPHILL BATTLE), Neil Burkdoll (guitar/vocals; ex-STUMP, DIRTY DEAD), Tyler Castro (drums) and Art Hayes (bass), has posted four new full-length songs on its MySpace page. All four cuts will be included on the group's upcoming mini-CD, Loss", which will be released at the end of November.

Formed in 2006, FATALIST specializes in "old-school Swedish death metal (CARNAGE, NIHILIST, GRAVE, DISMEMBER)," according to a press release.

"Loss" features seven tracks and one intro song and has a running time of 30 minutes.

FATALIST is currently looking to book shows in the California area.

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