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To me their albums are pretty good.....a notch behind the best in the genre.....BUT live they absolutely kill!!!

 

I saw them on a co-head with Crazy Lixx, and they wiped them off the face of the earth. No joke.

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Talk about bad timing. Looks like Fatal Smile is no more.

Taken from their facebook page:

"FATAL SMILE - R.I.P.
At some point in your life you'll have to 'kill your darlings'...and it's with a heavy heart I have to inform you that I'm laying my dear band FATAL SMILE to rest...in peace!

I sure know it's a really bad timing with a new album to be released & we just kicked off our first show of the
tour last nite & really sorry for letting the fans down that have bought tickets
for the shows...
But at a certain point in life you'll have to make decisions if things are really worth doing it...??
I have come to that point when the answer is no, it's no longer worth sacrificing everything in my life, my heart & soul just to keep the 'FS-train' rolling...

It's been an epic journey since I started the band back in 1995 & I had a blast doing it & 'living the dream'...

A million thank's to all of you for your endless support & love during those 'Fatal years' & thank's to all the band members during this time...

I will sure keep writing & playing music, that's for sure!!!

Take care & be well.

Peace & Love,
Yüksel Unutmaz aka 'MR. Y' / 'Yxan'"

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Wow, that's a crazy thing to happen. I'd love to know all the details behind that decision.

 

I'll be honest and say it means nothing to me personally. I just hate those lead vocals, but also the backing vocals too, which really makes it hard for me to really enjoy these guys at all.

 

That song is okay - and by okay, I mean it's okay at absolute best. I certainly won't miss them, but I feel for their fans with the split so awfully timed.

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Ha ha by that you mean Crazy Lixx. Well FS whipped their arse live. It was men vs boys.

And I love Crazy Lixx. Weird innit.

No I meant any other band from Sweden since the beginning of time. They are that fucking bad...like Marilyn Manson trying to play hair metal.

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Ha ha by that you mean Crazy Lixx. Well FS whipped their arse live. It was men vs boys.

And I love Crazy Lixx. Weird innit.

No I meant any other band from Sweden since the beginning of time. They are that fucking bad...like Marilyn Manson trying to play hair metal.

They were better live than Crashdiet as well. Just saying.

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Ha ha by that you mean Crazy Lixx. Well FS whipped their arse live. It was men vs boys.

And I love Crazy Lixx. Weird innit.

No I meant any other band from Sweden since the beginning of time. They are that fucking bad...like Marilyn Manson trying to play hair metal.

They were better live than Crashdiet as well. Just saying.

 

That may be true, I haven't seen any of them. All I care about is what the cd sounds like when I play it. I play Crashdiet, Crazy Lixx, etc...regularly. If I saw a FS cd in my house I'd shoot it. Just sayin' :)

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Quite frankly its an absolute shitty decision for them to make just as the tour kicked off.

All those people who bought their tickets just to see Fatal Smile with only a day or twos notice, are now left up shit creek.

They may or may not be able to get their ticket money back. Some people wont have heard the news, and will turn up to the gigs only to be let down.

And anyone who travels far to gigs will have lost money on train/boat/plane tickets and some on hotels.

Kind of reminds me of the time that Faster Pussycat pulled out of a co-headline tour with LA Guns here. It was a douchebag move. Funnily though, when they did finally make it over here a few months later, they were fucking awful, so it was probably a bonus that they pulled out on the previous tour, and at least Pretty Boy Floyd was on the bill to make up for shitty drugged up/drunk Taime Down and his shitty Marilyn Manson show.

I saw Fatal Smile several years back when they were supporting the 3 way co-headline tour of Britny Fox, Bulletboys and Pretty Boy Floyd, and they were fantastic. Made a difference to hear a Swedish band not playing AOR or glam. Proper balls out rock, and grabbed the crowd by the throat the minute they stepped on stage.

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Ah, there it is....stay classy FS.

 

 

Fatal Smile guitarist has dressing room melt down and flies home after 1st show of 32 date European tour

Europe — Who is Fatal Smile? That is the question some are asking. Well in a few simple words, they are a local band from Sweden who have been slugging it out for over a decade playing clubs, festivals and trying to “make it”. They’ve done a bunch of tours, opened up for all the -insert hairband name here- tours around Europe and now have imploded and broke up on the very first nite of their 32 date European 2014 tour.

Fatal Smile have spent the last several months hyping their new release “White Trash Heroes” and their first single “Rock Star”.

The bands recent press release says, Expect the hardest “in your face” FATAL SMILE album yet recorded – It’s NOT for the faint-hearted since it’s louder, harder & faster than any of our previous albums & it WILL hit you like a tornado from hell…”

Metal Sludge says, “Bitch please!”

So why did Fatal Smile break up after 1 nite on tour? That is the million Euro question.

It seems the guitarist MR. Y, or Yxan was mad that his band wasn’t standing at the merch table long enough to try and sell swag and CDs after their Munich show with German rockers Shameless. How do we know this? Because we heard him crying about it like a bitch in the dressing room. And just like that, he simply stated, “I quit. I am breaking up the band and going home.”

Mr. Y then walked out of the dressing room and left.

We thought about calling the whambulance, but figured he was just another primmadonna rock star.

Then the next day we see this drivel below from the official Fatal Smile website.

————————————————————————————-

At some point in your life you’ll have to ‘kill your darlings’…and it’s with a heavy heart I have to inform you that I’m laying my dear band FATAL SMILE to rest…

I sure know it’s a really bad timing with a new album to be released & we just kicked off our first show of the
tour last nite…

But at a certain point in life you’ll have to make decisions if things are really worth doing it…??

I have come to that point when the answer is no, it’s no longer worth sacrificing everything in my life, my heart & soul just to keep the ‘FS-train’ rolling…

It’s been an epic journey since I started the band back in 1995 & I had a blast ‘living the dream’…

A million thank’s to all of you for your endless support & love during those ‘Fatal years’ & thank’s to all the band members during this time.

I will sure keep writing & playing music, that’s for sure!!!

Take care & be well.

Peace & Love,
Yüksel Unutmaz aka ‘MR. Y’

Now some might see shit talking as unprofessional or unnecessary, but sometimes you have to call it like you see it.

Just to be clear, I sing for Shameless. And myself along with Alexx Michael, the Shameless band, and promoters in 4 countries have spent months organizing this tour. With MR. Y and Fatal Smile. The details for all shows have all been laid out and agreed to long before the tour started. And in a few hours time – MR. Y just threw it all away and bailed.

Not cool. And a total bitch move.

Never mind our band. Or your own band members. But you just shit on 4 countries, all the promoters, clubs and most of all – the fans.

Other tours have cancelled, rockers have quit their groups and we’ve all seen this before. And those have had to endure the repercussions of their choices. Now it’s your turn. So kindly know, that what you did is weak. No matter what your excuse is – it’s not good enough.

Stay home next time. Leave the real work up to the men.

Truth is, I barely know these Fatal Smile guys. But we have played a few shows with them in recent years around Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. It seems they always deliver, and show up with all kinds of gear, back drops, fancy stage clothes, chain mic stands, sample machines, fog machines and a whole lot more. All likely adding up to a LOT of money. Who’s money is it and where does it come from? ClearlyFatal Smile are not gold, platinum or anywhere close.

But I guess if you’re a rich kid – (someone in the band must be) – you can buy onto tours, display a bunch of fancy shit and play ‘Rock Star” for a year or ten.

Ironically their latest single is, err, was called “Rock Star” and if you care to listen below, you’ll hear all about being a rock star in their lyrics, “I want a million bucks, I want the coolest car, I want a private jet, and fuck a porn star.”

By the way, all cliche’ shit and none of it makes you a rock star.

And didn’t Nickelback already release that song anyway?

Anyway…

Funny thing is the whole band sans MR. Y spent 20 hours in a motor home driving from Sweden to south Germany to kick off this tour. But Mr. Y – clearly playing rock star- boarded a plane and flew into town. I guess if you have the money, why not. The band arrived at sound check (5:pm) after a full day of driving, and little did they know, in just a few hours the rock star would walk out and head back to the same airport and fly right back home to Sweden. Or now per his claim, he’s still in Munich. Regardless,MR. Y has bailed the whole tour.

Meanwhile the other members of Fatal Smile would turn around and drive 20+ hours right back home.

I give respect to the other guys as it wasn’t their choice to fuck over fans, promoters and clubs like this.

With that said, I’ve said my part. We’re off to Prague today, then to Italy, Switzerland and back toGermany. Shameless will appear at all shows (>SHOW info HERE<) and we’re gonna be rocking with some cool friends at all the gigs.

Stevie Rachelle “From Hell

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Ah, there it is....stay classy FS.

 

 

Fatal Smile guitarist has dressing room melt down and flies home after 1st show of 32 date European tour

Europe — Who is Fatal Smile? That is the question some are asking. Well in a few simple words, they are a local band from Sweden who have been slugging it out for over a decade playing clubs, festivals and trying to “make it”. They’ve done a bunch of tours, opened up for all the -insert hairband name here- tours around Europe and now have imploded and broke up on the very first nite of their 32 date European 2014 tour.

Fatal Smile have spent the last several months hyping their new release “White Trash Heroes” and their first single “Rock Star”.

The bands recent press release says, Expect the hardest “in your face” FATAL SMILE album yet recorded – It’s NOT for the faint-hearted since it’s louder, harder & faster than any of our previous albums & it WILL hit you like a tornado from hell…”

Metal Sludge says, “Bitch please!”

So why did Fatal Smile break up after 1 nite on tour? That is the million Euro question.

It seems the guitarist MR. Y, or Yxan was mad that his band wasn’t standing at the merch table long enough to try and sell swag and CDs after their Munich show with German rockers Shameless. How do we know this? Because we heard him crying about it like a bitch in the dressing room. And just like that, he simply stated, “I quit. I am breaking up the band and going home.”

Mr. Y then walked out of the dressing room and left.

We thought about calling the whambulance, but figured he was just another primmadonna rock star.

Then the next day we see this drivel below from the official Fatal Smile website.

————————————————————————————-

At some point in your life you’ll have to ‘kill your darlings’…and it’s with a heavy heart I have to inform you that I’m laying my dear band FATAL SMILE to rest…

I sure know it’s a really bad timing with a new album to be released & we just kicked off our first show of the

tour last nite…

But at a certain point in life you’ll have to make decisions if things are really worth doing it…??

I have come to that point when the answer is no, it’s no longer worth sacrificing everything in my life, my heart & soul just to keep the ‘FS-train’ rolling…

It’s been an epic journey since I started the band back in 1995 & I had a blast ‘living the dream’…

A million thank’s to all of you for your endless support & love during those ‘Fatal years’ & thank’s to all the band members during this time.

I will sure keep writing & playing music, that’s for sure!!!

Take care & be well.

Peace & Love,

Yüksel Unutmaz aka ‘MR. Y’

Now some might see shit talking as unprofessional or unnecessary, but sometimes you have to call it like you see it.

Just to be clear, I sing for Shameless. And myself along with Alexx Michael, the Shameless band, and promoters in 4 countries have spent months organizing this tour. With MR. Y and Fatal Smile. The details for all shows have all been laid out and agreed to long before the tour started. And in a few hours time – MR. Y just threw it all away and bailed.

Not cool. And a total bitch move.

Never mind our band. Or your own band members. But you just shit on 4 countries, all the promoters, clubs and most of all – the fans.

Other tours have cancelled, rockers have quit their groups and we’ve all seen this before. And those have had to endure the repercussions of their choices. Now it’s your turn. So kindly know, that what you did is weak. No matter what your excuse is – it’s not good enough.

Stay home next time. Leave the real work up to the men.

Truth is, I barely know these Fatal Smile guys. But we have played a few shows with them in recent years around Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. It seems they always deliver, and show up with all kinds of gear, back drops, fancy stage clothes, chain mic stands, sample machines, fog machines and a whole lot more. All likely adding up to a LOT of money. Who’s money is it and where does it come from? ClearlyFatal Smile are not gold, platinum or anywhere close.

But I guess if you’re a rich kid – (someone in the band must be) – you can buy onto tours, display a bunch of fancy shit and play ‘Rock Star” for a year or ten.

Ironically their latest single is, err, was called “Rock Star” and if you care to listen below, you’ll hear all about being a rock star in their lyrics, “I want a million bucks, I want the coolest car, I want a private jet, and fuck a porn star.”

By the way, all cliche’ shit and none of it makes you a rock star.

And didn’t Nickelback already release that song anyway?

Anyway…

Funny thing is the whole band sans MR. Y spent 20 hours in a motor home driving from Sweden to south Germany to kick off this tour. But Mr. Y – clearly playing rock star- boarded a plane and flew into town. I guess if you have the money, why not. The band arrived at sound check (5:pm) after a full day of driving, and little did they know, in just a few hours the rock star would walk out and head back to the same airport and fly right back home to Sweden. Or now per his claim, he’s still in Munich. Regardless,MR. Y has bailed the whole tour.

Meanwhile the other members of Fatal Smile would turn around and drive 20+ hours right back home.

I give respect to the other guys as it wasn’t their choice to fuck over fans, promoters and clubs like this.

With that said, I’ve said my part. We’re off to Prague today, then to Italy, Switzerland and back toGermany. Shameless will appear at all shows (>SHOW info HERE<) and we’re gonna be rocking with some cool friends at all the gigs.

Stevie Rachelle “From Hell

 

Oh my...

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You kinda feel for the rest of the band as they are little more than hired hands. Mr Y sadly has/had total control over the band and its material, so its not like they could even continue without him like some bands have done when a member storms off a tour. The more I read about Mr Y, the more I think he is just a total prick.

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Another egotistical jerk...big surprise....there are a lot of them in the music business which is why I have no interest in the people who are behind the music I listen to....I'll listen to the music but I could care less about what the musicians think or do .....as for the band's music I thought it was quite good.....

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Hard to comprehend how someone could be such a self-centered prick. As Rachelle says, it doesn't really matter what the real reason is, there's no excusing f*cking that many people over for what more than likely appears to be nothing much at all.

 

He says he will keep recording music. I truly hope there is a huge backlash from his (ex?) fans and that no one listens, and he fades into oblivion where the clueless prick belongs.

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crazy story.....im guessing there's more to it than just not being at the merch stand lol, but its never cool to let the fans down.

 

a compromise would have been to finish the tour and then wind the band up.

 

A bad business move as well as the album will no doubt bomb now.

 

Hey ho.

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the whole merch thing could have just been the straw that broke the camels back. there is likely to be a lot more to it.

 

Maybe, if as the aritcle says, MrY is all the $$$ behind the operation then he's likely invested a whole heap in the venture and taken others on for the ride. Who knows... maybe they've been treating it as a party, as a free holiday or whatever (maybe drugs and alcohol, maybe he caught someone fucking his girl,... who knows) , ... and MrY can see the whole thing imploding.

 

Poor form to walk off the tour, but i think we need to hear a whole lot more before judging.

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You kinda feel for the rest of the band as they are little more than hired hands. Mr Y sadly has/had total control over the band and its material, so its not like they could even continue without him like some bands have done when a member storms off a tour. The more I read about Mr Y, the more I think he is just a total prick.

The money he brought might be a problem but I say find someone else and get a new name. I don't like the band but I feel bad for em :(

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Poor form to walk off the tour, but i think we need to hear a whole lot more before judging.

 

Yeah, like I said in my post, I have no doubt at all there's more to it than what's been publicized. But whatever the issue, I don't think there's any excuse for how he went about it and the timing of it.

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Maybe, if as the aritcle says, MrY is all the $$$ behind the operation then he's likely invested a whole heap in the venture and taken others on for the ride. Who knows... maybe they've been treating it as a party, as a free holiday or whatever (maybe drugs and alcohol, maybe he caught someone fucking his girl,... who knows) , ... and MrY can see the whole thing imploding.

 

Except the other guys were having to travel 20 miles in a van or something while he travelled on his own in a jet plane. Sounds more to me like those guys were a lot more burnt out than him, and standing at a merch table (where they probably got hardly any percentage) was hardly the most important thing on their agenda.

Whether its more to it than that or not, its his band, his reputation and his legacy, and rather than be the professional and finish the tour then call it a day, he storms off after one show, which are the acts of someone with issues.

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I've never heard of this band until now lol. But I like the video linked on the first page. I agree, there has got to be more to the story. Who would just walk away like that leaving fans holding tickets?

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