FATE Announces New Singer

Danish hard rockers FATE have announced the addition of Faroe Islands-based singer Dagfinn Joensen to the group's ranks.

FATE is currently working on material for a new album which they hope to begin recording in the fall.

The band will appear on "ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild", the upcoming tribute to German metal legends RUNNING WILD which will contain cover versions of songs exclusively from the albums "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005). A fall release via the Hamburg-based label Remedy Records is expected.

FATE released its most recent album, "V", in April 2006 via MTM Music.

Formed back in the early '80s, FATE made itself quite a name on the metal/rock scene with four superb albums. The band came to life in 1984 when guitarist Hank Shermann left MERCYFUL FATE. Hank hooked up with fellow Copenhagen musicians, bass player Pete Steiner (a.k.a. Peter Steincke) and drummer Bob Lance (a.k.a. Bjarne Holm). Together they formed FATE with singer and entertainer Jeff "Lox" Limbo.

Years went by and FATE was still a name that reminded people of how great classic hard rock could actually be. It was MTM Music who managed to get the rights for the re-issues of "A Matter Of Attitude" and "Scratch N Sniff" to build up a possible comeback. The guys got the offer to play the prestigious Deep Impact Festival in Germany in 2004, and of course this was too good an offer to turn down. So Peter, Per, Søren and temporary drummer Rasmus Duedahl took the trip down there, and had a really good response from fans and media.

Ignited by the overwhelming response to the re-releases, FATE eventually decided to give it another shot, and with the lineup of Peter, Per, Søren and new drummer Mikael Kvist (from Swedish prog-metal band ELSESPHERE), FATE recorded "V" with producer Tommy Hansen (who did "Scratch N Sniff" back in 1990, as well as having produced bands like HELLOWEEN, PRETTY MAIDS, TNT and many more).

For more information, visit www.fateband.dk.


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