Please introduce yourself.
Hey Antichrist Metalline thanks for having us! We are Fragile Existence from Toronto, Canada. We play a style that most people refer to as Death Metal, but with a few other choice elements thrown in to keep things interesting. We’re definitely not afraid to venture into unfamiliar territory for the sake of a good song.
When your band was created?
The band was formed by our lead vocalist Dan Glover in 2007. He found guitarist Eric Machacek soon after. There were a couple changes in lineup over the years and then Morten Siersbaek (drums) and Matt Hems (bass) joined in 2013.
What the style do you play?
It’s easiest to simply call what we do “Death Metal”. Some people will debate the semantics of sub-classifications, i.e. whether we are Technical Death Metal, Old School Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, etc, but that doesn’t really matter much to us.
How could you describe your music by several words?
Fast, complex, dynamic, passionate, intense, extreme, honest.
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
Our lyrics mostly take on topics of political and social issues. Instead of dealing in horror fantasies of zombies and supernatural entities, we deal with the ugly realities of being human. It’s far more frightening in our view.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
Obviously we would like the band to be successful, but success to us is just being able to continue writing and releasing music and performing for as many people as possible. If we can manage to do that without going broke in the process, all the better.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
We have played many gigs in our home country, however none yet outside of Canada. We are always expanding our reach and growing more ambitious, so hopefully it will not be long before we can visit many more countries and meet new people all around the world.
In the past we have had the honour of playing alongside many talented veteran bands such as Nile, Gorguts, Origin, Beyond Creation, Shining (Nor), Malignancy, Psyopus, and more.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
Just that we will always try to do what we do with the utmost integrity.
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
We have always released our music both on CD and digital domains such as MP3. We have no interest in doing any vinyl releases at the moment, unless we were to take a completely analog approach to our recording process which would make a vinyl release worthwhile.
For now, we record digitally so we release digitally as well.
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
Obviously the right partnership for us would be one where both parties are working together towards a shared goal. We already work quite hard as an independent band, so why would we stop? We approach our career with the mentality of a shark. Keep moving or die.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
That depends on the nature of the opinion. If it is a well-constructed criticism with objectively valid points obviously we would take it seriously in consideration.
Mindless slander is not worthwhile to acknowledge.
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
Straightforward, easy to navigate and to-the-point. Nudity is always welcome as well! Stay the course and thanks for your efforts!
Fragile Existence is a metal band hailing out of Toronto, Canada.
Often referred to as death metal for simplicity’s sake, the band defies being pigeon-holed into any specific subgenre. With vocals ranging from guttural roars to ethereal shrieks, complex cascading guitar solos are anchored by hammering, vicious drumming. Fragile Existence is the new breed of extreme music. Predatory in spirit and sound, fueled by raw aggression and unwavering determination.
Formed in 2007 by Dan Glover (ex-Nephelium, Elegy of Suffering), the lineup was rounded out with Eric Machacek on guitar and Max Klebanoff (Abyss) on drums. The band recorded and self-released their debut album Departing the Damned in 2012 featuring artwork by Jon Zig (Suffocation, Disgorge, Vile) breathing visual life to the album concepts.
In 2013 Klebanoff left the group to be replaced by veteran Danish drummer Morten Siersbaek (Spectral Mortuary, Exmortem), and sometime session-bassist Matt Hems rejoined the band full time. After many successful live shows the band began laying the groundwork for a new album, which was soon titled “Cataclysms And Beginnings”. Featuring 10 brand new songs, the album is a testament to the chemistry of the lineup and the maturity of the band. Now the year 2015 bears witness the release of the album as well as the re-emergence of Fragile Existence as a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian Death Metal scene.
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