Q & A: FATAL SWITCH

Hybrid metal and rap from Quebec


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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.


FS: My name is Steve Tobin and I am the front man/founding member of Fatal Switch, a Rap Metal Rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We recorded our debut album with Kevin Jardine (guitarist of Slaves on Dope) and have just released our debut album Doctors & Demons August 7th 2020.


Our songs consist of rap stories that we drop over the traditional song structures of heavy metal and rock which we feel leads to a unique approach to this hybrid genre. We’ve released a couple of singles since November 2018 and recently released our third single and album. We’ve have had all three of music videos air on national TV thanks to Stingray Loud and our manager Pedro Barbosa. Even though we are in awkward times with COVID-19 spread around the world, we still look forward to finding new ways of connecting with those who love the Rap Metal sound and dig our heartfelt lyrics.


TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?


FS: Our latest single and debut album both titled Doctors & Demons recently launched and we couldn’t be more excited to see where the journey will take us. The music video was directed by JD Leblanc of Heymakers video production and features original suicide girl model Stiletto Thunder Kiss. The band and I absolutely love how it turned out and you can give it watch on YouTube when you get a chance (trust me you don’t want to miss this one).


While you’re at it give the album a listen as well! You’ll hear songs about demons, time travel, robots, cyborgs, aliens, child soldiers, domestic abuse and homicide. If your looking for music that plays out like a movie sit back, relax and let us introduce you to some Doctors & Demons.


WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?


FS: Like any good album it was a collection of many songs that we assembled with our producer that were made over time, so in a way it comes from years of different forms of inspiration. I guess I can say it’s a culmination of my life’s struggles mixed with my growth and rebirth as an individual that influenced the different range in our song’s topics. I took all my life experience and built it a around a female character called Sian. A young woman who runs away from home after living a life of domestic abuse. On journey in a strange new land she encounters various doctors and demons that surround her and her alter ego named Hyde. The character Sian that I made has and continues to inspire a lot of the stories I tend to rap about drawing inspiration off her story.


CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?


FS: Dark, heavy, groovy and emotional.