Fatal Switch is a Quebec based anglophone hybrid Rap/Metal act based in Montreal. From its very inception, guitar licks over hip hop beats have always been just as contagious as rap verses over the distortion of guitars. An infectious sound wave crashing into the ears of the anarchic rebel lusting for its sonic tide. With percussive lyrics layered over the deep-rooted groove of bass, guitar and drums this sound of angst carved out not one but two dissident communities who stand against oppression. The communities of Hip-Hop and Punk. They once stood side by side in a time when they’re anger and angst entwined during the inception of these musical genres. And the spark of their encounter is still sung in every Rock, Metal and Rap song that passes on the flame of rage.
So, when you listen to a track by Fatal Switch the question you are meant to hear is who am I? Am I Punk? Am I Rock? Am I Hip Hop? Am I Metal?
In response to a question that can never be answered Fatal Switch asks questions of its own as the art of storytelling meets the mayhem of drums and the insanity of guitars. It gives life to a universe that lives outside the music and rewrites its own pages through innovative, audience engaging innovations that brings its concept to a platform that currently does not exist.
Fatal Switch’s debut album Doctors & Demons was produced by Kevin Jardine (guitarist for Slaves On Dope), it was recorded at Uplift Studios in Montreal. Frontman Steve Tobin and Kevin worked together to craft the compositions that shaped this hybrid project into a unique album utilizing Kevin’s knowledge of arrangements and Steve’s lyrics that drive the emotional charge of the record. The album was mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, Priestess, etc..) and released through Believe Digital.
The band is currently writing new material for their second studio album. The band<s line up consists of rhythm guitarist Ryann Paqueo, Drummer Ralph A Samah, lead guitarist Max Rope and David Vigliotti taking up the bass to round out the rhythm section. The band has released three singles and videos for Heartless, Who We Are and Doctors & Demons. All where added on rotation on Stingray Music in Canada, Fatal Switch keeps evolving as its fanbase keeps growing on its journey to deliver on the album’s studio success. Their ambition to foster the support of their fans is the fuel that drives their mission to be the most unique band in the music industry.