The new album “Ithaca” by progressive power metal band Black Fate is out now via Rockshots Records (worldwide) an Rubicon Music (Japan). To celebrate the event, the band is sharing the official video of the japanese exclusive bonus track ‘Fatal Prelude’.
Guitarist Gus Drax comments about the track: “I’m super excited to share with you all the ‘Fatal Prelude’ video clip. ‘Fatal Prelude’ is a bonus track that I and Themis Koparanidis wrote for the Japanese version of my band’s Black Fate new album called “Ithaca”.‘.
The video was Filmed & Edited by Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group.
Watch the video for ‘Fatal Prelude’ below.
With their heartbreaking world-class vocals, catchy hooks and lyrics, along with crashing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, and furious technical and melodic solos, Black Fate continues to satisfy bands with the release of their 5th studio album “Ithaca” coming out October 23 via Rockshots Records.
“Ithaca” was mixed and mastered by Steve Lado and follows full-lengths “Between Visions and Lies” (2014) (Ulterium Records), “Deliverance of Soul” (2009) (Asiral Records), “A Piece of Dream” (2002) (Secret Port Records), “Uncover” (2001) (Secret Port Records).
Formed in 1990 in Larissa, Greece, Black Fate introduced themselves to the metal world with two demos ’’Black Fate” and “A Piece of Dream’’ with great praise.
A decade after establishing themselves and a few lineup changes, the band debut the 2000 full length “Uncover” via Secret Port Records, and two years later their two first original demos were also released together under the title “A Piece of Dream”.
After a short hiatus, the band returned in 2009 with their next offering “Deliverance of Soul’’ via Asiral Records.
Then in 2014, the power melodic metal band switched up to a new lineup featuring vocalist Vasilis Georgiou, guitarist Gus Drax from UK bands Biomechanical and Sunburst, bassist Vasilis Liakos and drummer Tsintzilonis Nikos. The new line up recorded the album ”Between Visions and Lies” released by Swedish label Ulterium Records in 2014 along with label re-issuing in 2016 the band’s re-mastered 2009 album ”Deliverance of Soul” along with new album artwork.
Then in 2019, the band recruited keyboardist Themis Koparanidis and Black Fate hit the studio to record their 12 track epic “Ithaca” that was mixed and mastered by Steve Lado.
Black Fate is inspired by the giants of their genre (Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Kamelot, Nightwish, Iron Maiden, Dio, and many others) and look forward to showcasing their blend of melodic progressive power metal in the next chapter of their two decade career.