My bro Harry Dullys, former lead singer of Voodoo Terror Tribe, has a new project. The name of the band is Fate Strikes Twice. I logged onto reverbnation.com/fatestrikestwice to give his new band a listen, and I thought that they were pretty good. The songs “Snorting God,” “Meat Grinder,” “Perpetual Victim” and my favorite track, “Bad Ass Mutha,” all had a distinct modern sound and were very guitar-driven. Plus, Harry’s voice is sounding better than ever.
Fate Strikes Twice formed in March 2010 in Morris County. Drummer Pete Markson and singer Harry Dullys wrote music together on and off for about five years. They met guitarist Rick Swanwick through a mutual friend, and the trio began writing together through most of last summer. Markson brought in bassist Mike Flores just when there were doubts that they wouldn’t ever find a bass player.
In February 2011, Fate Strikes Twice entered Back Room Studios in Rockaway, NJ, with producer and engineer Kevin Antreassian, who’s known for his work with Dillinger Escape Plan. The four-song EP, Soul Of The Bomb, dropped this past April. In May, still feeling like something was missing, Fate Strikes Twice added second guitarist John Zambri to the band. According to the band, “Zambri complements the band’s sound with his creative melodies and gave the music a strong punch in the teeth.”
Fate Strikes Twice continue to write new music while building a fan base with their live performances. They’ll be spending the rest of this summer promoting their EP, Soul Of The Bomb, so get out there and see them live! To find out where, log onto reverbnation.com/fatestrikestwice, where you can also give their EP a listen before you buy it!
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
The gang from Charetta has a new CD out, called A Nation Distracted, and they celebrated the disc’s release last week with show at Gotham Rock’s Third Anniversary Party at Irving Plaza in NYC. Best of all, Charetta released a music video for the first single off of the CD, “Lights Out.” If this song is any indication of how well this CD will do, I’d have to say that Charetta will mark their territory with this one. “Lights Out” is heavy as balls, and singer Angelina DelCarmen sounds amazing! Check out Charetta now at charetta.com.
Speaking of new music, my boys from Scarlet Carson recently released their first single from their upcoming CD, tentatively titled Foreverless. The song is called “Forgetting Tomorrow,” and it rocks! Then again, I wouldn’t expect anything less from these boys! They continue to steamroll their way through the Eastern Seaboard. In fact, they’ll be headlining the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, on Sept. 24 to celebrate the release of their new CD. Not bad for a local unsigned band, huh? If they keep this momentum up, they won’t be unsigned for too much longer. Check out Scarlet Carson at scarletcarson.com.
And finally, my bro Emir Erkal from Voodoo Terror Tribe checked in with a quick update letting me know that the band is finishing up their new EP, and hope to release it by the end of the summer with a music video to accompany the first single. You can hear some of Voodoo Terror Tribe’s new material at one of their upcoming live shows like Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, on Aug. 28 when they open for Kittie. For more info on Voodoo Terror Tribe, log onto reverbnation.com/voodooterrortribe.
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140, Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember: We’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
7/27—Audio Insight—Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
7/27—Dead Fish Handshake—The Grape Room, Philadelphia, PA
7/27—Steve Brown—The Copper Bottom, Florida, NY
7/28—Sky Picnic—Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
7/28—Steve Brown—The Firehouse Eatery, Rahway, NJ
7/29—Will Killmore—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
7/30—Tied in 2—The Bitter End, NYC
7/30—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ
8/2—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ
8/3—Borgo Pass—The Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, NY
8/4—Steve Brown—The Firehouse Eatery, Rahway, NJ
8/5—Cycle of Pain/Sekond Skyn—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
8/6—Rockin’ The Lake Festival—Elks Lodge, Pompton Lakes, NJ
8/6—Steve Brown—Grasshopper Off The Green, Morristown, NJ
8/6—King Kelly—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
8/8—Steve Brown—Dutchman’s, Long Beach Island, NJ
8/9—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber, Seaside Heights, NJ