Paul – Vocals
Richey – Guitar
Luke – Guitar
Lee – Bass
Carl – Drums
Shaped By Fate began life in late 2001, quickly gaining a reputation for their intensely chaotic live shows and cementing their place as a highly influential figure in the rapidly burgeoning South Wales music community.
Over the years that followed, the band has borne witness to numerous line up changes, each time evolving into an ever more dedicated and focused group, whilst continuing to build their strong presence on the UK live circuit with constant shows and tours. Playing with such international heavy weights as Everytime I Die, The Red Chord, Bleeding Through, Walls Of Jericho, Terror, Funeral For a Friend, Sikth, The Black Dahlia Murder and Throwdown, in addition to UK and European tours with the likes of Parkway Drive, The Chariot, and Raging Speedhorn, has pushed the band to new levels in their onstage performance.Full bio
Shaped By Fate’s impressive live profile is also backed by a hungrily received recorded output: a self released demo in 2002, “The Fire Which In The Heart Resides” split EP in 2004 (Mighty Atom Records), and “Brightest Lights Cast The Darkest Shadows” EP in 2005 (Beniihana Records), all of which received rave reviews in the UK music press, whilst the latter was championed by Radio One’s Rock Show who described the EP as “an essential purchase”. “The Unbeliever”, the bands debut full length album scheduled for early 2007 (In At The Deep End Records), looks set to delight hardcore fans and newly converted listeners alike.
For many bands, the years have been hard and very few have endured the swings and roundabouts of fickle scenes and changing trends. Shaped By Fate have survived all this and come out stronger whilst most importantly sticking to their proverbial musical guns. Now one of the stalwart bands of the UK metal scene, SBF have an ambitious worldwide touring schedule planned and are set to take both their musical and geographical horizons to their furthest extremes over the coming years. It’s gonna be one hell of a trip…
See you along the way.