More than an Album, a Story
Stuffed with Songs from Early Fate of Faith...
The Album "Black Heaven" contains loads of Riffs which have been written in a time where Fate of Faith was still looking for other Bandmembers and when most of their songs were Instrumentals. Only Jonas Grünenfelder as Drummer and Dominique Ackermann as Guitarist completed the Band. Fear (WT Bobo) or their first Song of all Time Cold Hearted Monsters (not included) that should have been the Title of the Album were written in those times. As Noah Laternser joined the Band more and more Songs were written (mostly by Jonas Grünenfelder) and Anger, Reign of Terror (WT Fame), Soldier, Ignorance and the new title track Black Heaven were born. Unfortunately recording and releasing those Songs remained an untouched dream for a very long time...
...as well as reworked and completely new Tracks
Time without rehearsals and communication passed. But as Patrick Sahin joined the Band as their new Drummer and the Band decided to play their first real Gig at the Mischufe in Sargans that unproductive time was over. Their Songs were refinished and reworked and the Band started rehearsing more and more. In two month they created a real Stage Show by giving every Track an upgrade. After the very motivating Show in Sargans the Band moved on and started writing more songs. In the End the Band added Boisterous Silence, Rise of the Wolves, Stories of the Fallen and Soaring Down to their first Album which now contains 10 Songs. Officially "Black Heaven" is going to be released on 12.10.2019.
Photo: Raphael Müller
There was considerable dissapointment after a promising performance in the first round of the Contest, at Loucy, Chur but no slot in the final could be achieved.
4 days before the final there was great joy as the contest reached out to the band with the message that one of the bands in the final (Mirkwood Spiders) had one confirmed corona case and they are now looking for another band to take their place. However, after the loss of their longtime member Dominique Ackermann, the band was still looking for a bassist. Finally Kevin McFlannigan volunteered to play as a help out bassist.
The niveau in the finale was enormously. The Jury had to make a big descicion. Sadly, in the end the performance was, also due to some technical difficulties, not sufficent.
Nevertheless the band agrees with the jury about the final descision to elect "No more Honey", "Sort of Sad" and "Rapture Boy" as the winners.
The Final has been streamed live on www.bandxost.ch and can still be rewatched on their YouTube channel.
Our SPH Journey
After about one year filled with shows for the SPH Bandcontest, our journey would soon come to an end. Thanks to our FoFamily and the Jury's decisions we were able to reach the Final on 11.01.2020. Alongside 11 other Finalists we've spent a long day in Zurich and were very happy to see our fanbus arrive at 6.30 pm at the Dynamo. That's when we knew that our Show is soon to begin.
Our Show began on Time (!) at 11.30 pm. Despite our big stage setting we were able to recoup 10 minutes delay. After 25 minutes of pure energy the winners ceremony began. Though it wasn't really surprising to us that the winners were those bands who were able to sell the most amount of tickets.
We want to congratulate every winner of the SPH Bandcontest and we are very proud of our 9th place.
Also we want to thank each and everyone of you, that accompanied us on our jurney from the bottom of our hearst! Thank you for your time, your engagement and of course for your financial effort!
Emergenza One Shot Night
One of the band's best performances came at the Emergenza One Shot Night. With a great performance as an entertainer and a super performance, the rather small audience in exile in Zurich was entertained. New possibilities were discovered how to convince the audience. In the end, however, it wasn't enough to take part in the next round in Geneva.
Jonny's Lion Cave and Palazzo Beat Club
The next two performances at Jonny's Lion Cave and the Palazzo Beat Club took place quite close together. After the performance on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, the band started just 3 days later on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at the Palazzo Beat Club.
After these exciting shows, where the rather small but very fine audience was able to experience the new song "Stories of the Fallen", the band will now take a longer break from performing in order to concentrate fully on the album "Black Heaven". because this should be completely in the box by the end of May at the latest.
Demotape recording at Camäleon Vaduz
Reign of Terror was recorded as the first official demo tape at the Camäleon in Vaduz and thus saw the light of day as the first track from the Black Heaven album. The corresponding lyric video can be found under "Videos".
Album crowdfunding via We Make it
Immediately after the first appearance at Mischufe 2018, things got serious for the four. They wanted to produce their album. But where did you get the funds from? With the help of WE MAKE IT, they started corporate funding in order to be able to finance the project with the help of voluntary donors.
After a strong start, participation decreased a little, 1/3 was reached and not that much time was left. So practically every free minute was put into promotion for the "Crowdfunding" project. Videos were used to advertise on all social media. An interview with Radio L was organized and a blog about crowdfunding was created on Rockette by a good colleague. And finally, felt at the last second, they still managed to reach their destination. Black Heaven can be produced!
With this in mind, the band would like to thank all donors again. Without you, what is coming now would never have been possible!
Thanks very much...
Marion and Clemens Laternser, Patricia Schlegel
Christoph Schuepbach, TTA Balzers
Mauela Eggenberger, Silvia Grünenfelder, Daniel Luther, Beat & Marlen Jacobi
Andi Grünenfelder, Michael Ackermann, Peter Eggenberger, Gabriele Lopes Mistretta, Christiane King-Luther, Laura Fornasiero, Emil Laternser, Heidi & Werner Hochleitner, Monia Rohner, Marcelo Scarnato, Christian Müller, Sandra Ruppanner
Fabian Freitas, Yvonne Nagele, Pat Luther, Silvana Gschwend, and Björn Seger
Bernadette Müller, Tamara Zeller, Camille Dürr, Lisa Büchel, Alexandra Ackermann-Nägele, Ueli Eggenberger, Manuela Britt, Chiara Sulser, Livia Eberle, Anja Wälti, Janosch Bättig, Moritz Bättig
Report on Rockette
On November 30th, 2018, Rockette published an article about the band Fate of Faith and their goal of raising money for a high-quality produced studio album through crowdfunding. Simply click on the link provided.
For the second, quite spontaneous performance, the guys thought of a very special evening. Because they showed with "CotC" that they have talent for entertainment. The three of them pounded the drums and produced a unique beat, which rose with Dominique's rhythmically perfect bass lead. The show was a success in other respects as well, the build-up of tension at the beginning worked great and the premiere of "Boisterous Silence" provided an end with an explosive feeling.
Saturday, September 22nd was the day of the decision. The decision whether to continue with the band or not. And indeed, the concert was an unbelievable success. Nobody from the band would have imagined the evening like this. Great crowd, great atmosphere and a confirmation of the hard work that was put into the songs and stage show. So it was clear, Fate of Faith will continue to exist.