THE STORY SO FAR
Fatal Vision may be a new name in the rock scene today, however the band was born back when hard rock ruled MTV and every arena from coast to coast. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Simon Marwood and fellow founding members Chris Hirsekorn and Howie Manderson combined their love for bands like Asia, Journey, Europe, Survivor and Van Halen to bring a refreshing sound to melodic rock. But life can bring unexpected changes, and Fatal Vision was put into park.
Fast forward to 2019, and Marwood received an unexpected birthday gift to record at a local studio. Instead of following the well-trodden path of recording a cover song, he dusted off his numerous notebooks of songs from decades past. With the blessing of the original members, these sessions saw the Fatal Vision machine roar suddenly back to life. With exceptional band members Andrew Burns (bass), a veteran who specializes in the sub-frequencies; Juan Miguel Gomez Montant (guitars), a producer, audio engineer and guitarist for numerous award-winning bands; Scottie Irving (keyboards) a composer of theatre, jazz, pop, and rock acts; and Alex Wickham (drums), a performer at numerous festivals with a lengthy list of A-list studio clients. Fatal Vision is a band with both the skills and the knowledge to realize a powerful musical vision.
The debut single, “Turn Around” has recently charted globally; #10 in the UK and New Zealand iTunes Rock Charts, #88 in New Zealand and #89 in the UK overall charts, #63 on US iTunes Rock Chart, and #59 on the Spotify Local Pulse: Manchester chart. Turn Around has also surpassed 50,000 streams on Spotify. The hits keep going with standout tracks like “Heartbreaker,” “Open Your Eyes,” “Against the Wall” and “Time Keeps Slippin’ Away,” the influence of melodic rock royalty shines through with every hook and stadium-sized chorus. With ontributions from hard rock heavyweights including Lenny Castro (Toto), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Sunstorm), Derry Grehan (Honeymoon Suite), Mark Holden (Boulevard), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Marc Lafrance (Loverboy, Mötley Crüe), Paul Laine (Danger Danger, The Defiants) and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), with production assistance from Del Vecchio, Harry Hess (Harem Scarem) and Ron Nevison (Bad English, Europe, Heart, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Survivor).
“Featuring soaring guitars, bombastic drums, and lush background vocal harmonies [with] a fantastic arrangement, wonderful variation and dynamics that should keep listeners engaged” says music industry veteran Steven Azami. The future is bright for Fatal Vision. Over 30 years after its inception, the band brings back the epic style of music that has withstood every trend thrown in its path while incorporating modern production techniques to provide a fresh sound. The band is ready to once again fire up its engines, giving audiences a taste of what was once standard: great songs, catchy choruses, virtuoso musicianship, a wall of backing vocals, captivating videos, and a live band that sets the tone for what has been forgotten in music for so long.