“21st Century Freaks”, the latest album from, Swedish hard rockers FATAL SMILE, will be released in North America in early 2013 via Spectra Records. The CD, which was made available in Europe on May 14 via FS Records/GMR Music Group, was produced by Mr. Y, engineered/recorded by Philty and mixed by the two of them together. The mastering duties were handled by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors at Cutting Room Studios.
The “Welcome To The Freakshow” video can be seen below. The clip was directed by Owe Lingwall, who has previously worked with KAMELOT, MESHUGGAH and THE RASMUS, among others.
After playing 350 shows internationally during their “World Domination Tour” with such bands as DIO, W.A.S.P., QUEENSRŸCHE, DORO and LORDI in support of their last album, “World Domination”, FATAL SMILE spent over a year writing and recording songs for the follow-up effort.
“21st Century Freaks” was recorded in the tour buses, hotel rooms and studios all over the world before eleven songs were singled out and re-recorded during 2011.
According to a press release, “this time [the bandmembers] have done everything on their own to make it the ultimate FATAL SMILE album, from recording and engineering to producing and mixing the album and the result is massive, with ‘in-your-face’ songs and a ‘larger-than-life’ sound!”
FATAL SMILE is:
Mr. Y – Guitar
Blade – Vocals
Alx – Bass
Philty – Drums
“Welcome To The Freakshow” video:
Photo credit: Tallee Savage / www.savagebeauty.se