Fate brought this band together in 2003 in Sacramento, California and gave it the same name as a dozen other bands. The band issued a self-titled demo in 2006 before signing with Metal Blade Records.
Krahn left the band in June of 2008. Drew Winter of Conducting From The Grave and Debello Castrum replaced him.
FATE - VULTURES - METAL BLADE
Why is Fate on Metal Blade? The Californians submit nothing new with their crossover music and the only variation to the deathcore formula is the incessant need for guitarists Kyle Fishmand and Bruce Yuson to show off flashy yet meaningless fretboard runs and half-second solos. Picking notes on the guitar a song does not make. The vocals of Justin Krahn are hardcore barks with little depth. It is 2008 and every little kiddie has been influenced by hardcore (look at the band’s image - what a snooze fest) but this band really has nothing going for it that would even bring in that market’s fans.
As for Metal Blade, surely the label remembers the other Fate out there, which features a Mercyful Fate guitarist? Not only is Mercyful Fate a Metal Blade band, but also the Danish Fate issued an album called V no less than two years ago. Is Vultures, therefore, beating (eating) a dead horse? Fate won’t be around in a couple of years, not on Metal Blade anyway. The real question is how this band got a recording deal in the first place! At least, Fate stays away from the dreaded clean vocals. - Anna Tergel