Don’t Play That Song: Choose wisely my friend

For those who don’t know I was in a metal band in the 80’s. You can check out the profile I posted for old times sake on MySpace. The aforementioned band was called Fatality. It’s a lyric from “Postmortem” a track on Slayer’s landmark album Reign in Blood. I like to think that Fatality was a good band name. We were once on a college radio station promoting a “metal fest” put on by the college. (I still own one of the shirts we printed for that gig.)  A guy called in to talk with us and mentioned he was in a band. The conversation with my lead singer went something like this:

Devin: “I’m in a band, we should open up for you guys some time.”

Ron: “You’re in band?  What kind of music do you play?”

Devin: “Thrash”

Ron: “Thraaaash?”  “What’s the name of the band?”

Devin: “Atomic Fate”

Ron: “Atomic State?”


Ron: “Seat?”

Devin: “FATE, F.A.T.E.!”

So, choose your band name wisely or you may be stuck being a millionaire in a band named Green Day or Foo Fighters!


Published by WXRY Unsigned

Every Sunday Randy and Brent feature the best and awfully decent local and regional unsigned music on WXRY 99.3 FM, The Independent Alternative.

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