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Montreal metal-core quintet Fayne began their journey straight out of the womb. Lead guitarist Alex Gonzalez was at the hospital while rhythm guitarist Nick Fazioli was born. Growing up together, they played guitar and covered songs through their high school years. Starting a band was the natural next step. Gonzalez was Fayne’s original screamer, but as he started to focus on guitar and songwriting, the band invited Joseph Espinosa to take over the vocals. Espinosa grew up with a blues musician father and has participated in progressive/ambient project Seasonal A.D., as well as some hip-hop and electronica gigs, making him an unconventional and exciting addition. Fayne also features Chris Kasp on bass and Carlo De luliis on drums.
The band embarked on several mini-tours in 2004, accompanying groups like Cobourg (currently Gentlemen Husbands) through Eastern Canada, and opening for groups like Alexisonfire and Underoath. The tours helped Fayne develop a great reputation and loyal fanbase within the metal-core scene. Fayne's music delivers metal coupled with melodic, attitude-fueled breakdowns, high energy performances full of positive vibes, and ridiculously powerful guitar solos. Between Gonzalez's and Fazioli's metal-head backgrounds and Espinosa's hip hop influence, this band is currently delivering one of the most original acts in the scene.
After releasing two EPs (You Took it All Away (2004) and Delivering The Final Blow (2006)) and recording a third as-yet- unreleased EP, the band made the difficult decision to go on hiatus in 2008. Eager to continue creating, the group reformed in 2013 with a renewed hunger and dedication. They began to write and record their upcoming EP, The Queen of Kings, which is set to be released in November of 2014. Heavily influenced by bands such as Counterparts, Mastodon, and Periphery, The Queen of Kings sports a special guest appearance by Misery Signals vocalist Karl Schubach. The album was produced by Gonzalez with the help from Alan Douches of West West Side Music (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Between the Buried and Me) for the final mastering.
Fayne’s hit the stage a few times already this year, supporting well-known bands such as Vanna and Ontario’s own Sleep When You’re Dead. Still, Fayne’s most notable performance in 2014 was a first-ever appearance at electronic dub-step outdoor festival, Valhalla Sound Circus. The excitement of a hardcore band at an electro-fest had the festival’s headlining DJ/producer P0gman injure himself during Fayne’s set. The attention has secured them a spot on the 2015 Valhalla line-up, as well as a chance to support some bigger acts. Short-term goals include touring Eastern Canada and launching their first official music video.
Fayne is back from the dead and ready to deliver chaos to the masses. Stay tuned.