Fiction Killer will be releasing it's debut album "Wake
Up Screaming" in 2013, as a Free online download. Stay
tuned for music and updates. Spread the word...
Music for your tortured soul. Salvation for a generation of
Broken Hearts, the rhythm of the shadows...
Melodic, Electronic, Hard Rock.
die wir gut finden
The Dreaming, The Birthday Massacre, NIN, 30 Seconds to Mars,
Zeromancer, Dope, Murderdolls, HIM, Manson, APOP, Julien-K,
Kill Hannah, Papa Roach, Imperative Reaction, The Anix,
Deadsy, PM5K, many more...
Reason enough for your
Salvo Russo to interview this promising young
band, born in november 2012!
aggressive thing you get from Zeromancer.
1)Well…it’s a pleasure for
me to make this interview…and our typical first question is to
ask about you… where do you come from?
Ty- Thank you for the opportunity, it’s greatly
appreciated. Myself and Finn are from Northern California, Omar is
from Mexico, and Samus is from Jersey. We’re
pretty spread out.
2)I see that this band was born only 3 months ago…and the
first single sounds very powerful and invites us to be curious
about the full-length album….what could you tell about it? How
far are you with the work?
You’re right, this band is brand new, and pretty much started
officially in November 2012. The first single “All My Enemies
are Dead” is a good example of the vibe/energy we have to bring
to the table with the rest of the Album. The Material is all
pretty much written, it’s just a matter of taking the Demos and
Re-recording them in a finalized format. It will be 10 tracks, and
like the first single it will be available as a Free Download.
“Wake Up Screaming” will be the title, and I’m hoping we can
have it out by June, if not sooner. We’ll release another single
before then to keep things interesting.
3)Reading about all your influences, I notice a very awesome
list; Modern metal and electronic are the main one! Can you tell
us about them?
Well musically, I really draw from like you said the modern end of
the Hard Rock/Metal/Industrial/Goth type bands. I love that Dark,
Romantic almost sexy but aggressive thing you get from a band like Zeromancer or The Birthday Massacre. Those
elements combined with synths and Electronics, I love it.
Musically, that’s what I was after with this album. Lyrically,
and vocally, that is Omar’s area of expertise.
those are some influences but I like a lot of genres, the key to
be a creative musician is to have an open mind, I love Bjork,
Eminem, Avenged Sevenfold, 30 Seconds to mars, Papa Roach ,
Rammstein ,Filter , Pierce the Veil and I’m always looking for
new music, that helps me a lot to learn new things and have new
4)Modern metal is not listened by the typical metal
fans….but I’m a great supporter and listener of modern
sounds…which are (in your opinion) the most important bands who
supported this evolution?
You know, that’s hard to pin point. I typically don’t even use
the term “Metal” I guess that movement of bands in the early
2000’s like Killswitch, Lamb Of God, etc kind of took what had
been done and modernized it for the current generation as far as
Metal goes. That scene has kind of faded and now you have the
hardcore and Screamo scene, it’s all an evolution.
5)Let’s talk about the band….who are the members? Could
you tell us about your previous musical experiences?
band is- Omar Montanez (Vocals, Graphic Design) Ty Oliver
(Guitars, Programming) Samus Paulicelli (Drums) Finn Stobbe (Bass)
Myself, I was pursuing the Solo Instrumental Guitar path for
several years, that ran it’s course and I briefly played Guitar
in a backing band for Wind Up Records singer Megan McCauley in
2009. That inspired me to go the band route. I crossed paths with
ex I Am Ghost singer Steve Juliano and we started Requiem for the
Dead in 2010. That was a great 2 years, and I split off from that
to start what is now Fiction Killer.
I've been singing for 5 years now, I play guitar, drums, piano and
bass and have been in a lot of bands, I'm 21 now and I'm currently
singing and playing guitar for Soy Suspenso in México .. It's
been such an honor working with Ty,Finn and Samus, they are
talented as fuck, It's crazy... "Wake up Screaming"is
something I've never done before, I've never recorded vocals for a
full length album in my country to release the songs in another
one , it's definitely a new experience, and we love how
everything's coming out, you're gonna love what we're preparing
for you guys.
6)Sticking to the topic… I have heard that many of you are
not “only” band members, but you also design your own
graphics, mix your own songs, etc. Can you tell us more about that
self produced the music yes, and Omar is fully responsible for all
of the band Art/Graphics. He’s the mastermind behind Lock and
Load Design as well as the frontman for the band. The
mixing and Mastering is done by a friend of mine, J.D. Keiser.
He’s got a great ear for production, and is a very talented
Electronic Musician and DJ.
7)The band is called “Fiction Killer”, which made me
really wonder: Who came up with this name, what does it mean and
is there any hidden message behind?
Honestly, the name just popped into my head a few months ago. I
thought it sounded rad, and had a great vibe to it. It doesn’t
hold any particular meaning, although it’s up for individual
actually was blown away it wasn’t taken already!
8)“All my Enemies are Dead”, your debut single has only
been released today – what does this release mean to you? How
does it come you provide the song for free?
us introducing our sound and vibe to the world (or the part
that’s listening at least) I figure give people the music Free.
Make it as accessible as possible, I don’t want anyone to have a
reason to not have it.
9)Is “Fiction Killer” just a hobby for you guys, or where
do you see yourselves in 5 years?
Music has never been “Just a Hobby” and never will be. The
fate of this band is honestly determined on the reaction and
demand it gets from the audience. I’m open to taking it as far
as it can go, time will tell.
10)Even with only one song released by now, your Facebook page
already counts more than 2000likes. What does the support and
trust of the fans into your talent right from the start mean to
We’ve been very fortunate to have support right from the start.
Very fortunate. It means the world to us. Without fans, what we do
would fall on deaf ears.
11)Once the album is released, are you also planning to go on
tour? And do you have any past touring experience?
it all depends on the reaction the album gets, and the demand for
it. I would love to get out there and take this on the road. Samus
and Finn have a lot of touring experience between them.
12)Imagine our readers to be quite critical about newcomers.
Any words that could convince people to have a listen to your
it a listen, I’m quite confident you’ll like what you hear ;)
13)What is the message you want to transmit with “All my
Enemies are Dead”?
is a lot of anger in this new single, there were a lot of things I
actually wanted to say about the people who never believed in me,
my “enemies”, the people who want to see me fail every day,
It’s about a revenge in a metaphorical way ,you know..
succeeding . I’m taking this band as a new beginning , I’m
wearing my heart on my sleeve and we’re not letting anything or
anyone getting in our way, we’re gonna show the world that we
can overcome any obstacle, this is just the beginning.
14)Are you all “just” able to play the instrument you have
chosen as your main instrument in the band, or are there further
hidden talents and musical skills you could tell us about?`
is one man Dream Theater! The guy can play Bass, Guitar and Drums
all at a professional level, it’s kind of insane. Omar is a
guitar player, as well as a Graphic Designer and as he mentioned
plays Piano and Drums. I started out on drums way back, but my
focus is Guitar and Programming.
15)How can we imagine the writing process? What comes first:
Lyrics or music? And do you prefer to write at day or night? What
inspires you to write something at all?
I’ll make a completed demo with everything except Vocals. I hand
it off to Omar and he puts his words and melodies over it. Samus
gets it, puts his Drums on it. Finn comes in and puts his Bass on
it. That’s the typical formula. As far as inspiration? I get
inspired by music and the bands I love, as well as the sweet pain
Life, experiences, emotions.. music has saved my life countless
times and I want people to find inspiration in what I do,
hopefully someday I'll change their lives as music has changed
16)Last but not least, any last words to our readers..?
you for taking the time to find out about us, and of course for
listening to the music we make. Full length album “Wake Up
Screaming” coming soon. www.fictionkiller.com