Tempting Fate – New Music
Orchestral/Metal brother-band Tempting Fate’s single “Carousel” was released from their forthcoming album Catharsis in June of 2017. Tempting Fate was formed in Los Angeles, CA by brothers Cory and Shane Beecher in 2010. Born and raised in Redwood City, CA, Shane and Cory were constantly back and forth between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. It was on one of the many trips back and forth that they came up with the name “Tempting Fate”. After many instances of cheating death and avoiding disasters they felt that they were constantly tempting their own fate and decided it would be a very appropriate band name. “I remember one of the most notable times, we were towing a big double axle 14 foot trailer down to LA in the pouring rain, when suddenly, something slammed into the back of my truck. It was the trailer…it had somehow come off the tow hitch, slammed into the back of my truck and then continued to whip back and forth while only connected via the safety chains. It was not a very pleasant experience. 10 minutes later, it happened a second time.” -says vocalist Cory Beecher.
The brothers began writing and recording songs with fellow Musicians Institute friend and engineer Julius Callahan, which would later become their debut album ‘Pushing Through’. Once the album was recorded, they began piecing together a band first from fellow MI students and Craigslist hopefuls, where they found long term bassist Matt Campbell and drummer Alex Rivas. The band began rehearsing and taking on any shows they could around the Los Angeles area and San Fransisco Bay Area. After many shows, they began working on a new album ‘Hate Nation’ which was a bit of a pivot to a mixture of Electronic Dubstep and Metal that they called ‘Dub -Metal’. They began playing many notable music venues along the Sunset strip including the Whisky, Viper Room, The Roxy, and other smaller venues ultimately leading to a spot on the Sunset Music Festival in 2012 alongside such names as Offspring, Bad Religion, Black Label Society, Marylin Manson, and Steve Aoki. From there, they began working on what would be a much heavier Metalcore album ‘Illusions’. “We wanted to do an album reminiscent of the music that got us hooked in the first place. We grew up listening to Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Darkest Hour, and Underoath and we wanted to do something similar but with our own style. We wanted it to be heavy, extremely heavy, yet with very catchy choruses.” – says guitarist and vocalist Shane Beecher.
After the release of Illusions, the band began playing shows to promote the album. “We found it a lot more challenging to promote such a heavy album but nonetheless we we’re determined!” the album gained a lot of popularity with over 6,500 album downloads but promotion was ultimately halted following the unexpected death of Shane and Cory’s older brother Jesse Beecher. “When that happened, we just completely fell off the map. We didn’t even know if we wanted to continue with music; being far away from family was hard and writing new material was just too painful. We took a lot of time off, spent time with family, and just focused on healing and maturing. Once the clouds started to clear we knew our brother would want us to follow our dreams and not give up, so we began working on ‘Catharsis’”.