video shot and edited by: George Forste
2013 idgf underground
Jackie LaPonza - Vocals
Patrick Ols - Guitars
Donovan St. Clair - Bass/Vocals
Mike LaPonza - Drums
When people join a band, there are never any guarantees that anyone will appreciate it, let alone like or respect it’s output. When they choose it as their career, the odds of finding success and reaching the hearts and minds of today’s youth is all the more distant. In short, choosing a career as a musician makes your future very uncertain. Having the drive to push through the obstacles and knowing you will find success is what four Cleveland musicians know to be their Unsaid Fate.
Formed from the ashes of the highly acclaimed regional band JACKIE, Ohio’s Unsaid Fate have retooled and refocused their energies to fully capture the attention of an active rock audience that was quickly becoming bored with the cookie cutter sounds that were being created by the most successful bands of the genre. While bands got lazy from the spoils of success, JACKIE’s musical hunger and creativity grew; so much so that they outgrew the confines and stereotypes of the old band name. As UNSAID FATE took shape, their musical creativity and the deeper heaviness of their sound expanded with each passing day.
Led by vocalist Jackie LaPonza, Unsaid Fate reaches out to fans in an effort to let them know that the world hears their screams for a better place to exist and thrive in. “We want people to hear the words and music and feel the stories,” states the singer who was recently named one of the “Hottest Chicks in Metal” by Revolver Magazine. “They need someone to keep telling them to stay true to themselves and not to give up or give in on their dreams no matter what others say. We’ve worked on what we do for such a long time now and we would really love to be doing it full time and doing it worldwide! We want to hit the ground running and never look back.”
While LaPonza is the band’s leader, she is only one piece of the puzzle that completes Unsaid Fate. Guitarist Patrick Ols is a guitarist that combines extraordinary six string skills with an almost Punk attitude in both his playing and his on-stage presentation. He plays masterfully over top of a driving bottom end created by bassist Donovan St. Clair and drummer Mike LaPonza. As a unit, Unsaid Fate are a musical force creating a defined landscape that anxious youth can not only groove with, but can also relate to.
Unsaid Fate is preparing their debut EP NEVER TURNING BACK now. After months holed up with producer Don DeBiase (Modern Day Escape, In Alcatraz 1962, Vanilla Ice) and being mixed by Steve “Skinny” Felton (Mushroomhead), the band feel they have found their apex on NEVER TURNING BACK.
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