Ochestral metal band Tempting Fate have just come out with their new album ‘Catharsis’. We got to chat to lead vocalist Cory Beecher about the album and future of the band!
Heya! Could you please introduce yourself, what you do in the band and your favourite track from your new album ‘Catharsis’?
Cory– My name is Cory Beecher, I am the lead vocalist of the band. My favorite track from ‘Catharsis’ is “Save Me”- it’s a song that just has a little bit of everything. We put a lot into that song and I think it really shows.
Your most recent music video for ‘Eminence’ came out in September, can you tell us a little bit about the video?
Cory– That video was a lot of fun to make. We wanted something simple that portrayed what the song was about— feeling trapped and hopeless with a light at the end of the tunnel. The crew we worked with was awesome and I think the video turned out great. The scenes with the chains were a pain to shoot because they were long heavy steel chains, definitely not the most ideal things to have around your wrist for what seemed like 2 hours!
Out of all the tracks on ‘Catharsis’, why did you pick ‘Eminence’ to have a music video?
Cory– We thought it would be a good song to sort of lead with due to the heaviness of the verses and melodic choruses. Plus the song meant a lot to us because of the sacrifices we’ve had to make on this musical journey. It’s never easy being away from family or friends but sometimes you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do! We’re proud of that song and thought it would be a kickass music video!
Were all fourteen tracks written for the album, or were some demos for previous albums/releases?
Cory– Some of the songs were definitely demos that had been written before but it was never really full song demos, just bits and pieces or certain riffs. We were working on this album for about 3 years off and on with a lot of life happening in between that so some things changed drastically during the recording process. We definitely started out with much heavier songs and they sort of got softer as the album was being written. This album was a healing process for my brother Shane and I after our older brother passed away in December of 2014 so I’m sure a lot of people will think we went soft or something but the reality is we just wanted to do what we wanted to. It was a very difficult time in our lives and if we lost fans over it then oh well…we’ll get them back with the next album, you can expect some heaviness coming your way!
Were there any tracks that didn’t make the final track for Catharsis and if so, will we hear these tracks in the future?
Cory– Actually no, there were for sure some late additions to the album but everything made it! But you will definitely hear some new stuff soon, we usually start working on new material before the album is even released, I think it’s a sickness lol
Did you do anything different when recording ‘Catharsis’ compared to ‘Illusions’?
Cory– Not really but we did record a lot of the vocals for Illusions at home. It was definitely unconventional but sometimes with vocals it’s better to be as comfortable as can be!
If you had a bucket list for Tempting Fate, what would be at the top of your list?
Cory– At the moment, I’d say a bucket list numero uno would be to headline a big festival like Warped Tour or Aftershock. Once we get there I’m sure I’ll think of something else bigger but for the time being, I think that pretty much tops it!
Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Cory – I hope you enjoy our album and thank you for checking it out! We’re currently booking some shows to promote Catharsis and will be playing in Los Angeles on 10/26 with Powerman 5000 (Tickets). Be sure to check out our music videos on our youtube channel Youtube.com/TemptingFate Go give us a LIKE on Facebook.com/WeAreTemptingFate and follow us on Instagram as TemptingFate