Old School Rawk n’ Roll
Lars (rythm guitar) – Kurt (drums) – Jorn (vocals) – Geller (bass) – Jan (lead guitar)
Let’s say that Carl Perkins hooked up with Peter Pan Speedrock, and after a few months their beautiful baby girl, Sue, is born. And a pretty, headstrong baby it is. We just don’t know which Peter Pan is the daddy, but as drummers always have the strongest seed…
Fast Forward a good 17 years, and our cute Sue goes to Graspop Metal Meeting. As she wanders into the backstage area, Lemmy from Motörhead falls from stage with a Boner to Raise Hell…
Hypothetically speaking: what would THIS love child sound like?
Well… * toothpaste smile* – That’s Fat Bastard baby!
fatbastard.be * facebook.com/FatBastardRawk * iTunes * Spotify * Amazon.com * etc…
Booking & Info
Contact us here, of by phone on +32 472 64 85 31 (Jorn) / +32 475 965 125 (Kurt)
Review on MusicZine.net by Erik Van Damme – Frietrock – Oud-Turnhout (BE): The imposing frontman grabs you by the troat from the first note, and literally heads out to meet the crowd. Fat Bastard combines pure building of an impassable wall of sound with humor and witticism. According to their facebook page, they bring ‘Hard driven Rawk’ n Roll Power ‘. This is indeed the leitmotiv in this performance. They shoot you up with adrenaline, it’s plainly impossible to stand still at this pure uncut Rawk n’ Roll from the heart, a combination of years of experience and so much spontaneity and fun. That’s what the band, led by a very charismatic frontman, lay at our feet when darkness falls over the festival grounds.
Review on Shutterwall.net – Frietrock – Retie (BE): The headliner of a festival, should always be the biggest name on the line-up. Or at least, the one that is most loved by the crowd. With Fat Bastards, Frietrock have found both in one band. And with reason. If you find it in yourself to perform in a friend’s wedding gown, just because it serves a benefit, you score in my book.
Review EvA – Rawk Night – Hasselt (BE): Fat Bastard start off with ‘Better off Dead’. With their Motörhead sound it’s hard to believe that this band didn’t just fly in from the States, fact is that the guys are from Antwerp. Yes, Belgium’s got some decent musicians. The stage is too small for them, so they continue in the crowd. They get the effect they aim for, hairs flying around. The band mastered playing on and besides the stage, and they know it. The singer vanishes and a long rocking instrumental part starts. When he reappears in a cloak, crown and askulled staff, they kickoff Orgasmatron and crown themselves Masters of Rawk.
Review on Mindview.be – Distortion Fest – Herentals (BE): In the small concert venue Fat Bastard from Antwerp got on stage. With their old school rock-‘n-roll they play a massive gig. Influences from metal moguls, like AD/DC, Metallica and Iron Maiden, sound in a renewing way in their music. They light up the room with energetic sparks and we wonder why not so many people know this band. The level of this concert is very high and is worth a spot on the main stage of the festival. According to some they played the best gig of the fest. An opinion that is easy to defend.
New EP – Junk Yard Fest
Junk Yard Fest will be released mid September 2018, and it’s gonna be a blast!
Reviews here as soon as they get in!
EP Feel the Pain
Out since 15/04/2013 our very first CD ‘Feel the Pain’. Listen to the songs here!
On Zwaremetalen.com: Feel The Pain is raw rock’n’roll that sounds intense and heavy, the combination of Gibson and Marshall does it’s work. Bastard and Kickoff are songs that stand out from the rest of the work, and will do the trick on the festival grounds.
On Out of Step: Fat Bastard has a heavy and rough sound enhanced by mostly raw and hoarse vocals. Their sound sometimes reminds me of Motorhead blended with Disturbed. ‘Feel The Pain’ is raw rock’n’roll with a twist of metal and quite groovy at times.
On Ashladan.be: No worries, this is not a Motörhead clone, although the influence of Lemmy and co. certainly is detectable; no-nonsense Rock ‘n Roll that makes it difficult to just sit-and-listen. These guys are having fun, don’t take themselves too seriously but play the stuff with lots of enthusiasm. Give Fat Bastard a stage and they will make sure there’s a party.
On Musiczine.net: For the next edition of Graspop we give the organization one tip perfect for the Metal Dome: Fat Bastard… They have a fresh own sound that they call Rawk n’ Roll. To us it sounds like a remarkable mix of metal, hardrock, rock n’ roll and a touch of hardcore. Songs like Instant Shame, Bastard, Burn and Kickoff Party are made of solid, repetitive guitar riffs, an energetic rhythm section and fitting vocals.