Biography

Dear moshoholics, friends of all things horror and metal. Welcome to the moshocalypse!

F.K.Ü. first raised its ugly head back in 1987. But after just a handful of something that was supposed to be rehearsals but more resembled cheap beer and pizza fights, the band fell into a hiatus. It wasn’t until confronted with a strange guy called Larry in early 1997 that the band considered bringing the slumbering beast back to life again. After the overwhelming response of the 20-song demo “Beware of the Evil Underwear” recorded in 1998, the guys decided to put some more effort in, so they spent nine days in Dugout Studios with engineer Daniel Bergstrand to lay down the classic tracks that would come to complete their moshing magnum opus “Metal Moshing Mad”. The 22-track mosher showed the world that it’s still possible to have good, friendly, violent fun and make you run to the nearest mosh pit. After the release and some successful festival dates the band slowed down the pace as the members also paid their dues in other metal act.

In 2004, Larry, Pete, Pat and Ted realized that what the world really needed was another dose of their patented Horror Thrash Metal, and so began the making of their sophomore moshing masterpiece “Sometimes They Come Back… To Mosh”. Once again inspired by 80’s thrash and horror movies and of course, old issues of Metal Forces and cheap beer, “Sometimes They Come Back… To Mosh” thrashed and slashed its way into the metal fans veins and once they had tasted this hot dish of destruction… they ended up begging for more!

After a bunch of awesome shows, including a short but sweet west coast US tour, they went back into the studio to make a new album. So in the summer of 2009, the mighty horror metal moshing machine released their third album ”Where Moshers Dwell”. This album is nothing short of prime neck breaking, horror-inspired, sing-along thrash madness. 2010 and 2011 saw F.K.Ü. touring Sweden extensively and playing all major Swedish festivals such as Sweden Rock Festival, Metaltown, Getaway Rock Festival & House of Metal, to name a few.

Now, in 2013 the band returns with their 4th and most blistering offering yet. The new album titled “4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers” sees F.K.Ü. fire on all 4 cylinders. Produced and mixed by the bands singer Larry Lethal, the album contains 17 tracks of pure thrashing bliss. So strap your seat belt on while we take you on a guided tour through a moshocalyptic world to witness… the Rise of the Mosh Mongers.

What they’re saying:

“4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers is one of the best modern Thrash albums I’ve ever heard. Period.” – 4,5/5
Matt Miller, Metal Blast

“This band does not reconstruct a genre, does not play by listening to the masters, they are masters… This is pure thrashing excellence.” – 4/5
Leticia Mooney, About.com Heavy Metal

“F.K.Ü. is a band that manages to keep the old Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault-vibe alive better than the originals.” – 8/10
TK, Deathdomain

“Time for the big breakthrough? Yes, one might think it’s about time.”
Mattias Kling, Aftonbladet Metal Blog

 

Members

Larry Lethal – Vocals

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Gear:
Any microphone that can take a beating.

Favorite metal albums:
Agony – The First Defiance
Exodus – Bonded by Blood
Slayer – Reign in Blood
S.O.D. – Speak English or Die

Favorite horror movies:
A Nighmare on Elm Street
Evil Dead
The Shining
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Pete Stooaahl – Guitars

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Gear:
Guitars: Gibson Flying V guitar
Amps: JJlabs FEH100 Folkesson Edition
Cabinets: JJlabs FE412 4×12-V30 Folkesson Edition
Strings: Rotosound

Favorite metal albums:
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Dark Angel – Darkness Descends
Nuclear Assault – Game Over
Agony – The First Defiance

Favorite horror movies:
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween
The Shining
The Fog

Pat Splat – Bass

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Gear:
Basses: Sandberg California VM
Amps: EBS Fafner II
Cabinets: EBS ProLine 410, EBS ProLine 412

Favourite metal albums:
Exodus – Fabulous Disaster
Crumbsuckers – Life of Dreams
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Anthrax – Among the Living

Favourite horror movies:
Halloween
A Nighmare on Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Evil Dead

Tom Terror – Drums

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Gear:
Drums: Tama and Meazzi drums
Cymbals: Meinl

Favourite metal albums:
Artch – Another Return
Coroner – R.I.P.
Annihilator – Alice in Hell
Testament – Practice What You Preach

Favourite horror movies:
Nightmare City
Day of the Dead
Poltergeist
The Exorcist