Interview with Midas Fate


Midas Fate started with Vitor Campos and Felipe Vieira … two gents who wanted to make virtuous songs that didn’t sound boring, so they started to write and record songs while looking for other musicians.

Renato Videira was friends with both Vitor and Felipe for years, and he joined the band later. They called on Mike DiMeo (ex-Masterplan, Riot) and then the line-up was complete. Mike brought his Bluesy style, which enriched the style of Midas Fate, which can best be described as Progressive Metal/Rock.

In February 2011, Midas Fate released the single, “What Dreams May Come”, which was mixed by Paulo Brancaccio at Diesel Studio and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studio. This single can be heard along with 3 other tracks on Metal Express Radio throughout the week of March 7, 2011 as part of the Metal Express Radio Independent Band of the Week promotion! The band is looking to release a full-length album sometime in the summer of 2011 …


How did you come up with the band name?


We needed a name and Midas Fate sounded nice. We have lots of possibilities to work with images connecting to the myth of King Midas and turning things into gold. Well, short story is: Sounded nice and the name was available.


What are 3 bands that you feel were most influential to your band, and why?


The most influential band for us is Queen. We also find inspiration from classical composers such as Beethoven, Mozart …


What are some of the best albums of all times?


A Night At The Opera – Queen

Dangerous/HIStory – Michael Jackson

Point Of Know Return – Kansas

Finally The First Farewell Tour – Phil Collins


If you could tour with any band, who would that be, and why?


Queen, Kansas, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, Bela Fleck, and Victor Wooten.

Actually, I think we would have more fun watching their concerts from the backstage than playing itself, because their concerts are amazing.


What do you think your fans and the music industry will say about your band in 10 years?


That we’re unique. At least, we hope so.


  • Dan Skiba

    Dan is a former partner at Metal Express Radio, and also served as a reviewer, photographer and interviewer on occasions. Based out of Indianapolis, USA he was first turned on to Hard Rock music in the mid-1970s when he purchased Deep Purple's Machine Head as his first album. He was immediately enthralled with the powerful guitar sound and pronounced drumbeat, and had to get more! His collection quickly expanded to include as many of Heavy Rock bands of the time that he could get his hands on, such as Ted Nugent, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, to name just a few.

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