MyK1E
GUITAR & PROGRAMMING

MyK1E formed Fatal Havoc back in 2007 originally as a side project from his then full-time band. After meeting a drummer and vocalist, the band began to play the Chicago area. But that era was shortly lived, as the existing band members moved out of town. MyK1E started working with other bands in the Chicagoland area. His experience in music production and writing was lent to many professional bands. Behind the scenes, MyK1E continued to work on new music and began searching for the right vocalist that would help bring Fatal Havoc to life once again. After an extensive, seven year search for a singer, MyK1E finally met vocalist, Sean, from Southern Illinois and Fatal Havoc was revived.

Delivering raw energy and a very intense performance to the stage, MyK1E’s heavy, low- tuned and melodic riffs bring an immense dynamic to the band’s overall sound, while still maintaining some of the industrial aspect that Fatal Havoc was founded on. Influenced by grunge, funk and early nu-metal bands, his natural style and overall writing abilities are a huge part of the band’s fundamental sound.

Amp and FX:
Line 6 Vetta II
Line 6 Helix
Fishman Aura Spectrum Acoustic DI
BOSS GT-8

Main Guitars:
Ibanez S7420FM-TW 7-String
Ibanez RG1527BK Prestige 7-String
Ibanez RG7621 7-String
Ibanez S2120XAV Prestige w/Piezo Acoustic
Ibanez AEL207E 7-String Acoustic

In Ear System:
Shure P3TRA215CL PSM300
Behringer Powerplay P16-I & P16-M

Q: How did Fatal Havoc first form?
A: I started Fatal Havoc way back in 2005 as an industrial metal band. This is where you get songs like “Sickness of the Mind” and “Agony of it All”; those are very old songs. I took a break from it and started working on new music. Fatal Havoc was reformed seven years later, with new music I had written and after a successful search for a vocalist.

Q: Your live show is pretty crazy, reminds me of old 90s guitarist on stage. Do you warm up at all before shows?
A: I do some stretching on my legs and back before I hit the stage, but not that much.

Q: You have a stage move where you jump in circles while playing guitar, what do you call that?
A: That’s the ‘Whorenado’ and it is really fun, but hard, to do. There have been times where I fell off the stage, but the crowd loves it.

Twitter: @MyKIE_Havoc
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