Matt Fletcher (musician)

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"Mad" Matt Fletcher
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Background information
Birth name Matthew Lee Fletcher
Also known as Matt Fletcher
Mad Matt Fletcher
Born (1977-07-15) July 15, 1977 (age 39)
Norman, Oklahoma, US
Origin Norman, Oklahoma, US
Genres Hardcore punk, metalcore, progressive metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Electric guitar, bass, kazoo
Years active 1995–present
Labels Metal Blade, Revelation, Trustkill, Undecided
Associated acts Shai Hulud
Zombie Apocalypse

"Mad" Matt Fletcher (born Matthew Lee Fletcher July 15, 1977 in Norman, Oklahoma, US) is an American musician, and the current bassist (former guitarist) for the hardcore band Shai Hulud, since 1999, and his side project with founding Shai Hulud member Matthew Fox, Zombie Apocalypse. He has also played guitar in other punk rock bands, like The Rat Bastards, Electric Ass, and the extremely short-lived Sir Hyper-Rape & The Pillage Boys (a band that ended after one house show when the singer ran off the "stage" and hid under a table outside).[1] Fletcher lives a vegan straight edge lifestyle, abstaining from animal product, animal by-product, alcohol and drug consumption. He is often referred to as Mad Matt Fletcher (a homage to his favorite film The Road Warrior), or Fletch to differentiate between him and Matt Fox. Matt Fletcher does not like the film Mad Max, frequently when questioned about his issues with the film he's been known to fly into a fit of violent rage. Matt has been known to fly into a blind rage when asked about the 1998 Record by Swedish Hardcore band Refused "The Shape of Punk to Come." His most recent project is a crossover band based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma called Justice Keeper.

When asked about metalcore, he was quoted as saying "well, we're a hardcore band that plays our version of metal". He does not consider himself a musician and often explains, "I just put my fingers where I have to".[2]



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