Shaped by Fate

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Shaped by Fate
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Shaped By Fate in Berlin, Germany, 2011
Background information
OriginSouth Wales, UK
Years active2001-2012
MembersLuke Grahame
Richey Beckett
Lee Jenkins
Paul Fortescue
Carl Richards
Past membersBen Duffin-Jones
Gareth Eveliegh
Nic Smalls
Owen Weeks
Jay Thurley

Shaped by Fate is a five-piece metalcore band from South Wales, UK. It was lauded as "the future of British Metalcore" by Kerrang! magazine which described the band's music as "some of the tastiest, heaviest, most shredding metal this island's seen in a long time".[1]


Shaped by Fate toured across the UK and Europe with the likes of Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, The Chariot, Every Time I Die, Becoming the Archetype, Bury Your Dead, Raging Speedhorn, Funeral for a Friend and Sikth.

After a series of EPs, Shaped by Fate released their debut album The Unbeliever in 2007 through In At The Deep End Records and digitally via Distort Entertainment. The album was recorded in Foel Studios, Wales, with Andrew Schneider.

The band released a limited edition DVD filmed during the Parkway Drive Tour at the end of 2008, entitled Riffage and Wreckage.

In early 2011 Shaped by Fate signed a deal with Siege of Amida Records to release their second album (four years in the making) entitled I Fear The World Has Changed.[2]


  • Paul Fortescue - vocals (2006–present)
  • Luke Grahame - guitar (2001–present)
  • Richey Beckett - guitar (2001–present)
  • Lee Jenkins - bass (2001–present)
  • Carl Richards - drums (2007–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Ben Duffin-Jones - vocals (2001–2006)
  • Gareth Eveliegh - drums (2001–2003)
  • Nic Smalls - drums (2003)
  • Owen Weeks - drums (2003–2005)
  • Jay Thurley - drums (2005–2007)


  • Shaped By Fate (Demo 2002)
  • The Fire Which In The Heart Resides (split EP, Mighty Atom Records, 2004)
  • Brightest Lights Cast The Darkest Shadows (EP, Beniihana Records, 2005)
  • The Unbeliever (LP, In At The Deep End Records, 2007)
  • I Fear The World Has Changed (LP, Siege of Amida Records, 2012)


  • They Told Me You Were Dead (2008)


  1. ^ Kerrang! No. 1208, May 03, 2008, Introducing... Shaped By Fate. Cardiff monster metal crew set to 'break' the nation. p.10.
  2. ^ Shaped By Fate @

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