As the doors to the world opened after the dark night of 2020, a new group screamed onto the music scene with the ferocity of a caged tiger. Fractured emerged from the pit of the pandemic after bassist, Phil Witz and drummer, Rich Przytula joined founding members Robert Brooks, vocals, Dave Faires, guitar, and Brian Smith, guitar to collaborate on creating a sound that matched the longing for freedom that the men felt.
Hard slamming rock and roll infused with raw emotion, and real men with real guitars came together creating a sound that speaks to the heartbeat of America and combines the classic vocal influences of classic rhythm and blues and rock and roll with the driving rhythms and riffs of alternative metal. Fractured merges a gap in the collective consciousness of those who feel the everpresent heartbeat of this country and the call of the open road. The sound cuts through time as it cuts through your soul.
The music itself is a true collaboration written by all five members of Fractured. Each man brings to the table his experience, story and influences making music that speaks to everyone. In 2012, Robert was working on a solo project and was given the unique opportunity to work with members of the centennial Olympic rock band, Swamp Juice, where he met and befriended guitarist Brian Smith. Together they started working on music with the idea that true collaboration could tell a story that was as raw and organic as they were. Brian called in longtime friend and sometimes rival, Dave Faires, to help fill out the growing beast that would become Fractured. But it wasn’t until the world had come to a screeching halt with the emergence of a global pandemic that the last two members, Phil Witz and Rich Przytula came together to form a band that Bobby Moose of American Discomfort said will “…open up a 55 gallon drum of rock and pour it all over ya!”
Fractured burst onto the scene with real rock and roll without all the bells and whistles. You won’t find any synthesizers in this band, only hard driving, melt your face rock and roll. But for all the grit and gravel in their sound, the men themselves are known for being as genuine as their sound. Fractured has been offering live feed videos of their performances as the pandemic started to wind down that allowed them to connect to the people in a way that made their fans feel alive and showed them that hope and life were just a heartbeat away. Giving back to their fans and community is part of what makes Fractured an outstanding group. They drag anyone who hears them into a universe, the Fractured universe, where all things are possible. Fans from all over the country drive, ride and fly to see them live, and the band takes that dedication and gives back. They have organized an event called Fractured Presents and a Hometown Heroes event benefiting charities from the Wounded Warrior Project to help provide support for a local child who had been injured
Something about Fractured brings people together. They inspire people to stand up, to come together, and to search for the freedom we are all longing to find. Music has always been the backdrop of the wind blowing through your hair as you explore the forgotten highways of this country. Fractured has tapped into the spirit of everyman, and will bring you rocking into the future.