Fasttaker

Fasttaker

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Fast Taker a four member band was created with one goal in mind, to bring Heavy Metal to the place it deserves.

Biography

Started in Puerto Rico and now permanently in Tampa, Florida.

Fast Taker is a heavy metal band with influences from Metallica, Manowar, Iron Maiden, Dio , Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, etc.

We have played with Megadeth, Mudvayne, and Nonpoint and are working on getting record deal soon.

FAST TAKER PASSES THE TEST!!!

Every issue, METAL EDGE spotlights a new/ unsigned band from the CD, so you can investigate further knowing they've passed the METAL EDGE head-through-the-wall test.

Here is what they had to say about us:
"You don't hear much about metal bands from Puerto Rico: Puya managed to break out during the nu-metal era, and they weren't half bad, but more traditional sounds haven't escaped the island very often. With a little luck, FAST TAKER, formerly of San Juan and currently based in Florida, will break that streak and become serious global contenders. Their classic (but not retro) sound recalls late '70s/early'80s Judas Priest, particularly Gabriel Colón's powerful vocals. He may not have Rob Halford's upper register (at least, he doesn't display it on "Loaded Army," the song heard on our CD), but he's got power and control and never reverts to guttural grunting. If you like Early Man, Saviours or the Sword, but wish they had a little more gloss to their sound, you're gonna love FAST TAKER. They're currently working on a full-length CD featuring former Manowar drummer Kenny "Rhino" Edwards."

-Phil Freeman

All Access Magazine December 2008 Issue!

All Access Music Magazine stopped by a "Metal Show" @The Haven, in Winter Park on November 1st . We thought we'd check it out. Here's what we witnessed.

It seems we missed the first band, but we came just in time for Fast Taker band from Tampa. This four piece band sounded really good. A mixture of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden all rolled into one. An awesome classic old school metal band. With on the money singing style vocals, something you don't see much of in this world of growling metal bands. Great lead guitar work, as well as some head bangin' bass and drums. These guys were a lot of fun to watch. They put on a really good performance . A "Great" band to watch and keep on eye on!

*** The new Album will be out soon. It will include 12 new and exciting tracks. ***

Check us out at these websites:

www.fasttaker.com

or

http://www.reverbnation.com/fasttaker

or

http://www.skullsnbones.com/profile/fasttaker

or Tweet at

http://twitter.com/Fasttaker

The band was created in Puerto Rico and is now permanently located in Tampa, Florida - USA.

Small Promo Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS8otBRwxp4

Our unmatched and sometimes controversial attitude has added to our shocking stage performance making us a true torchbearer in the Heavy Metal scene. Formed in 2003, but after several line-up changes, it wasn't until 2004 when the dream of the lead vocalist, Gabriel Colon and the bass player Hector Torres started to take form when they hooked up with one of the most genius guitar players they've seen (Yamil Gonzales) and weeks later a very experienced drummer is recruited (Jose Colon) to complete the line-up.

In October 2005, do to our quick success, Fast Taker was chosen to be the opening band for heavy metal legends MEGADETH.

Fast Taker is the only local heavy metal band to have so much exposure on Puerto Rico’s #1 rock radio station “Alfa Rock”, playing their hit single “I Can See” from their Ep released on July of 2005 for months, reaching the top 10 and staying there for 8 consecutive week’s.

In November 2005 Fast Taker was nominated for best heavy metal band in the second annual IXA awards celebrated in P.R., dedicated to all local entertainment.

On the first half of 2006 due to high public demand Fast Taker played in every corner of PR including Hard Rock Café and Puerto Rico’s convention center, headlining many metal festivals, making radio interviews and TV appearances.

We took the US by storm when we decided to move to Florida on the end of 2007, playing already in many great venues and the first ever Florida’s Nightmare Metal Fest that included many great bands like Cage, Avian, Disaster Peace and many more. 2008 looks to be very promising with many great shows to come and the release of our new album that will include 12 new and exciting tracks.

14th Annual Billboard Song Contest:

Billboard presented Fast Taker with an Honorable Mention for our song "I Can See"

Please visit them at www.billboardsongcontest.com

Fast Taker is proud to support our Troops!

We are very excited about our inclusion in a unique opportunity from Bare Metal Records. They have created a compilation CD that is being sent to our Troops, naming the project, "OPERATION: Rock Our Troops!" OPERATION: Rock Our Troops is now available for purchase on CDBaby.com, Tower.com, BestBuy.com, iTunes, as well as other outlets.

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Lyrics

I Can See

Written By: Gabriel Colon

No sense
in living poorly
when I got chances,
I’ll make you see well.
I clarified my doubts now
The people I will show how
there is no point in living
by the rules that they are giving.

They want to leave you blinded
so find the will to fight it.
The answer’s right in front of you,
a choice that can be real and true.

Ain’t no easy way,
nothing I can say.
Ain’t no easy way,
this is were I stay.

This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean that I can see.
This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean I finally see.

Everybody dies you know,
it may be quick, it may be slow.
There is no way to change that fact,
and no one will be coming back.

But people won’t accept this truth,
they’ll make up things with no real proof.
You think you’re more important than the rest,
but you’re no different than the other pest.

Ain’t no easy way,
nothing I can say.
Ain’t no easy way,
this is were I stay.

This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean that I can see.
This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean I finally see.

This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean that I can see.
This must only mean that I can see now,
this must only mean I finally see.

My Nature

Written By: Gabriel Colon

You’re gonna scream tonight baby.
You’re gonna bleed all right maybe.
We’ll have another fight you see.
I really don’t care.

Another one will come my way.
To me you’re really all the same,
But they will no forget my name,
I have to say.

Are you ready for what I’m gonna give?
It’s a wild time truth no one will forgive.
It’s the only way that I can ever live,
it’s what I choose.
So this is just a warning now,
the next time I see you around,
some rocking will be going down,
cause you’re all mine.

I’m about to lose control and you know it.
Oh, it feels so good I love it.
When I see someone I like
I go in.
This is my nature,
boy it’s my nature,
boy it’s my nature.

I laugh at everyone like you.
The things that I will put you through
I know that this is new to you
but not to me.
I only care about myself,
my belongings all my wealth.
I am the best and no one else
is at my league.
Happiness is what I feel and another kiss I steal.
Can’t believe that I am real,
the legend lives.
Of a man that has it all,
Fame, fortune and his balls.
You can see him walking tall,
on this stage.

I’m about to lose control and you know it.
Oh, it feels so good I love it.
When I see someone I like
I go in.
This is my nature,
boy it’s my nature,
boy it’s my nature.

Cry For Peace

Written By: Gabriel Colon

Violence you see every day
and you like it this way
while the good people pay
and the holy men pray for nothing.

Men with their sexual dreams
all the cynical schemes,
little children will scream,
but the father won see what happened.

Blame it on below,
never mind, just never mind it.
Blame it on below,
never mind, just never mind it.

Justice it never existed,
but we all resisted.
I guess that we missed it
‘cause our mind’s are twisted what is real.

Leaders don’t care about you
or what’s right or what’s true.
Nothing that we can do
can this ever improve with carnage.

Blame it on below,
never mind, just never mind it.
Will we ever know
how to live?

I cry for peace and respect.
We will never accept
all the things that are said
impossible?
With this monstrosity
and all hypocrisy
it is not meant to be.

How did it get so bad?
All the world’s going mad.
What little time we have
The end of humanity

Morals go down in the drain
Are you feeling the pain?
It will leave you insane
but your faith will remain or at least you’ll try.
Glory given to the liars
the one who inspire
a nation entire.
Why won’t retire? See them burn.

Blame it on below,
never mind, just never mind it.
Will we ever know
how to live?

I cry for peace and respect.
We will never accept
all the things that are said
impossible?
With this monstrosity
and all hypocrisy
it is not meant to be.

How did it get so bad?
All the world’s going mad.
What little time we have
The end of humanity

We must be strong let the good things live on.

Broken Dreams

Written By: Gabriel Colon

In the darkest night
I don’t know where to hide.
I lead my own life,
but I’m not satisfied.

Not for me,
not for me ,
in the end
it’s not for me.
Can’t you see,
oh can’t you see,
can’t you see it’s not for me?

Such hard feelings in my mind
it’s what you will find.
Wrong decisions, the wrong time,
freedom is unkind.

In the brightest day
nothing goes my way.
All I see is rain,
no one knows my name.

Can’t be true,
can’t be true,
Is there something I can do?
Can’t be true, can’t be true,
then again there’s nothing new.

Such hard feelings in my mind
it’s what you will find.
Wrong decisions, the wrong time
freedom is unkind.

Broken dreams and broken heart,
loveless from the start.
Broken dreams and broken heart,
loveless from the start.

Broken dreams and broken heart,
loveless from the start.

Everything just fell apart,
fell apart.

Hopeless Addict

Written By: Gabriel Colon

What is this inside me?
Oh, I don’t know.
Why can’t I just break free?
I don’t know.

No, it’s in my heart,
it’s in my soul,
it’s in my eyes see them as they glow,
when I take the streets
Oh, every night
and moonlight shinning the time is right.
Don’t make me stop,
it’s much too late,
I don’t feel tired.

What’s it all about
I’m coming out,
it’s all a game
you’ll be the same
and you know it’s wrong
as you slowly
feel your body leave.

I will take you higher,
it’s all a show.
Come feel the fire,
come on, come on, come on.

Ride with me forever
and put you’re worries aside.
I know you are enjoin yourself
with laughter in the skies

Yes the night still young,
I start to run,
the engines roaring and the morning sun
falls from above,
I want your love
and when it’s done well then my problems solved.
And then it’s time to go,
now take it slow
go with the flow only the years will show what is all about
I’m coming out,
it’s all a game
you’ll be the same
and you know it’s wrong
as you slowly
feel your body leave.

I will take you higher,
it’s all a show.
Come feel the fire,
come on, come on, come on.

Fly
to the essence of my soul
were we never will grow old
and the wind will softly blow.
One more time,
One more time,
One more time,
One last time.

I will take you higher,
it’s all a show.
Come feel the fire,
come on, come on, come on.

Mark My Words

Written By: Gabriel Colon

Time to destroy all the kings and the queens
they wont mean anything anymore
by our own flames we will burn everything
and our hatred we not be ignored

The sound and the rage that we have to engage
Will devour those who will not repent
and the end is so near for the ones we hold dear
no they wont understand we wont have a friend

Vengeance is coming

Mark my words before we are through
Ill cast a shadow on you
For the power and for glory
We will bleed till it all comes true

Now that you’ve seen what is deep within me
I demand that you show some respect
When the damage is done and our enemies are gone
We’ll become everything you reject

Vengeance is coming

Mark my words before we are through
Ill cast a shadow on you
For the power and for glory
We will bleed till it all comes true

I will not give up my soul in live or in my death
And so as I sing these words we’ll burn till
Our last breath

Loaded Army

Written By: Gabriel Colon

I look around my world and think about what gets me through
The city lights and those crazy nights
They show me what I have to do
The first shot in my head will tell me that the party is just beginning
So all you fuckers listen well cause today is a day of killing
I feel my head burst in to flames
My eyes are blind and I'm insane

I'm in my throne I'm not alone
The loaded army has reached their home
It's getting late and if you take the bait
Your very soul will be raped

Don’t ask me stupid questions
Off course I know what I want
I'm not concerned in living long
Or what is right or wrong

now shut your mouth
and ride with us
as we go down here
theres no reason to run or hide
cause the world`s always living in fear

I think we are taking it to the limit
We are on the verge off jumping in

Im in my throne im not alone
The loaded army has reach their home
Is getting late and if you take the bait
Your very soul will be raped

Taking it to the limit
Taking it to the limit the mother fucking limit baby
Taking it to the limit

Welcome To My World

Written By: Gabriel Colon

Looking for pleasures and constant excitement born to be wild and no longer a child, the world is your playground but there are no rules here, dance to the rythum and the beat of the heart, eyes seeking beauty and your mind is now flying, no need to hurry cause the night is still young, your body is joined by another so sudden feel the exctasy and lust in the air, welcome to my world this is the beginning nothing is sacred in my way of living, love me when ever or hate me for ever, give your all now, give in to me or just leave your blood is so hot and the music`s inside you, move a little closer I got something for you, now were are alone and you know what you are doing. licking the gun and the fun has begun oh my god am I what you were searching, the sirens tell me I was just what you needed, no holding back and you know what I mean babe, united we came and expressed all our love, welcome to my world this is the beginning nothing is sacred in my way of living, love me when ever or hate me for ever, give your all now, give in to me or just leave.

Pumping Butterfly Boogie

Written By: Gabriel Colon

I'm going somewhere but I don’t know were but that’s all right cause I really don’t care what ever happen is not up to me, I'm moving so fast that I cannot see, it's so amazing what you can do when you got absolutely nothing to lose so if you re worried just stay where you are, cause in the end you wont get far, this is the road to anywhere, bring on the action we are going full speed ahead, we are the under dogs that don’t give a damn and satisfaction is all that runs through my head, we got the hole world in our filthy hands we got no family we are on our own with pumping fury we'll die alone and I got nothing at all to give I don’t want to anyways I just want to live, this is the road to anywhere, bring on the action we are going full speed ahead, we are the under dogs that don’t give a damn and satisfaction is all that runs through my head, we got the hole world in our filthy hands.

Find My Home

Written By: Gabriel Colon

FIND MY HOME

Waking up with a new sensation
I have never felt this way before
It's a difficult situation
Leave all I have now, Look for a way out

I want to follow my path now
I have to search for my star now
Don't want to wait I have to go now
It's time to embrace it, It's time to embrace it

It's in my heart, It's in my soul
It's something I cannot control
To find myself I have to sacrifice it all
And find my home

I have nothing if not my vision
It's a very long way for me to go
Whatever comes wont take away my reason
To overcome this and I will know then

I want to follow my path now
I have to search for my star now
Don't want to wait I have to go now
It's time to embrace it, It's time to embrace it

It's in my heart, It's in my soul
It's something I cannot control
To find myself I have to sacrifice it all
And find my home
Find my home

Discography

EP - Fasttaker

Streaming - "Mark My Words"
"Loaded Army"
"Pumping Butterfly Boogie"
"Find My Home"
"I Can See"
"My Nature"
"Cry For Peace"
"Hopeless Addict"
"Broken Dreams"

Songs - "Mark My Words"
"Loaded Army"
"Pumping Butterfly Boogie"
"I Can See"
"Hopeless Addict"
"Cry For Peace"
"Broken Dreams"
"My Nature"
"Reaching For Nothing"
"Morir En El Asfalto"

Radio Airplay - "I Can See"
" Hopeless Addict"

Compilation CD for Brutal Noise:
http://www.puertorock.com/

Compilation CD for our Troops.
www.baremetalrecords.com

Bare Metal Records is an independent record label based in central Ohio. Please visit them at www.baremetalrecords.com to learn about them and this opportunity.

Half the profits from online CD sales will be donated to Anysoldier.com to help support their
efforts. Anyone can get "OPERATION: Rock Our Troops!" online at www.CDBaby.com as they become available.

We are also very proud of our feature with MyCoke.com and MyTracks.com

COKE has built a massive online community, and they want to connect today’s best new artists with over 7 MILLION registered music fans!!!

Coke has made new music the centerpiece of their official web site www.MyCoke.com, and they have asked their official online music partner www.MyTracks.com to select 6 new artists every month. These hand-picked artists are featured for a month on MyCoke.com and MyTracks.com.

Thank you to Pixy103 for featuring us on thier Homegrown Sunday Show with Suzanne Tonaire 8pm-10pm, this Sunday October 29, 2006.

Please visit Pixy at www.pixy103.com for great rock from the Cape Cod, MA area.

Set List

We have 30, 45 and 60 minute set lists.

Prefer not to do covers, however, we have songs from Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queen, Manowar, etc.