Perth, Western Australia, AUS

A plane crashing in drop tuning


Fractious was formed in early 2003 and has spent the last few years developing their sound from a raw rock to a more progressive alternative metal sound with a change in drummer and the addition of guitarists in between 2006 and 2007. As soon as the new lineup was solidified Fractious went into recording under the name of In A Moment and released their first EP "Change is the Catalyst" in Nov 2006 which has had all of its 8 tracks featured at number 1 on the number1music charts at some point in time as well as enjoying playing to crowd of close to 400 people at their CD launch at the Amplifier in November 2006.
Fractious's influences have been said to be a mixture of Faith No More, Meshuggah, Deftones, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Slayer and Sepultura. Distorted heavy vocals sporadically interlaced with clean melodies with an assortment of timing and tempo changes, rock induced riffs sedated with episodes of ambience and polyrhythmic drums.
Fractious have had the pleasure of playing in support of some high quality interstate touring bands such as: Sydney bands Fingerprint Resistant and Beretta Justice, Melbourne band Sydonia as well as Brisbane based band Dead Letter Circus. Fractious have also succeeded in reaching the semi finals in the 2006 National Campus Bands Competition as well as taking part in the Kalamunda Show and the Yac It Up all ages festival alongside Little Birdy and Red Jezabel in 2005.
Fractious also embarked on 2 Southwest Tours of Western Australia and are planning an up north tour plus a tour over East in the first half of 2010.
Fractious are currently working on material for their new album which will be released early 2010.


Six Degrees

Written By: Jon Mazzardis

so in this darkened everlasting vigil
why should there be comfort in medicated thoughts
an illusion of simple solutions to keep us
thinking we're one and the same
so take these assiduous dreams of awake
and wash them down with what ever it take
to dissolve all of which
keeps us sane
push us ahead
if i could only find a way
to justify all that remains
chasing metastatic memories
which continue to contaminate
with every thought a corrosive conscious
contorting all that was to stimulate the pain
into perpetuality
it's only in grief we find ourselves sustained
in six degrees


The Isolator Single -released 2005
Change is the Calalyst LP - released 2006
*various tracks off "Change is the Catalyst" are listenable and downloadable off the following website:

Various songs off "Change is the Catalyst" are being played on Critical Mass (92.1 RTRFm, Western AUstralia)
"Tectonic" is recently being played by Heritage FM
(107.3FM - Perth, Western Australia) on tuesday nights as part of their program "Anger Management"

Fractious have recently been chosen as band of the week for the Autopsy Report ( the track "Warning Shot"

"The Users Guide to Longevity" is current receiving
airplay on The Last Exit for the Lost (93.5FM / 105.5FM Ithaca, NY)

"Warning Shot" is also currently featured on a couple of U.S based compilations:
Kill City volume 1 -272 Records
Serendipity Sounds Sampler CD -Serendipity Sounds

Set List

A set can last between 30min to an hour.
The occassional cover may be thrown in now and then as long as it fulfils one of two requirements; heavy and progressive :)