Thank you so much for your time! Can you introduce yourself and tell us your role in Fortunes Fool?

Thank you for asking us to do this! My name is Phoenix and I am the vocalist of Fortune’s Fool.

Can you explain meaning behind Filth and how you got easy money to be featured on the song?

  Self titled album art     

Self titled album art  

Filth is essentially a song pertaining to my distaste with people who involve themselves in the scene for all the wrong reasons. I’m talking about those who waltz in because they miss high school drama spicing up their lives. The assholes who hide behind hardcore because it’s the only other place they can be bullies. Those who think it’s a fashion show, a battle of the egos, the pompous individuals who use it as a social ladder. Going to shows and being a part of something like this for ingenuine reasons sort of negates the whole purpose of hardcore. First and foremost it’s about the music and how it makes you feel/how you relate, it should always be. Then of course there’s things like friendships you make within it. In my opinion its crucial to keep the vision of music itself as the most important, because the culture can and Will ruin it for you at certain points. The only thing that’s kept me in hardcore for this long is reminding myself what I was there for in the first place. Our old drummer Matthew was the main reason we were able to get Easy Money on the track because he was roommates with one of them during his time living in Arizona. I am also from Arizona so it’s super neat to have musicians from my home state be a part of something we create. Easy Money hustles and I appreciate that about them.

 I know your fall tour wrapped up earlier this month and you have Snow and Flurry next month. I want to know if you have any plans to come to Southern California?

We just hit two dates in Northern Cali on that fall tour and they were a couple of our best dates! Granted I had bronchitis and could barely do vocals, everyone was jamming and we met so many great people. It was very difficult to get anything booked in SoCal due to a lack of connections out there, so if you have any to send our way we’d be 100% down to book something once we can get our hands on a reliable van!

 Speaking of Snow and Flurry, what band are you looking forward to most on the fest?

That’s so hard to answer as I am absolutely stoked on almost everyone minus the couple bands on the bill I’ve never heard of. We’re playing with a lot of friends and it’s the tightest shit. But if I have to choose I’m gonna say Stepping Stone, Ruse, or Capitol Offense (sorry I legit can’t choose haha). We were supposed to play with Stepping Stone at Hard Times but they couldn’t make it so I’ve been ready since July to see them.

 I love the fact that Fortunes Fool is on This is CO Local, Vol.1. I love seeing everyone come together to support and help promote the entire scene. Are there any bands from your area that aren’t on the comp that we should be listening to?

Yes the CO Local Comp is genius!! Shout out to Schylar Woods for taking a step towards bridging the genre gaps. This comp gave people a chance to check out something new, and the artists on it were able to pull for one another. Y’all should MOST DEFINITELY check out Dead Set, Lockjaw, Line Brawl, Remain and Sustain, Dream Hearse, Dreamcast, Lonely Bones, and Stoic (they’re sort of local? part local part Wyoming local but y’know, still groovy). Some of them are not as currently active as others but if you see their name on a flyer go support!

Do you have any merchandise for sale online?

 Unfortunately we are trying to recover from all the mishaps on our last tour. That being said, we are completely out of merch and saving up money for another run. I will be making an online store available as soon as we can get the order in. If you give our social media platforms a like you can be up to date when all of this ensues.

 What are you thoughts on the band Fight Like Hell?

I’ve never been an avid listener of Fight Like Hell so I can’t say much but it’s quality music for sure. The older stuff I listen to is All Out War, Gorilla Biscuits, Earth Crisis, Strife, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, H20, Death Before Dishonor, and etc.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview. If there’s anything you want tho plug, the floor is yours. 

Thank you again for choosing us to be on your blog, it means the world! Hopefully we can play in SoCal soon and meet ya. I’d like to play with a few bands down there, Frusrated being one of them if they are sticking it out.


I want to thank Brittany Hagood for putting this together! Group chat always coming together to get things done! Also the live shot photo is taken by Jacki Vitetta! Check out her website! Thank you again for stopping by!