Melodic Metal Project ELEMENT OF FATE Release “Night Winds” Single

ELEMENT OF FATE, a Melodic Metal project consisting of fantasy artist and vocalist, Carol Phillips, and guitarist/musician, Scott Loose (Stellar DeathWhile Heaven Wept, et al), have released new single “Night Winds” through Bravemusic. The single is available on all major streaming platforms, including the following:

ELEMENT OF FATE primarily draw influence from traditional metal bands, but leverage modern recording techniques to craft their unique sound. The music varies from high-energy thrashing to melodic and groovy, and the lyrics explore a range of fantasy-laden, mystical, and sci-fi storylines. Carol’s dynamic voice, paired with Scott’s passion for writing guitar riffs, creates a textured fusion of metallic and dream-like soundscapes. All of the music and releases are accompanied by Carol’s original artwork, which creates an even more immersive experience for the listener.


All music recorded at House Nine, and mastered by Greg Schwan at The Oak Lodge. Copyright 2023.


Carol Phillips: Vocals, Lyrics
Scott Loose: Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drum Programing

Individual Bios:

Carol Phillips is a fantasy artist and illustrator based in Portland, Oregon. She is a classically trained vocalist who began studying voice at age 13. She is primarily a lover of rock and heavy metal, but also enjoys singing many other styles of music. Her training and varied inspirations have allowed her to develop a very dynamic vocal range and tonality. Carol’s desire to explore all of the sounds and textures of the voice enables her to uniquely convey a story, and to emotionally connect with the listener. Element of Fate is her first foray into the world of songwriting and recording—merging her creative passion for both art and music, and fulfilling a life-long passion.

Scott Loose is a Washington, DC-based guitarist/musician and recording artist who has been writing music and playing in various rock/metal bands since the early 1990s. He has appeared on over 20 recordings, and has toured throughout the United States and Europe. Scott is also a founding member of the Bravemusic record label, whose motto is to create music “without boundaries” ( Scott is best known for his work with As the Sea PartsBraveDay of DepartureStellar Death, and While Heaven Wept.
Element of Fate on Spotify