@ASHAKA_ROCK: at first, ben didn't left the band, he was kicked out by the band cause he didn't do anyhting for the band. he didn't wrote anymore and didn't appear on any rehearsals. he stole money from the other bandmembers. and the reason why fran sang more then on the third record was the first sign that ben wasn't there... he did drugs and stuff. ben is the asshole and not fran.
What I can't understand is, if Francis had Biology as an outlet to do his own thing. Then why the hell did he feel the need to overtake every little aspect of FATA? Which in my opinion is why benji left the band and eventually led to the death of FATA. I like this side project, but Fran is one big asshole.
if you like fata's soft side (the song with melanie wills / autumn's monologue, shorts stories with tragic endings) then check scott's (former guitarist of FATA) current project "lullaby the storm" on their myspace site >>> http://www.myspace.com/lullabythestorm <<< the debut album "3 lanes painted red" will be released on november 10th, 2009 by 576 records. you can pre-order it now. support this project. it will be worth it.