PAST THE FALL – interview
Interview with the British groove/grunge/thrash act PAST THE FALL, a band who has recently started to get a lot of attention for their intense and good balanced music but also live performances supporting big names in the genre. The below chat is to introduce the reader to their music, inspiration and plans for the future:
Introduce your band, and describe your latest release:
We’re PAST THE FALL a power trio based out of Cambridge that plays Epic groove metal with grungy sleaze. Our Debut Album is out now and is called ‘From Insanity’s Ruin’
What’s the hardest part about being a band in this day and age?
Probably the over saturation of music that’s online, it takes a lot more constant promotion and musicians are really becoming much more like content creators these days. That said its probably more or less what people had to do in the past in terms of marketing but I think most musicians just have to wear more hats these days in terms of roles.
When did you realise that your project had the potential to be much more than just a fun idea?
Probably when we started the song writing process for ‘From Insanity’s Ruin’ – we could feel that the quality of song writing was something that could stand toe to toe with the big boys. We’ve always had the gut feeling for the potential though since we started Past the Fall- that’s really what the project was about after all our previous bands and musical experiences.
Tell us about your latest release, why should we check it out?
It’s a dark album that’s dripping with groove and soul, and it covers a lot of dynamics. There’s screams, cleans, twin vocals, instrumentals, arena metal tracks, thrash vibes, grunge vibes, touch of prog in there too. Each track is really different and it’s not been handcuffed by trying to fit into a scene but its most definitely metal!
How does a song typically come together for you?
Mostly it starts with the guitar and vocal hooks to create the song idea, from there its drums next and then bass and finally vocals.
How would you describe your sound to an unfamiliar reader?
Epic groove metal with grungy sleaze.
What do you want listeners to take away from listening to your band?
That metal is still the number one art form when it comes to freedom of expression- musically and philosophically. Turned up to 11.
Where would you really like to tour that you haven’t done so yet, and why?
Well there’s 2 places that springs to mind, although technically we have played shows in the states I’d love to do a full blown coast to coast tour there, and also a Scandinavian tour- so many great metal bands and fans have come out of that region!
How would you say that the sound of your band has progressed over the years?
The new stuff we’re working on is much more focused and intense, its like we still have all the components of our previous record- but its been to the gym and got really ripped!
How excited are you for 2023, and what can fans expect from you?
It should be mega! In many ways! From Insanity’s Ruin helped us breakthrough to a new level and begin a learning process- the new album is the product of all that, its going to blow you away! We’re also releasing in a way that gives more to the fans more consistently and we’ll be hitting more festivals too.