-Interview- Feast on the Fallen (3/3/22)

Feast on the Fallen talks about their new music, the PA music scene and much more.


From: Pennsylvania
Sounds like: Metal

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Feast on the Fallen" and is there any meaning behind it?

Half of the band (Steve & Kareem) played in a band previously in our area and Pat and I played in another band. When both of those projects ended, we were both searching around for musicians to play with. We got together, jammed out, found our sound and Feast on the Fallen was born. I (Randall) proposed the band name after we had a few different ideas bouncing around and we all thought that it fit pretty well. The name is actually derived from a card from the trading card game "Magic: The Gathering" and depicts a morbid scene of a horde of zombies slaughtering a horseman. If you search the name on Google it's a pretty solid mix of that card and us.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

Our music is not only geared to the horror theme but it also goes out to the ones who have ever felt angry, beaten and alone. No matter how broken in the gutter you feel and no matter how much you've ever felt lied to by society, there is someone who gets it.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

Bone-Crushing, Chaotic, Aggressive.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

Slipknot, Crowbar & Cannibal Corpse would be the ultimate goal.

5. How has Covid affected what you do as a band?

Covid happened to hit right when we were beginning to write / record our last EP "S.C.A". It sucked because we had to cancel all of our shows for that year but it gave us a lot more time to focus on creating the music, so we made the best of it.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Metal?

There are a ton of really cool upcoming bands out there who are creating their own unique and diverse sounds so that's honestly really cool. Meanwhile the big guys are getting the recognition they deserve from metal fans young and old so it's a very transformational time.

7. What’s the current music scene like locally there in Pennsylvania?

There are great bands all over the state. You've got the heavy Western PA titans like Icarus Witch, Code Orange, Zao and Eternal Sleep (just to name a few) but there are so many cool bands of all genres that are killing it out here. Here in Pittsburgh we've got a lot of ambitious people and venues who love to keep the flow of things going.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

It is what it is. It sucks that artists don't necessarily get what they deserve for their work but these companies know that streaming music is now the staple method in order to be heard by a mass audience. We split our yearly earnings of $0.18 evenly.

9. What’s next for Feast on the Fallen?

We're currently in the studio finishing up our full length album set to release sometime this year. On top of that we have a ton of cool shows, small tours and festivals coming up. Now that the world is somewhat normal again we're ready to get back to the grind.

10. Any shoutouts?

Much love to our recording engineer Jay Ruetschi, Everyone at First Angel Media & BTMX, Black Forge Coffee House, Preserving Underground, Pyre Press, Everyone Hates Everything, ShitDicks, 9 Stitch Method, It Lives, Spank Byte, The Breathing Process, Riparian, all of the incredible bands we've shared the stage with, everyone who's ever given us a chance on shows, all of our awesome listeners and all of our friends and family.