In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Post-Hardcore band A Hero To Fall, from USA. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.
1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?
Coming up with the band name was a long process. In 2012, We had lists of hundreds of names over the course of a few months, all of which we all disagreed on. Eventually John, our drummer, sent a text with the name A Hero To Fall which at that point in time we were tired of trying to find a name and all agreed that A Hero To Fall would be our name.
2.Why did you want to play this genre?
We all grew up listening to metal and rock with bands such as Metallica, Rise Against, Tool, System of a Down, etc. Playing this genre came naturally and as we further learned how to play our instruments we continued to gain influence from modern bands such as blessthefall, Stick To Your Guns, Architects, and August Burns Red.
3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
Michael and I (Andrew) met in 7th grade PE class in 2006. The same year I began playing guitar and shortly after Michael picked it up as well. We started writing our own songs which was the starting point in developing our writing style. We would later meet John in late 2012 from an ad on craigslist of a drummer looking for people to start a music project with. We met up at his house and first practice we fell in love with his drumming.
4. Each band member favourite band?
Andrew: Too Close To Touch
John: Stick to Your Guns
Michael: August Burns Red
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
Inspiration can come at any moment, sometimes I'm in the car and I hear a melody in my head and I record it into my phone so I don't forget and then when I get home I then copy the melody on the guitar. Sometimes events in our life are reflected in our music and lyrics. For Example, the song Never Ending is based on a local fire that led to many people fleeing their homes, Lives We've Lived is about the hardships we experience in life and how they affect the person we have become whether it's for good or for bad.
6. Where was your last gig?
Last gig was on Jan. 19th at the Pit Stop Tavern in Denver, Colorado. We have been on a hiatus but are currently writing songs now.
7. Where would you like to act?
I personally would love to perform overseas in Europe such as England, France, Italy as well as Asian countries like Japan. We're all very interested in learning about different cultures and growing a relationship with the people that listen to our music at home and other countries.
8. Whom would you like to feature with?
John and I are both fans of Architects and Crossfaith. John would love to play with Stick to your Guns, A Day to Remember.
9. Whom not?
I don't think there is a band we wouldn't want to play with. As long as we're showing new people our music it's going to be amazing.
10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
Every show I know for a fact that we have some stage freight. Practice makes nervousness easier to use as energy for the performance. No matter how many shows we have performed we always have pre-show jitters but we use that to get pumped. Usually we like to huddle in a circle and say things like "Go crazy" or "let's get it", for the most part we have the mentality to just have fun with it. We're playing music that we love to play, at the end of the day we want people who have never heard of us to say that we were energetic and that they had fun with us because that's why we do it.
11. What bands have inspired you the most?
In the beginning, band such as Rise Against and A Day To Remember were big influences for us but as we expanded our tastes we started finding interest in a lot more metalcore bands. Of course, we gather influences from many different genres as well. Michael and I both have classical music experience which I believe in many of the songs that are yet to be released are a result of that influence with many string and piano melodies.
12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?
We have yet to encounter a weird experience. We'll keep you updated ;)
13. What do you think of your fans?
We love and appreciate anyone who listens to our music, whether it's positive feedback or negative feedback it's all good. What matters to us is that people take the time out of their day to listen to a song we spent time making or even the time to write a message or just a simple share or like goes a long way to let us know that we're doing something that we love to do that positively affects someone else and for us that is really special.
14. What do you think of our site?
I think it's sick to be able to share and compose a list of different bands that I may not have discovered otherwise. I appreciate those who have a passion for something and want to spread it with others who also share the same passion. We are artists who just want to get our art out there so I'm glad for sites such as Breathing the Core.
15. Something to add?
We're just a group of friends playing music we love and we look forward to releasing more music and hopefully meeting more of you. Fill free to hit us up anytime we try to respond to everyone and check us out on our social medias.