With a new album out just a couple of months ago, from the frozen wastelands of Russia (well, pretty cold at this time of year anyway) – Fallcie…
We are from Saint Petersburg, Russia.
How did you meet?
In fact we changed name from Nu-Nation after signing a female singer in 2017.
How long have you been playing as a band?
Around 1 1/2 years as Fallcie.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
The word Fallcie doesn’t exist in any language. There’s Fal’cie in Final Fantasy, so we changed it a bit :)
What are your influences?
Mostly they come from 90s: Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, and old school metal bands on the other hand: Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica. Also black metal bands like Emperor, Dark Funeral, Marduk.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
Usually we are tagged as ‘female fronted metal’. It’s difficult to be unique nowadays, but I believe that our kind of music that consists of very brutal and intense music (a lot of blast beats, heavy riffs, breakdowns, etc) and very melodic parts, mixed with female clean voice and extreme vocals aren’t very often met.
Do you have any particular lyrical themes?
We don’t really. The lyrics are different, some of them are very abstract, some dark. We have some songs about space. But we’d like to think our lyrics motivate people to become better and think about what it going on around them.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
I’ve never seen our show from the crowd! We always try to make intense shows and give as much energy as we can. I don’t really know how many shows we played in total, in 2018 I think there were around 80 shows.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
During our last tour our singer was seriously sick for a week, and we played instrumental sets. It was a hard and crazy decision, but people enjoyed the shows.
What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?
We have some contracts with a few brands. I use Aviator guitars, Seymour Duncan pickups. The bass player and I play Ernie Ball strings and use InTune guitar picks. Our singer uses Sennheiser mics, drummer plays on Zhukov Handcrafted Drums snare and uses Leonty drumsticks.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Apart from the brands I mentioned before we are in collaboration with Freak Butik streetwear clothing brand.
What are your plans for 2019?
Mostly touring, we are already confirmed for some summer open-air festivals in Europe, looking forward.
If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!
Difficult question about a main headliner. I’d choose Korn! And the opener will be Depths Of Kronos for sure, these Dutch guys are killing it! We had a show with them last October, and they were awesome!
From previous Band of the Day, Amycanbe: What do you think of Italian music?
I suppose we are talking mostly about metal scene. I don’t really know a lot of Italian bands, the best for me are Lacuna Coil and Fleshgod Apocalypse. We didn’t play many shows in Italy, so I haven’t seen many Italian bands. But I’m pretty sure there should be very good bands!
From another BotD, Calling For Eden: What has been your most successful method of marketing and fan reach? What is the #1 thing for an emerging band to do to reach potential fans outside of their known circles?
The most important thing is to make good music, have good production and release good videos. To try doing your best every time – in studio, on a stage. And of course touring abroad to reach new fans.
And from The Blend: What do you put on your toast?
I eat toast only when touring! Usually there are salami and cheese on a bread. And Algerian sauce for sure!