A Q&A with Past The Fall


Power trio with twin vocals, here’s Past the Fall…

What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
The latest release is called From Insanity’s Ruin, it really was a milestone for us where we did completely what we wanted to do and finally came together to find our groove/sound/songwriting as a well-oiled unit.

What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
It was completely self-produced and the learning curve of that journey was a blessing and a curse at the time. Suffice it to say it was a difficult birth at times! But that freedom of not being on the clock gave us an opportunity to really hone and find our own personality and make it cohesive on the record.

Who produced the release – what did they bring to it? If you produced it yourselves what do enjoy most about producing your own material?
So it was produced between the 2 of us (Me (Will), and Thomas) with Thomas taking the engineer and main producer role. I think the greatest thing is actually creating an ego-free space to have honest conversations and try new and different things and not be afraid to throw them out if they don’t work.

What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
Well emotionally that’s up to the listener and their connection, hopefully our directness stirs what it stirs in us, in them. Philosophically the intent has always been to reflect real issues and experiences in our own lives that have occurred and ended those messages with hope, even if it’s just a catharsis.

How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
So usually the song starts life on the guitar first. And maybe it has a few key vocal hooks coming out at the same time. Then, the drums are written, then the bass, and then finally the Vocals. We do a lot of idea sharing via file share so we can send initial ideas back and forth quickly so we can work every day. Then we get together in the studio to really hammer out the final ideas and obviously record.

What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
It’s probably a melting pot of all our influence and musical loves. We never write to sound like someone, always the intention is- what’s in our hearts and minds? But I think it undeniably comes out through our personality all the music we resonate with emotionally.


What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
I’d really like to do a full-on tour of the States. We did a couple of shows in Austin and Houston on the end of our Mexican tour. But a full-on coast-to-coast would be epic! Also, Japan would be cool as its culture is so radically different in many ways.

If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Probably ‘Beholden’. Its kinda a greatest hits of all the things we do best, well balanced into one hard-hitting track.

What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
We’re working on new music as we speak. And this stuff is really next level, I’m immensely proud of From Insanitys Ruin but also very excited to use all our experience and knowledge to focus the laser beam with this new stuff. And that analogy also goes for our career. Constant growth is what spurs me on with the grind, and the musical intent and expression is what keeps my belly full. As long as we’re doing both and the fans still wanna hear it, I’ll do it until I can’t do it anymore!

Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
We might just be the best Metal band you’ve never heard of. Keep your eyes and ears peeled because that’s probably gonna be changing very soon!

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