Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with alternative metal band, Falling Giant.
1. How did you get started as a band?
The birth of the ‘Falling Giant’ was an event strongly desired by fate.
Maybe I’m a bit megalomaniac to think this, but the events were served to us on a silver platter.
Luke, Filippo and Tucci (respectively lead guitar, rhythm guitar and bass of the band) had a project started from high school.
They had had several problems with the singers and could not find a balance to keep the project going.
I (who writes is Gaetano, frontman of the band) had a very particular project to my credit. I was constantly looking for a musical project that could be in line with my wishes and while the boys were looking for a singer, I found myself sharing a project that did not give me peace of mind.
They wanted to do 80s rock and didn’t want to hear more. So I let them go and went in search.
I had passed the audition for the Academy of Cinema in Rome and during an audition I found an ad written by Filippo on which it was written that they were looking for a singer.
After taking a picture of the ad I waited three months before calling them. We made an appointment and fell in love immediately. This is how Falling Giant was born, destiny wanted us to unite.
2. How would you describe your sound?
In writing I try to follow the three pillars that now characterize the literary universe of the band.
Elegant. Dark. Sensual.
So the sound of the band I would call it elegant, dark and sensual.
This also derives a lot from the compositional choices that Luke has been making lately. We found a very similar creative feeling.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Everyone in the band draws on their idols.
The bands that inspire us the most are bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Alter Bridge, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Bring me The Horizon, Muse, A Perfect Circle …
We come from a very large landscape precisely because each of us in the band listens to completely different things.
This is great wealth.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
The wonderful thing about being part of this new and mysterious streams discography is that we can have a powerful medium in our hands that allows us to make our music known to everyone. Surely the streams and views market is particular, and having lost the charm of the physical copy that allowed you to understand humanly and really how many people really bought your CD, is a bit strange. But in this mechanism there is the possibility of entering the market for independent bands like ours.
And it is thanks to a Youtube channel (Montage Rock) that people are discovering us.
With the single Hades we have exceeded a million views and it is a song that grinds excellent daily streams for a band of our caliber.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Each of us in the band looks for human and artistic inputs to place within our world.
We love going to the cinema, to the theater, to attend literary circles (lately we have been taking a lot of ideas from slam poetry).
Personally, when I don’t make music, I can be found on some film set, inside a theater, or inside a fencing room.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
With our Deadfall Management managers, Damian and Roberto, we are planning a lot of things.
As a band we are taking that step that uproots us from the underground and makes us look out to a wider catchment area.
We are planning live events, openings, festivals, the release of the new album… But this will be known as soon as the certainties are intact and we will communicate it on our social channels.