Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life being you an interview with melodic metalcore band, Fathom Farewell.
1. Hello! Thank you for taking the time to chat to us. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started.
We’re a group of musicians who have prioritized music in our lives and are working diligently to make performing our original music for as many people as possible our full time career. There have been a few different lineups with Alex Cohen the vocalist as the consistent member throughout. Initially forming in 2015 with the lineup that wrote and recorded the Drowning Limits EP. Our music has evolved greatly with every release and we encourage new listeners to begin with either the Kraken EP or our new upcoming single, “Vitriol” dropping June 13th.
2. Someone comes to you and asks you to sum up what kind of music you play – what do you tell them?
We play melodic metalcore with big choruses that covers a wide spectrum delving into hard rock and sometimes even tech death.
3. What’s currently going on in your camp? New releases? Tours? Etc.
We’re prepping a bunch of new music for release. The first single we’re dropping is called “Vitriol” and it will be launching on June 13th, so very close to dropping new music. Can’t talk much about what’s past that, but there is definitely a lot of work happening behind the scenes right now in preparation for the future.
4. What has been the most positive experience of making music to date for you?
Releasing our latest EP, “Kraken” and seeing the response to that both at shows and online has been excellent. Also headlining the Worcester Palladium upstairs and packing the room out with hundreds of our friends and family members three times now was amazing.
5. Likewise, what has been some of the more challenging aspects and how have you overcome them?
Just trying to maximize the reach of our music is exhausting and extremely difficult. New obstacles present themselves almost daily, so I’d say keeping up with the modern industry has proven our toughest obstacle to date, but the work is being done and we’re going to take this to the next level and beyond.
6. How do you handle the modern expectations of being in a band? Always online, having to put out content constantly, your success measured in likes and follows?
It’s a symptom of a bigger problem within our society, however it is also a harsh reality of the business. We simply keep looking for new ways to make it interesting. We got some cool stuff up our sleeves for the future of our online presence. But social media is exhausting so we do our best to just stay up on what’s relevant to our business.
7. What’s something that really ‘grinds your gears’ about the industry/business these days and what would you propose is done to combat it?
The way everything not just in our industry, but in every industry, has become so reliant on social media and the public opinions of people who most of the time don’t even follow what you do, but rather just exist in your orbit to bring you down when they disagree with your opinion or what’s presented in your art. That’s also a symptom of a bigger issue in our society, but people need to learn to just keep on scrolling when they see something they don’t enjoy and rather engage with things that make them feel positive.
8. Speaking directly to listeners – what would you ask they do to help support your music?
Come to shows if you’re local to any of our dates once they are announced! And in the mean time, streaming all our music on spotify or your chosen streaming platform is always extremely helpful. We also have our music available for sale on bandcamp and all purchases there go directly toward our band fund.
9. Outside of the music, what’s do you do to relax?
Gaming, martial arts and working out in general. Our drummer snowmobiles and boats.
10. Where can people find you?
We have everything right here at this link.