Falling Red Launch Fundraising Drive For Sophomore Album ‘Empire Of The Damned’
March 18, 2013
UK rockers Falling Red have finally begun writing their new sophomore album entitled ‘Empire Of The Damned’ and want their fans to be a huge part of the whole process. A fundraising campaign has been set up at www.pledgemusic.com/projects/fallingred and already the band have reached 99% of their goal.
By pledging money you will get the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Shae The Faith’ album as soon as it’s done, and along the way you will be able to access exclusive updates from writing sessions through to the studio reports and some backstage area access from shows. Fans only need to pledge £8 to get the download album, but you’ll also find Falling Red have some rather fantastic exclusives in the PledgePlus section. As well as helping Falling Red fund their new album, the band will also donate 2% of any money raised after the goal is reached to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.
Falling Red are a band that formed in the Cumbrian border town of Carlisle in 2007. Born of a passion for stadium rock bands such as KISS and Metallica, the band developed their own style and began writing their own material. Quickly wanting to make their mark on the music industry, the band gigged relentlessly before signing a management deal with Raz White Entertainment (April 2009). The band signed to Rocksector Records in Oct 2009 and released their official debut album ‘Shake The Faith’ in March 2010. The album received critical acclaim throughout the rock press — an unexpected fan of the band being Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) who particularly liked the track “Out Of Control”, giving it ample airtime on his BBC 6 Rock Show. Other DJs quick to hail the band as a breath of fresh air and an emerging talent were Jonny Doom (Kerrang! Radio) and Malcolm Dome (Total Rock Radio).
Come April 2011, after gigging non-stop for a full year, Falling Red released a 4 track EP entitled ‘Hasta La Victoria Siempre’ through Rocksector Records. Each of the EP’s 4 tracks have become live favourites, including the epic ballad “The Last Kiss Goodbye” and the sing-along anthem “If You Ain’t Down With The Rock”. A music video was also produced to promote the EP’s lead single, “Come On Down”.
The beginning of 2012 brought about a shift in the Falling Red camp. An unexpected line-up change saw the addition of two new members — rhythm guitarist Jayde Starr and bass player Dann Marx. This addition has resulted in a much stronger and more concentrated image, as well as influencing the musical direction of the band, which builds upon the massive amount of groundwork put in by vocalist Rozey and drummer Dave Sanders. Shortly after announcing the new line-up, Falling Red earned a slot at Hammerfest IV, before taking some time out to write new material for their anticipated second album. The band headed into the studio in September to record the first few tracks from the initial writing sessions. Around this time, the band decided to part ways with Rocksector Records.
Soon after this, the band were delighted to hear the news that they had secured the slot of main (and only) support to Steel Panther for the duration of their November UK tour. A brand new digital single, “We Are Reckless”, was released on November 5th to coincide with the start of the tour, and between then and the 15th, Falling Red played to over 20,000 people at nine of the UK’s best venues (seven of which were sold out), including the legendary Hammersmith Apollo.
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