Falling Red Set To Release ‘Empire Of The Damned’ In January
October 29, 2013
As self-proclaimed forerunners of the “UK Rock Revolution”, Falling Red have taken their high octane brand of post-sleaze metal from the UK Club scene to the legendary Hammersmith Apollo — all in less than three years of releasing their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Shake The Faith’.
The band’s new album ‘Empire Of The Damned’ was put together with the help of a successful Pledge Music fundraising campaign. The CD was released to pledgers on September 30th, with a full worldwide release anticipated for late January 2014 — fans can pre-order the album by visiting fallingred.bigcartel.com. The new single/video, “We Escaped A Cult”, was released earlier this month.
“The Pledge Music campaign was a big success,” bassist Dann Marx tells Sleaze Roxx. “We smashed our target within 5 days of launching. The campaign ended on the 30th September having reached 225%. The album was released to pledgers that same day, however, we’re holding back until late January for the official worldwide release date.”
Arena rock was their calling, so when the four original members found each other in 2007, their stall was set out from the start. Their aim — to rise through the ranks with pure ‘nose-to-the-grind’ hard work and prove that the only way to do it right is to pay your dues on the road. Falling Red paid their dues… and then some! The touring was endless but the gigs increased in both venue size and numbers coming to check out the most talked about British band in years.
Distinguished performances at both Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest left no one in doubt that Falling Red are nothing short of exceptional, their high energy performances inciting mesmerised chants — one song after the other. In the summer of 2012 this was warranted when the band were hand-picked and confirmed as main support to Steel Panther. The nine date UK tour in November 2012 included many legendary venues such as Hammersmith Apollo, Manchester Apollo, Wolverhampton Civic Hall and Edinburgh Corn Exchange. Falling Red took to the stage each night with ferocious swagger and left with the mass applause of thousands of new fans; four of which were the members of Steel Panther, who watched nightly, applauding the band from side stage.
Falling Red did what they do best and hit the road again in March 2013 with a Headline tour which rammed out 02 Academy2 venues. It had been decided in the winter months that the band was now ready to follow up their debut album ‘Shake The Faith’ (2010) (and 2011’s follow up EP ‘Hasta La Victoria Siempre’) and chose to utilise the PledgeMusic platform. The album was recorded by Matt Elliss (Louise, Terrorvision, The 1975, The Black Spiders) and mastered by Pete Maher (U2, Linkin Park, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails).
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