Interview with Everything Falls Dark
Texas is as brutal in the literal sense as it is in the metal sense. The heat is oppressive, the politicians are extreme, and the Tex-Mex food can get pretty damn spicy. This brutality gave rise to many a metal band, though not as many in the tech- and core- worlds like Everything Falls Dark. Based in San Antonio, TX, the band's music is aimed at putting bodies in motion.
The band's drummer, Clint Williamson, took time out for a short interview to let the world in on what they've been showing Texas metalheads for quite some time.
Frank Serafine (Progressivity_In_All): How long has Everything Falls Dark been in existence?
Clint Williamson: Seven years, give or take a year or so.
FS: Please introduce the members of the band by name.
-Matt Troutz - Vocals
-Justin Gilmore - Vocals
-Joey Gilmore - Guitar
-Jon Talamantez - Guitar
-Clint Williamson - Drums
FS: What sorts of things inspire your music?
Williamson: Life situations. Every experience, whether good or bad, molds you into the person you will be for the rest of your life. Our music is written based on pure emotion. Mainly the emotion of hatred and anger.
FS: How many releases has the band put out?
Williamson: We have handed out 7 different recorded EPs, singles, and albums. But none of which were ever professionally printed and registered. Our upcoming album, "Prepare For The Worst," will be our debut album which will be properly released to the public.
FS: Who produced what album/song and where was it produced?
Williamson: Basically all of our recordings have been done with producer Orlando Villasenior (former Everlong Records, current Dead Room Studios), and Clifton Miles (current Dead Room Studios) All tracks were recorded at whichever studios they worked out of at the time, and were all recorded, mixed, and mastered by the same two guys. Both badass guys and badass producers. We recommend Dead Room Recording Studios to any band, new or experienced.
FS: Where can people go online to buy/hear Everything Falls Dark tunes?
Williamson: That is yet to be seen. We will be selling our album online as soon as we get our shipment of copies in. It will be also obviously be sold at shows as well. We are currently putting together a string of merchandise that we believe people will love! Don't want to give away too much detail.
FS: Are you a black sheep in the Central Texas metal scene?
Williamson: That just depends on your definition of a black sheep. If you mean it as in, we stick out like a sore thumb because we suck, well... absolutely not! But if you mean black sheep as in, being original in a very good way, then absolutely!
FS: What makes Everything Falls Dark different than other tech-death-core bands?
Williamson: We write our music from the heart. We don't base our music off any specific structure, or any specific emotion. Whatever we are feeling at the time is what we pour in to our music. Most bands play what everybody wants them to play... We are not in this thing for the money as much as the passion for the music we play. The way we see it, if you don't play the music YOU love to play, then you may as well have a regular 9am - 5pm. You will hate what you do either way.
FS: What are some of the band's influences?
Williamson: This is a very hard one. I'd say just to name the top 3 most mentioned would be: The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, and AndHellFollowedWith.
FS: What are the plans for the upcoming year?
Williamson: Play as many shows as possible, and hopefully land some kind of record deal from our debut album.
FS: Are there any shows lined up for the immediate future?
Williamson: November 9th at The Falls Bar, San Antonio, Tx. 21+, pre-sale tickets at $10. Buy directly from us. [note: message the band on their Facebook page]
FS: What has been the craziest live experience the band has had on stage?
Williamson: Damn... There has been far too many crazy experiences, good and bad. Couldn't even begin to give an example.
FS: What's the craziest mosh pit experience you have seen, personally?
Williamson: Well... Our old bass player who quit over a year ago was at one of our recent shows to at least come show support after ditching us. He got into the "dance" pit and came out with a broken nose and a slight concussion. One punch to the face, he dropped like a bag of potatos.
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