December 27, 2010
Interview with Eston Browne - 12.08.2010
And it seems there are still many who do not know about Humanity Falls here, so give a brief history of the past and the band's most fresh information at present.
Humanity Falls began back in September of 2008 by Ammo and our ex-drummer Miguel. I formally met Ammo back at Carcass' reunion show here in New York where Miguel was at and Ammo knew of me because he saw me perform with Kresil, our former band a few years prior. I was already rehearsing with Miguel in Kresil, who played guitar in that band, and we shared the same rehearsal space so I was always there seeing Ammo and Miguel compose. Things within Kresil started to turn for the worse so whenever I'd come over to watch Miguel and Ammo rehearse, conveniently I would just sing along just for fun to liven up the sound of whatever they were doing. One day we just decided to expand and not just be a "jam-band" anymore and pursue a sound and a name. Miguel came up with the concept and name for "Humanity Falls" and it was game over from there (laughs). I thought it was pretty innovative what we were playing at the same, and wanted to be apart of it...I joined about a month later in October. Ammo and Miguel kept writing songs while I was away in Colombia touring with Animals Killing People and when we came back, we had a really tight rehearsal in a really long time as a band and a friend of ours was there with his 8 track recorder. He recorded us, and it sounded so good we were just like "we gotta make it into a demo!". So we did, and we had our first show. We had a huge string of shows from February up until August...I'd say about 20 to 25 shows in this period of time. Ammo and myself had a falling out with Miguel and parted ways, picking up Ed a month later. Luckily, I've played with Ed's band Psyphoria while I was in Kresil so we were already familiar with each other. I can say it was typically a case of it being a small world afterall. Ed came in, learned all of our songs in a pretty quick fashion and we started preparing for the recording of "Ordaining the Apocalypse" back in March of 2009. We recorded Ordaining the Apocalypse in April of this year, followed it up with our first tour in May (playing with some killer bands, I may add!), and were approached by the Path Less Travelled Records to release the full length. They've put out releases by our friends in Pyrrhon and Flourishing, so we took the bait. Ordaining the Apocalypse should be out early January and we're going to have a corresponding CD release show for all who have been following us up to date.
Humanity Falls' name is inspired by philosopher Erich Fromm and by the lyrics of the Immolation song "Failure For Gods" (Their lies will lull the chaos/While humanity falls around them/Impoverished, in droves they'll grovel/In confusion and fear they flourish). can you tell this to the truth?
This is the truth. It goes without saying in our music how much we love Immolation. There are influences all over. Our song "To Have or to Be?" is a book written by Erich Fromm which I suggest anyone into philosophy and psychology to pick up. A splendid read. I have a profound love for philosophers and their writings so I try to bring that to my lyrical content as much as humanly possible.
"Ordaining the Apocalypse " CD Is An Fuckin Real Kick Off Album And Has Already Become My Favorite Release Of 2010. This truly extraordinary work that I listen again. and Give me 4 Words for " Ordaining the Apocalypse " CD !!
THROW. THAT. CD. AWAY!!!!!(laughs)
About Process Recording "Ordaining the Apocalypse" Are You Satisfy with the Result ?? and How Response from the Audience after Release??
I think I'm satisfied about the result of "Ordaining the Apocalypse". Ed, Ammo and myself poured so much energy and emotion into the composition and recording that I feel may be really difficult to replicate the next time around. Only time can tell in that regard. We were really fired up when we recorded "Ordaining". Perhaps we could have taken more time with the recording session to gather our manifestations carefully but I think the audience will fully enjoy and be able to feel the anxiety and discomfort we've always wanted within our music.
And so far, if you are quite satisfied with THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED RECORDS since the release of this CD?
I'm more than happy with The Path Less Travelled. Sean's been really supportive and helpful through the entire process. I couldn't ask for it to be any other way. It always helps when we the guy putting out your CD is a fan, too!
I like to hear a recording session with " Live Track " on this CD ( But, This Great For me !! ) , whether it's already become your main desire when you recorded it? then why this is not much to get a touch of Digital Technology for the work of a more perfect?
I can speak for us all when I say we never wanted a clean and clear production job like many of the other bands around us have and many others desire for. It's always been this way for us. We abhor it and it's out of context. It doesn't sound natural to me, personally. It has yet to be seen, but I feel as if we had a clearer sound, a lot of other things, such as the feeling and emotion that we've wanted to convey will get completely lost and lose all meaning.
Then how do you think a perfect record for the Kill that sound? is it still using just a touch of Digital Technology?
I don't think there's ever a "perfect" sound. It's all up to interpretation. We prefer just an old-school analog sound. You create art that you'd want to appreciate and be proud of. You control your destiny. We value the organic sound so many bands have been producing that we look up to...and if it's not broke, why fix it? It's been this way for so long. You make the music that you want to listen to on YOUR terms. I see no logic in going to a recording studio and spending countless amounts of time and money and having someone else come up with a sound FOR you...which at the end you will want to change regardless. I believe that's what has become with a lot of our bigger named bands. Instead of having a record you can reflect and use as a stepping stone to create the "perfect" product, they break into the pressure by their listeners or by labels to change their sound or alter this or change that but never stand their ground on their artisitic beliefs. Hence why we've always spent time recording and mixing ourselves so we can mold and polish this statue into perfection. But as I said, its all up to interpretation. What we may feel is our core and perfect sound may not be the same for many others...but success or failure, in the end, we've controlled our fate.
Is there still a bad comment from several media " Arrogance " who still have not received this terrible work for reasons less popular in the media industry?
Music is music...even though there is arrogance and politics involved. If the media industry can appreciate our music for what it is, great for them. If not, so be it...but either way, we won't compromise our artistic intregrity. We'll still be making records...and someone will like it out there. There are plenty of bands that will suit to the way their ears are tuned. If someone can judge us based on our production and not our musicianship, then it is their loss.
Humanity Falls debute CD contains most musically complex and Intense hyper Sick material, do you also agree with my opinion of this? or there may be a little extra that can describe the true concept of music do you offer now?
I concur. The complexity is in the instruments, the intellect lies within the lyrics. A lot of the CD is a concept in and of itself of the band name "Humanity Falls". Each song carefully details a specific way in which mankind is self-destructing and results of our daily ignorance.
Is the play combines the Most talents you need to be united with the desire of other members?
I agree. Playing in this band for all of us, at times is some of the most physically challenging experiences I've ever had to endure...and that's what makes this music even more special.
I read the information band, if the band Morbid Angel, Discordance Axis, Gorguts, Immolation and Mithras became Inspiration your music, but I found many parts in the vein Fast Cryptopsy here, do you also agree with my opinion of this?
Cryptopsy? Interesting comparison. I've heard a lot of the Discordance Axis, Gorguts and Immolation in our music but never Cryptopsy. It's one of Ammo's favorite bands so it only makes more sense to me now. I can understand that though. Lord Worm and Mike DiSalvo have been influences on my vocals. When I first started listening to Cryptopsy and "None So Vile", the abrasiveness turned me off for quite awhile but one day it clicked. Much of the same can be said for "Ordaining the Apocalypse".
The core Objective is to play brutal and fast music inspired by some great Canadian bands, thus conserving a simple and humble approach in composition. some elements of music you catch me coming from some bands that I call it. whether this is the core concept since the band formed? and whether this is actually a real form of travel Humanity Falls Music?
The core concept of Humanity Falls since its inception is to be as abstract and extreme as possible and to bring back the expressive part of death metal that feels to be growing extinct. I'm sure as time passes and we grow older more influences will find its way into our music, but the essence of Humanity Falls is to be as extreme as possible while maintaining our experimentation.
Eston Browne, if you have found something Fresh together Ammo Diaz in Humanity Falls since the band formed? if you can compare several Part brutal with others in your band Katalepsy or Animals Killing People?
Each band is different in its own right...but I think Ammo's most definitely the most talented out of guitarists from past and present. He's got a odd sense of music that indeed may be fresh and what this genre needs...so yeah, we may be onto something with Humanity Falls. Only time can tell...as long as we all stay focused, the sky is the limit.
Then your opinion with drummer Edward Bednarek, whether Edward Bednarek has done a good job in Humanity Falls as the most you expect? how's the band Edward Bednarek like Rogyapa and Psyphoria after Edwards joined the Humanity Falls?
Ed's more of a guitarist than a drummer, surprisingly. He's gotten substantially better with time in both aspects. Rogyapa and Psyphoria are one of Ed's first bands. Rogyapa, he's doing guitar/vocals and he drums for Psyphoria. The sound of each band are different than Humanity Falls but Ed brings his identity and force to the table with each band. Ed's done an exceptional job all around since day one. Way more than what Ammo and myself originally asked for. Ed's clearly responsible for our sound as it currently is...as you can tell between the sound of our first demo and the full length. He came in, learned our music and then completely turned it up and around on us...I credit Ed a lot for that because it's all made us better as a whole in pushing our sound to its maximum capability...and making Ammo a better guitarist and me a better vocalist. Ed's most contributed mainly to the drums as far as writing is concerned, but perhaps he'll write a few killer riffs for us in the future.
To you, a lyric in his presence do you think is something important or not at all, Music is more important ! how do you think a good lyric that? or you guys more importance on a concept of music without thinking of a lyrics?
I think lyrics to music are extremely important. It's the heart of the song, so to speak. A good sense of lyrics and vocabulary turns an above average song to an amazing one...and keeps it memorable and fresh in the listener's mind. It's the direct way to speak to the audience in ways that the music may not be able to translate.
Do you pay High Expensive to Jeroen van Valkenburg to make this CD artwork? Jeroen van Valkenburg also considering working on Artwork for popular bands like Immortal, Stalaggh, October Tide, etc ..
Nope! Jereon was super awesome enough let us use one of his paintings for this CD...and I think it came out spectacular! It's one of my favorites paintings from him
And do not forget to tell me about your appearance at the event "New Jersey Death Fest 2", because I see so many good bands and famous are also featured here. and whether the MORTAL DECAY and CONDEMNED still played very well today?
New Jersey Death Fest was killer! Special thanks to Gutter Christ and Gutter Christ Productions for having us out this year. Gutter Christ has been really supportive of us and it means a lot. Most of the bands played their hearts out and put on great performances, lots of people attended and it was an overall great time. Watching Condemned and Putrid Pile was the highlight of the weekend for me. Also, the fans who watched us were great as well! Thanks for coming out and showing support! We'd love to come back and play another death fest!
Do you think Far more memorable could be a stage with MALEVOLENT Creation? (Hello Phil Fasciana!!, Thanks for doing the Tour of Indonesia)
Playing with Malevolent Creation was probably one of the best things ever! Another one of my favorite bands! Meeting Phil, Bret and the rest of the guys and having them watch us play was phenomenal! It was even better that the show came several days after my 21st birthday, so I shared my first beer with them. I run into their guitarist, Gio at "Duff's" every now and then and he asks about the band so its exciting to know that one of your favorite bands remembers you.
Do you download songs on the Internet is a Crime Action for Mainstream Music Industry, but for bands that want to find popular is a good step, and whether the presence of MP3 is still too is considered something that is illegal for major label music industry?
I download religiously...but at the same time, I buy CD's from the bands and artists that merit it. In this day and age, I think its needed for more people to download and find other means of support. Whether its going to a show, or buying merchandise. With so many trends and terrible bands out there, it's essential to try before you buy. Besides, for some...access to discs and cassettes and DVD's are hard to come by and it may be more conveinent to digitally get your favorite disc to avoid the expensive shipping and handling fee. I'm sure we all wouldn't mind going broke for just a few days over that new Morbid Angel CD, but is it really worth it? For example, for someone who lives in Thailand or Indonesia, I'd suggest for them to buy a download or download it for free because the costs to their country with the disc included would be way more than if they got it without even leaving their home. I think downloading is also very needed to avoid incessant space for people who only periodically listen to discs or discs of bands they only really enjoy. I'd prefer it if someone were to download and delete it from their computer hard drive than to go out, spend $10 to $20 dollars of their hard earned cash on the CD only to sell it back to the store or let it sit on their shelf forever, never letting the CD see the light of day or using it as a coaster. This process is a good way for listeners to find out what their niche is musically instead of wasting time and for others to expand on their tastes more on what they already know. That's why our disc is available to download. If people genuinely like the music and want the packaging, they'll buy it. We want to merit people buying our disc. Labels need to realize that people will show their support regardless. It's just a matter of how to get the people to do it is where the real work lies.
What Can We Expect From Humanity Falls Over The Next Few Years After " Ordaining the Apocalypse " CD?
I can't tell you what the future holds, but with how we're doing thus far...you can expect much more of the same but in different ways. We'll take it as it comes. There are some things we are working on and others that may come as time progress. Expect the unexpected.
Thank you very much for your time for this, give you the best last words in this simple interview to Lost In Chaos Readers, Take a Best and You Rule !!
You're welcome Herry! Last but not least, be sure to use your mind and stay strong! We are living in a materialistic world, a world confined by technologies and by manipulations by the powers that be...forced to deter our brains from the truth in our society. They use this as a means for their imperialistic globalist agenda. Open your eyes and realize the real lies before you. Stand forth and bring back the integrity of our humanity! They will only bring us down if you allow it to happen!!! Any and all readers can do their job at supporting us by downloading our disc or visiting us at http://www.myspace.com/humanityfallsband. We also have a website at ofdivinenature.blogspot.com.