October 26, 2011

Pre-production has begun

About a week or so ago, we all in Humanity Falls met up to do a rehearsal at our space. Being that this was about the fourth or fifth time Rich has practiced with us, he came down and decided to bring along his 4 track recorder/cassette and do some pre-production demo material of the 3 songs we currently have. Surprisingly, after playing our first song and playing it back in the headphones it started to become very clear that we were all in for more than what we originally envisioned. Hearing how the bass tone came out, the clarity in the notes between the guitars and the rhythm and groove of the drums made me very excited. We went back and tweaked a few things but hearing the music itself was the push in the right direction we all needed. Playing the music in a live setting and then hearing it back definitely put a whole new perspective on things and where we want to go when we begin recording in the studio this winter. There were no vocals performed in this live demo recording and even though there were a few mistakes on our part, we were all generally very impressed on what we've been working on for close to 3 months. I decided to add some titles to the first 2 songs, those being "Exaltation Disavowed" and "Existence Beyond Infinity"...and we came up with an idea for a lead and a solo in the second song. Vocals on my part will be added in the upcoming days and I believe once they are laid to rest it will add a new dimension to the haunting presence we're creating.

October 1, 2011

Humanity Falls celebrates 3 years!

The 3rd anniversary of the existence of Humanity Falls has just passed us. We have selected "Cor Aut Mors" as the title for our next recording with Mark Cooper of Mindrape Art handling the illustrations. Music is currently 3/4 complete, with pre-production to begin in several weeks. We are very anxious to spread our darkest sonic entity with this offering. For those who have inquired, we will not be concluding the year 2011 with any more performances, however we would like to thank those who have asked and plenty of others for their continued support through these years! All recording details, label news, album artwork and much more information will be forth coming. Continue your support by visiting us over at http://www.facebook.com/humanityfallsband, following our blog here or listen to our demo, promo or full length record "Ordaining the Apocalypse" on http://humanityfalls.bandcamp.com. Thank you very much and we will see you in 2012!

July 1, 2011

Update: Imminent Dehumanization Tour 2011

After a memorable show at Santos Party House in May with death metal legends Suffocation and Misery Index and another with Germany's Defeated Sanity, New York's death metal/grind trio Humanity Falls will be embarking on a mini-tour entitled "The Imminent Dehumanization Tour" with Virginia's own The Leviathan's Mandible. The short 5 day tour begins in Boston, Mass at Champion's Cafe and concludes in Montclair, New Jersey where they will be playing with California's Ash Borer and Ruin Lust (feat. members of Fell Voices) who are also on tour together. The Leviathan's Mandible will be touring in support of their upcoming 3 way split with Kindergarden Hazing Ritual and Baby Basher (for fans of Maruta, Phobia, Circle of Dead Children) and Humanity Falls has just recently released their debut album "Ordaining The Apocalypse" on The Path Less Traveled Records back in January. Please be sure to check out these bands if they are playing at a venue near you. All Humanity Falls tour dates and music (along with a streaming new track) are located below.


July 8 - Boston, MA - Champion's Cafe w/ Scaphism, Untombed
*No Leviathan's Mandible

July 9 - Dunellen, NJ - North Tavern (FREE SHOW)

July 10 - New York City, New York - Port 41 w/ Flourishing

July 11 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - JR's Bar w/ Hollenlarm, The Gurchick Tree

July 12 - Montclair, New Jersey - Meatlocker w/ Ash Borer, Ruin Lust


Entire set from Suffocation + Defeated Sanity shows!

For those of you who could not attend the show, we have uploaded the entire set from our shows with Suffocation/Misery Index and Defeated Sanity/Waking the Cadaver. These shows were dedicated to our fallen friend Gustavo Cunha of Carnal. Rest In Peace, brother!

June 3, 2011

Imminent Dehumanization Tour w/ The Leviathan's Mandible!

In mid-july we will be touring with The Leviathan's Mandible (grindcore for fans of Circle of Dead Children, Kill the Client, Maruta, etc.) from Virginia. The date and line-ups are below. Fliers and details for the events will correlate with the schedule in the upcoming days. Stay tuned!

Humanity Falls/The Leviathan's Mandible
Imminent Dehumanization Tour 2011

July 8: Boston, Massachusetts - O'Brien's Pub*
w/ Scaphism, more TBA

July 9: Dunellen, New Jersey - The North Tavern
w/ Hollenlarm, The Year Is One, Rogyapa

July 10: New York City, New York - Port 41, Times Square
w/ Flourishing, Nuklearenpest, Phthisis

July 11: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - JR's Bar
w/ Hollenlarm, more TBA

July 12: Montclair, New Jersey - Meatlocker
w/ Ash Borer, Ruin Lust, Nuklearenpest

*No Leviathan's Mandible

New review of "Ordaining the Apocalypse"!

Review of "Ordaining the Apocalypse" by CHOKING ON BILE!!! and Don't Count on It Reviews

"It had been so long since I have an original band as heard Humanity Falls. This trio from New York, the guitarist and singer also still active in Animals Killing People, implies "Ordaining The Apocalypse" their first full length album by The Path Less Traveled Records. Same label gave us last year's debut Flourishing and clearly has a strong taste for more experimental work. The band brings a very successful mix of gravel and aggressive death dissonate sounds that we often hear in bands like Immolation or Gorguts. Almost everything is well with this band. Highly original guitar playing, good vocals, a drummer, technically strong and excellent songs. Unfortunately they hit the ball violently to produce mass. The self-recorded demo songs barely reach level, what surely will discourage some potential listeners and also the artwork of Jeroen van Valkenburg (including Immortal) and the somewhat amateurish logo does not immediately fit into the picture. Unfortunate because the rest is death metal of the highest order! A band in the future we hopefully will hear from many!"

"The whole deathgrind scene isn't something I usually delve into, as most of it just doesn't do it for me. While I'm aware of several bands doing this sort of thing, most of them end up sounding pretty much the same, to my ears anyway. Since these guys were so kind as to ask me to give this a review, I figure I might as well try my hand at an experimental version of the genre.
I guess the first thing that really struck me on here was the production, which for the genre that they're playing, doesn't really work in my opinion. Instead of a bass heavy production, which is the style that I'm most familiar hearing in the brutal deathgrind scene, this is much more raw and sort of under produced, sounding a great deal quieter than most albums. I really don't think the production on here does the band justice, as it really underwhelms me, personally. This honestly sounds like it could be more of a demo than a full-length, to me anyway, but it just sounds too under produced to be a quality full-length album.
The band's style is a lot more interesting than most deathgrind band's I've listened to; and their more spastic style of playing is quite entertaining. While some tracks are quite good and feature some nice riffing, The False Enmity for instance, others just fail to impress and don't leave a lasting impression. I'm sure many are probably wondering if being crazy permits the title of experimental, well no, it doesn't, and the band don't even really move into experimental territory till about half-way into the record, with tracks like the post-rock sounding At The Temple of Everlasting Condemnation or the trippy title-track, Ordaining The Apocalypse. The vocals are pretty well varied from track to track, ranging from guttural lows to more high pitched wines and screams, and coming from someone who's listened to the vocalist's other band, Animals Killing People, I have to say his stuff on here is a lot better and tolerate.
Overall, this is a decent debut full-length, but I feel like the production just stops this from being all that it could be. Like I said, I'm not a big deathgrind fan to begin with, and that's pretty much half of this record. If you're into the more spastic sort of grindcore, check these guys out."

Overall Score: 7

Highlights: To Have Or to Be?, Denounced Manifestation, Ordaining The Apocalypse

May 15, 2011

Upcoming shows + Opening for Suffocation!!!

Be there as we share the stage with New York death metal legends Suffocation! Along on the bill are Misery Index, Mutant Supremacy and The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon. We have the unbelievable pleasure of playing and we hope to see all of our friends attending! We would like to say thank you to Suffocation, their management and all of our fans who participated in having us selected to open! Doors are at 1pm, the show begins at 2pm. Tickets are 25 dollars to purchase on the day of. If you happen to miss out, we are sharing the stage with Waking the Cadaver and Germany's Defeated Sanity who will be touring with Boston's Sexcrement the following week at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. The details and flyer for the two shows are located below. After these two shows, we will be focusing on finding a bassist for the upcoming summer months and a small tour in July will be happening with Virginia's The Leviathan's Mandible. Stay tuned! More things will be forthcoming...

Logo shirts available!

New shirts are in stock! Sizes available are Small through XL. Shirts are $7 + Shipping. If you are interested, specify your size and send a payment to HumanityFallsband@gmail.com. These are limited to 25. If you are interested in buying all of our merch (CD, sticker, poster and shirt), it is $20. Be sure to get one before they're all gone!

April 11, 2011

Interview with Ammo for Cryptic Inscriptions - 03.26.2011

Joe: First off I want to thank you Ammo for doing this interview. Now for anyone that doesn’t know about Humanity Falls give a brief history of the band?

Ammo: No problem man, glad to be doing it! Well it all started when I began jamming with my friend and our original drummer Migs when my previous band Sultan split up and his band Kresil (which he played guitar for) lost their drummer in the end of September 2008. Kresil eventually split up too and the vocalist (Eston) and bassist (Dorian) joined us to bring things into full circle. We recorded a demo and played out a lot in the NY/NJ area in 2009. We parted ways with our original rhythm section for personal reasons in the summer of and a month later found our current drummer Ed. We played out a lot more and eventually went on an 8 day tour and had the chance play with some great bands in May 2010. About a month before we went on what was going to be our first tour we recorded our first album at our rehearsal space (drummer's basement). In the late summer we got signed to Path Less Traveled Record and they put out our album early this year.

Joe: In your own opinion what separates Humanity Falls from other death metal/grind bands?

Ammo: I feel like besides the obvious things what separates us from a lot other modern death/grind bands is that we don't over think "brutality" and under think creativity. I get the impression that nowadays a lot of bands don't realized that as long as you have death metal or grindcore mindset while writing their songs, the brutality is going to naturally come out. Instead a lot of band just over think it and produce something that sounds great but easily forgettable. This is because they're all focused on being brutal instead writing memorable unique music that pushes them as a band and the genres of death metal or grindcore themselves. Just to be clear I'm not douchy enough to think that Humanity Falls is going to change the extreme music game forever. I just think that bands and the death metal/grindcore community in general have forgotten why the greats are great. It's not because they were the most brutal, it's because they were the most unique and memorable.

Joe: After listening to Ordaining the Apocalypse the one thing that really grabbed my attention where the riffs. Some of them are almost jazz inspired. Does jazz, classical or any other genre other than metal inspire you as far as writing goes?

Ammo: Free Jazz is the greatest genre of music ever!!! hahahaha. Yeah, I'm a lot more influenced by music outside of metal. Jazz and soundscape/ambient in particular are genres that influence me personally. For example I mess around a lot with free form parts. Some songs have partially free form part while other songs completely free form parts.

Joe: What’s the one important thing that you learned from just playing, being in a band, recording etc?

Ammo: There are so many important lessons to be learned as musician and as a person in general from being in a serious band but the most important to me is that the only expectations that matters and you need to live up to as a band is your own. If you have expectations about anything else like crowd turnouts, CD sales, etc. you're just setting yourself up for a big letdown.

Joe: For most bands the goal is improve every release with time. Do you feel like every release you put out gets better? On the older stuff what do you think could have been done better, and what do you wish to achieve on your next opus?

Ammo: I personally want to change with every release instead of just "improve" on our existing sound. The biggest things I'd like to change on the record is the absence of bass guitar and the mistakes made while recording. We were supposed to have bass on our CD but parted ways with original bassist and couldn't find a bassist in time for our recording session and tour. Our drummer Ed had to mix the record around the fact that we didn't have a bassist. He actually did the best job anyone could have done with the tracks considering all the fucking mistakes that were made during the recording. It sounds really amazing compared to the raw tracks but I know that if the mistakes weren't made the album would have sounded million times better.

Joe: Do you think the Internet is a beneficial tool for bands or do you think its destroying the music industry/music scene or both?

Ammo: I feel like the internet connects the world wide metal community in a great way but it kills the local scene. That’s why you always hear bands in the club scene say that people never come out to shows. It’s because all of the people that would go to the shows are too busy chatting on forum or looking up albums or live videos on blogs. What really fucks with me though is that a lot of the same people that stand in and troll on the internet instead of coming to the shows are the same people that complain about their local scene being dead. Lazy fucks! It’s sad. It’s getting to the point where bands are getting more connected in the industry posting on forums and blogs more so then playing amazing shows in their local area, demo trading with bands, and word of mouth do its work.

Joe: The beginning of the title track “Ordaining the Apocalypse” sounds almost like you are doing some weird tapping/string scratching is this what you did or did you do something else?

Ammo: That’s what it sounds like I did hahahaha. The beginning of the song is actually completely free form until I start playing the chords from the end of the song in the clean part.

Joe: The cover of Pattern Blue (Discordance Axis) is done very well. Why did you pick this particular Discordance Axis song to cover?

Ammo: When Ed joined the band he introduced me to Discordance Axis and I intently loved it Pattern Blue in particular. I learned the song for fun one day and Ed being a HUGE Witte fan already knew it and that’s how it came together hahaha.

Joe: When I think Humanity Falls I think about the world crumbling streets complete desolate pretty much the end of man. Do you feel like your music represents the name of your band?

Ammo: Our sound was actually decided before the name was chosen. If that’s what we sound like then fucking awesome. Funny fact me and Migs picked the name because we googled the name and it surprisingly not taken yet hahahahaha.

Joe: What’s in store as far as Humanity Falls is concerned? Any new releases, shows tours?

Ammo: We're mainly writing new material and looking for a bassist. As for shows, we have got some killer ones lined up. On March 20th We have a show in Manhattan with local greats Respawn The Ancients, Legionary, Ambient Death, Andromorphus Rexalia ( I sing for them), and New York City legends Malignancy headlining and afterwards on March 29th we play in Brooklyn with Backslider, Nimbus Terrifix, and Amputee. We're also working on doing some weekend tours.

Joe: Any last words?

Ammo: Last words are for people on their death bed.

Update 2011 - Help Us Open For Suffocation!

It's been a long time since we have issued an update. Apparently we aren't the most blog-savvy band out there. Due to the dying technologies and growing popularity, we are no longer keeping track or responding to inquiries or correspondence on our myspace page. The best way to keep in contact with Humanity Falls for all upcoming events is through our e-mail (humanityfallsband@gmail.com), facebook or on here. You can still listen to "Ordaining the Apocalypse" which will still be streaming there and through many other online outlets. For all who've purchased a CD from us or through our label...thank you!

Special thanks are given to the bands Rogyapa, Shiro Ishii, Iwa Jima Medkit and Painted Rust for giving us a time to remember at our CD release shows this past January and Vilipend for sharing the stage with us on an abysmal show on super bowl sunday. We want to thank Malignancy for allowing us to share direct support and Catbomb for allowing us to play with Amputee, Backslider and Nimbus Terrifix! Next up, we are proceeding to write a follow-up to "Ordaining the Apocalypse" and planning for an upcoming tour in the summer. We are not sure where we will be going but we hope to see you on the road! Please continue spreading the word of Humanity Falls! To all of our fans...we currently have no local shows available as of right now...however, New York Death Metal legends Suffocation are in search for an independent opener in the New York area for their show at Santos Party House May 15 with Misery Index and we would like to play! If you would like Humanity Falls to be on this event, please send an e-mail over to emg.joann@gmail.com and request for us to play! The more people we have request, the better and you'll be doing us a huge favor. To all who participate, thank you!

January 7, 2011

Ordaining The Apocalypse Release Show!

Greetings! We are beginning the year 2011 with 3 live manifestations in acknowledgment for our debut full length "Ordaining the Apocalypse" on The Path Less Travelled Records. The first manifestation will commence on January 22, 2010 in Dunellen, New Jersey at the North Tavern. Bands currently announced are Rogyapa (feat. Ed on guitar) and Shiro Ishii. Interested parties contact us at humanityfallsband@gmail.com if are interested in joining this event. This show is FREE!

If you cannot make one show, be sure to check out the other bands playing on another and attend! We will be having "Ordaining the Apocalypse" available to purchase at the manifestations listed. Details and a flyer on the final two manifestations are located.

In addition, we have released a full digital download of "Ordaining the Apocalypse" containing our Discordance Axis cover of Pattern Blue. This cover is available digital ONLY! We support any and all downloads of this record containing this cover. It will only further our sentiment that all fans should try out their records before they commit to buying them. Grind on! (Download by clicking the cover image)