The dying days of 2008 saw the birth of "The Almighty Fallen" lifelong friends Phil Dixon and Joe Goudie tired of reality idols and TV diva's. The two friends hungry to produce a fresh slant on the rock - goth crossover spent many long winter months in the recording studio. Tirelessly writing and recording until they were confident they had conjured up something that was not only exciting but, very different from anything else out there!
Songs began to flow fast, almost effortlessly. They drip fed some long term media contacts demo's to play on their radio shows under obscure names. However, a live audience would be the acid test. Using the same session musicians who have played on demo's for some early gigs was an instant success and really helped hone their sound but, it soon became obvious they needed a settled line up. It was finally time to put a band together under the name The Almighty Fallen.
Phil previously signed to an American record label had toured internationally and Joe had done much the same until his love of recording would see him give it all up to become an engineer/producer in the mid 90's. So with experience in no shortage they relied on it heavily to find the right line-up. Talent was important but, they were looking for intuitive federates who would contribute and nourish the songs. Simply picking the most gifted musicians or coolest looking guys just wasn't going to cut it.
Drums were a gimmie, Marc 'Cupcake' Cumming was someone Joe had known and toured with previously for many years. An old school rock solid drummer with an almost infectious character and an addiction for cakes rather than the usual toxic habits. Both luck and fate would lend a hand in leading guitarist Andrew McCallister to the band, in fact you could say Andrew found them! He turned up (more by chance than design) at a showcase concert The Almighty Fallen were headlining for some festival promoters from Finland who had flown in solely for the gig. At the after show party Andy talked with Joe about how he felt about the bands songs, cha-ching! Joe knew he had found their new lead guitarist, technically gifted, natural rhythm and a style all of his own Andrew was everything they were looking for. Charismatic and unfazed Andrew played his debut gig with the band to 3,500 fans at Dublin's National Arena after rehearsing with the band for just a week! Next, Matt Rice. A talented pianist with an orchestral background, Matt was immediately drafted into the band after impressing Joe as a session player in the studio. Matt won the guys over instantly with his 'up for anything' personality, although ultimately his manic live performances and talent as a recording engineer would earn him their respect. Matt dubbed ('the professor) Rice had a real flare for arrangements and experimentation in the studio (hence the nickname), he added so much more diversity and fun to recording sessions... Line up complete!
Live, given any slot on the bill The Almighty Fallen instantly take command of the stage, they simply ooze confidence and power! Their show is visually stunning and dynamically powerful making certain you leave singing their songs! Driving bass n drums, menacing guitars, haunting keys and powerful dark vocals all come together to produce festival conquering anthems. All material is written, recorded and produced "in-house" by the band in their own Pro Tolls HD recording studio. A perk of having two engineers and a producer in the band and ensuring that as in the glory days of rock, the public gets what the band wants them to get. All that set aside, it's the band's vibrant live performances that stand them apart! Their deliverance of vintage rock meshed with half breed gothic vocals that defines the band's distinctive sound ensuring the audience leaves with The Almighty Fallen experience...
'Resurrection' released in March 2011 was the bands eagerly awaited debut single and provided their unguarded following the first descent into the darkened world of The Almighty Fallen. Their latest single 'Walk Away' released in May 2011, found favour with local radio and critics alike and has rallied a core following amongst the ranks. Marking the end of Summer The Almighty Fallen collaborated with local celebrity & radio DJ Robin Elliot to release an up tempo, if slightly punk version of Blur's "Common People". All proceeds of the single going to the registered charity "Helping hands for Autism" . Halloween 2012 say the release of the bands first music video 'Resurrection' directed and produced by Jim Crone and featuring one of Irelands top glamour modals Jenny Curran.
Currently The Almighty Fallen are locked away in the studio carefully but manically crafting their first album, the release date expected to be around March 2012. The band have also promised to revisit "Bittersweet' a very deliberate thought provoking anti-war picture show that captured the interest of Amnesty International. Offered up to challenge common thought as to what is perceived right and wrong, maybe more appropriately, who is right and who is wrong!
As usual and in keeping with the bands strategy...............… Your FREE to draw your own conclusions!
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