Q&A with Falsifier
Ontario heavy hitters Falsifier, who recently signed with Artery Recordings are gearing up for a massive year. With their EP Life In Death out now and available as a free download and having just finished up a run of tour dates with Filth and Sabella, the band is more on top of their game than ever. Keep an eye out for more tour dates and music from the band soon and read the interview below!
Interview by Dom Vigil
Can you tell us a little bit about Falsifier for any readers who may not be familiar?
Falsifier is a 5 piece, heavy/aggressive metal band from Ontario, Canada. Myself (Aiden Versteegh) and our drummer, Matt Andrews, started the band around 3 years ago with 2 goals in mind, take this 100% more seriously than all of the other bands we had been in, and write the heaviest music we'd ever heard.
You guys just recently joined the Artery Recordings family - what initially drew you to Artery?
We were drawn to Artery initially simply because they've always had some of our favourite bands on their roster. To be able to say we're a part of that is an absolute dream come true.
On top of that, your debut EP on the label, Life in Death is out now! What does this EP mean to you?
We feel that Life in Death is the turning point where our fans and us as well started to take ourselves a lot more seriously.
Was there anything you wanted to accomplish or any stories that you wanted to tell on Life in Death?
Our goal with Life in Death was to write an unrelenting, heavy, aggressive and almost horror-esque sounding record not only through the instumentals and vocals but also through our samples.
The EP is currently available as a free download. In a time where many artists are trying to find new ways to get listeners to purchase their music, what made you decide to give it away for free?
We released Life in Death initially in July of 2015, but with the re-release, we put it up for free so that anyone who hasn't heard it has the chance to as a sort of warm up for what's to come.
How do you feel you’ve grown between your self-titled EP and Life in Death?
Between the self titled EP and Life in Death we learned how to be our own band and to not try to fit into a mould. This ended up being the best decision we ever made because we no longer feel tied to a genre and are free to write in our own way.
You just wrapped up some tour dates with Filth and Sabella. What was the highlight of those dates?
The entire tour was amazing. We couldn't have asked for better bands and people to share it with. But if I had to narrow it down to one thing it would have to be our show in Philadelphia, PA at the Voltage Lounge. That was the single most violent show we have ever played and yet we were made to feel like we were in our hometown by the local bands and the crowd.
Do you have any other big plans for 2016 in the works?
2016 is gonna be a big year for Falsifier. Expect new music, lots more touring and non stop hard work. We're more determined than we have ever been and we're ready to take on the world!