When Lead The Fallen came together as a band, the members joined the band for many different reasons but they all had one in common. The main reason being that the members of the bands are all fans of music in general. Lead The Fallen says that music speaks to them and as they like to say, they speak back.
Lead The Fallen is an up and coming rock band in Lansing, Michigan. They have a mostly progressive metal band sound with a relatable feel. Music fans associate the genre of metal music with a lead singer yelling and intense guitar rifts, but Lead The Fallen has taken the metal music genre and made the sound accessible to a wide fan base.
I had the chance to sit down and get to know Lead The Fallen. Their entire interview is below.
C: When did you first discover that you wanted to do something with music?
L: It comes down to the fact that it’s a part of all of our lives. I’m sure we all would give different specific reasons, but we’re all fans of music in general, it speaks to us, so we speak back.
C: How would you describe your musical sound?
L: l would have to say that our sound comes from a lot of areas. we’re not a simple ‘bang your head, heavy chugging’ sort of band but there is some of that. we’re mostly a progressive metal band, with a little bit of everything for everyone. Each song we play brings something slightly different to the table, whether it’s really heavy, highly technical, and anywhere in between.
C: What musical influences do you pull from when you are performing or writing music?
L: There’s a ton of influences that come out of each of us, but nowhere in particular. each member of the band has a slightly different perspective and style that they enjoy playing, and when we mix it together, we really pull a unique sound that’s all our own. if I had to label a specific sound, I’d have to say we pull most of our influences from a combination of: Machine Head, As I Lay Dying, Lamb Of God, and Black Dahlia Murder, and kind of throw all that together.
C: You have gained quite a large following in Michigan and beyond, what was the process of coming up in the industry like?
L: It’s actually very hard, but we’re having a blast along the way. we’ve made some great friends/fans along the route so far, and we hope it’s from our dedication to our music. we put in 4 to 5 hour days, 5 days a week, and we’ve been doing this schedule consistently for over a year now. it’s a little strange when, even as small as we are as a band at the moment, people still occasionally notice us around the area.
C: How would you describe the Michigan music scene?
L: If your a metal fan, Michigan is an amazing place to find new bands to listen to. there are SOOO many metal bands all over the state, that pull so many different sounds. We’re proud to be a part of the metal community of this state. i’ve been told by a lot of out-of-towners, that michigan is one of the best places for metal.
C: How do you all as a band feel social media has helped and will continue to help your career?
L: Social networks/media is a truly invaluable tool, for any artist. it allows you to spread your music to areas that aren’t accessible to you normally, and it does it in mass quantity. but bands should remember, that it’s not just social networks that you need to keep up on. there still is nothing better than pounding the streets and spreading the word.
C: What does your musical future hold?
L: We just want to keep playing music, and we hope that everyone enjoys what we do. Obviously, every band wants to be able to make this their job, but the reality is, there are soo many bands, and chances of ‘making it’ are not very high these days, but we love what we do and we’re not going to stop. we’re hoping to get out on tour this july, followed by some studio time, to put out our upcoming album.