Being a musician in today’s climate is no easy feat. Not only has the COVID-19 pandemic killed live music for the foreseeable future but it has also killed the dreams of aspiring musicians to make it in the rock n’ roll world.
But the same can’t be said about local metalcore act Decline The Fall who took a leap of faith earlier this week…and it wasn’t the release of their highly-anticipated debut album.
The five-piece act has just relocated to Slovenia where they’re collectively renting a house that will be used as their headquarters as they plan to travel across Europe to promote their contemporary blend of melodic metal.
“We fell in love with Slovenia a little over two years ago when we first visited,” the band told Lovin Malta.
“We chose it because it is strategically located next to other countries that we would like to visit and hopefully gig in.”
The band’s relocation comes just a week before the launch of their debut album Our Own Demise, a dark and heavy feature-length centered around man’s negative impact on the planet, and sets them up nicely for a promo tour, that is, when the pandemic dies down.
“We found that this was the best option for us with enough trees and mountains around us,” the band continued.
“By having more time on our hands, and us being neighbours, is going to make things much easier for the band. We’re already working on our second album and will be ready when we start gigging again.”
The move marks a new chapter for Decline The Fall but the transition isn’t quite complete yet.
With two members still in Malta, the band will spend the longest time apart since their inception five years ago, but taking risks is never easy and sacrifices have to be made for a chance at a brighter future.
“We’ve been planning the move for years but no matter how much you plan, it’s never easy. Nobody likes goodbyes, especially with this current situation we’re in, but we feel like this is our chance to at least try this,” they said.
While the band aims for new horizons, there will always be the draw home to where it all started.
“Just because we moved, it doesn’t mean that we’re not going to be playing in Malta. It’s still our hometown and our family is still there,” they said.
“We just want to visit new places and hopefully reach more people with our music.”
Decline The Fall’s debut album Our Own Demise is now available on all streaming platforms.
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