What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
We're Still Falling, currently a 5 piece band with the bass position only being filled in for live shows at the moment
Spiros and Nick are on guitars, Aiad on drums and myself (Marios) on vocals. We're all around the same age, ~28.
Where are you from? We're based in Athens, Greece but our drummer lives full time in Belgium. We still work around that and try to function as normally as possible
What year did the band form? Starting year with our first line up was 2009.
What's your style of genre? It's always tricky answering questions like these because you don't want to confine yourself to anything but we narrowed it down to Atmospheric progressive death metal.
What inspires you? Quality art in general, let that be music/drawing/painting/films
How often and where do you rehearse? As our drummer lives in Belgium we try and commit to one full band rehearsal per month at the very least. Everyone practices the songs on their own end and come prepared for the rehearsals so things go as smoothly as possible and you don't waste time figuring things out on the spot.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Even though the atmospheric side of Still Falling has always been there, we believe it's getting more and more honed over time.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? All of us have our full time jobs, so we can get along with the expenses of being a band, releases etc.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? / Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not actively looking for a label. We truly believe that if your music is good enough then people will notice and come looking for you.
What made you decide to make this music? An inner feeling, or an emotion of a current state of one or more of us.
What are your songs about? We express emotions through our music and lyrics. Some songs describe a certain emotion, or a character going through various mental changes.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Composing mainly comes from our two guitarists, but we all influence the structure of a song.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? It's a mix of the two. Most of the times the songs come to a final form then we add lyrics. But we also have songs that were combined with some spare lyrics.
Have you done any covers live? Through our first years we always had covers filling our setlist for our shows. But when we came to a point where we had enough material to cover a full set list with our own songs, we didn't play any more covers.
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We've played a show where the only person watching was the actual sound engineer, and on the other hand we've played on the main stage of Rockstadt Extreme Fest with Opeth & Nile. That was a great experience.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Depending on the time given, we vary our setlist with old and new songs.
What was your first gig like? Full of energy.
What was your latest gig? We played with Igorrr in November 2017 and have been busy recording new material ever since.
Where do you plan to gig the coming year? We are planning on playing select European shows this year, hopefully a few festivals here and there.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? With the release of our first EP we printed our first batch of T-shirts. Currently We have lot of T-Shirst representing most of our releases.
Where can people buy your merchandise?
Our stuff can be found on facebook and bandcamp:
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It cannot be avoided, but I'm pretty sure that if someone likes your music, he will feel the need to support with everyway he can.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? It made a huge impact which gives a good and a bad outcome. Depends from where you see it.
What do you think of my work? We are thankful to people like you who try to help bands get more reach to the outside world. It's like a service from the heavens.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We don't. We just try to hang out and enjoy spending time working on the band even if it doesn't necessarily make any money.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Music is what inspires and I think music, or let me say, art in general, doesn't have any age.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Time and money!
Do you have any new material? It's in the making and it's going to be released later this year.
What are your web sites?
We are also on SPOTIFY make sure to follow us, on Instagram too!
How can people reach?
We are all reachable via mail or via the facebook page.