Frenetic post-hardcore trio The Fall Of Troy have officially reunited indefinitely after four years away
We’re only three weeks into 2014 and it’s already shaping up to be the year of the reunion. With SikTh confirmed to play Download Festival in June and Finch looking to the future we’re already doing pretty well, but you can now add Washingtonian trio The Fall Of Troy to that list as of today.
It was potentially on the cards anyway – there were rumours circulating Reddit and the like towards the end of last year, and it’s always a good sign when a band that plays music as technically challenging as TFOT’s reunites for ‘one-off’ shows (watch this space SikTh fans), but official confirmation came yesterday via a video on the group’s official Facebook page:
“As the weekend began, we really saw how awesome you guys truly are. You took care of each other, you made new friends states away, and you treated us like we never left.
As the weekend continued, we realized that you guys were no longer fans, you had become part of our weird family. You were the 4th member of the band.
As the weekend ended, you guys left, and we missed you. We missed all our new brothers and sisters we had met, and most importantly, we want to meet more of you.
So we decided that we, The Fall of Troy, are going to stay around as long as you, our family, want us to.”
Huzzah! The band hadn’t been seen since they parted company in 2010 after eight years, four albums and an EP, citing nothing more dramatic than “being on different paths” – but after three reunion shows in December (featuring the original lineup of Thomas Erak, Andrew Forsman and Tim Ward), it appears that they were so overwhelmed that they’re going to give it a go again – but on their own term this time: “We’re going to go directly to you guys, no more middle men, all DIY.”
That means no label and whatnot – and for a band of their stature, in our age of crowdfunding and direct artist support, that’s probably more achievable than ever.
Basically, you need to let ‘em know what you want, and where you want them to play.
If this is your first introduction to the band, here’s them playing “F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.” so you can witness how ridiculous Erak’s simultaneous playing/singing is. Seriously, kinda hate that guy.