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Fallujah (band)

Fallujah (band)

Fallujah is an American death metal band from San Francisco, California, formed in 2007. Fallujah has toured with acts such as the Black Dahlia Murder, Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder, Dying Fetus, Between the Buried and Me, and the Contortionist.

Formation (2007-2010)

Fallujah was founded in early 2007 by high school friends Alex Hofmann, Scott Carstairs, Tommy Logan, Dan Wissinger, and Suliman Arghandiwal. The band name comes from the Iraqi city of Fallujah, located in the Al Anbar province. Prior to the band signing to its first record label, early vocalist Suliman Arghandiwal, guitarist Anthony Borges, and bassists Dan Wissinger and Brandon Hoberg exited the band. Replacing Arghandiwal, guitarist Alex Hofmann took up vocals with Rob Maramonte joining the band as the new guitarist. In 2009, the band released their first demo release, immediately followed by their first EP titled Leper Colony released on January 17. On February 5, 2010, the band played their first professional concert in Sacramento, California.

The Harvest Wombs (2011-2013)

On November 17, 2011, the band went on to release their first full-length album The Harvest Wombs, with producer Sam Pura, under California-based label Unique Leader Records. On April 2, 2013, the band independently released their second EP titled Nomadic, incorporating ambient sequences, clean guitars, and female vocals by Byanca Munoz of the band Whirr.

The Flesh Prevails (2014-2015)

On July 22, 2014, Fallujah released their second album titled The Flesh Prevails on Unique Leader Records. The album was released while the band participated in the 2014 Summer Slaughter tour alongside Morbid Angel, the Faceless, Dying Fetus, and Thy Art is Murder. The album received significant acclaim, despite some critics saying the production was a victim of the "loudness wars" and had little dynamic range.

On January 15, 2015, Nuclear Blast announced the band's official signing to the label, stating, "Fallujah is all about pushing the envelope, taking risks, and keeping an open mind; with that mentality we felt Nuclear Blast was the most obvious and logical step for a band such as ours. With our team behind us, we can’t wait to see Fallujah grow."

Dreamless (2016-2018)

On April 29, 2016, the band released their third album titled Dreamless. The album received critical acclaim, and a music video has been released for the song “The Void Alone" featuring guest vocalists Tori Letzler, Mike Semesky, and Katie Thompson, as well as guest guitarist Tymon Krudenier.

On July 14, 2017, Alex Hofmann announced his departure on the band's Facebook page after 10 years in the band, with Monte Barnard as substitute vocalist during the band's 2017 - 2019 live touring for Dreamless.

Undying Light (2019–present)

On January 30, 2019, the band revealed longtime friend Anthony Palermo as their new lead vocalist and unveiled their fourth studio album Undying Light, along with the single "Ultraviolet". On November 24, 2020, the band announced that Nico Santora would be joining Fallujah full time. On July 17, 2021, the band re-released "The Harvest Wombs" on vinyl in a limited edition of 1,000 copies for Record Store Day.

Timeline

Patents

Further Resources

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FALLUJAH - sign to Nuclear Blast ...

Nuclear Blast

Web

January 20, 2015

Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails | Metalbase | Taking Indian Rock, Metal Global | Provides Best Digital Solution in India

Web

Fallujah - The Harvest Wombs

Web

December 5, 2021

Fallujah announce new Vocalist, Single and forthcoming album 'Undying Light'

Web

January 30, 2019

Fallujah welcomes new guitarist, Nico Santora

NextMosh Staff

Web

November 27, 2020

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