What’s that old saying again? “The more things change, the more they stay the same”—right? When it comes to Michigan based metal outfit For The Fallen Dreams, perhaps a more fitting—but just as timeless—adage would be “change is the only constant.”
With a career defined by constant progression and dedication to refining and rejuvenating their unique brand of aggressive, passionate metal, For The Fallen Dreams have consistently demonstrated an incredible ability to adapt and evolve their sound and dynamic despite overwhelming adversity—and all without sacrificing the core components of their sound.
Built around explosive breakdowns, gut-wrenching grooves and lyricism that touches on everything from an introspective glimpse into the human condition to brotherhood and camaraderie, these Midwestern masters of metal have made themselves a staple within the international heavy music community.
Today, For The Fallen Dreams released their first single via Arising Empire called ‘What If’!
Production by Jonathan Dolese at Konkrete Studios (Cane Hill), vocal production by Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (All That Remains, Bad Wolves) and visualized by Wombat Fire (Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria).
“We are very excited to be breaking into this new era of For The Fallen Dreams with the extremely dedicated and hard working team at Arising Empire. Sharing the vision for future of the bands success is extremely refreshing and motivating. We look forward to a great rest of the year and everything that follows with our new single “What If“. See you on the road.” – For The Fallen Dreams
While For The Fallen Dreams was founded in 2003, their story starts in earnest with the release of »Changes« in 2008—a record that would irreversibly and unremarkably impact the footprint of heavy music.
Following »Changes«, For The Fallen Dreams would go on to release five more remarkable full length records, from the atmospheric and moody »Relentless« to chart-topping comeback record »Heavy Hearts«, which landed at #162 on the Billboard Top 200 and #3 on Billboard Heatseekers lists and »Six«, their debut venture into more metallic territory with over 20 million views on YouTube and tens of millions of streams across various streaming platforms.
While For The Fallen Dreams have certainly been through their fair share of changes, one thing has remained constant: their dedication to constant growth while never failing to deliver primal-yet-emotional music that had made them a staple in modern metal.
For The Fallen Dreams are:
Chad Ruhlig | vocals
Jim Hocking | guitar & vocals
Damon Tate | guitar
Kalan Blehm | bass
Marc Esses | drums