Fallujah have posted a teaser video for their new album. The clip includes an apparent song title, “An Ocean Of Moments”, and it can be seen below. This will be the band’s first effort since Alex Hofmann’s departure.
Fallujah have announced that they will be parting ways with vocalist Alex Hofmann. He will play his last show with the band at the Bay Area Death Fest at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA on July 20.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the departure of our vocalist and friend, Alex Hofmann. A decade-long journey has just ended for one of our founding members, and now he begins a new path separate from our own. His dedication and creativity have been a vital part of Fallujah for the last ten years, but we respect his decision and support him wholeheartedly.
The Dreamless touring cycle has been our longest and most challenging yet; taking us across the planet with bands we respect and admire while molding this band into a brotherhood. These experiences have brought us together and proven that this is what we are meant for. Alex’s departure will bring a new period of growth and we intend to come out of it with something groundbreaking for our fans.
We will have a special guest taking over vocals for our festival run in Europe as well as our North American tour with Decapitated and Thy Art Is Murder. When we return to California, we will continue writing our new album and begin our search for a new vocalist. We invite all of our local friends and fans to join us in sending Alex off at ‘Bay Area Death Fest‘; his last show, but a new beginning for us in Fallujah.”
“The reasons for my departure are both complicated and difficult to summarize; but one thing I know now is that in order to begin a new chapter in life, you must inevitably close the previous one.
Fallujah is currently on a nonstop skyward trajectory and my departure will not compromise this in the slightest. I love my band mates to death and I will still be involved in a certain respect after my replacement is solidified. I have to also take the time to thank our manager and mentor EJ Johantgen, our A&R Monte Conner and everyone else at Nuclear Blast, Our agents JJ Cassiere and Marco Walzel, Karim at Indiemerch and Florian at Impericon, as well as all the others who’ve ever worked with me behind the scenes keeping this band going.
Thank you to our fans for 10 years of wild nights, stage dives, bloody noses, circle pits and hangovers. To my friends in the touring world, I’m not going anywhere, you will all see me around still. My last show with the band will be Bay Area Death Fest in San Francisco, and I cannot think of a better way to go out!”
Fallujah have announced several August heading dates. These shows will take place before their upcoming tour with Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, and Ghost Bath.
08/02 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parolor
08/05 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
08/06 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
Gorguts, Revocation, Fallujah, Havok, and Venom Prison have announced some European shows together. Check out the dates:
08/14 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
08/15 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
08/16 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
08/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
Decapitated, Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah, and Ghost Bath will be heading out on a North American tour together. Check out the dates for that below.
08/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/21 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/22 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
08/23 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08/24 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
08/25 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
08/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
08/27 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
08/29 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
08/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/31 Spokane, WA – The Pin
09/01 Portland. OR – Hawthorne Theater
09/02 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
09/03 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
09/05 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
09/06 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/07 Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre
09/08 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
09/09 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/10 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
09/11 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/13 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/15 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/16 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
09/17 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
09/18 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
09/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09/20 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
09/21 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
09/22 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
09/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/24 Columbus, OH – Park Street
Someone stole a guitar belonging to Fallujah‘s Brian James while the band were at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON on March 17. The following was posted on Facebook: