Fallujah Recruit Nico Santora (Lillake, Etc.) For Upcoming Tour

Fallujah have recruited guitarist Nico Santora (Lillake, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-The Faceless) for their upcoming tour with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, etc. The band tweeted the following:

Fallujah Premiere New Song “Dopamine”

Fallujah have premiered a new song titled “Dopamine.” This track is from the band’s new album “Undying Light,” which will be released on March 15. That effort is the group’s first with new frontman Anthony Palermo and their first since the departure of guitarist Brian James.

Scott Carstairs commented:

“With ‘Undying Light‘ we pushed the boundaries of what we consider to be progressive music. The album presents the listener with as varied a sonic terrain as you would come to expect from Fallujah. We’re excited to share with you some of the darker moments from ‘Undying Light‘. ‘Dopamine‘ highlights the struggle for authenticity in an increasingly inauthentic world.

The fleeting pleasure and false loves of our time. We set out to create a new sound within the atmospheric tradition of Fallujah, and ‘Dopamine‘ reveals the deepest moments of rejection and rebellion found on ‘Undying Light‘. This current tour with Obscura, Allegaeon and First Fragment is connecting us with so many new and old fans that we feel we have to share this song within a live setting, face to face. European friends and family come to a show and check out ‘Dopamine‘.”

[via Heavy Consequence]

Fallujah Introduce New Vocalist Anthony Palermo In New “Undying Light” Trailer

Fallujah have shared a new trailer for their new album “Undying Light“ (out March 15). The clip offers fans an introduction to their new singer Anthony Palermo (Underling).

Guitarist Brian James Confirms He Is No Longer A Member Of Fallujah

Guitarist Brian James has officially confirmed his departure from Fallujah. This news comes after the band recently announced their new album “Undying Light” (out March 15) and their new singer Antonio Palermo.

James commented:

“To all this may concern—

After careful thought, deliberation, and tons of patience, I am displeased to finally announce that I have decided to part ways with Fallujah. It may come as a surprise to most of you, but come March, it will have been an entire calendar year since this decision was made.

First of all, I apologize for keeping my friends and fans in the dark for so long. I‘m sure that you can all understand the situation, especially with Alex leaving not long before me. While my departure isn’t easy to explain, it mostly had to do with some creative divergences that only grew as my exit neared as well as my desire to pursue other goals in life.

Sometimes a fork in your path is presented. Which route is best traveled can become incredibly difficult to decide on in terms of your career and life as a whole. While this case was no exception, I believe that I inevitably made the best choice for myself and the band going forward.

Being part of Fallujah for the past 5 years or so has been a wonderful blessing. I’ve learned so many important lessons from my band mates, my peers throughout the industry, and the countless experiences in which I will gratefully carry into the rest of my life. I want to thank all the fans for the circle pits, the spirit fingers, the circle headbangs, and the generosity, hospitality, and support.

I also want to thank my family and friends for putting up with me all that time as well as supporting me when times got rough. Fallujah is a group of good dudes who have love for the craft and just want to put out awesome music. They have a lot of sick new music coming out so get ready.

While it may be a new beginning for me, I will never stop playing guitar and writing music for the future. I’m also planning to open my studio for recording/tracking and mixing/mastering services in Santa Rosa later this year so if you’re in the area, be sure to keep a look out and hit me up.

Thank you all so much. It was a wild ride. 🔥

#fallujah #undyinglight #thenextchapter”

The group have since recruited Danny Tunker (Alkaloid, Spawn Of Possession) to fill-in on their European/UK tour. They said the following about that:

“We are extremely excited to have Danny Tunker of Alkaloid, Spawn Of Possesion and more, playing for us in Europe on the Diluvium Europa tour with Obscura, Allegaeon and First Fragment…”

A video of Tunker playing “Carved From Stone” can be found below:

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To all this may concern— After careful thought, deliberation, and tons of patience, I am displeased to finally announce that I have decided to part ways with Fallujah. It may come as a surprise to most of you, but come March, it will have been an entire calendar year since this decision was made. First of all, I apologize for keeping my friends and fans in the dark for so long. I‘m sure that you can all understand the situation, especially with Alex leaving not long before me. While my departure isn’t easy to explain, it mostly had to do with some creative divergences that only grew as my exit neared as well as my desire to pursue other goals in life. Sometimes a fork in your path is presented. Which route is best traveled can become incredibly difficult to decide on in terms of your career and life as a whole. While this case was no exception, I believe that I inevitably made the best choice for myself and the band going forward. Being part of Fallujah for the past 5 years or so has been a wonderful blessing. I’ve learned so many important lessons from my band mates, my peers throughout the industry, and the countless experiences in which I will gratefully carry into the rest of my life. I want to thank all the fans for the circle pits, the spirit fingers, the circle headbangs, and the generosity, hospitality, and support. I also want to thank my family and friends for putting up with me all that time as well as supporting me when times got rough. Fallujah is a group of good dudes who have love for the craft and just want to put out awesome music. They have a lot of sick new music coming out so get ready. While it may be a new beginning for me, I will never stop playing guitar and writing music for the future. I’m also planning to open my studio for recording/tracking and mixing/mastering services in Santa Rosa later this year so if you’re in the area, be sure to keep a look out and hit me up. Thank you all so much. It was a wild ride. 🔥 #fallujah #undyinglight #thenextchapter

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Fallujah Premiere “Ultraviolet” Music Video

Fallujah have premiered a new video for their new song “Ultraviolet.” This track is from the band’s new album “Undying Light,” which will be released on March 15. That effort will be the group’s first to feature new vocalist Antonio Palermo (Underling). The band said the following about that:

“Undying Light stands as a monument to creating the purest and most visceral version of Fallujah. Through the blood, sweat and tears left on these 10 tracks, we usher in a new era for the band. We’d like to introduce you all to the voice of that new era and newest member of Fallujah, Antonio Palermo.”

“Undying Light” Track Listing:

01. “Glass House”
02. “Last Light”
03. “Ultraviolet”
04. “Dopamine”
05. “The Ocean Above”
06. “Hollow”
07. “Sanctuary”
08. “Eyes Like The Sun”
09. “Distant And Cold”
10. “Departure”

Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Etc. Set For 2019 “Chaos & Carnage Tour”

Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground have all been booked for the 2019 “Chaos & Carnage Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

04/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium
04/20 Reading, PA – Reverb
04/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
04/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/25 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
04/26 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
04/27 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
04/28 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
04/30 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
05/02 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
05/03 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
05/04 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
05/05 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
05/07 Springfield, MO – The Complex
05/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/09 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
05/10 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
05/11 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/12 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
05/15 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/16 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
05/17 Winston-Salem, NC – Ramkat