Scientists have proved that when the economy tanks metal and hardcore bands see a rise in popularity. There are few bands as poised and ready to take advantage of George Bush’s latest sucker punch to America as underground heroes Fall of Troy. The band hails from Washington — The one not dealing death blows to the country — and is currently in the midst of another tour of the U.S. in support of their 2007 album Manipulator. In addition the band is enjoying the success of having a song in Guitar Hero III,a game that could very well usher in a new era of for musical distribution. The band's drummer Andrew Forsman took a few minutes to give Blogcritic’s readers some basic info on the band.
Where or how did the band get the name?
Thomas (guitarist) and I were in the same history class, and we decided that a name is just a name. So we flipped through the history book and landed on The 30 Years War. There was another 30 Years War, so we did the same thing and ended up with our current name.
This album is said to be darker than Doppelganger tell me about the reasons for that that?
We had two very close friends die in the year leading up to Manipulator. We were all broke, and girls were a source of frustration much more than before. It was just a depressing time and all we wanted to do was write music and keep moving. So, I think it reflected in the lyrics quite a bit.
The first paragraph of your press release is really good, who wrote it? Who writes your lyrics?
I have no idea who wrote the paragraph but it describes what I hope our band is for people. Thomas our guitarist writes all the lyrics.
Your album has been out for a little less than a year, how are fans reacting to the new material?