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|Birth name||Fallon Bowman|
|Born||November 16, 1983|
|Origin||London, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Alternative metal, nu metal, electronica, rock, industrial|
Fallon Bowman (born November 16, 1983 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a musician from Ontario, Canada, best known for her involvement with Kittie, Pigface and Amphibious Assault, as well as a solo career. She is of Dutch and Indonesian descent.
At fourteen years old, Bowman helped to form Kittie with classmate Mercedes Lander and Mercedes' sister, Morgan Lander. She played guitar and performed background vocals for the band as heard on their Spit album and the Paperdoll EP. She parted ways with Kittie in August 2001.
While on a flight from Ontario to New Jersey, Bowman, then seventeen, was skimming through a Tom Clancy novel when she came upon the term amphibious assault. Bowman thought this would be a great name for an industrial band.
Soon after, Bowman went on to record several tracks with Pigface for the band's 2003 album, Easy Listening.... Her enjoyment of the recording experience led her to begin writing music again. She purchased a sequencer and began exploring the industrial music genre that she admired but had never actively pursued. In the months that followed, Bowman's basement became filled with drum machines and synthesizers. From her basement, she wrote the songs that made up Amphibious Assault's debut album, District Six, released on the Social Unrest label. Bowman's former Kittie bandmate, bassist Talena Atfield, and guitarist Pete Henderson also contributed to the project.
Amphibious Assault's second album was completed and originally scheduled for a June, and later, an August 2005 release. The release was postponed on both occasions, largely due to Bowman's school schedule. Her school schedule also caused her to miss her scheduled live appearances with Pigface. On January 10, 2007, Bowman announced via the Amphibious Assault website, that the second album, On Better Days and Sin-Eating, was finally available for purchase. The album was limited to 500 physical copies but was also made available via digital download. She also confirmed that this album would be the last release under the Amphibious Assault name. Bowman commented that a new project, tentatively named "Oh No, Torpedo!", was planned for the future.
Bowman's new project was eventually revealed as Fallon and the Grace Dynasty. The Grace Dynasty was a five piece band that included Rhim of The Birthday Massacre on drums. The band played a series of live shows before announcing their forthcoming debut album. Soon after the recording of the album, the decision was made to release it under Bowman's name and to continue on as a solo artist. The album, Human Conditional, was released on January 25, 2011.
- Spit (with Kittie) (1999)
- Paperdoll EP (with Kittie) (2000)
- Easy Listening... (with Pigface) (2003)
- District Six (with Amphibious Assault) (2003)
- On Better Days and Sin-Eating (with Amphibious Assault) (2006)
- Human Conditional (as Fallon Bowman) (2011)