Rise and Fall (band)

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Rise and Fall
Rise and Fall in Vienna, 2009
Background information
Origin Ghent
Genres Metallic hardcore
Years active 2002–present
Labels Deathwish Records
Reflections Records
JTTP Records

Rise and Fall is a Belgian hardcore band. Formed 2002 in the aftermath of Belgian bands The Deal and Kingpin, Rise and Fall have become one of the most successful European hardcore bands ever, among the few signed onto American labels such as Deathwish Inc. and Reflections Records.


Rise and Fall originates from Ghent, Belgium, known for its ultra loud and powerful live performances. They draw influences from bands such as Black Flag, Converge, Neurosis, Tragedy and Entombed.

Early career (2002 - 2004) - Hellmouth[edit]

Formed in 2002 when members of The Deal and Kingpin wanted to start a side project, Rise and Fall later became the most important band for all four members, after these former groups disbanded. Following some lineup changes, the band released their first album in April 2004 entitled Hellmouth. The album was picked up a few months later and the CD released by JTTP Records in Germany while the vinyl version was released by Belgium's Anger Management Records.

The band then set out on a self-booked European tour in August 2004, and the following October were picked up by 100 Demons to support them on their European tour. During these tours the band started writing material for their following album.

Into Oblivion (2005-2007)[edit]

In March 2005 the drummer departed from the band, stunting the new album's progress. In April 2005, one year after it was originally recorded, "Hellmouth" was released in the United States with bonus tracks on Philadelphia's "SA Mob" record label.

In the meantime, ex-Course of Action drummer and long-time friend Jp joined the band, and together they finished writing the new album.

In July 2005, the band recorded their second full-length "Into Oblivion". The album was recorded in CCR Studios in Zulte, Belgium, engineered by Vincent Tetaert of Amen Ra and mixed in Boston, MA at Godcity Studio by Kurt Ballou (Converge). American label Deathwish Inc. and European Reflections Records put out the album. Throughout the rest of 2005, Rise and Fall toured throughout Europe.

In 2006 Rise and Fall extended their touring schedule:

- February 2006: European tour with Doomriders. - April 2006: First US tour (east coast) with Blacklisted and Guns Up! - Summer 2006: Appearances at most of the hardcore and independent summer festivals. - October/November 2006: Full European tour with Blacklisted - November 2006: European tour with FVK, formerly known as Cro-Mags (Line up: John Josef, Mackie Jayson, Tom Capone and Cache Tolman

Rise and Fall also played major festivals, including Pukkelpop in Hasselt, Belgium and Hellfest Summer Open Air in Clisson, France.

2007 marks the year of Rise and Fall turning into a full-time band for its all 4 members. Rise and Fall is on the road 5 out of the first 8 months of the year.

- January 2007: UK tour with The Hope Conspiracy - February 2007: European Tour with Comeback Kid - March/April 2007: Full US tour with Iron Age - June/July 2007: Full European tour with Converge and Animosity - August 2007: Full US tour with Have Heart

In July 2007, Rise and Fall releases Clawing, a special 3 tracks 7" on Deathwish Inc. in support of a 70 days long tour. The 7", featuring stunning artwork form German artist Florian Bertmer showcases one new song (Clawing), a re-recorded track from "Hellmouth" (Bottom Feeder) and a cover from the band Alice in Chains (Them Bones).

Rise and Fall released their new record, Our Circle Is Vicious on Deathwish Inc..

Band members[edit]

Former band members[edit]


Studio albums

EPs and singles

  • Demo (2003)
  • Weapons (Split with Paint the Town Red) (2003)
  • Clawing (2007)
  • "Deceiver / Sinking in Skin" (2011)

Compilation appearances

  • GSR Records Comp
  • Integrity Tribute CD

Music videos

  • Hidden Hands (2012)

External links[edit]