Fathom Farewell Talks of EP Content, New Music, and Show Playing for the Summer!


Melodic metalcore band FATHOM FAREWELL have four EP's, including all new music in the works, set for release this year as well. A few shows are set for the summer, with the ban having no limits with show playing or releasing music. The band talks about this below.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

Fathom Farewell has had a few different iterations over the years simply due to the nature of the business and people not being able to make the sacrifices necessary to prioritize the band.  However our current lineup are the most committed group a band could hope for.  Alex Cohen is the vocalist and longest standing member of the band.  He’s written every lyric Fathom Farewell has ever released, has booked most of our shows over the years and has been the face of the band since we first emerged.  His band nickname is Tarzan.  Dustin Black is the 2nd longest standing member having been the bassist for 3 years.  He has much experience having been in the band Sunsinger and working with his solo project Vantablack.  His band nickname is Twilight.  EJ Gellar has been our drummer for 2 years and also has a great deal of experience having played in Sunsinger as well.  He also is a firefighter and mechanic in the state of Massachusetts.  His band nickname is Top Gun.  Then Alicia Marinelli has been our guitarist for a year now, and also has a great deal of experience having spear headed the band Shred of Salvation and has been a member of multiple other bands over the years including The Shape.  She is a full time music teacher and her band nickname is Turbo.  We are a team of professional musicians all dead set on taking this to the next level.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

Originally the band was called A Fathom Farewell.  This name was created by a prior member and essentially is a metaphor for a watery grave.  We’ve always written about the potential consequences of humanity being careless with the planet and in general with each other so the watery grave is a metaphor for those consequences.  It also could mean comprehending goodbye, fathoming a farewell so to speak which is also a metaphor for grave potential consequences of humanity’s carelessness.  Of course there are many people out there who aim to make a positive impact and we have a great deal of hope for the future, but reminding humanity that we must take care of the planet and each other to live peacefully has always inspired us a great deal.  We have since changed the name to Fathom Farewell since it makes the name easier to identify online without the A and also is what most people called us anyway.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of both Worcester MA and Providence RI.   We originated in Worcester but have since moved and expanded to Providence RI, so we consider both our hometowns since there is typically crossover from the other city when we play one of those areas.  The scene in both are great and also have a great deal of crossover between the bands (many Providence bands play Worcester and vice versa).  There isn’t as much saturation as an area like Boston so it’s easier for bands stay connected with each other.  The Worcester scene is mostly based around the Worcester Palladium and the Raven which are two of our favorite and most frequented venues over the years.  Then in Providence there are many choices but our favorite over the past few years has been Alchemy and more recently The Strand.  There are also a great deal of amazing bands to mention, to name a few there’s The Worst of Us, Gannon, Absence of Despair, The Greying, Kingsmen, Okami, Carpathia, Valoria, Creation From Crisis, Dead Fiction, Late9 and Parts Per Million.  That may seem like a lot but there’s so many more great bands out here.

4. How would you describe your style?

I always refer to us as melodic metalcore however some of our new material delves to hard rock and even a little tech death.  But most commonly I would say either Melodic Metalcore or Alternative Metal.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We have 4 EP's currently released on spotify and all the popular streaming networks.  They definitely get better with each release so be sure to start with our latest release, Kraken EP and work backwards.  Someone could expect big choruses and vocal harmonies, heavy and groovy riffs, chunky bass lines and heavy, driving drums all under a mix of catchy melodies and vicious screams.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

We do!  We are dropping a new song called “Vitriol” on June 13th and will certainly be dropping more music this year as well.  Pre-Saves for Vitriol are up right now!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

We are only playing a few shows this summer so we can focus on really pushing the next few releases to boost our presence online and then we plan to once again begin touring this winter into next year and submit to many festivals for next summer. 

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

Our dreams truly have no limits.  All of us could see this band eventually headlining stadiums with the cohesive dedication we have among the members.  That is our common dream. 

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen to us anywhere that you can find music online!  We pop right up when typing Fathom Farewell into google, or head to linktr.ee/fathomfarewell to find all our links in one place.  We have many music videos and a great deal of content to absorb and will be releasing more very soon!

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

First to remember that they are important and incredible as every human is extremely special and here for a reason, as hard as that can be to remember sometimes given how difficult and painful life can be.  Second, to respect and cherish each other, and to do their best to approach everyone from a place of love and respect.  Third to respect and cherish the planet.

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