Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Ego Fall formed in January 2000, in Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia, China. And moved to Beijing in 2003. We started our global promotion in 2014. Our Chinese name is Diān Fù M. Our band members are: Chao YU, Vocals; Sunbori, Guitar; Zhaoliang Li, Guitar; Chaoluomeng, Bass, Khoomei, and Morin khuur; Taoheicha, Sampling and Urtyn duu; And Wenbo Zhang, Drum.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Our style is Mongolia nomadic metal. Lots of bands influenced our music, for example, Pantera and Metallica. And some music from Tuva, and the Mongolian traditional music from our hometown.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
To buy, or not to buy, that is not a question. Please just have a try to listen to our albums. Even one of our songs. And then you will see that it is really hard to forget our sound. Then you will make your decision.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have published three full-length albums: 1. The Spirit of Mongolia (2008); 2. Inner M (2010); 3. Duguilang (2013), and one EP: Jangar (2014).
Our album Duguilang (2013) got 8 of 10 stars (comprehensive valuation) by Euro-Rock Press (Vol.64, Feb. 2015), Japan.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Yes. We play live as well. Over the years, we have had thousands of performances. In 2007, 2010, and 2014, we had three times of big tours in mainland China. In 2008 and 2012, we performed together with Dark Tranquillity for two times. In 2013, we attended Soilwork’s show in Beijing as a guest band. On 29th June, 2014, we had a gig at Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland. Ego Fall is the first band from China performing in Tuska Festival. In January 2015, we had our first Japan tour. In 12th and 14th March, 2015, we attended Arch Enemy's War Eternal Tour as a guest band performing in Hong Kong SAR and Bangkok, Thailand. In April 2015, we had our second Japan tour.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Ego Fall is a Mongolia nomadic metal band. Our music conveys the authentic Mongolia music element with melodic death metal, metalcore, folk metal, industrial metal, power metal, and new trash metal. What we are expressing is to tell the whole world the story, actuality, and history of Mongolian.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
In the near future, we will have a show at Busan Rock Festival, in Busan, Korea, as I mentioned in question one. At the end of this October, we will go to Singapore and Malaysia. And we will have two tours, one in Europe and another one in Russia. And we will also attend a music festival in Taiwan.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
To listen to Ego Fall:
1. iTunes Store: please search key words “Egofall Band”;
2. Xiami (Chinese media): http://i.xiami.com/egofallband;
To buy our stuff:
T Shirt & EP:
Taobao (Chinese online shop): http://goo.gl/VtLgNj
Thank you very much for your time to interview us. Thank you very much to all of our fans. Welcome to our Facebook page by searching the key word EgoFallBand on Facebook. Thank you!