The District of Metal

Shall Not Fall returns to Guelph MAY 25TH!

We are very happy to be invited back to  Dstrct night club (10 Wyndham st.N Guelph, Ontario).


It will be a massive night of metal as KRONIKNOISE PROMOTIONS has SNF playing with 3 American metal bands :

Filth (North Carolina)
Insvrgence (Texas)
and Deadland (Florida)

These guys are out there pounding metal hard on the road and we are happy to join them at the best metal venue in Guelph!

This is an all ages/licensed show –

Doors open at 9pm

$10 dollar cover


For those of you who missed us back in March – there is a new song in the set to check out. See it live and let us know what you think.

Thanks to Dstrct and Kroniknoise Promotions for keeping live metal alive and kicking in the Guelph area!

Hope to see you there!

Giving(Metal)to the food bank



A new show – and a good cause coming together for Shall Not Fall on December 2nd 2016.

Our third show of the year will be in Port Elgin, Ontario – helping out the local food bank. The Queen’s Bar is hosting the third annual Punk Rock food bank fundraiser and is located at 603 Goderich Street.

Admission price is a donation or unopened food item.

We are honored to do our part to make someone’s Christmas season a little brighter this year. Three other bands will be throwing in their efforts as well –

Soul Slave (feature act)

Cruel Bloom

Kill Devil

If you can spare any food or donations please give what you can to help out the less fortunate.  It could be the best gift you give this year.


This show will also land on  Shall Not Fall‘s third anniversary!  Time flies when you’re having fun. If you will be in the area, or can make the trip – come celebrate with us AND help out a great cause at the same time!



Rock-tober update: Shows & Pressing onward

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

Shall Not Fall had a very successful first live show last month.  Thanks to all who came in support of us in our home town! We appreciate each and everyone of you.  The band was very happy with the show and the great venue that is Van Gogh’s Ear.  We were treated very well and hope to bring more Shall Not Fall energy there again in the near future.

As the door opens into live performances, another door closes. Our band “home” of the last 20 months  dubbed “The Compound”  is no longer able to accommodate us. This was our first real band “home” where we got to prepare for live shows and create/record original music etc. It was an almost entirely secluded atmosphere. Sadly, the property is slated for demolition and development as more urban sprawl swallows the area.

We have already reconvened at Leonidas’ home to press onward. SHALL NOT FALL initially met and created at Leonidas’ before we moved into The Compound. It’s a cozy, intimate vibe that  we are again thankful to have! We will keep our eyes peeled for a more permanent band room as the days and weeks go on.  There are many options for bands to rehearse locally – but the odds of finding a totally private and unique environment such as the Compound will be challenging to say the least.

One of the final sessions at the will be missed!

One of the final sessions at the Compound….you will be missed!

Marching forward into more positive news – we recently announced another show, this time in Cambridge, Ontario at another amazing venue called “THE WAREHOUSE“.


We will be opening an intense night of heavy music with headliners:


as well as Guests:


The show happens on Friday November 4th 2016  – mark your calendars!

See our “Live Shows” page for all the details and for tickets.


We are looking forward to bringing SHALL NOT FALL to a new town and a new venue. THE WAREHOUSE is a relatively new spot in the Cambridge live music scene that is doing things right.  It’s a kick ass venue with lots of live shows to satisfy anyone. We are thankful for being included in the show which is being put on by ILLUMINATED PRODUCTIONS.  Thanks guys!

That’s all for now.  Go and grab another helping of turkey have a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving from all of us in SHALL NOT FALL – see you soon!

Live show soon – New song NOW!





In celebration of our show September 9th at Van Gogh’s Ear (Guelph, Ontario) – we’ve decided it’s time to unleash our true death metal side. A brand new song,  recorded for a while now. A song we held back on releasing to you good people until –  just such a time….

…. we present to you  –   Within


Live Shall Not Fall – it HAD to happen!



We,  the guys from Shall Not Fall,  are very happy to finally announce that our first show EVER — has been confirmed!

Those of you within travelling distance of Guelph, Ontario can check us out at Van Gogh’s Ear – a prominent venue that has been part of the local scene for years.










The date is Friday September 9th @ 9pm.  We will be supporting other cool bands: Luke Austin and Zealots Desire.


Needless to say we hope this is only the beginning – and that plenty of shows will soon follow in the near future. However this is ground zero – this is the beginning.  Please come out and support us and the other great bands – not to mention a kick ass venue (far too few remain) that has the balls to keep live music happening in Guelph.


Click the link below to find the venue!

Van Goghs Ear – Guelph, ONmap

Live shows summer 2016!




Let it be known – Shall Not Fall is officially seeking shows to unleash our music live.  No  dates yet – but you can be sure they will be listed here when they are confirmed. If you are looking for a heavy band to play in the Guelph/ Tri-city area hit us up at:


Studio update: We are pushing forward mostly behind the scenes with mixing/studio magic.  We will play live and rehearse while still finalizing our latest recording.  When there are hard details to post they will also be here.  For now if you need to refresh your memory of our latest song click here:

Zac took a day off and rocked the bass live in his other band. 'Cause you need to change it up right?

Fool me once




A fool about drums…

Do you give a shit about drums?  Do you care about the little things that go into a recording?  Do you ever consider how much a band does to create something from nothing (making art/music) and then developing/refining the music and finally capturing it to release to the public at large?


I’m guessing that most of you don’t.  Why should you?

That is our job – we are fools for this stuff.  We get very detail oriented which can be a blessing AND a curse.  The danger is – you run the risk of getting so caught up in the details that you lose the big picture.

All birch in 2016! The current drum rig for pre-production

The big picture for us is to make music that kicks ass, and then go out live and kick YOUR ass in person.

We want to give you your fix of some heavy music that gets you through your work out, bad day at work, argument with your significant other – or puts a smile on your face as you crank your radio and put your foot to the floor out for a drive on a beautiful, sunny day.


Pre-production: guitars only? I guess the drums and bass lines are already perfect!

How music makes you feel – that’s the key point.  How it is made is probably about as interesting as watching paint dry for the majority of the people reading this post. So I really don’t want to make another post about how we are getting close to recording more Shall Not Fall music.  About how much work/fun it is for us.

The bottom line is we care about these songs.  We pour all that we have into them with the hope that you will hear the results in the end.  Does it matter to you that I use microphone “x” on my snare drum?  Does it matter what colour the paint is in the mixing room?  Nope.

The world can always use another great band, great album or great song.  That is my opinion.  There may be tonnes of them out there already, but there is always room for one more.  If we can be that band, have that album, or one song for YOU.  Then I think we have spent our time well.

*Drops mic*


Lars and I – working on getting that magical St. Anger snare sound! APRIL FOOL




Inertia…..what inertia?

febblogpicMid February 2016:  This time of year is typically pretty non-eventful.  Most of the “significant” holidays are behind us for another year. There isn’t a whole lot to look forward to except possibly a March break getaway or the eventual end of the winter months.

Shall Not Fall is working against this potential inertia by continuing to produce new material.  Writing and recording new songs seemed the best use of our collective time due to tighter schedule constraints recently. We have always had a surplus of new ideas since S.N.F. began. And since all of us are at home in the studio and love the creative give and take of song writing, it was an easy choice to get to work solidifying many of our ideas into brand new songs.


We’re having fun right guys??

This work can sometimes be about as unglamorous as the time of year we are doing it in. Tweaking tempos by as little as one beat per minute, miniscule arrangement ideas and tuning changes, lyrics and song titles being kicked around etc. We are pushing forward and making fantastic progress. Getting the small things right usually helps you get the big things right in the end.

We have a total of five songs being developed at this moment. These songs are stretching our boundaries and helping us to explore new territory.  Shall Not Fall has a love of all things heavy, but we are also influenced by many other bands and styles of music. An outside musician is even being considered for a certain song at the moment. So if you think you know us – you may be in for a nice surprise! Our target is to fuse our old and new material together and form a killer live set. Then we will concentrate on live shows for the rest of the year.


Sometimes the best way forward is to put your head down and continue placing one foot in front of the other. Just imagine: nice weather, a cool beverage in your hand and brand new Shall Not Fall music in your device of choice – or better yet on stage in front of you very soon!