The Falling

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The Falling is a Metal, Modern Metal, Metalcore artist in Beijing, originally from Beijing.

General information about The Falling

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The Falling in 2011

English Name The Falling
Chinese Name 堕天 / Duòtiān
Genre Metal, Modern Metal, Metalcore
Origin / Present city Beijing / Beijing
Founded in 2006
This is an artist which could be a band, musical project, solo musician or any other kind of music collective. For a more precise definition, see Category:Artists.

Band members

Vocals: Wang Yutian 王昱天 / Guitars: Wang Min 汪民 / Guitars: Sun Changzhi 孙长志 / Bass: Xie Jiacheng 邢嘉澄 / Drums: Zhang Zhe 张哲

Former band members

Leader & Singer: YAN W / Bass: YAO L / Turntables & Samples :WEI X


The Falling (堕天, Duo Tian) (previously known as Mermaid 人鱼 ren yu), Beijing metal core & nu-thrash band, not to be confused with the Hangzhou black metal band Falling

Duo Tian (The Falling) means all the powers against God. But here the two words are given a new idea --- Revolution. Duo Tian's ex-name is Renyu (Mermaid). The band has reborn on 666 (06.06.2006). The former leader and singer YAN just finished his study in UK around that time.

With the new vocalist Wang Yutian, things got more professional both in songwriting and live performances and soon the quintett has become one of the best Chinese metalcore bands. They play on big festivals and also open for famouse oversea bands such as Suicide Silence, Mnemic, Psycroptic, The Kandidate, Scarre By Beauty, etc.

The name of the band, "The Falling", has various stories and explanations in terms of different cultures and religions. In general, the name reveals a fearless and persistent attitude, which is the core spirit of the band. The band hopes to awaken people to their music through their earnest voice and attitude.

Since their formation in 2006, The Falling has toured several countries around the world. Those experiences of working with world-class bands has been an inspiration to them. An increasingly diverse array of foreign bands now come to China, exposing both their uniqueness as well as common features. This has motivated The Falling to innovate and be more diverse in their style.

In the early stage of their development, finding the right band members was the toughest issue. It took one year for them to settle every position, from musicians to the tuner. Now the band has a steady team. Well known for its hardcore style, the band has actually been approached by many sponsoring companies to change their style and add more pop music elements, in order to attract a broader audience. However, band members would rather switch their career than switching their style of music.

The Falling (2008'er line up) holding a Painkiller Magazine

Many of the fans of The Falling are also singers and musicians, who are regarded as "friends" by the band. These fans are passionate, direct and persistent, acting as a great support for the band. For instance, at their recent Hong Kong show, many fans from Guangzhou and Shenzhen went to see their performance despite a typhoon hitting the coast. In the end though, the show was forced to cancel because all the performance equipment got soaked by the pouring rain. But the fans still kept waiting for over an hour before the stage was taken away and they had to leave. That passion from fans touched the band a lot and motivated them to created better music.

2007 - Vision Divine Beijing tour

2008 - Midi fest

2008 - MAO Aword: Best New Power

June 2008: Participated in the Metal Battle 2008 China and was announced Best Songwriting.

2009 - Metal Battle

2009 - GBOB

2010 - Strawberry fest

2010 - In Flames Beijing tour

2010 - Lamb of God Beijing tour

2010 - Mnemic Beijing tour

2010 - Psycroptic Beijing tour

2011 - Strawberry fest

2011 - Hongkong POLY MUSO fest

2011 - Suicide Silence Beijing tour

April 2012: Participated on Metal Battle 2012 China and won as Best Chinese Metal Band. They will go to W.O.A. Festival the same year to compete against winner bands from other countries.

2012 - Midi fest

2012 - King Ly Chee Beijing tour

2012 - Crossfaith Beijing tour

2012 - Wacken Open AIR

2012 - Architects Beijing tour

2012 - Unearth Shanghai tour

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