MARCH 29, 2011

Photo by Kevin Farris


Photo by Kevin Farris

The Cadence PR

Who Is Saying What

“Fallstar knows how to write intense music that’s not polished just to be polished. Melody has to be a central part of any good song and Fallstar nails that on the head.”

-Matt Greiner of August Burns Red

“One of the best records of 2011, combining beautifully soaring vocals with breakdowns that pride themselves on precision.”

-Substream Music Press

“This record will surely stand out among the never ending wave of emerging artists in this genre and will once again prove that there is indeed originality out there. Don’t expect Fallstar to be flying under the radar for much longer.” -Hopecore.com Magazine






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ComeandLive! will be releasing the highly anticipated full length record Reconciler. Refiner. Igniter. from Portland based melodic hardcore act FALLSTAR on March 29th, 2011. The band has been through its share of ups and downs and can attest to the fact that their patience has paid off in a big way. “It was one of the most taxing and emotional processes we’ve ever been through,” says vocalist Chris Ratzlaff. “Knowing that people will hear it now just seems surreal. It was a real fight.” The future of FALLSTAR is bright and with the impending release of the record and subsequent extensive touring, there is no doubt that the long wait was well worth it. Choosing to partner with the powerhouse community of musicians, ComeandLive!, FALLSTAR has opted to release the record as a free gift to their fans via comeandlive.com. The record is an eclectic blend of various influences and inspiration, marrying the heavier aspects of the genre with a catchy soaring clean vocal which is filled with a passionate desperation that instinctively puts a smile on the listener’s face. This is not your typical hardcore album.


FALLSTAR recorded with Dan McCall of A Hope for Home in Gresham, Oregon over the span of several months. Though most of the songs had been solidified before entering the studio, the band felt a stirring to change up multiple parts last minute. This resulted in the guys banding together tighter than ever before to complete the record and do what they felt called to do. Those who have had the chance to check out portions of the Reconciler. Refiner. Igniter. thus far couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.


Chris Ratzlaff/Vocals

Justin Haag/Guitar/

Bryan Ratzlaff/Bass

Jason Brown/Guitar

Cody Carrier/Drums

Upcoming Touring

Look for Fallstar hitting the road for the remainder of the year in support of Reconciler. Refiner. Igniter. available March 29th as a free gift at www.comeandlive.com



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