Kyle Schaefer from FALLUJAH talks Australian tour, latest album Empyrean and Archaeologist

The Bay Area metal titans, Fallujah, are currently making waves down under as they join forces with Cattle Decapitation for their wildly successful tour, with most of the shows being sold out. However, if you’re in Canberra, there are still a few tickets available, but they’re going fast! Additionally, don’t miss out on Fallujah’s side show on September 21st, as tickets for that are also selling rapidly.

Fallujah bring a more progressive and technical approach to the table. With five albums under their belt, they have established themselves as true pioneers in the tech-metal scene. Their latest release, Empyrean, is a masterpiece of atmospheric soundscapes and existential themes that will leave you reeling.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to Kyle Schaefer from FALLUJAH about their Australian tour with Cattle Decapitation, new music, latest Archeologist album, work scoring video games and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here:



Since forming in 2007, Fallujah have triumphed over their challenges. Whether it’s self-administering the band, going to school, writing music, or working full-time, they’ve savored release of and diehard fan admiration for five albums in The Harvest Wombs (2011), The Flesh Prevails (2014), Dreamless (2016), Undying Light (2019), and their latest Empyrean. Indeed, diligence and creative enterprise have resulted in high-profile tours with Whitechapel, Suffocation, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more across North America, Europe, and Australia. Fallujah also prospered with critics in Metal Hammer, Allmusic and Metalsucks. The group’s Billboard chart positions on the Top Hard Rock Albums and Heatseekers Albums prove that with every twist and turn, Fallujah’s fans are with them. “Empyrean,” with its revivalist spikes, bolstered atmospherics and high-powered production, is the greatest yet.

Sunday, September 17: The Basement, Canberra

Wednesday, September 20: The Triffid, Brisbane – SOLD OUT

(Fallujah headliner/no Cattle Decapitation): Thursday, September 21: Stay Gold, Melbourne