Justin Williams - vocals/guitar | Stan Petraitis - drums | Kraevin Caedo - vocals
Astrum Lux Lucis - bass/backing vocals | Frank Williams - vocals/guitar
Originally written and recorded during a hard winter, in a barely heated, abandoned shack deep in the woods of upstate New York. Band founder and songwriter Justin Williams poured his heart out, writing only from experience. Each lyric has true meaning, and emotive roots paired with passion driven music, originally crafted on an acoustic guitar but then brought to musical fruition with the help of childhood friend musician and "brother from another mother", Frank Williams. Together Justin and Frank formed the concept band Beneath the Fallen, knowing that the music alone would attract other musicians to form the passion backed ensemble. "We knew this music not only needed to be heard, but experienced" Says Justin.
Beneath the Fallen quickly became local legends in the Hudson Valley music scene along with regular spins on Cumulous Media Radio Stations of singles "Make me Beg" and "Swollen" off of their widely distrubuted EP "No Pity For Self Infliction".
Currently, Beneath the Fallen writes and records remotely using social media and digital contact methods such as Marco Polo, Skype, Facebook Messenger, and Steinberg's VST CONNECT, due to Justin still residing in New York and Frank residing in Austin, Texas. The miles inbetween havent slowed down the project at all. During July 4th weekend 2017 Justin flew into Austin so Frank and he could record tracks for an upcoming album, where 10 songs were recorded in full in less than 3 days at Franks private recording studio. Which introduces the new female vocalist to the bands revamped image and sound, Kraevin. Formerly an Arizona native, now living and practicing with Beneath the Fallen in Austin TX. While the "Williams’ brothers" have a talent for making musical magic happen when they are together, they couldn’t help but feel that something was missing. Frank mentioned to his friend, Kraevin, BTF was looking for a female singer, and so she sent him samples, including a demo of her singing “Make Me Beg”.
“I hear we can make beautiful music together,” was Kraevin’s first message to Justin, which marked the beginning of a new chapter in BTF history. The addition of their new lead singer. "She had the attitude, talent, and musical creativity this project was looking for and definitely brings the larger than life sound I always dreamed of having for this band" Says Justin.
“From the moment we first spoke, we were family,” Kraevin says. “Justin writes, and it’s like my soul laid bare. It’s raw and it’s ugly, but in it there is beauty too. It’s music that speaks to you.” Kraevin brings with her, a wide variety of experience as a singer/performer and so is no stranger to the stage. Whether it’s singing in the church choir, front and center with a band, or karaoke at a local watering hole, Kraevin has a voice that lures attention. “From the second I heard her sing, I knew she was the voice of Beneath the Fallen”, Justin said.
Beneath the Fallen has shared the stage with national bands such as Tantric, Vayden, Egypt Central, Fuel, Buckcherry, Coheed and Cambria, Scott Ian, PEARL, Testament, Biohazard, DOPE, Twisted Method, Suicide City.