What's that old saying? "The more things change, the more they stay the same?"

 When it comes to Michigan-based metal outfit For The Fallen Dreams, perhaps a more fitting —but just as timeless — adage would be "change is the only constant."

For The Fallen Dreams have consistently demonstrated an incredible ability to adapt and evolve their sound and dynamic despite overwhelming adversity —all without sacrificing the core components of their sound.

Built around explosive breakdowns, gut-wrenching grooves, and lyricism that touches on everything from an introspective glimpse into the human condition to brotherhood and camaraderie, these Midwesterners know how to get it done!

Today, the band has released its first single via Arising Empire called "What If."

Watch the video below:

"We are very excited to be breaking into this new era of For The Fallen Dreams, with the extremely dedicated and hard working team at Arising Empire," the band states. "Sharing the vision for the future of the band's success is extremely refreshing and motivating. We look forward to a great rest of the year and everything that follows with our new single 'What If.' See you on the road."The track was produced by Jonathan Dolese at Konkrete Studios (Cane Hill), with vocal production by Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz (All That Remains, Bad Wolves) and visualized by Wombat Fire (Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria).

While For The Fallen Dreams were founded in 2003, their story starts with the release of Changes in 2008. The band would go on to release five more remarkable full-length records, including the atmospheric and moody Relentless to chart-topping comeback record Heavy Hearts, and then Six, which ventured into more metallic territory and accumulated over 20 million views on YouTube and tens of millions of streams across various platforms. While For The Fallen Dreams have certainly been through their fair share of changes, one thing has remained constant: their dedication to constant growth while never failing to deliver primal-yet-emotional music.


  • Chad Ruhlig — Vocals
  • Jim Hocking — Guitar/Vocals
  • Damon Tate — Guitar
  • Kalan Blehm — Bass
  • Marc Esses — Drums

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