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1. What's that bandname about?

Arkadius had the idea that all great empires that fall apart, make room for something new. That’s the way it’s been historically and it can also be applied to other things in life. Sascha brought up the Phoenix symbol. The birth of FOC for him was like the rise of a phoenix from the ashes.

2. What genre(s) do you play?

Mostly Groove Metal. Mixed with: Hardore, Modern Metal, Metalcore, Thrash and Crossover as well.

3. What are your musical influences?

Too many to list and not only metal....We’re open for everything that is inspiring. But to name a few: Pantera, Downset, Biohazard, Machine Head, Refused, Breach, Korn. The Ghost Inside, old Parkway Drive, ...

4. What bands are you compared to?

Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Pantera (source), Five Finger Death Punch (source), Disturbed, Architects, System Of A Down (source). Pro-Pain, Hatebreed (source). But rather make your own picture plz! ;)

5. When and where do you play live again?

No shows planned atm.