Faal was founded in 2005 by Alex (guitar), Pascal (guitar) and Ward (drums). After a long period of searching for the right bandmembers, eventually the band has formed a steady line-up with Yara (synths), Harrie (bass) and William (vocals) in 2010. The band’s name, “Faal”, can be translated as “failure”, as in ‘failing in this life’, feeling powerless and not being able to succeed or do something about it. Their songs can be described as stories, and each story exists out of different ways of feeling. Because of this, each song has different atmospheres. From dark, depressive and sad, to uptight, energetic and full of rage, to even sometimes a little bit hopeful, but not for long.
Their first album "Abhorrence-Salvation" was released in 2008 at Ván Records. This album received many good reviews, which resulted in a sold out first printing.
Beside their recordings, they’ve also build up a good live reputation and shared stages with among others Ataraxie, Isole, Forgotten Tomb, The Ocean, October Tide and Mourning Beloveth.
In 2011 Faal went back to the studio to record their second full-length called "The clouds are burning", which is finished at this moment and ready to be unleashed.