Passion in Music.

When someone asks my why I am in a band, I could respond a thousand different ways. Though.. I only ever answer the same way each time and it’s simple. I absolutely love music and everything about it.

Playing music is the greatest feeling I have ever felt and it cannot be described. Whether it is playing for 20 people or 200, being on stage is a feeling that gives me butterflies and make me want to throw up. I love it though and wouldn’t trade for anything.

I started making music in fifth grade playing the alto saxophone for the concert band. Music has been around me all my life and I honestly do not know what I would do without it. There is this internal drive that pulls me in and makes sure that I devote every ounce of time towards bettering myself through music. 

It’s when people say things like “being in a band is like burning money” I will never understand. Being in a band isn’t going to make you millions of dollars or make you famous worldwide. It is about sharing your creativity and love for something in which words will never describe. I honestly have to say I would rather die than not have music be a part of my life.

Fail to Decay has been an ever changing life process that I would never give up on. It has grown me into a more mature person as well as seeing the world for what it truly has to offer. It has made me sacrifice time, friendships, money and so much more, but I don’t regret this. There is nothing in this world that will ever mean more to me than making music.

With all this being said I purpose one question. What do you have a burning passion and love for in life? Whatever that may be, never let it go, and never let someone get in the way for what you truly care for.



Being a local band.

One thing that I’ve learned from being in a band for over four years now is the unity local bands form with one another. I love meeting and getting to know members in bands that we play with, because we’re all trying to do the same thing; get our music out there.

Being a local band in Southern Minnesota has always been a struggle. I have seen many bands I grew up playing with die out. The music scene has slowly been dying, and it is up to the dedicated bands to push through to rebuild it. Whether its playing with our friends in Our Judgment, Reaping Asmodeia, or the many others, I see the passion they have for this music and the hope they see for the future of the scene.

As for Fail to Decay, we are trying to do the simple things such as playing more shows and connecting with new fans. Meeting new bands is another thing we are hoping to do as spring slowly creeps upon us. With warmer weather we are hoping to play out more and meet new people. So if you want us to come play in a town near you email us!


With this being said, I’d like to hear who you think is a local band that should get noticed for their hard work and dedication to their scene. Who should be recognized? Let me know!