Washington DC's Friend For A Foe (FFaF) began as a one-man band, gaining attention since 2004. After a lengthy nationwide search, FFaF is now established as a full-fledged band consisting of talented musicians who are making big strides in the underground metal music scene and taking the nation by storm.
FFaF's band members share the common thread of capturing the trials and tribulations of everyday life in their writing and instrumentation and do so with absolute perfection. Featuring top-notch production, heavy, bone-jarring riffs with 7 and 8-string guitars, precision drumming, dissonant yet beautiful melodic intricacies, and haunting lyrics by their unconventional vocal duo, FFaF will continue to push the boundaries of metal music and make a name for themselves in the US and abroad.
Beauty coalesced with brutality. This is what metal is all about ... So abrasive you'll need to catch your breath.
Friend For A Foe has been a labor of love for quite some time and is now a fully-fledged band featuring members of ridiculous talent.
All songs are self-produced and self-made. Hope you enjoy!
Shows are coming soon! There's nothing like creating a mosh pit with your music in front of a couple of hundred (or thousand) people...good times!
We love all types of music, but metal is where it's at. Everday situations inspire us too ... something as simple as a cell phone ringtone or something as complex as losing a loved one ... anything could pop up at any given moment. As far as name-dropping some bands (in no particular order) goes we'd go with:
- August Burns Red
- All That Remains
- As I Lay Dying
- Machine Head
- The Human Abstract
- Strapping Young Lad
- Threat Signal
- Ion Dissonance
- Between The Buried and Me
- Dillinger Escape Plan
- Darkest Hour
- Every Time I Die
- Dream Theater
- Chimp Spanner
- Greg Pope
- Metal Jonus
We could keep going, but you should get the point by now haha. We likes teh mehtulz
I'll list everything we own or have used in recording
- Custom Dual Core Recording PC
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
- 3 GB RAM (soon to be 8 GB!)
- 650, 160, 120 GB HD Drives
- PreSonus Firepod
- Nuendo 4
- Cubase Sx3
- Reason 4
- Absynth 2 and 3
- Guitar Rig 2 and 3
- Amplitube 2.0
- Multiple EQ, compression, and dynamics VST plugins (WAVES, Voxengo, Anteres, Steinberg)
- Superior Drummer 2.0 with the Metal Foundry update
- Drumkit From Hell Superior
- EZDrummer with DKFH add-on
- Line 6 POD X3 Live
- Recabinet Impulses
- Ampeg SVX
- Schecter C-8 Hellraiser with EMG-808's
- Schecter Hellraiser C-7 with Seymour Duncan PII Blackouts
- Schecter Damien 7
- Ibanez RG7321
- Gibson Les Paul Studio with EMG 81 and 85
- Yamaha RGX520F2
- Yamaha FG730S
- Fender Standard Stratocaster
- Warwick Corvette Standard 5-string Bass
- Schecter Custom Stiletto 5-string Bass
We'll be using this site to upload song/riff ideas as well as full songs!