Related Information for Downfall There are at least 11 bands named Downfall (you'd think at least one of them would change their name).(1) Californian Punk bandDownfall was a ska and punk band from the Bay Area formed by Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman, Dave Mello, Pat Mello, and Jason Hammon following the break-up of Operation Ivy in 1989 and pre-dating Armstrong's and Freeman's wider recognition in Rancid. They performed three shows at Gilman over a period of three months: one of these shows was recor.. read more