LOMM: Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up?
Charley: I’ll keep it simple, the band has been around since 2013, we split up and change the line up, we recruited new members, Samir (Bass), Loic (guitar) and the last Dorian (guitar) and we are currently working on our next releases
LOMM: Pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone yet the arts have been hit especially hard. The musicians are vulnerable to financial upheaval. How have you guys have been holding up?
Lou: Everyone but me in the band has a day job, it slowed rehearsals and had us cancel 2 or 3 shows but nothing super life-changing, it helped us focus on the next release cause now that’s all we have to do.
LOMM: Tell us about your genre, what does it means to you, why did you choose this genre?
Charley: We had decided to mix Nu-Metal with hardcore deathcore, we are all fans of Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit etc, we wanted to make music that grooves and very violent at the same time! Today it is still the case but we want it to sound more modern, more violent! I can’t really style our music, we like so many things
LOMM: How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Lou: Music got more complex, lyrics got darker..
LOMM: Are you happy with your product? What aspects of it do you think you guys nailed, and what parts do you think you could improve upon?
Lou: I like it but it feels old already, It could be even heavier, most of it was written in 2012/13 and I think the Doom OST Mick Gordon did in 2016 really changed every modern metal album that came after, especially production-wise.
LOMM: How has the overall reception been?
Lou: It’s modest, we haven’t made a lot of promo arround it, but the feedback is very positive, people seem to enjoy the album more
LOMM: Have you ever been on a tour? Given live performances? Is it tough for you not to be able to do so now?
Lou: We did do a bunch of shows far from home in a row, but less than a week, so I don’t know if it counts as a tour or not, shortly after that our Lead Guitarist left the band, then we spent some Time rebuilding the band and once we felt ready to start booking a Real tour IS when the Covid crisis began, so yeah it hit us pretty hard.
LOMM: What is the next step for you? How is the future looking?
Lou: I can’t tell you the exact Future but the next release is 75% finished now and I love it, it’s super futuristic sounding and heavy
LOMM: Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process? Who is writing the lyrics?
Charley: I write the lyrics! Each song has its own theme, I build the lyrics around the atmosphere and the universe that the song evokes to me. For the next EP, we are on very futuristic themes, for example there is a song that talks about the uprising of machines and transhumanism but also the current theme that deals with society and the world of today but I adds a darker side and a little mysterious, I like being able to imagine a movie when I listen to music
LOMM: Who is composing the songs?
Charley: it’s mainly Lou who composes!
LOMM: What bands do you draw your inspiration from?
Charley: bands from the 90s, and bands of today like Emmure, Loath etc! in fact we are inspired by all the songs that can surprise us and give us the shivers
LOMM: Which is more exciting? Being on the road or studio?
Lou: I like both
LOMM: What first got you into music?
Lou: Went to a rehearsal of a Friend’s band and I had never connected
LOMM: What do you like the best about being a musician? And what is it that you do not like much?
Lou: Playing music is the best part, the business side is the worse.
LOMM: If you weren’t musicians, what would you be doing?
Charley : I will have stayed in the artistic world, I will surely try to make cinema
LOMM: What’s more important to you? Catering to the audience or music for its own sake?
Lou: To be perfectly honest we just wanna make music we’d mosh to
LOMM: What is the most memorable gig that you have played to date?
Charley: I think I haven’t experienced this kind of concert yet, the concerts I have done are cool but not really “Memorable” yet
LOMM: Who would you like to collaborate with?
Charley: I would love to collaborate with the singer of the band “He is legend”, it’s not at all the same register but I love his voice! I would also like to collaborate with Oceano, Periphery, Ocean Grove, Molotov Solution, Black Tongue
LOMM: Who would you like to go on a tour with?
Charley: Black Tongue, Suicide Silence, with any band who are cool, human and who love to party
LOMM: If you could play any festival in the world, which one would you choose? Tell us why.
Charley: The hellfest! this is our country, I think the most cult fest in the world, yeah I would love to be in the war zone with Mindwake
LOMM: Name some of your all-time favorite albums? Include controversial ones.
Slipknot – All Hope is Gone
Limp Bizkit : Chocolate Starfish and the Hot dog Flavored Water
Pleymo : Épisode 2 : Medecine Cake
Muse : Showbiz
Children of Bodom : Are You Dead Yet
LOMM: What does your collection look like? Mostly Vinyl, Cassettes, CDs, Digital? A bit of everything? A total mess?
Lou: A little bunch of CDs and lots of Streaming
LOMM: What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
Charley: We are located in the south of heaven haha! We are from Nice, Cannes! The current metal scene here is … changing! New bands are coming and having spent 1 year without live, I think it can give back the flame to the hardcore metal scene from here.
LOMM: You can invite 5 people to a dinner party, from the future, the past, rock stars, a movie characters, you name it. Who are you having dinner with?
Charley: Woah ! Mmmh…Snoop Dog, Jim Carrey, Corey Taylor, Bruce Wayne and Son Goku
LOMM: If you had one message to your fans, what would it be?
Charley: we arrive, be ready, we prepare you a lot of huge stuff
LOMM: Anything else you think your fans should know?
Charley: Thank you for your support, it’s very hard for a young band to evolve through networks that are overloaded and constrained, we will do our best to bring you the best possible content.
LOMM: Thank you for taking the time.