Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Savage Annihilation Interview

Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never
heard of you before?
Dave (guitars / vox): Savage Annihilation was founded in 2002. We released
our debut demo, « Death In Progress » in 2003 and a split CD with
Decrepify, Ad Nauseam and Visceral in 2008. It’s quite hard to find
good and motivated musicians fans of brutal music in our part of
France but we kept going on and finally could record our debut
full-length, « Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries » which is
gonna be released through Kaotoxin records on Oct.1st.  We
self-produced it. I took care of guitars, bass and vocals and Mike, my
brother, handled the drums. Since a couple month, we’re now a trio,
with the addition of Aara on bass.

How would you describe your musical sound?
D: I’d say Savage Annihilation is a brutal Death Metal band influenced
by the US and Brazilian scene of the 90’s. Evil, fast with some
technical parts.
Mike (drums): Yes, that’s absolutely the way I’d describe it too. Our
main influences being the likes of Morbid Angel, Krisiun and Cannibal

What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores
with the music?
D: That’s a concept album I wrote. I wanted something dealing with
chaos, zombies, the Devil and the eradication of the Human race. The
lyrics are written on some witness of that human holocaust during
which Satan and his anthropophagus legions are coming to devour

What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
D&M: When the band was founded, Cannibal Corpse just released « Gore
Obsessed ». The band’s name is coming from their song “Savage
Butchery” and, then “Savage Annihilation” came to mind and we kept it.
It’s really fitting our music!

What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
how would you describe your stage performance?
D: The best one we did, in my opinion, was this June, in Paris. Sadly,
our set had to be quite  short, but I really enjoyed it!
M: We’ve been having a bunch of good gigs before the line-up problems
occured (2009-2011), too! But one I’ve been digging a lot was a Swiss
gig with Nervochaos! One of the biggest venue we ever played!

Do you have any touring plans for the new release?
M: We’re currently booking a November French tour with our Spanish
brothers of Avgrunn. Good brutal Death / Grind as we like it! We’re
also playing the Loches en Grind Fest in France, on October, along the
likes of Cliteater, Hymen Holocaust or our friends and label-mates of
VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC. We’re also planning an European mainland tour for
2013. Stay tuned!

On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
of Brutal Death Metal?
The promotion started something like a week ago, so it’s really hard
to say, right now. I don’t know if our demo and split have really
circulated outside France so it’s hard to tell. But, our buddies of
Rabid Dogs, Bestial Devastation, Tools Of Torture, Avgrunn or even
Nervochaos seem to like our stuff, already.

What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
M: We’re working hard to record the debut full-lengths for our tow
other projects, Defecal Of Gerbe (Goregrind) and Brennkelt (Black /
Death). We’ll try to hit the road with the three bands as much as we
can, next year!
Aara (bass): I’m now also the guitar player for Blosus, a Death Metal
band from Paris.

What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
M&D: We already have two tracks written for our next full-length and a
third one is in the works. It’s still gonna be Savage Annihilation,
but with more maturity, too. On “Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres
sauvageries”, there are some tracks we’ve written years ago. So, the
next one will be more “up-to-date”. After all, this debut has been ten
years in the making, composition-wise, somehow. As far as we can
figure it out with these two new tracks, it’s gonna be a bit less
monolithic than on the current one.

What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music
and also what are you listening to nowadays?
M&D: The ones that influenced us are, among others, Morbid Angel,
Krisiun, Hate Eternal, Deeds Of Flesh, Death, Deicide, Nile, Cannibal
Corpse… but we’re listening to lost of other stuff too, like Heavy
Metal, Thrash, Gridncore, Hardcore and the good ol’ roots, Hard Rock,
like Deep Purple, AC/DC, Motörhead, etc.
A: Same here, but I’d add a huge love for Doom, Sludge and Stoner too!

Outside of music what are some of your interests?
D: music is all my life, I’ve got no interest in whatever else.
M: I’m selling second-hand music gear in a shop as a leaving. One day,
I’ll get a living out of Death Metal (kidding).
A: I’m a fan of photography and I’m working in an hospital. Nothing
really special, as you can see.

Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
M&D: Thanks for the intie! First one in three years and first one for
the release of “Cannibalisme, hérésie et autres sauvageries”! You can
listen to the album on (at least a
track, right now, but there’s gonna be a full-album streaming down
somewhere during the preorders, too). Hope you’ll like our stuff!
Beware, we’re coming to  annihilate the whole world!

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