Saturday, March 14, 2015

Recuil Morbide Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Johan :
We recorded the album in 2013, but the release is late because we had many problems and changes in our private lifes. That's why we decided to wait for the good time. Then, we didn't want to have an album without be sure to be ready for gigs. However we performed few times last year, so that we could play new songs to test them and practice them. So, when we decided that we were ready, we had to wait the right time with the label schedule. It was a long time but now we are boosted and glad to see it in stores !

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Johan :
I think ''Morbid Collection'' gives more emotions than the previous albums, it's more varied and melodic. But it's always brutal, isn't it ? ...well it's more complete.
What has changed is that Will (Guitar) was able to perfectly integrate the band since his arrival in 2011, just before Only Hate Left. He had signed and co-written few songs from Morbid Collection with Marc et they did a huge work for guitars harmonys. Everybody gave an opinion for the production and nothing was done without inspection. And, more the songs went straight more we were excited by what we've done. Jérôme had improved his vocals and Sylvain did a over-performance. We are proud of that work,  and the sound that Kohle (Kohlekeller Studio) done.

3.This is the first album to be released in 4 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time period?

After Only Hate Left release we did many gigs and a tour with Withdrawn, that remains it was so excellent. We started writing process for Morbid Collection in 2012 and went in studio in May 2013. First we would like to release it at the end of 2013 but, the previous events in the first answer made that all compromise. And here we are in 2015 !!

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Jérôme has written all the lyrics. It peaks about different frustration's feelings, nevrosis and perversions of the human. Only poetry so ... Some of the lyrics made me laugh, because, if most of them speak about personnal feelings, others are totally crazy ! :-D

5.I know that the bands name means 'Morbid Collection' in French, why did you pick this name for the band?

I don't know why this shitty name has been chosen, i was not in the band at this time. It's true that most of the strangers, don't understand it and they can't pronounce it, but what is important is that they have great hears to listen to our music.
There's so many metal band with unpronounceable or unreadable names ... So ...
We called this album Morbid Collection to do a kind of eponym album. We think it suit very well with the actual musical band's identity. So now the strangers are able to understand the name of the band.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We try to give the best of ourselves for each gigs, for 50 or 500 fans. We give energic shows always with smile because we hate bands that wince from the beginning until the end. We don't earn money with music, so if we drive so much to play it's to have fun ! We laugh on the road but that's on stage that we have more pleasure so we give everything. And people love that !!!
For sure we have been better one day or another, but one of the best show we did was the opening for Behemoth in 2013. We were at ''home'', we were great, and people were fantastic. But i think about other gigs and memory remains many stuff and i hope that the best will arrive soon.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Now we are ready, we start to confirm dates, the next are in April (4th and 5th in France), some will follow. Also, we hope to find a manager to help us to develop the band in european strategy.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?

It's tough to know because Great Dane Records only start to develop himself worldwide. Regarding what we could see on Facebook, i know we have fan in the world, we hope that the new album will confirm. We aslo have a lot of pinky fans with a snout, little pigs ...?... probably because of "pigs" vocals from Jérôme :-)

9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other musical projects or bands these days?

Johan :
No. All the members had played in different bands before, but now, we concentrate on Recueil Morbide, family, and personnal work. I would like to work in studio projects, without many serious, only to have fun and create, but without enough time i shift it to the future but not sure to do it one day ...

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We'll see, of what the future is done, but we will continue to have pleasure as possible.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Johan :
We listen to different stuff but there's no common references in the band.
Personally, i love Tool, Mastodon, Katatonia, Aerosmith, Klone, Gojira, Down, The Haunted, Delta Saints...  At the moment, i mostly listen to the last Evergrey's album. I find it wonderful. I listen to a few Extreme Metal, however, sometimes listening to Benighted or Napalm Death, suit me well. But, i prefer mostly melody and groove.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Johan :
My life, my passion and my work link to music and live show. I appreciate the Art and I like watching sports on TV (more easy to be sit than runnning). I have to raise my children, and do some work at home ... There's no enough time left to find interests.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanx for the interview.
Support your local scene. Every actors need it, promoters and artists.
Thanx to all who have listen to our new album and support us.
And when we'll be close to you, come and take a beer with us, it will be pleasure.

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