Saturday, August 13, 2016

Sharked Interview

By Tom Roger (guitar)
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Sharked was founded in 2010 by Tom Roger.The band domiciliate in Lyon France
The band consists of 4 musicians at that time.
Scafe vocals, Olivier Warrin on bass, Artrose which mix the drum and programe, Tom Roger on guitar and composing music.
That year, we recorded our first EP, "Sharked 1" and did our first show together. Today we are 5 musicians Dave on vocals, Jeremy on bass, Nico at the drum, the sampler Artrose Tom on guitar.

2.In April you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
This is the result of a common free work.
"Generalize death drive" is a concentrated sound brutality, expressing our anger.
Is in very varied extreme metal style. Brutal thrash death.

3.This was the first release in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that time frame?
After the first record we made show as we could.
"GDD" had to be registered in 2013, but we had a lot of problem .In six years we changed bassist 4 times, 2 times singer and a drummer joined the band, our sound engineer let us down before the recording is finished. It took us take someone else and start over. This made us lose all this time.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The text is being reflected together on this consumerist theme of the death drive that reigns in this lower world. We are pacifists and non- violent except music. Not committed texts, just subversive texts to try to think.
For example the title "Genocide" is the story of a child soldier who no choice but to obey criminal orders. Titles are very explicit and our music caricature their morbid representation.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Sharked'?
Sharked symbolizes the shark attack or more sure. It’s ArtRose our sampler which found an evening around a table and some beers. We loved it immediately. Easy to remember and effective.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
It's always a great pleasure to play.We made music for it.The best shows are often when playing the external Lyon, we like make discover our music.The public is still cool with us, then we give the best on stage.

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

It is very complicated to play in France, it lacks place to play.Now nobody helps us to find dates, so no touring .But we regularly plays.
August 18 in the first part of Jello Biafra in Lyon.In October the "PCD 5" is a festival ,with Satanika in December in Lyon,
yet 21 January 2017 in Saint Etienne the "winter blast metal fest".You can find every dates on Face book page “SHARKED(OFFICIAL)”

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of extreme metal?
I honestly have no idea.

9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We'll have to wait until 2018 I think for the next record .We are no constraints or obligation.
In the immediate future we will shoot a video clip in November 2016, and find the maximum of dates for 2017.

10.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?

We are very influenced by thrash and death of the year 80 and 90, Slayer, Exodus Cannibal Corpse, Death, Carcass, Kreator, Sepultura, Obituary, Anthrax, GBH, Napalm Death .......... Today we listening Brutal death as Benighted, Aborted, Black Metal a bit. I listen particularly Annal nathrach.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
We are lucky to live a beautiful mountainous area, personally I love hiking in the high mountains.As soon as I can. Reading, cinema and tv series. I'm normal I think…? (laugh)

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your interest and the interest of readers and hopefully Sharked bring you the pleasure it gives us.And do not forget: Not be more under guardianship, think by yourself !!!

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