čtvrtek 25. května 2017

A few questions - interview with Brutal Death/Grind band from France - BALANCE OF TERROR.



A few questions - interview with Brutal Death/Grind band from France - BALANCE OF TERROR.

Answered Flo.


Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.?


Hi, Flo, vocalist for Balance of Terror here. Balance of Terror is a French Brutal Death/Grind band that was created in 2014. It's made up of Gaz (guitars), Matt (drums), Quentin (bass) and Flo (vocals). We're influenced by Death Metal and Grindcore legends such as Napalm Death, Entombed, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh, Brutal Truth, Rotten Sound, Morbid Angel, Gorguts and many more... 

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

We recorded it on our own, it's pure self-production! Gaz was in charge of the sound, the production and Masakatsu from our label Ghastly Music (Japan) helped us to master it.


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

1.000 CDs will be released on 9th June 2017! It's a first edition, only Cds and digital versions will be available.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with ? 

I'm the author of the lyrics, I write it on my own with what the tracks make me think of! The lyrics deal with misanthropy, human cruelty, selfishness and the failure of evolution that gave birth to the album's title "World laboratory".

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

Ubbo Sathla created the logo especially for the release of our new album (we did our former logo by ourselves but it wasn't really satisfactory), he is also the artist who made the artwork. Masakatsu from Ghastly music then dealt with the layout of the CD. We used the same files to create our bandcamp so I did it myself. 

About social networks, we try to be active on Facebook and yes, at our time it has become indispensable if you want people to be able to check out your music.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

We contacted several labels for the release and we got several offers as well. We chose Ghastly Music because his offer was the most interesting to us. For now, the label did a great job for the layout of the CD and we see that more and more websites will sell our stuff so yes, we are satisfied and we're looking forward to the release!

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

We're great fans of bands such as Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Suffocation, Cannibal Corpse, Deeds of Flesh and many more so to make our music, we try to take pieces of influence from these Death, Brutal Death and Grindcore bands in order to make our own music.



Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

Yes, we did so when we had a first extract of the album and exclusively by mail: Sevared Records, Amputated Vein Records (Ghastly Music being a subdivision of it), Permeated Records, Unique Leader Records, Xtreem Music, UKEM records, Season of Mist, Downfall Records and many more. When we got answers, they were mainly good feedback but many of them had already a full schedule or weren't looking for that kind of project. 

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

We haven't played that many gigs yet, a dozen maybe. We like both festivals and clubs, it really depends on the bands we're playing with, the audience and the interest they have for our music or the conditions of performing. We really liked our shows in Beligum in Roulers at De Verlichte Geest and in Paris at Le Cirque Electrique because we met very nice people from other bands (Corrosive Elements FR – Putrid Inbred BE) and our gig in Lille with Darkall Slaves and E.B.D.B for it was close to our hometown and many people and friends came to see the concert so it was a great night!



What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

Now that we're releasing our debut album, we'd like to find good gigs with bands we like and festivals to reach as many people as possible and to promote our music. We'll probably plan a tour for 2018 and then, we'll get back to composing for a second album.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

Our fans can contact us on our Facebook page or on Bandcamp, we always answer and rather quickly!



Thanx for the interview.