Monday, January 9, 2017

France's thrasher's Bestial Soul interview done by Patrick on 1-9-17

Hope  everyone's  weekend {or  week  depending  on  when you get  time to  read  this}   here  is  a  new  interview  with  France's   Bestial  Soul   a   new thrash  force  that  has released  their  debut  cd  "Perpetual  Darkness"  which  is  available  directly  from  the  band.Hope you  enjoy the   interview  a lot  more  updates will  be  posted  soon

Interview   with   Eddy P.  drummer   of  Bestial   Soul   done  by   Patrick

1. Hello   Eddy   how  are  things with you and  the  band?  Please  introduce  yourself to  the  readers?

Hi Patrick, All is well for us.Bestial Soul  is a band of Thrash metal from France, we started in early 2013
and after two demo we have made our first album "Perpetual darkness" in September 2015.
Have done much to show in Paris since 2013, we also play a lot in the central region and made the MFest 2015 (with Belphegor, Hatesphere ...)

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of  Bestial   Soul ? What   is the   current  line-up  of   the  band?For the  readers  who have  not  had the   chance to  listen  to  Bestial   Soul's
music  how would you  best  describe  it?we met in early 2013,I put an ad on the net in 2012 I looked for a band of Thrah or Death and I was contacted by the guys who look for a drummer for a while.We have the same passion for Thrash and
metal in general.
the line up is the same since our beginning : Steven Joré (Guit/vocals),Jow Beranguer (Lead guit),Gwen Pigat(Bass)
and myself on drums .have made Thrash metal rather old school influenced by bands like,Kreator,early Sepultura,Slayer,Dark Angel, Exodus,Sodom,Testament,Death ......

3.Bestial   Soul    recently  released their debut  cd  "Perpetual  Darkness"  how  long  did it  take the  band  to  write  and  record  the  songs  on  the debut release?

We started to compose songs just after to be formed,8 tracks of "perpetual darkness" are taken from our two demos (First bleeding and Chaos of insanity).we began two months for recorded it at home .
we took our time to take the best tracks.

4.Who  usually  writes  the   lyrics  for the  songs  what  are  some  subjects you   all  write  about?

 Gwen and myself are writing the lyrics in general.Jow also wrote "Demonic Art".
Our lyrics often speak of human stupidity, the fear, the future and the disease.
we try to have different ideas about each composition

5.Bestial   Soul    self released  the  debut  cd  did  you  all  plan  on  self-releasing the cd  or  did you  look  for  a  label?Will  you  all  work  with  a  label  for   Bestial   Soul's  future  releases  or do you   prefer  to  work  alone?

We were in contact with a label but have preferred remained in self-production for our first album.
for the future nothing is yet defined,we'll see what holds for us.

6.Besides  the  debut  cd    "Perpetual  Darkness"   does  the  band  have   any  other  merchandise   available   for  the  readers? If  yes  where  can  the  readers  find your  release  and  merchandise?

unfortunately, no merchandise available yet.T shirts are forecast to soon.
Cd is available directly on our Bandcamp page

7.Does   Bestial   Soul    ever  play  live  very  often  or do you  prefer to  work  in  the  studio? What  have  been   some   of your   most  memorable  shows  to  date?

 We definitely prefer to play live,our music is really made for live.
we did a lot of live from the beginning.
the most memorable remains the 2 shows we did for the MFest in 2015 and first in 2013 at the "Gibus" in Paris.

8.Are  their   any  tours  or  shows   planned  for  2016? If  yes  where  are  some  places the  band  will  be  playing?

we work hard to find shows for 2016,especially in France. it's really hard to find place to organize
show in our region,but not despair and finish well by finding.
Currently no date has been set, unfortunately.

9.In  your  opinion  what  is the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the  underground  scene?  And   what  does  underground  metal   mean  to you?
The best thing for the underground, it is precisely to be able to help each band, webzine, label.
The underground is like a big family.the worst thing of the underground for me is that there are too
many bands evrywhere and it's very hard to get out of the mass today but we are made primarily of music by passion  for fun first.

10.Eddy   you  handle the  drums  for the  band  when  did you  become  interested  in  playing the drums?  Are  you  self taught  or  did you take  lessons  when  first  starting  out?

I started playing drums at 11 years old(1992).My father often took me to see shows of local hard rock band
and I was always fascinated by drummer.After my sister showed me the video of AC / DC "Live at Donington 91" and Chris Slade really inspired me to play the drums and ride my first band.
After I got my first kit and took a lesson for 3 years.

11.Who  are  some  of your   influences and favorite  drummers? Besides the  drums  do you  currently  play  any  other   instruments?

 when I started to play drums Chris Slade influenced me a lot.After I started listening to metal and a lot of the   drummers influenced me as Lars Ulrich, Igor Cavalera, Dave Lombardo, Vinnie Paul, Jürgen Reil (Ventor) .....
Then I listened to Death Metal and as drummer Gene Hoglan ,Sean Reinert, Dave Culross, Mike Smith, Flo Mournier, Pete Sandoval, George Kollias is greatly influenced me.
my favorite drummers remains, Igor cavalera, Gene Hoglan and George Kollias .
I play a little guitar, but it's been that I do not practice.

12.Bestial   Soul    comes   out  of   France's  thrash  metal  scene   what  is  your  opinion   of  France's   metal   scene?
The metal scene in France is really not bad with quite a good bands of Thrash , Death or Metal .
There are many metal festival in France are some really huge like "Hell fest" other more underground
like" MFest "there's something for everyone.
the problem in France as everywhere I think,is that the local shows are struggling to attract many people.
people have more difficulty going to underground shows.

13.Who   are  some  of your  all time  favorite  French  bands?  Are their  any  new  bands   you  feel  the  readers  should   watch  out  for?
early Massacra,Aggressor and Loudblast are my favorite French bands.In the new scene are also some very good bands like,Pleasure to kill,Arcania,Perversifier....

14.Besides    Bestial   Soul    are  any  of the  members   currently   working  with  other  bands   if  yes   please  tell  the  readers  a  little  about  them?

 No one in the band does another project.

15.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out  do  you   have  any  final  words  for the  readers?

Thank you Patrick for this great interview and you review .
the underground needs people like you that helps bands.
please visited our Bandcamp page and facebook.

Thrash 'till Death

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