DUST IN MIND

DUST IN MIND. I guess we all have felt like that at times, that the head is filled with only dust. But listen to this band and the dust will be blown away, as will you. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Damien had this idea in mind since a long time ago . Some time even before the creation of the band. A simple name that can suit all kinds of Metal. A name that can suit everyone. Finally, an easy to remember name, especially a name not used to simplify searches on internet. The band’s name is simply what each of us have in mind and the way to expose it.

Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-In 2012, Damien contacted me for a studio project. We were immediately compatible and happy with this project, so the year after, we looked for musicians to play it on stage. Damien handles all musical composition and I take care of the texts. We are lucky to record when we want because we live in a recording studio ( Psyrus Studio ) !
Our goal is, of course to go as far as possible, by providing a metal rather “open”, catchy, with Death and Indus connotations.

What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Damien is an ultimate fan of Peter Tägtgren. And I think it shows a lot in our album. But we try to work in a more modern way, using cleaner sounds, and to use new technologies optimally

What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-We are French … and the metal scene is not very present in France. And it is very difficult to “grow” when we are a French band. First of all because we are seen as “fun” or not serious people by foreigners. And secondly the French public supports full bands, except… Franch bands … Haha. This is paradoxical . That’s why we have worked hard to sign on a German label ( DarkTunes ). In order to gain credible one. We have a metal scene in our area that are running out of steam a bit.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Absolutely. The team spirit is important and makes us stronger. We feel that we can climb mountains when we talk, when we play, when we exchange our ideas. While alone, we could not do so much..

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Hahaha It would not bother me to have flowers and birds on the next cover 😀
Seriously, a good cover is primarily something that should stand out. Something original, extravagant. For a new band, it is important for me to introduce the musicians physically on the cover.
A few years ago, I bought an album by Queens of the stone age just because there was a cool cover 🙂

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Inevitably, there are good and bad sides. It’s hard to sell CDs today and it is difficult to survive for just a band with album sales. The digital side so kills a bit the record industry, inevitably. But without these digital sales, and therefore no Internet, we would not be there either. The situation is delicate, but we must move with the times, find other solutions.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-But if you mean what kind of Stage is for our band, we prefer clubs and open air for our lightshow and stage decoration.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-A bit of both . For the rest of the band, it’s a big party. They wait to get on stage and to evacuate! For me it is still a huge challenge. I am an old sickly shy. But live after live, the pressure starts to drop, leaving more place for fun!
What would you like to see the future bring?
Initially, our goal is to find a Tour Support. Play as much as possible. We set up a synchronized lightshow and stage decoration.
Obviously we would like to grow, and play with Pain, Lacuna Coil or Korn.
But the key will always be to take pleasure in music…

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