IN PURULENCE

IN PURULENCE is a French death metal band that really thrashes like there is no tomorrow. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to
get from listening to you guys?
-In this first record « Putrid Valley » we wanted that people feels the cruelty of war, the oppression and the force of the liberation.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name?
-Not so hard, the name was found on a parkway after a gig ! What had that name have to have to fit your music? It was just a name that sounds good, without thinking of fitting to the music

Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play?
-In the early years, band that influence were Loudblast, Agressor, cannibal corpse…the classic ones !

What inspires you today?
-Dying Foetus, Pestilence, Obituary, Pantera, Burzum…

When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound?
-As said earlier, there was no relation between the name and the music, but the music and the sound were to be as band like Obituary, Asphyx, Entombed…

I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-Everything in this question is relative to the music industry. If you are young (under 20) you have always known this, so it’s not annoying.But we’re in a kind of music that’s not completely poured by money and I think that most of the people want to hear a complete album even nowadays.

What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-It’s really important for us, we work with Hugues Creton, a painter whose work is really interesting and for example in the artwork of « putrid valley », he used red colours that signify blood and tension,and the soldier in front invite you to look straight in the drawing to see all the details…

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about
doing promotion the same way?
-It’s not the number of views that makes your music better than an other, no ? The only good promotion remains to play on stage ! The only interesting point is that you can easily put your video online when you’ve done them.

When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of
something bigger and grander?
-Of Course !!!

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the
word of the band?
-Yes, we prefer being on stage than recording stuffs. In a year we play about twenty/thirty gigs, that’s not so bad for a little band…

What will the future bring?
-We’re working on new songs to propose a new live-set during 2019 and maybe a new record about 2020….Thanks to follow us!

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