vendredi 29 mai 2015

Interview with Thirteen Bled Promises

-Hi guys ! How do you do …….,how many packs of beer did you destroy today?……….. are you ready for this interview with me on No Mercy Webzine ?

Haha Hi there! We are wake and bake people! Of course we are ready!

-Do an introduction to Thirteen Bled Promises ??

A southamerican-spanish combo of sci-fi lovers and ufo hunters!

-Do interviews mean anything to you? Do you have to have a special state of mind when answering one ?

They do! We all dreamed of having bands since kids so each interview is a dream come true for us (well, that was corny!). We all try to meet everytime we have to answer one, so its pretty fun! 

Thirteen Bled Promises why this name ? where did the band’s name came from and does it have any particular meaning to you ? 
 This name makes no sense, yet.
-You live in Madrid ?  I sure it’s attractive for tourists ! What can you recommend ? Where are the good places to go out and drink beers ??

Yes, we all live in Madrid right now! Well, there’s a few awesome places that will give you infinite food if you order some beers! In any decent bar in Madrid you will get something to eat with you beer for free, and beer is really cheap here, so the best place to do it is in the streets! But it’s illegal though! If there`s a place to recommend to a metalhead at Madird, that's Kurgan Club! All metal bands meet there after shows!

And there's loads of good bands from Madrid: Moñigo, Forenssick, Looking for An Answer, Cuernos de Chivo, Against The Waves, Adrift, Jardin de La Croix, Toundra, Modern Man Disease, Left In The Wake, Dremenuart, Inbred, Camino A La Perdición, just to name a few!

-How did you get the inspiration to do music ? Any bands or albums that did it for you ?

We find loads of inspiration from films and comics, anything sci-fi! And we love bands like Aegaeon, Fallujah, the Zenith Passage or Beyond Creation, also classics like Deicide, Six Feet Under, Napalm Death or Emperor.

-How do you describe the music of  your last album “Heliopause Fleets”? Can you tell us about recording this album? Was it a challenge, where did you do it, and did you achieve the sound you wanted? I find its so sick n’ brootal little groovy ,but to be core in place of gore I'm not ok (its my personnal opinion I hate metacore,  the metalcore scene who invaded the death, grind ,thrash and black metal scene …….In my opinion it's a real shit and it’s sucks is just for kids and teenagers what’s can you tell us about this ??

We don't agree with you in this at all! We don’t find a place for hate in music, we do have lyrics full of hatred, but it’s from an artistic point of view of how fucked up things are, its all aiming at changing people for good and showing you can do whatever you want with your imagination. We don’t believe anyone should feel invaded. Music grows far beyond human limits, and sure there’s crappy bands that only want to make money, but you have to love what you love, otherwise you are hating on a tag, instead of listening the actual music and having a real opinion on it. We believe metal music represents the opposite of that. Metal is like a place for weird kinds to hang out, it doesn't matter if kids, teenagers, old heads and whatnot, it's all about to feel safe being yourself, no matter the craziness. Metal music is for open minds. A mind that believes in being different and revolt against what's imposed. That’s our opinion!

- Your last album “Heliopause Fleets” was released in 2012  Why did you wait to restart for a new stuff Do you have things in the plans after   “Heliopause Fleets” Any new Ep's or Split with any band  in the horizon? Can you tell us about what are your  plans for 2015 and the near future?

We had to wait until this year to record the album for family, work and personal reasons. But it gave us time to prepare something really special. This album will be the prequel of Heliopause Fleets, and our third album will be the end of the trilogy. Our plans is to get the album released and start playing everyfuckingwhere!

-Are you satisfied with the previous material or there are certain things you would like to have changed?
We took out what we didn't like anymore form the previous album in this one, and added more of what we thought captured the more darkness and brutality.

-Please explain the title and cover image of  “Heliopause Fleets” I find its pretty awesome ? and What is your relationship with aliens ?? what represent for aliens and mutants ??
The cover is an excellent piece by Martin de Diego, great artist from Bilbao. The image represent the intraterrestrial hell, where a human begin is being telepathically dismembered!

Our vocalist has some kind of obsession with the subject, he met with actual abductees and visited actual ufo hunters, he believes he has seen ufos, and so do we. We are only looking for the truth.

-Where can we buy your music and other merch such as T-shirts etc? can you offer me one T-shirt ??? alien cowboys invasion!!!
Hahaha!! You can always show love and support the band in our official online store: and you can buy our music digitally at any platform: bandcamp,, spottily, amazon, etc

-Let's discuss some about you show n’gigs n fests RESTLESS FEST!!! and CRIMINAL HARDCORE FEST I see that flayers in your facebook page in which fest we have been more successful and who’s the bands and how is the performences of the bands who was with you at show ?
Well both were extremely good shows. Restless Fest was awesomely prepared, we got treated like rockstars. But Criminal Hardcore Fest was at our very home, and we felt treated like family!

-Describe Thirteen Bled Promises gigs

We fuck shit up. We make people bleed. And there's always aliens among the audience watching!

-Any fav bands to get on stage with ? ,any future gigs ?

We love everytime we play with Dawn Of The Maya, Stained Blood, The Chaos Is Coming or Wasting The Genesis. And we had the most fun at a TSC family birthday event at Belgium! That's crowdkilling man!

-Do the members of the band play in other projects?
Yes! Javier Cosmea, the bass player, plays guitar in Cathexia, one of the most brutal and dark death metal bands around! And our drummer Johny plays also drums on Eterna Penumbra, a black metal band.

-Which label would fit your music?

We honestly don't know! We love labels such as nuclear blast, metal blade or season of mist, but times have changed, so we don't know!

-What are you doing in daily life? How do you earn your money ?
We all have dayjobs, and some of us are hustling everyday, and some combine both haha

-When you think of the people who enjoy  your music, is there any particular thing ??
You never know when it comes about Earthlings!

-What are some of your non-musical influences? Maybe aliens and sci fi movies hé hé !!!
Exactly! haha Comicbooks too, and history and real storys!

-What is your daily consumption amount of alcohol,cigarettes...... ?
Some of us might be daily weed smokers. And we only do alcohol in Galicia, a magical drink called Licor Café invented by witches.

-What Internet sites do you use?

I personally wake up every morning to and spend all day at Worldstarhiphop. We love TotalDeathcore though, and loads of metal blogs and zines of course, we specially love Brutal Family Music Share.

-What kind of music do you play in your car? What car do you own?
No of us owns a car. When needed, we ride my dad's car, and we play tons of stuff, mostly metal, turn up!

-Would you like to ask me a question !!???

Fuck yes! haha Did you have some kind of alien encounter, sighting or do you know anyone that claims lato be and abductee or so?

 I hope to meet aliens!!!! I would like to have a relationship with aliens beacause humans is shit I don't like the humans race ...a special meeting with aliens that will be awesome xd

-Finally I can say you Thanks for answering my questions maybe this interview so longer I hoped it was not boring, see you on stage when I come to spain soon , any particular messages  or any closing notes , last words are yours 

This was one of the most cool interviews we have done lately!! All interviews should be like this! Thanks a fucking lot for your time and for letting us speak our minds freely in this stupid fucking ignorant world!
 Keep it alien!

Take a beeeeeeeeeeeer
Sataroth Blasphemer
No Mercy Zine

mercredi 6 mai 2015

Interview With Devour The Fetus

Devour the Fetus (from Paris) is a groovy brutal death or speed slam
Renan (vocals), Zyigh (guitar), Cyril (guitar), François (bass), Virgile (drums)

-No Mercy:  Hi guys ! How do you do ……….. are you ready for this interview ?

Hi buddy ! Let's do this !

No Mercy: Do an introduction of the band, when and why Devour the Fetus was started ??

-Devour The Fetus: Devour The Fetus started in 2011 with Zyigh (guitar) and Renan (vocals). At that time, we didn't have any drummer. We used a programmed drum instead. You know, it's easier for rehearsal but you need to find a complete line up if you want more power on stage. So Cyril (guitar), then Virgile (drums) and Frankette (bass) joined the team.

No Mercy: Do interviews mean anything to you? Do you have to have a special state of mind when answering one ?

-Devour The Fetus: (Renan): An interview is a great opportunity for people to know us better and to understand our universe. Breeee is cool but we need a motivation to keep it real <3 nbsp="">
(François): I also always thought that understanding the context of a creation and the intention of its maker is a great help to appreciate it in a better way.
(Virgile): I like to read interviews because it's a good way to know more about bands you like. I try to answer thoroughly to the questions.

No Mercy: How is the metal scene in France nowadays? Any awesome new bands we should watch out for ?

-Devour The Fetus: (Renan): The metal scene in France is really underground and not many bands are known abroad. I'm talking about brutal death bands. Benighted is the most famous. There is also Kronos (apparently they will release their new album soon, but we'll see). Then, we have lot of crazy bands as Ad Patres, Darkall Slaves, Disgraseed, Whisper Of Death. We had Imperial Sodomy, Diluvian and Insain but they splitted out. The grindcore scene is more developed with bands like Inhumate, Blockheads, Unsu and Departement Of Correction. This scene is alive but deserves to be more developped !

No Mercy: Your music attract me and it was a really good sound to my ears!!! It contains a little groovy touch with Slam Brutal Death metal and Grind tendencies to conclude ……… some fans considered you like the revival of the French scene of Slam / Grind …… how do you start writing the songs? what do you record at first and what are the main influences that were important for you ? what are the things which motivated you ??

(Cyril): Glad to know you enjoyed it ! Zyigh and I spent our time at my place sharing ideas with each other. Then we wrote the stuff on guitar pro before sending it to everybody so they can change their parts. We are listening to brutal death, but we are really into blues and rock'n'roll, as well. Like the Beatles, the Stones…
We have some talented cooks in the band (Zyigh, Renan) so the food is a good inspiration as well and free beers at gigs are an excellent motivation!
(Virgile): As far as writting process goes, we always wanted to incorporate our influences in our music. And this goes from gangsta rap to some brutal death metal.
Since I arrived in the band in 2012, we've recorded 1 EP and 1 full length. We started to record the drums part with the click. Then the bass guitar, then the guitars and then the vocals.
For me personnaly, the things that motivate me are technical parts. I always enjoyed technical death metal and I try to go in that direction when I write the drums part.

No Mercy: You have re-recorded 2 tracks from the EP 2013 “Babynception” Formol (Fetus Alcohol) and Babynception there are any change in the quality of the recording ?

(Cyril): Sure, Formol (Fetus Alcohol) is played with Virgile on the album instead of the programmed drums, it changes everything to me.
(François): Also Babynception was re-recorded with album conditions, meaning more time spent on it and better resources invested.
(Virgile): First of all we recorded the album more than a year after the EP. So we became better at what we do because we practiced a lot in that time. We also had a more professional studio for the recording of the full length. So I'll say that it’is more mature and cleaner than the EP.

-No Mercy:  Your Cook n’roll cover image is appetizing !!!!! have you ever eat a fetus burger lol, do you think it's important that the artwork represents the feel of the music? explain the title and cover image and and who made it ??

(Renan): Slo Sombrebizzare made it, he's a great and cool drawer from France. He's the author of MetalManiacs, a comic about Metal. He made every artworks (shirts, hoddies, artworks) from the beginning except for the logo (1st and 2nd edition) that I made. I think the artwork has to be the visual representation of your music, your universe. A lot of band's covers are about gore, mutilation, murder, but in real life they are just as bears full of love. With Devour The Fetus we want to give lot of love (with onions and carrots) in our physical supports too. It's just who we are. Breeetal but kind <3 nbsp="">
(Virgile): The artwork is very important. It's a complementary perspective to the music. I didn't personally take part in the artwork design and the album title. But I can say that cooking is definitely something present in this full length!
(Cyril) :You make me hungry.

No Mercy: What do you think about the grind or the general extreme music scene at the moment ? Do you think that the technicality and speed is misplaced in a grindcore? Are there any new brutal death metal/grind bands that you admire ?

(François) :Tough question, especially since we don’t always have the same opinion about it ^^’
From my point of view, I wouldn’t say that it is misplaced since it can really help adding power and crushing potential to the music, but something simple can be more powerful and efficient than a very complex riff. I’d say technicality has to serve the music, not the other way.
(Virgile): I'm quite picky when it comes to extreme music. I think that this music has to be written and recorded very well to be listenable (for me at least). I really enjoy technicality (more than speed). I really like Defeated Sanity and Putridity. Their drummers are among the very best!
(Cyril): Defeated Sanity is the best example. They perfectly combine the technicality with the groove and power. Those guys are killers.

No Mercy: Do you already have things in plan after the release of the new album? Touring again? Any new Ep's or Split Ep's in the horizon? ……any collaborations projected with other bands from other counties or other things)?

(Renan): We are working on our 2nd album and lot of shows too. Nothing more to say now, but we hope having more tours in the future.

-No Mercy: Which label would fit your music ?

(Cyril): Nice to Eat You Records perfectly fits it with its name already!
(Virgile) I don't know... RoadRunner ;-)

No Mercy: What about the scene in France I’m little disconnected , I have no idea , Describe Devour the Fetus gigs what about your show in Germany ?

(Cyril): What I like in Germany is that people are turning around at every slam or goregrind riff. Gigs there are always very fun.
(Virgile): I would say that French doesn't turn as much as German.
(Cyril): Here it’s more about mosh pit and headbang. I love it too!
(François): Since the scene isn’t very large in France, you sometimes have gigs with a really reduced crowd, but when it comes to slam the place down, it’s all about motivation! But anyway, we like to play and enjoy the show even with a calm atmosphere.

No Mercy:  Any fav bands to get on stage with ?

(François): It’s always nice to play with friend’s bands, especially when you appreciate what they’re doing, so for instance playing with Darkall Slaves, Whisper of Death or more recently the brits from Engorgement was always pleasant. Otherwise, it’s also good (though sometimes scary) to share the stage with a band that influenced your own music.
(Virgile): Any big band is always good to share the stage with. It's very interesting to compare the performance.
No Mercy: Do the members of the band play in other projects ?
(Renan): I sing in Octopurath too with some good friends. It's just a studio band for now, and we only released one song (The Call Of The Ancients), but more are written. 2015 will be the year to record them.

-No Mercy:  What are some of your non-musical influences ?

(François): I guess cooking is now obvious ;)
Apart from that, I’m not sure that our respective non-musical tastes really have an influence on the music. Maybe except for the fact that we all like laughing from everything, even the most horrible, and we like provocative behavior in any form of arts. But I guess it’s the case for a lot of people in the metal scene.
(Virgile): I like cats!
(Cyril): Haha, we should write a song about kitties!
(Renan): my kitchen is a real good influence, lot of knifes, onions. It inspired my lyrics, as my blender. I love my blender, his breeeee is amazing.

No Mercy: What is your daily consumption amount of alcohol, cigarettes... ?
(Renan):We are straight-edge.
(Cyril): Of course, hum...
(Virgile): I don't smoke and I try to keep alcohol for the week end! I cannot play drums when I’m wasted....
(Cyril): Definitely you can’t. <3 nbsp="">
(Renan): Yep, never give someting to Virgile before a show, or you'll kill both (Virgile and the show)

No Mercy: What kind of music do you play in your car? What car do you own ?

(Cyril): Taylor swift, Charli XEX, Adriana Grande. That's not a joke… Some metal as well, sometimes … :D But we don't own any car, it's kinda useless in Paris, plus you can rent an electric one for few euros. So we rent other people's car.
(Virgile): We listen to everything really. We have this rule were each member choose a CD. And we shift from Arianna Grande to Devourment to Die Antwoord without any problem.
(Renan): I try to listen some brutal death, but they prefer another kind of music...

-No Mercy: What is your guitar arsenal (axe/strings, amps, effects) ?

(Cyril): Ibanez RG equipped with Juggernaut pickup from Bare Knuckle and plugged into ENGL Powerball II but I'm seriously thinking about the Kemper. We don't use any effect. For the strings, Ernie Ball 12-56 tuned in C standard.
(François): Musicman Stingray with 60-125 strings, and Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 500, and a distortion pedal to add a little more punch.

-No Mercy: Describe Devour The Fetus in one word ?


-No Mercy:  What is your occupations outside Devour The Fetus ?

(Cyril): I work as a sound engineer, play video games (Diablo, Street Fighter, GTA), we are rollerskating with Franquette.
(François): I’m finishing my engineering school, with a specialization in robotics.
(Virgile): I'm a programmer
(Renan): Programmer, nerds rules \m/

No Mercy: Thanks for answering my questions bro. hope to see you on stage when I come to France soon , any particular messages or any closing notes , last words are yours stay breeeeeeeeeee & take a beer hé hé

Thanks for the interview! Stay real! Peace! Come to the shows, support extreme scene. More people, more fun. And Breeeeeeeeeee !