Sunday, February 19, 2017

Croc Noir Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

After the release of our cassette tape at Corde Raide Productions in January, we are still in the promotion of our EP "Froid". Nevertheless, the biggest is done, and so we have resumed the process of composing new songs.


2.In November you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

The atmosphere of this EP is cold, dark and melancholic, without falling into absolute darkness.
It is a kind of clear / dark atmosphere. The main idea was to remain simple and effective, but still sincere, while still managing to feel emotions like loneliness, combativity or anger.


3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band explores with the music?

Translating a certain misanthropy, our texts evoke human nature through themes such as depression, loneliness and the relationship of man to a wild and vengeful nature. More subtly it is also an introspective of our own feelings, evoked by what becomes our world under the evil influence of man.


4.Can you tell us a little bit more about the band name 'Croc Noir'?

Croc Noir means "Black Fang" and represents hostile and wild nature. We wanted to return the opposite image of the wolf "White Fang" which represents a docile nature and friend with man. It must not be forgotten that man has been on Earth for only a short time at the scale of the planet, and that nature will take up these rights one day or another.

Croc Noir is the name we have chosen because it represents at best this sweet anger that animates us in the casual and disrespectful behavior of the majority of human beings faced with a powerful nature that could sweep us in an instant.


5.Has the band done any live shows yet?

No, not for the moment !


6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We think about it seriously but before planning any concerts, we first want to compose additional tracks. So it probably will not be before 1 or 2 years.


7.The ep was released on cassette by 'Corde Raide Productions' are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

Yes very ! François from Corde Raide Productions is a genius and passionate guy who has given himself to support us. Everything is done very simply and professionally.

The roaster of the label is currently getting bigger and there are a lot of good releases to come!


8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

For the moment, the feedback we received was rather positive and encouraging for the future.
But we remain in a very underground sphere, so it would be presumptuous to talk about global scale!


9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

No idea ! For now, we compose as it comes, according to our desires and our inspiration.
But there will surely be other EPs before a possible "full length".


10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

In terms of inspirations, we can mention groups such as Darkthrone, Drudkh, Monarque or Nargaroth or some more folk oriented groups such as Stille Volk.

Currently in Black Metal, Morgue listens to bands such as Deathspell Omega, Blut Aus Nord, Naðra, Misþyrming, Cantique Lépreux, Sanctuaire, Culte des Ghoules, Inquisition, Délétère, Batushka ...

Abyss is currently listening to bands such as Batushka, Mgla, Stille Volk, Orakle, Angantyr, Sorcier des Glaces ...

Geist travels in various musical spheres, he listens to a lot of black metal of course (Drudkh, Sorcier des Glaces, Windir, Sanctuaire,Véhémence, Horna, Nocturnal Depression ...).
It is also inspired by classical, medieval, folk and traditional music.


11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Many things! In bulk: walks in nature, science fiction and horror movies and books (Lovecraft, Asimov for example), role-playing games, computers or beer !


12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thank you for this interview and good continuation for your webzine!


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