Monday, August 13, 2012
Brume d' Automne Interview
1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
After a long period of inactivity, we are proud to release our new self-titled album this month and that makes the flame stronger. We are really inspired these days and keep playing and adding new songs.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from the older recordings?
It’s our vision of how the sound of black metal should be...even if we had Dan Swano as the engineer it would be the same because that's what we want. For us it’s a live album... in the battlefield!
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We talk about Québec in all its splendour but with all our anger. We speaks about our culture, our legends and our fights.
4. I know that the bands name means Autumn Mist in french, what is it that interested you in using this for a band name?
I think about all the battles in Québec during the autumn in our history and the mist provoked by the fires and canon's powder.
5. Has the band been able to play out live or is this strictly a studio project?
It’s not strictly a studio project, but we don't think about playing live for the moment...
6. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
We always received good feedbacks from fans of bm... Even if there is some folk elements here and there.
We understand it for the fans of our country because they understand our beliefs and why we put these elements in this kind of music.
But we will always be surprised by all the good comments we received from fans from everywhere.
7. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
Athros just returned from is European tour with Forteresse and he is preparing the next Nordmen full length.
8. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I can tell you that we'll keep the same direction as the beginning of Brume d'Automne, but more aggressive and violently expressive. I think we're able to play the same style of composition and bring something new each time.
9. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also
what are you listening to nowadays?
We listen a lot of black metal... Bands such as Arckanum, Trelldom, Darkthrone has certainly a lot do to with our inspiration. But it can be so many bands that influenced us that we can't only know that these bands influenced us...when we play and compose...I don't think at these bands, we play with our anger and our heart.
10. How would you describe your views on Quebec nationalism and history?
History has proven that the people here will never get their heritage down. A few Hundreds of countrymen and simple citizen against a thousand of British soldiers well trained. Of course we lost, but we will never surrender, our culture and our conviction will stay.
Pride is still there but the war is over, Brume d'Automne try to revive the revolt and one day Quebec is going to be a country.
11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I have a passion for hunting and fishing...mostly hunting, but there is nothing like opening a big beer in the middle of the lake and cast the line to catch a fish.
12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?