Hi, first question is: when was the last times you laughed and what
was it about? I guess it was yesterday, at the bar with a friend of mine using a very
funny expression to say how much is desperate by not having sex recently.
One way to translate it would be : "I would totally bang a dead dog with a dress."
You`ve released an debut album. What sort of feedback have you had so
far from the new material so far? Our first album 'Ćther?' will be released in September 2015 so
feedbacks are very limited for now. But people from Les Acteurs de l'Ombre, our
label, seems to like it.
As for now, we just released a video clip on the fifth track of the album,
called 'Houle'. Feedbacks are very good.
I`m very impressed your video to "Houle". It`s very climatic. Who is the
woman who appeared in this video? Thanks we worked hard with Benjamin CAPPELLETTI on this video. Who is
the woman is not very important, but she symbolizes the female entity we're
talking about. That song is all about the feelings you go through after a very
painful split-up : hate, wishing the worst to the other, and finally an infinite
Lyrics to "Houle" touched the love theme. Do you think this is a
suitable subject to write about in black metal? You know, true Norwegian Black
Metal warriors would rather not accept this things haha. I do not know if you
know, but you confirm the romantic stereotype of the French people :). It seems
to me, however, that black metal as a music full of disappointment, decadence
and gloomy climate can sometimes interact with such topics and I think it goes
in DÉLUGE case. Well, a big part of the answer is in the question ! I think every
subject that affects you is a suitable subject to mix with a music that affects
you too, and that is what we do with ?DÉLUGE. To be honest I look forward to
hear the opinion of those "TNBM warriors", I'll be happy to disappoint the more
rabid of them but, even we can't be strongly connected to that scene, the
original themes of Black-Metal can evoke litterature, poetry and also feelings
such as melancholy or sadness, so I'm pretty sure a part of them would be
affected by the french romantism of ?DÉLUGE :)
Unfortunately, I do not know the French language. Can you give an
overview of the message in DÉLUGE`s lyrics? Is it quite personal, right? As an
artist how do you hope your work will inspire the listener? We match different states of water with different human emotions. I
used to write some, but our singer now writes all the lyrics and I love his
writing. From me or him, it has always been very personal, depicting some
specific phases/experiences/emotions of our lives. Without being selfish, we
don't write lyrics & music for the others but in the meantime we are sure other
people will identify themselves in them.
Cover of your debut album is taking attention definitely. Who`s the
author? Could you tell something about its symbolism? Do you think the visual
aspect of the music shouldn't be taken lightly? The cover has been designed by Valnoir from Metastazis, graphic design
and art direction studio based in Paris. Such as the lyrics, the cover
represents different states of water. This is a part where I'd like people to
have their own interpretation of it.
I know you have played some concerts, even the tour with CELESTE. What
about your feelings and memories connected that trip? Can you give me a taste of
what a DÉLUGE concert experience is like? Do you enjoy playing live or do you
prefer to just be in the practice room and jam? We did our first tour with them (they are very good friends) and after
that, it wasn't easy to plan on doing tours with other bands. We had a lot of
fun spending time with these crazy dudes and we love their music very much. I
think playing live should be an accomplishment for a band even if I understand
that some bands don't want to play for specific reasons. We spent way too much
time in studio lately so we can't wait to be on tour again. You can have a quick
preview of what DÉLUGE looks live here :
Do you enjoy it every time on stage or do you think sometimes “fuck you
all”? We only played 3 gigs as for now, so we need to talk about that in a
few monthes. On the other side, we played hundreds of shows in other bands and
we know we want a very specific live experience for DÉLUGE.
What next do you have planned for the band? We will have a lot of great shows and tours in late 2015 and in the
beginning of 2016 supporting 'Ćther?'. We will have another video coming out in
And last question: what song would you like to let go at your funeral? To be honest, I never thought about it but hopefuly something light and
Thanx for interview. Anything you'd like to add to conclude this
interview? Thanks for reaching us. Hope to play in Poland soon.