1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1- Hello, I'm Xavier, the rhythm guitarist of Thanatic Eyes. We are Thanatic Eyes and we started in May 2011 with the former musician of the Band Hypnotized. Time has passed and the line up changed many time, meanwhile the music has changed too : more aggressive , darker.
2.So far you have released one ep and one full length, can you tell us a little bit more about your musical sound?
2- we recorded these 2 CDs with Tony Spadaro, a french producer. The sound of our music is a mix between old school Thrash, dark lyrics, and an explosive Energy ! We like to play melodic songs too like Rings and A Short Moment Of Peace !
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
3- The Lyrics are all inspired by our life, the dark side of our life. The narration is a kind of allegory most of the time. We describe a feeling like guilty, when you hurt a friend, for example, you can feel bad. Sometimes the lyrics of the songs are more violent : we can describe the feelings of a guy who can' t realize that he killed his family.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Thanatic Eyes'?
4- Like I said, Thanatic Eyes is originally the former musicians of the band Hypnotized. Hypnos and Thanatos are twins in mythological story. So when Hypnotized splitted we wanted to find a name closed to the former name. Eyes are the reflect of our souls and Thanatic is an adjective to describe death behind the soul.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
5- We recently finish an European Tour and we played an amazing show in Poland at Katowice: our support band was "Self", amazing musicians and amazing guys too ! We played more than 90 minutes during the show and it was so intensive, it was the end of the tour and we were tired and hurted, but their energy gave us the strength to overcome and we just played our best show. Everything was perfect.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
6- We will play the next season of the suffering mechanisms tour from September to December but now we work on new songs.
7.The new album came out on Thanatos Productions, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
7- Thanatos Productions is an assocation that we created to help french metal bands to play, and we like to organise some events. We organize many gigs with thema like Thrash bands with one girl, Halloween shows, Acoustic shows, etc.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal?
8- Oh, we can't speak of worldwhile level but in France and Europe fans are very close to us and loyal. They seems to like our music and we find some of them at everyshow. In Europe, particulary in Poland, they are so kind ans so excited during the show that they scream louder than our singer haha.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
9- In the future we hope to record quickly new songs, and a new album. our former guitar player lives now in canada and our new guitar player Thomas has a lot of original ideas. Everyone in the band writes music and I think that it's very interesting for the future because our sound will be different for sure !
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?
10- We listen to different kind of music , but I can tell my own musical taste : Thrash old shool like Kreator, Megadeth, Metallica and many more, Atmospheric metal like The Gathering, Lacuna Coil , etc. Rock band like Depeche Mode, Police, Beatles, ACDC, or dark electro band like Dimanche Lugubre.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11- I like to swim, to play to video games, to go in a bar with my friend, and sport like tennis ...
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12- Thank you for your kindness and for the interview ! Today, we say something, a polish word. I think that this is the best last word : KURWA !
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