Saturday, September 21, 2013

Infected Society Interview

 1.Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that havenever heard of you before?

Infected Society was created in September 2010 by Brett (vocals) and I, Fack (guitars).
We’ve been playing together for more than 10 years in Decline Of Humanity.
Then I left the band and played with the likes of Yyrkoon, Drowning, Burgul Torkhain or Ashura… Brett played in DSK, Altered Beast, Tridus Elasticus …
But we were missing each other (Musicwise J )
So we decided to create a project that was more instinctive, minimalist and brutal !
Now, we’re playing live with Gauth (Bass) and a computer for the drum parts because we have no drummer (the message is sent out ;) )

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
 Actually, we have no bounds so it’s difficult to tell what style we play… It depends of the mood ... We’re just writing what we feel like, including death, grind, thrash, hardcore or punk influences and we try to sound intense, “fat” and clear.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band exploreswith the music?
Lyrics deal with our lives, our feelings ...
It’s also about war, politics, religion, money, corruption, genocide, terrorism or ecology ...
About human stupidity ...

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
 As said before about our lyrics, we do think that humanity is declining
That's a kind of philosophy of life J
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far andhow would you describe your stage performance?

We love being on stage ! That's why we’re doing music... It’s all about sharing with the crowd, and probably the best way for us to relax and relieve pressure, not to become crazy.
We try to do at least one gig per month and even if the band was created in 2010, we have already lot of great memories.
The UK Tour early 2013 : good times on the road with Nico (Bones Brigade), VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC guys and Roel from Anal Penetration ... Leeds was definitly a blast !!!
April 2013, Chaulnes Metal Fest in France ... That was the first time we "worked" with our sound and light engineers and it was, I think, our best show ever, fucking intense !!
June and July 2013, great Festivals in fucking beautiful places, one in a church (The Saints Go Hell Fest), one open air in country (Essertival), etc ...
In fact, all gigs are great memories !
We just want our “stage performance” to be “funny” and intense, just a good time for all :-)

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

Oh yes we have a couple of gigs planned !

At the end of August, a great Festival "Les Arts Bourrins" in France, then a mini Tour in september in Belgium / Germany with UNSU and then, a Grind Festival in Paris with Yacopsae and lot of good bands !
In november, a release party in our town with our old friends of Anorak. Normally we'll have a new Split out !
And then, at the end of the year, a mini Tour with Nolentia in the South of France !

7. Recently you put a a 3 way split on Kaotoxin Records, what are yourthoughts on the other 2 bands that participated?

We didn’t known them before but I think this split is a fucking great collaboration…
F Stand For Fuck You rocks, we like the riffs and Miserable Failure really kick ass too !
We are happy to be a part of this Split, and we want to thank the bands, Nico from Kaotoxin for his work and Toto from Nawak Possee for his great artwork !
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fansof grindcore?
For now, we have good feedbacks and it's feels great !
I’m conscious that, since the beginning of this interview, I keep on telling that all is ok, beautiful, blablabla but …
Yes ! It is ! For now, everything is positive ! :)
9.What is going on with the other musical projects these days?

Gauth and Brett are playing in "Brain Rejects" (Thrash) and Gauth in "Le complot des Lepreux" (Black) too
I (Fack) have a nameless side project … Arno Strobl will sing on it … Too much "work" with Infected Society, so it will coming later :) 

10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

We’re working on a new split for the end of the year and … Normally, we’ll have 2 new tracks and it might be a little different than what we did since the beginning ... Something with more ambient parts ...
But don't be scared, it will be violent anyway !!

11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We listen lot of music, without limits, so we have lot of influences ...
We love rock, heavy, thrash, black, death, grind, HxC and lots of no-metal music, too many bands to mention :)

12. Outside of music what are you listening to nowadays?
Hum … Birds ? :)

13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks for reading us and sorry for our English !! You know it now, we are french :-D
We hope see you on stage and have a few beers with you !
Cheers !!

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