Thursday, November 1, 2012

Kaotik Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never
heard of you before?

We are a death metal band from Quebec City, Canada. We started jamming around the end of the year 2007
and we produced a EP entitled NEW BORN KHAOS wich is now sold out. Our debut album was released on October 26 2012
and is called STARVING DEATH. We recorded the album in Quebec City and it was mixed and mastered by the great Dan Swanö
in Sweden !

2. How would you describe your musical sound?

We believe that old school death metal is still relevant today. Our sound is pretty raw and we use simple,
non-melodic riffs. Since none of us is much into brutal and/or technical stuff, we want our music to be straight-forward,
groovy and thrashy.

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

We're really into horror-related topics such as zombies, death, war, diseases and other gory themes.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

Fred just came up with the name KAOTIK and we thought that it sounded right !
Also, it kinda reflect our eclectic music tastes and our general philosophy towars life.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
how would you describe your stage performance?

Some of the local gigs we played in Quebec City turned out to be really sick ! We also had the opportunity to play with Kataklysm
in a town called Rimouski near Quebec City. The crowd goes nuts pretty much every time we play, since our music is known
inside the underground metal scene around our home town.
REgarding our stage perfomance, we actually like to move a lot on stage, even if we did'nt had the chance to play
on many big stages yet. As metal fans, we find it important to bring a visual aspect to the show!

6. Do you have any touring plans for the new release?

We don't have any plans yet regarding touring in 2013, but we would really be excited if we could go and play
some gigs in Europe. Shout out to bookers out there, contact us hehehe !

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
of death and thrash metal?

The album has gotten some good reviews so far, people seem to like what we do and we are proud to bring back some
old school music that we were raised listening to.

8. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a
full time line up?

Fred, our guitar player, is the vocalist and bassist for a thrash band called Outre-Tombe (''beyond the grave'' in french).
Also, PL, our vocalist, is doing some guest vocals for the Quebec band Superior Enlightement.

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

Actually we are already writing some kick-ass new material for our next album. I gotta say that we are very excited with
the way things are heading. We are going more and more into a European death metal influence, including a couple of
melodies and lots of fast riffs. PL's vocals are also evolving towards a style much influenced by guys like John Tardy,
Martin Van Drunen or Marc Grewe.

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

Bands like Obituary, Pestilence, Asphyx, Death, Edge of Sanity, Autopsy and Entombed could not go unnamed.
As individuals, we listen to a lot of different sub-genres of metal and other music styles.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Women, partying and breaking the law !!
Also, we like meeting new people, travel and discover places that we've never been to before.

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

We wanna thank everyone at Occult 26 for your interest towards our music and we hope to see on the road sometime !
Finally you can legally download our album STARVING DEATH via our webpage
under ''Download KAOTIK''. You can also order a copy of the album from anywhere in the world via MASSACRE
RECORDS' website.


Alexis, Fred, Sam, Jeff, PL

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