Tech metal act Heptaedium releases new album The Great Herald Of Misery today! We asked the duo to take on out A-Z challenge so we can find out more!
A song that made you want to make music?
Florent – (sic) by Slipknot, I was really impressed when it came out.
Mickael – Transfixion by Meshuggah, still a reference for me.
Best rider you’ve had?
Florent – I’ve never had a rider because so far I’ve always had minimalist configurations (human and material) but I plan on asking for an inflatable pony for the next shows.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced in the band?
Florent – Nothing special or so crazy tbh
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Mickael – The texts approach more or less all the deviances of the human being and his servitude in a general way. If I had to pick a sentence on this ep, maybe, “they want rebellion but they never protest”
Easiest song you wrote?
Favourite song in your set?
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Florent – Probably Chad from Frontierer, Fredrik Thordendal from Meshuggah and Aaron Funk aka Venetian Snares
Hardest thing about being a musician?
Florent – Making music
Mickael – As a singer, watch the drummer install his drumkit.
Interesting fact about you?
Florent – I’m a little bit hateful and lunatic.
Jokes you like to tell?
Florent – Jokes about poop and things like that…That’s certainly why I’m not very funny.
Key to writing a song?
Florent – Get drunk
Longest distance travelled to play a show?
Mickael – With my old band, we made about 2000 km in a week end in a very old car ( came back with a rent one ) for an unpaid concert in a shitty bar in front of nobody except some people here by mistake.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Mickael – Florent from Heptaedium, is an incredible and ultra creative guy, he would almost be a good person if he wasn’t so ginger.
New band or artist you’d recommend?
Florent – Not really new but not well known, I would say Hardcore Anal Hydrogen, they are incredible and the latest album is monstrously awesome.
Opening for this band or artist would be ideal?
Florent – I’d love to open for Car Bomb one day !
Place you’d most like to tour?
Mickael – I’d really like to bring our music to North Korea.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Florent – There are several possible meanings, but it was to send a message to someone I thought I’d never see again.