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A few questions - interview with death metal band from France - TALES OF BLOOD.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from France - TALES OF BLOOD.

Answered vocalist Samuel.

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.? 

We come from Paris and started under the name Bloodbath in 1998, before changing the name for Tales Of Blood in 2000. We are still playing Death Metal in the old school way since then!!...and never stop!! 

We've released 2 mini cd: 'Range of gore' (2002) and 'Horrors of the flesh' (2006). 

Even if we've always been active, we had to face some recurrent line up problems. That's why we only released this month our new album: 'Stuffing the graveyard'!! 

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering? 

Most of this album has been recorded at Paris (Badje studio), and mixed by the famous Anthony 'Snake Burns' Dugousset. Olivier Vehert did the mastering at Engine studios. 

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)? 

Pathologically Explicit Recordings (Spain) has just pressed 500 copies of classical CD version. And Careless Records (Russia) will issue a digipack version in next September in a small edition (100 copies). 

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

As the singer, i (Sam) prefer to write the lyrics. 

The lyrics deals about horrible and disgusting things concerning both human and animal suffering, in a descriptive and classical Death Metal way. For exemple one song of this album ('Vacant slaughter job') is an authentic transcription of a job advertisement for a job of 'killer' in a slaughterhouse. One of the new songs we just wrote for the next album will speak about (atrocious) mortal work accidents. 

It is always inspired by real facts, which are, unfortunately, an endless source of inspiration! 

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

Fabrice (alias 'Fabos'), our former drumer (now playing in Kaabalh after he joined the rednecks of Normandie) created the logo, and Delphine 'Lan' Gorget created all the graphics of the website. 

Anaïs Mulgrew did the cover and booklet of the new album. 

Social networks are sufficiently important for us to have a Facebook page. But no more. We opened it quiet lately... We never ask people to like the page, and prefer let them free to give a 'like' if they really like us! 

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you? 

Pathologically Explicit Recordings and Careless Records are the ones which shown interest for our music. It's a bit early to make a judgment about their work... 

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration? 

The bands which influenced our music could be: Bolt Thrower, Grave, Six Feet Under (old), Baphomet (us), Obituary, Massacre, Broken Hope (old stuffs), Asphyx (not Jakub!!)... which is the kind of Death Metal we like, even if Remi (bass player) is also involved in Black Metal with its one man band project: Profundae Libidines. 

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response? 

We sent the link of the album to a lot of label, but many of them didn't replied; some of them were interested and finally withdrew, and a few were just bloody impostors!! I prefer not give their poor name... 

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

About some thirty shows so far. Mostly in Paris and suburbs, a bit in province and also in Belgium. We opened for bands like: Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, Sinister, Hail of Bullet, Avulsed, My Dying Bride.... great souvenirs! 

Whatever is our 'performance' the best for us is the to manage to share feeling and energy with a crowd slaming, moshing and destroying the stage!... which is easier in clubs! 

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band? 

We have now a solid line up, which hopefully allow us to do more shows in the future and, above all, to release albums more often! We already have written 5 killer new tracks for the next one! 

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information? 

Firstly if someone wants to contact us, he'll have to send us a lot of money (dollars or euros only). 

Well, more seriously don't hesitate to contact us! Friendship, exchanges and support from everywhere are very important for us, and are the basis of our philosophy as a musical band. 

You can join us by the facebook page and can also find our contact on the website:

So write us or die!!!!!!! 

Thanx for the interview. 

Thanks to you Jakub! 

All the best for DEADLY STORM Mag!! 

Long live Death Metal!! 

Sam & Tales Of Blood

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