Summon: How did the band get started?
Got: The Band officially started in 2005 with our firsts shows.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Got: We play Brutal Death Metal, the US way.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Got: We always had positive feedback’s about our gigs or our recordings since the promo 2008. That’s mainly why the band stayed alive between 2005 and 2014 without any album released yet.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Got: Darkall Slaves comes from Slaves of the Dark Call, which means we’re (the band or metal heads in general) slaves of (Death) Metal. Anyway it’s more a kind of bullshit than a religion … ahah. We kept the name since then, because most people knows us under this name.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Got: Markus, the vocalist, a kind of death metal scholar for the band. Ahah. He’s from the North of France but live now in Paris. Mupps, our drummer, one of the most eclectic of us. He comes from the east of France. Ex drummer of Insidious Visceral Garbage and Visceral Carnage. Alex the bassist, a pure product from Marseille (south of France)! He’s really eclectic too and play some others musicals styles like contra bassist for a Gypsy Jazz band (Giorgy Swing), or Hip Hop lyrical writer and singer. Mattis our “new” guitarist, from North of France. A guy mainly in Brutal Death and Grindcore. Ex guitarist and composer in Butcher Instinct. And me (Got), guitarist, founder and main composer in Darkall Slaves. Like Markus I come from the North of France but I live now in Paris.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Got: Markus writes the Lyrics, I mainly compose the riffs of the songs. But every member take part in composition of our music.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Got: Mainly inspired by Horror, SF and fantasy movies and literature. Some songs lyrics are more focused around a specific story, and some are more on basic gore stuff. But all of them are influenced by a what we like, movies and book most of the time.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Got: I can talk for all the band, saying we’re not at all in this kind of ideas. Satanism and Occultism are the main showcase of the metal scene (maybe more in black metal and old-school stuffs), we’re not into this but, as a lot of metal heads, we really enjoy all the art around it. It can be a good source of inspiration for covers, etc.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Got: Since 2005 we have released 2 promo CD’s (“promo 2008” and “Abysses of Seclusion” in 2013). We have encountered some line up troubles in the past, because of all the life events that has resulted in people no longer having time to be involved in the band. But we (I) never wanted to stop this shit. We found new skilled musicians to join us year after year, did several gigs, and had to wait before having a really solid line up to record our first album!
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Got: The 2 songs of our “Abysses Of Seclusion” Cd are a kind of promotional and sound test for the upcoming album (that will be released on Permeated Records). We tried to get the lay of the land and see the reviews about our actual songs, and if our way to record was okay. Mindless Damnation and Abysses Of Seclusion are two songs which represents what Darkall Slaves is today. Not the newest, not the oldest songs but the average of what we are able to compose.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Got: As I said before, yes, our bassist Alex play as contra bassist in a Gypsy Jazz band called Giorgi Swing, and got his own Hip Hop project. Mupps, and Mattis are ex members of Death/Grind/Goregrind bands which are no longer existing today. Markus and I never had any other band.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences? Which current bands?
Got: We are mostly influenced by US BDM bands like Disgorge (us), Gorgasm, Origin, Suffocation, Unmerciful, Cannibal Corpse, Devourment, Hate Eternal, Malignancy and so many others… I must also mention the European BDM scene (the US way too) like Septycal Gorge, Defeated Sanity, Hour Of Penance, Putridity, Spawn Of Possession…
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Got: Brutal, relentless, and… good we hope haha!
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Got: Yeah, we have mainly played in Belgium and Holland, gigs and festivals like the Houten Deathfest, Braindead Fest, Mass Deathtruction fest, etc. Some other gigs are planned in few months in CZ and Germany.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Got: It depends of a lot of things, ahah! We mostly play in live bars, often crowded but rarely more than 100 people. We did some bigger shows like the Houten Deathfest or Loches En Grind which were a bit more crowded!
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Got: The crowd response is really good! People are headbanging, crowd surfing, broke their knees (really! ahah)… and often give us some great feedback’s after the show!
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Got: Can’t really talk about Black Metal, because I’m not really involved in this music. Some people in the band, like Markus or Mupps are more involved in this style, but mostly listening European bands, like Marduk, Peste Noire, Funeral Myst, Dark Funeral, 1349, etc. About the US Death Metal, this scene is our main influence, most of the bands we are listening are American. There’s tons of excellent USDM bands.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Got: You mean in Europe? Well, the scene is quite rich, especially the Italian one. Many bands we love are coming from this country (and I’m not saying this because our label is Italian haha!) : Septycal Gorge, Hour of Penance, Exhumer, Putridity, Devangelic, etc. Can’t forget Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK, etc, with excellent bands like Defeated Sanity (the best BDM band nowadays), Suffocate Bastards, Unfathomable Ruination, Virulency, Arsebreed, Disavowed, Wormed, etc.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Got: Right now I’m stocked about the new EP of Derogation, masters of Brutal Death to come! I’m also listening some quite young but already excellent bands like Delusional Parasitosis, Xenomorphic Contamination, Euphegenia, Cerebral Extinction, Abhorration, Scatorgy, etc.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Got: We will release our first album in a few weeks, other songs are in the writing process, but nothing is planned after the upcoming album.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Got: Releasing our first album, touring in France and Europe, and maybe a second album before ten years? 🙂
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