France’s Eryn Non Dae. gives the metal scene exactly what is needed – something unique, groundbreaking, and a new style of extreme to follow upon. Much like fellow homeland heroes Gojira and Hacride, END. pulls off a signature sound that can immediately be picked up by the metal critics.
Read the Progstravaganza Questionnaire, answered by the band’s bassist Mickael André.
How did you come to do what you do?
Mickael André (bass): Franck and Yann, the two guitar player are making music together since a very long time, they decided to make a band and slowly Eryn Non Dae came to its actual form.
What is your first musical memory?
Personnaly it must came from my parents, and must be old french singer like Georges Brassens or Charles Aznavour, Jacques brel, this kind of singer my mother used to listen to all the time, nothing to do with metal but it’s the first music I remember having heard…
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Life and what we have inside of us, we’re always trying to express whio we are and what we have inside our heart.
What message does the song on our Progstravaganza compilation carry?
That song speaks about metamorphosis, it’s Meliora concept and this song is the final song on the album, it deals with somebody trying to rise, to evolve from its condition to something better.
Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?
Not at all, we always try to follow what’s coming with each song, but we realised some time ago that a lot of our song can be splitted in two parts, songs like « When time elapses » or « The decline and the fall » for example and it’s completely unconscious when we write it…
How do you see your music evolving?
It’s a very hard question, I believe we all want to make it better by working even harder on each side of our music but to speak very personnaly I would love to explore new sounds and something more cinematic, something full of new elements compared to our other album, but it’s quite personnal and each of us within the band has its own will and expectations…
What is your method of songwriting?
We very often start from guitar riffs and add everything very slowly, then we record it raw and then modify everything until were fully satisfied with everything, a song is never finished until each of us is exactly pleased with everything, it’s a very long process for us, I hope we will try to work diferently on the next album, but time will tell….
What advice would you give to other musicians, trying to make inspired music and get it out in the world?
Be aware and curious. Just follow your heart, it’s the most honest way to create something, and even if what you do doesn’t interest a lot of people, I believe that it’s infinitely most rewarding producing smething that trully comes from you instead of making something that is not you. This is the way I see thing when it comes to music and even art in general.
What are you looking forward to?
Wow…writing good music, express ourselves and visiting other places.
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