French deathcore five-piece Bloody Rabbeat answered our questions about their recent EP “Use Your Head,” and more.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
Hi! Well despite the current situation in France in 2018 and our personal preoccupations, Bloody Rabbeat still brings us together as friends and in a positive and constructive atmosphere!
Speaking of new music, you have an EP. What can people expect from “Use Your Head”?
The EP was indeed released in May 2017. It is made of 4 deathcore-oriented tracks and lasts around 20min total. These four songs deal with self-reflexion and hindsight regarding oneself, it allows us to tackle issues which are dear to us with a twist of humour all the while remaining faithful to the metal universe.
You can expect our music to sound like some kind of atypical deathcore with other influences kicking in at times as well as elaborate compositions conjuring up different atmospheres. You will also hear a special guest on the last track, I’m thinking Ricky Myers from the band Suffocation.
What was it like working on the EP?
It was a rather natural process. We sought the right kind of compromise between our budget and our expectations. It was recorded at home so there was no pressure for us; once the recording phase was over and done with we forwarded the tracks to Mobo from Conkrete Studio who did a great job with the mixing and mastering. Jeff Grimal worked on the artwork in parallel then we took care of the marketing side ourselves, which turned out to be rather tedious!
Are there any touring plans?
We did a tour in France in late 2017. It was a terrific experience and we would gladly do it again. In the meantime we’re working on the next instalment and on upcoming shows.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
Ideally we’d like to go on tour quite about everywhere; but if we are to be reasonable why not go and visit a couple of European countries now that we’ve played in many regions in France. The only problem is that it’s rather time-consuming and the logistical side is also demanding, all the more so since we do not have a tour manager, also we’re quite busy with our respective jobs.
Who and what inspires you the most?
We draw inspiration from many things from our daily routine to write and compose. We’re also influenced by a certain number of bands that we like, the main ones being As Blood Runs Black and All Shall Perish for the more deathcore side of our music.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
We all have different tastes: some listen to classical, jazz, trip hop, others prefer trap and all of this nourishes our music.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
Well first of all thank you very much for the interview! Come and follow us on social networks where you can keep up with the latest news, watch our videos, check our tour dates… You name it!