Sunday, June 14, 2015

Lying Figures Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?

We broke up with Ludo (bass player) after the release of the EP, replaced by Fred with whom we had already worked on 'Words here are nothing' from the first demo 'From nowhere to nothing'. With this new line up, we have done promotional things: interviews, EP's reviews, and gigs of course.

2.Recently you have released a new ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

Actually, 'A world of my own' was published in May 2014, but we needed time to settle this line-up story and various things before focusing on the promo...Since 'From nowhere to nothing', our music has become more personal, there are more harmonies between the guitars, songs are more complex, closer from what we are looking for.

3.The band has been around since 2008 but waited until 2013 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the 5 year wait?

We faced so many line up problems that we couldn’t release anything, that’s why. And of course in 5 years, the writing level increases so we preferred to forget some old songs to focus on new ones.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

Our subjects are sensibly the same than the debut. Thibault write lyrics about madness on every kind : human madness, mental torture, obscurity of our world. We all have a darkness part in our hearts, our feelings... & some things more abstract.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lying Figures'?

'Lying Figure' is a disturbing creature in the game 'Silent Hill'

It's a dark universe who speaks to us

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We have played with some great bands like Goatess (swe), Father Merrin (F), Oruga (F), SunStare (F) in 'doomworld' but also more bands from death metal, heavy, thrash, etc.

Our music can match with many kind of metal bands.

On stage, we can unleashed ourselves, our sound is heavy, powerful and the public seems to like our presentations.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We hope to play more often in France and Europe , booking a tour would be great too

8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

Some labels have already contacted us, but we’re waiting to record the first album to seriously look for a label who can be really interested by our music.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?

We always received some good reviews from different webzines around the world. Moreover most of our orders from the bandcamp come from east Europe and US so we guess our music is appreciated worldwide. Some great doom death metal bands seems to like our sound, it is a great honor to have their congrats

10.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

Charles (drummer) play also guitars in Ataraxis (death metal) , Thibault (vocals) sing also in Octavion (indus metal) and he have 2 solo projects: Deinos Mastema (black metal) and Rotten Mood (post rock)

11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We’re currently writing some new songs. We play two of them live. We’re becoming more demanding with our music, we try to built bigger songs to make the Lying Figures concept evolve. I think we’ll have a new album for September 2016, we hope so, but nothing sure about that.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Many sounds from doom death scene like Paradise Lost, Daylight Dies, Saturnus, Katatonia, Anathema,etc

But also bands from black metal, death metal, pop-rock too why not..

Each one of us have different influences.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Horror movies, mangas, literature...

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for this interview, support the underground

stay doomed !

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