:: KILL THE THRILL
PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
"This is Marylin answering to you, bass player in Kill The Thrill."
WHO ARE KILL THE THRILL AS BAND MEMBERS?
"We're playing as a trio with machine and sampler, Nicolas is the lead vocal and guitarist, Frederic guitar and vocal,
myself as bass player and vocal, we all work on the programming of the machine."
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
"Well, the band has been created by Nicolas and i in 1992 before we released our 1rst Lp "dig" in 1993 , but we met in
1989 and have played together in others bands before creating Kill The Thrill."
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
"We have had the chance to tour a lot through Europe before releasing the first Lp and Ep "Pit". Following both releases we
played at several french festival and then toured through Europe again. While we started as a trio, only Nicolas and i
remains in duet to record the third album "Low". At this time we changed a lot of line-up until we met Fred in 1998
just before the recording of "203 Barriers" for the french metal label Season Of Mist, and since we've never part."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
"As you know already we went to New York for "203 barriers", this recording has been a real nightmare, we did spent a lot
of time on it and finally Nicolas has achieved its entire production."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
"Considering our past experiences in studios we have decided again to produce ourself Tellurique in our studio recording,
saving time, and money. Like our former albums Tellurique is the continuity of the previous, second to me each new
production is the starting point for the next one, it's a development we try to achieve. It's atmosphere has quite the same
energy as in the previous one, The question was not to make a point of having a "big" sound but to combine all sounds so as
to make melody and strenght acting in a common way. Tellurique sounds less dirty than the former Lp because the production
has been worked differently. Recording Kill the ThrillÕs music is not easy because we have a lot of sounds to mix together,
iÕs hard to find the good combination between all samples, guitars etcÉ We are always very accurate to extract the essential
from each song, a sense. With Tellurique we have tried to give more air, more space in its listening and for the first time
we have experienced to push the vocals in front of the music. Nicolas is used to record and mix kill the thrill since our
debut, but this Lp was the one where we have spent the longest time on its production."
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
"I'll say our meeting."
HOW TO INTRODUCE US "TELLURIQUE"?
"Tellurique may be seen as the result of a deep personal out of our minds and psychic "gallerys", a simple but offensive
choice to express ourselves. iÕve experienced tellurique as a "psychedelic" travel trough noisy landscape and visions,
sounds and emotion."
WHY SUCH TITLE?
"We have chosen Telluric for itÕs proper meaning, because it express something that comes from the ground, the earth,
something that come from deep inside you, it sounds rather organic, physical. It has also something to do with the sound
(that we appreciate massive and rough). We are physiologically submitted to the earthÕs strenght in the same way you can
feel submitted into listening a massive sound. The artwork of the album is a landscape where are only remaining these
wind-mills, and i can imagine the wind blowing through it. LÕeolica partecipa meccanicamente a una messa in moto dellÕenergia, ¸ un vettore, la relazione tra i due ¸ una metafora tra lÕarte e una sua espressione.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF THIS ALBUM?
I believe the sound is evolving with time passing on, and also what can live around you. It was essential for us to make the sound much more clear, to make the music go straight ahead in the mind. In our music there are a lot of simultaneous informations, we have chosen to not dirty the mix, but to let enough space for sounds and atmospheres. We took in account that listeners should hear the meaning of the music.
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
No concept, the music is a concept, playing is something very important to us, we're dedicated at 100 %.
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT?
it sounds both aggressive and melodic, or it is some kind of harmony in disharmony as we like marrying the opposite. Some people find it very depressive but it is not it's most salient aspect."
THE SOUND IS DEPECHE MODE MEETING INDUSTRIAL, RIGHT?
"Wow, i don't know !! Depeche Mode is not an influence for us, and to tell you the true i know only few hits."
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
"I've been often told that there are several levels of listening in Tellurique. I guess it's true because when you start to
listen carefully to how works the combination of sounds and guitars you see that there's still something behind what you're
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
"Until now i'll say that we have a very good press review, except of course the pure metal extreme fans, as far as Season
Of Mist is very dedicated to the metal scene it is sometime a problem regarding the promotion done. But as they're opening
their distribution catalogue to various style as electronic or gothic, things are changing slowly."
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
"Strengh... and a little bit of poetry..."
"We're going to tour in october with Arcturus in France, Spain, Denmark, Germany and Belgium, then alone in France in
november, a tour in Italy is expected in January 2006, then France again."
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
"My personal life's philosophy is trying not to get approbation from the others, whatever they might think or do. I'm
pretty" out of this time" if i can say, i'm just following my own way. In fact my vision of life is very biological and
structural, i guess i put all "feelings" in music."
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
"Staying passionate for music and sincere in what we will give to listeners. Our main goal at the moment is touring as
much as possible. In a way this album could be a key-album because the label promotion is much more large than before so
we can hit more people, from medias to listeners, until now we have very good reviews in the international press, i hope
it will help us to tour more than before."
ANY LAST REMARKS?
"Thanks you for this interview!"
Official website: http://killthethrill.free.fr