In the wake of the recent release of their second full length ‘Under The Mask’ on Demons Run Amok Enetrtainment, French melodic hardcore band WAKE THE DEAD sat down with IDIOTEQ to discuss their work, sharing their passion through live shows, DIY and more!
Hey there guys! How are you? How does it feel to have your new album finally out?
Tell us a bit about the record release shows. What other bands did you team up with and how fun were that gigs?
How do you compare your local shows in Marseille with international appearances you’ve made throughout the years? How thriving is your local hardcore scene these days?
Has your local musical legacy influenced your work with WAKE THE DEAD? How often do you think back into previous periods of French punk music?
OK guys, so will there be more shows in support of this record?
Back to the record itself, what was it like recording this album? What was that experience like?
How did you team up with Demons Run Amok for this release? Will there be more cooperation with other labels in order to expend the reach of the distribution?
How does “Under The Mask” fit in to your current moods and thoughts on what’s happening in the world today? Tell us about the lyrical sphere of the record. What leads the narrative for this effort?
What do you feel you’ve achieved with this record? Was there an idea that you were hoping to capture with it?
What is the biggest obstacle for putting out music and arranging shows independently?
How do you see the DIY scene changing in the near future?
Alright buddies. Thanks a lot for your time. Feel free to drop your last words and take care!