Kilter Interview 8/04/21

MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences

LD: This band, Kilter, is a Metal-Jazz trio I wanted to create in NYC, because it’s, for my opinion, the best place to find musicians who are skilled and are into crazy things, in both styles. And believe me, you can always find there somebody crazier than you!

I have many, many, many influences! From classical music to Hip Hop… Then, let’s focus on Kilter’s influences : the common band we like in Kilter is Meshuggah, but the influences I had in my head for kilter’s sound are : John Zorn, J. Coltrane, Sunn O))), Fantomas...

 

MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from 

From contraints and topics we want to talk about. Axiom installed new basis concepts to create our kind of Metal-Jazz. SYS, our new EP, is the beginning of a biggest project, and asks questions about the meaning of being human or a non-human.

 

MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?

No idea!

 

MM: Plans tour and festival wise for  2021

It’s a bit too early to say. Wa wanted to tour in Europe and US in fall 2021, but... 

 

MM: What can we expect from you guys live

Surprise and energy. And guests.

 

MM: What do you like best and worst about touring

Touring is a part of a project. The goal is to start a tour and feel very excited, and to finish it completely tired. And, most of the time, we can’t wait to tour again.

 

MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies

Meshuggah, Imperial Triumphant, Krallice

 

 

MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why 

Difficult question! I’d say 2: 

MeShell N’degeocello in a very small place in Brooklyn. It was sick! The whole band was playing on small amps and speakers, and they had a crazy sound! 

And… AC/DC, During their tour in 2008. Sound was amazing, incredible guitar solo during 20mn. Awesome, period.

 

 

MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with 

Staying alive!

 

 

MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time

Peter Erskine « Sweet Soul »Meshuggah « Catch 33 » 

 

 

MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?

I can, definitely! I was 15, and I took it very seriously already. I don’t remember about the people. Haha

 

 

MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.

I didn’t have any. I was writing and drawing on the walls.

 

 

MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person

I thought for a long time that it was Deep Purple. But now I think it’s Bad Brains. I’m not sure that they influenced the rest of the bands. But when you listen to them now, you discover that it was already EVERYTHING in their productions.

 

 

MM : What's the most important thing to the band right now?

Composing the next repertoire. 

 

 

MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?

We have discussed about it, and we found nothing.

 

 

MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band

Because it’s different. And also because we want to blow your mind.And buying our stuff helps us to go on.

 

 

MM: Four words to describe your Band

Conversation, heaviness, experiment, blast

 

 

MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers

We really appreciate to be in touch with our audience. Don’t hesitate to contact us and tell your impressions! We always do our best to answer everybody.

And the best is to meet in person during the tours! Stay safe and see you soon!

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