Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Interview: Bruno Blackstard of INSOLVENCY

Antihero Magazine recently had the chance to catch up with Bruno Blackstard, guitarist for French metal band Insolvency. Talking about the band’s recent release, Antagonism Of The Soul, as well as the creative process of recording the album, the struggles the band faces as a French Metalcore outfit, how Gojira helped open the door for to the world for acts from their country, and the band’s European Festival plans.

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Formed in 2012, French metal band, Insolvency have spent the last six years furiously building a name and reputation for themselves across their homeland with their energetic metallic assault. The band have appeared at various festivals across France and Luxembourg. Smashing stages with the likes of Napoleon, No Return, Smash it Combo, Melted Space, Atlantis chronicles, FRCTRD.

The band hit the studio in 2016 to record their new album “Antagonism Of The Soul” in the UK with Jim Pinder and Carl Bown (Bullet For My Valentine, While She Sleeps, Machine Head). The result is a whirlwind of Blackstard & Valentin Gondouin’s elastic guitar work, soaring melodies, and drummer Mickaël Tamario’s frantic assault; all pinned together by the double vocal barrage of Gondouin & bassist Pierre Challouet. Having signed with French label Send The Wood, with their album being distributed through Seasons of Mist and a stunning debut album in tow and a steadily growing tour schedule; Insolvency are gearing up for a busy eighteen months. Young, passionate and full of potential members.

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