interview with Heart Attack

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Have any of you played in other bands?
Yes ! Christophe, our drummer and Will our basist have played in a band called Moghan-Ra.
Chris our lead guitarist, has played in Stolen Innocence, a melodic death metal band, with Will and Christophe !
We all know each other since a lot of years :)
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Chris Cesari - Lead guitars, back vocals - 34
Kevin Geyer - Rhythm Guitars, Main vocals - 29
Christophe Icard - Drums - He's a very old guy.
Will Ribeiro - Bass guitar, Back vocals - 30
Did you make music even when you were young? We all have begun music when we were teenagers
Where are you from? We are from South of France, Cannes !
What year did the band form? The band was formed around 2008, I think, as a high school band, playing covers of Metallica etc
What's your style of genre? We played mainly Thrash Metal, but we are also influenced by Prog, Death, Black and 80's Hard Rock bands. We try to melt all the kind of music we love.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band?
Kevin is an Osteopath. Chris is a football fan.
And Christophe Icard is a lonely shepherd, he keeps his flock of goats in the mountains on the heights of Cannes.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are currently working with K-Productions since this year.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Our two albums were released by Apathia Records, a French Label (Pryapisme, The Atlantis Chronicles, Deficiency, etc).
What made you decide to make this music? We love music since our childhood. Making and playing our own songs was a dream for us.
What are your songs about? The Resilience album was written during 2015/2016. We were very shocked, as everyone, by all the terrorist attacks, specially Paris and Nice. The lyrics are obviously marked by these events.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We are making the music together. Kevin bring a major part of the riffs, Chris bring the melodic and ambient parts, he's also making the arrangements. We play the songs together and give them their definitive form.
Chris is the main lyricist, but Kevin sometimes write one or two songs.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We start with the music and the vocals.. Then we worked on the lyrics
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? We all work at home and we put our ideas together.
Have you done any covers live? We haven't played covers since a long time but we used to play songs like Lamb of god's Redneck, Machine Head's Davidian, Seek and destroy etc
What language do you sing in? English !
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs?
We played in front of least of ten persons when we have begun the band, but we felt like we were playing in a stadium !
I think the biggest audience was at Hellfest Open air and Motocultor Open Air, thousands of people screaming and reacting to the music, that was crazy.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Every type of ages !
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We can add or retire one or two songs sometimes, but we usually play the same set.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? We love the Mjc Picaud, nice venue in our town.
What was your first gig like? We were bad and shy !
What was your latest gig? It was the last gig of the Hexagon Thrash Alliance Tour with Malkavian and Deficiency. A sold out Show in Freyming Merlebach, in east of France.
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes. One time. One of us was ill and couldn't play on stage.
Where have you played live this year? We have played about twenty dates through France and we played in spain at the famous Resurrection Fest.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We have some dates confirmed, including MetalDays Festival in Slovenia
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We have some shirts, badges, wrists etc
Where can people buy your merchandise? At our shows or on the Apathia records shop
Do you have any role models or idols? We love guys from Metallica, Gojira, Pantera.
Why do you think that they exist? Hard work and talent are the keys !
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Both ! Old bands have created the styles of music we love. Young bands, like Gojira, try to refresh this kind of music and find their own style.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Time and money !
What advice would you give other bands or artists? We are a little french band so i don't know if we can give advices but... Work, don't give up, create your opportunities.
How do you get psyched for a gig? We spend 50/60 minutes before the show in our backstage room to warm up on our instruments, heat up physically. As soon as we enter this phase, only the show matters.
Do you have any new material? Yes we have begun working on some new songs !
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? You can reach us through our facebook page, or our label page 
What are your plans for the future? In 2018 We plan to tour more and more. We are also working on new compositions.
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