Hey, how are you today?
Would you mind introducing yourself, what you do and Necronomicon for those who are unaware of
Necronomicon just recently released “Advent of the Human God” through Season of Mist, how has
The feedback been so far?
Can you talk a little bit about the lyrics and ideas behind “Advent of the Human God”?
When did writing for this album begin and how was the process any different from past releases?
For a band who released their first demo in 1992, how has recording and writing changed and
Become easy or harder for you over the years?
What songs do you most look forward to playing on stage on tour?
Speaking of touring, what are the current plans for tours?
What are some of the hardest parts of penning music for Necronomicon?
That’s a really good question. I’m not sure to be honest because I always try to influence myself from previous albums we did, so usually it’s not too hard. I think it’s when I try to force it too much that problems emerge, I don’t believe in forcing composition to try to be new or original, which for me is bullshit because it become lifeless and especially soulless. Music need to haunt you, it need to float it your head just like that without forcing it, it need to come to you naturally. I know some people might not agree with that but it’s usually the more cerebral people than the intuitive ones that don’t agree. Let put it that way, it’s like Star wars and Star trek.
You included a cover of the minute long instrumental “Innocence and Wrath” by Celtic Frost, what
Made you decide this fit in with the flow of the album and to choose something so obscure where
Most bands would have covered a full 4-5 minute song?
The real question is “Why not?” … we always did ambient, thematic, intros, songs and that kind of things, so why would we do the same things than everyone since it’s something really characteristic to us. It’s like the people comparing us to certain bands but at the same time saying “I don’t like they add ambiance songs it’s so weird and break the mood of the album’’ so they are saying at the same time that in reality we are not like these other bands because we do something they weren’t expecting and that throw them out of their comfort zone, so as an excuse they will say we copy this or that band but without constancy in their writing instead of see that in fact we have our own identity. So we did that song because it mean something to us , and I know it creates a lot of discussion since it’s out, but like I said it proves our point here, we do things differently.
Being from an area of Canada with a huge local metal scene, are there any local metal bands that
Have caught your eye recently?
I ll be honest I do go to any shows, local bands or international, it’s simply not my cup of tea. Beside that I was at the head of one of the biggest metal booking agency in Montreal for 21 years, so I had more than my fill of concerts.
Last but not least, are there any little secrets about Necronomicon, whether it be plans or little fun
Facts behind songs that you can share?
Well it’s no big secrets but I don’t listen to metal beside vintage stuff once in a while, so I don’t know much about what’s been around for the last 15 years or more. The song called “The Fjord” on the new album is about the band place of origin in the northern part of the Quebec province called Saguenay. Not sure what else to say here.
Thank you very much for your time, I appreciate it very much and I hope to see you on the road
You are welcome, be sure to keep in touch for more to come on the band Facebook and don’t forget to get your copy of “Advent of the Human God”