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Contact : Hozotte Lionel / 184 bisrue du plessis bouchard / 95130 Franconville - France Tel 33 1 30 72 09 08
What are your influences ?
Weíve many influences in the band ; Thrash Bay area : Violence, old Testament, Death angel, ...but too Motorhead, Gangreen, Suicidal tendencies, Machine head, Nuclear assault, SOD, MOD, slayer & many others
What does your bandís name means ? Why did you choose it & add « SOS » later?
We call now Doomsday « SOS » because we know others bands in Switzerland & Spain who have the same name ; & our last demotape (94) called « Scum of Society » & we decide to put « SOS » to Doomsday & thereís a play on words with Doomsday « SOS » ; Ironie ..... ! !
Why did you choose belgium for your recording ? Is it because of the rate quality/price ? French offers was not good ?
Because we know the work of A Gielen with others bands like Channel Zero, Hoax, ... & the good result in Hautregard studio. With this first CD, we wanted quality & learn with a professionnal guy. The price : We donít know the price in France & we donít know a competent producer here & itís the most important for a band who have no experience in studio.
With such a visit card, you must have contacts with labels, distributors. Which ones?
Of course, for the label, we have a good contact with Thunder records (See on labels page). But we look for a label to go out of France but itís very hard for a french band to have a deal with Massacre, Nuclear Blast or Roadrunner, ...With « Conditioned ! » we have distributors like : Holy records, Dolphins records, Lard records (japan & Belgium), Whiplash rec. (Italy), FNACís Paris (France) & many independants (Rockíníroll voltage, Le pot díétain, ...) shops.
10 days of live recording for 9 songs & a total time about 30 minutes. Do you think about « Reign in Blood » during the recording ?
No...the songs are short...Itís like this, we donít take our watch when we play & when we write, but perhaps for people who buy the CD itís short & for our next album, we think thereís more music for fans...
Tell us about the recording time in studio
Oh, it was short to do 9 songs with only 10 days. Weíre not rich...we have played « live » all the time & after we have double the guitars & do the singing & solis. We do 5 or 6 hours by day for live , itís tired... For the mix : 3 days... again too short.
On your own opinion, what is the main quality & main fault of this album ?
On it, thereís few effecets, is it a real choice or a lack of time ? Quality : We donít know exactly : powerful, energetic... & some good songs ? The bad is the mix. Sure, we donít like it. With more time, sure th eresult would have been better...But weíre happy with it...It sounds pure & raw & we Ďve learned mny things with André & Lionel.
What are your projects for now & for the future ?
Weíre on Metal XIII compilation (XIII bis records) for june 97. We play on June in Paris for the festival Night of Thrash & play with Gwar on 21/06/97 at Paris & tour with Art sonic (See inin the french band's page or read their interview) for oct/nov. 97 & we write for the next album & have new songs & hope have a deal with a competent label. Thanks very much Laurent & stay brutal. WAKE UP IN FRONT OF THE DOOMSDAY