OBM: Hi guys, at first how are things going ?
Aurel: Pretty good! We’ve been away for a long time. But we’re back with a new record.
OBM: For those people who don’t know who you are could you introduce the
band members and tell us who does what?
Aurel: OFTC is 6 members: me on the drums, Ken and Ben on the mic, Daniel
and Fab on the guitars and Billy plays bass.
Aurel: We all knew each others before, Daniel was playin’ in Kickback before he joined us.
Aurel: I guess we just wanted to play some shows... We didn't know this would get so important to us.
Aurel: Ali from Die my demon introduced us to Axel at FWH and then we've found a deal
OBM: How many cd's you have recorded up to now and could you tell us a
little bit about your older releases?
Aurel: We’ve already recorded a demo and an album, we're also about to release
a new album... still on fwh records, which is called "between light and shade"This one's more personal, darker. It's definitively different than what we did before. It’s way more agressive...
OBM: How long did you work on this record, on which part have you particularly
worked for a long
Ken: We made it pretty quickly. We hadn’t played for a long time when we decided to give that shit a new breath and to put ourselves back in it. It all came out like naturally.
OBM: Can you tell us a little bit about your songwriting, how did the
songs grow, how do you work on your songs?
Aurel: Musically we usually do that during the practices, we all come with our own ideas and mix everything up.
OBM: Could you tell us about some of your favourite songs on the album
and what inspired them lyrically?
Aurel: My favs are “after the fall” and “black rain”.
OBM: What do you think about the rest of the french metal and hardcore scene?
Any favourite bands and how is the scene in Paris?
Aurel: I’m not into the actual hardcore scene, not only talking ‘bout the french scene, I think it's the same everywhere, peoples are just doing that to look cool, I hate that, some of the real french bands you really gotta check are Purgatory and Kickback
OBM: Do kids come out to see local shows?
Aurel: Sure, they do...
OBM: You use Myspace, how much of a help has that been for a band,what is your opinion?
Aurel: It's a cool thing but too much crappy band got formed coz of that, it became so simple to promote a band, back in the days, you had to send cds to promoters, give phone calls, make connections.... they were also less fakes
OBM: What is your live show like?
Ken: It’s like our sound: aggressive and raw…
OBM: Who would your ideal tour be with?
I’d say integrity or all out war, would be fuckin’ great, bodycount!
OBM: You play at the Outlaw Festival in November,is this your
first time that you play in Germany?
No, we played Germany many times, we're looking forward to get back there...
OBM: Do you guys work as well as the band or is this now a full time occupation?
Aurel: We all work, hardcore music doesn’t pay the rent.
OBM: What are your next plans?
Aurel: Get back on stage...
OBM: At last, have you some final words for our readers and your fans !
Link - www.myspace.com/out4thecount -