EMQ’s with BEHIND OUR REFLECTIONS
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Réunion Island based Metalcore band, Behind Our Reflections. Huge thanks to them for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
We are Behind Our Reflections! We make Metalcore! Our history began in 2016 with 6 members. All now changed, except for Fredo Moutoumodely, the main leader of this project. Since 2016, Behind Our Reflections released an Album “Discordance”. But after that a majority of the artists, who took part in this project, left to pursue personal life projects, except Fredo whose objective was to keep goin’ no matter what! And that’s what he did. Now, we are 4 dudes involved at 200%; Brice Ferreo, Main Screamer, Drummer Rémy Ah-koi, Fabrice Fleish on Bass, and of course Fredo Moutoumodely on lead clear vocal and Guitar and he is also the Sample Master!
How did you come up with your band name?
Fredo: It all started when I was in Paris with my friend Aimane from Chaos band, working on some tracks. Since I wanted to share what we had worked on, I thought why not make a band. After a week of churning upon what could represent us well, I finally chose the name: “Behind Our Reflections”
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
We all come from Réunion Island and the metal scene is good right here. We have a good community, who don’t hesitate to drive a long way to see us performing, even if they’ve already seen us thousand times ahah!
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our Latest release is ‘While I Sleep’, available everywhere! Go check it out!
Who have been your greatest influences?
Hard to answer properly, because every single guy in this band is influenced by different kinds of music, from Jazz to Death metal. So, Behind Our Reflections is a mix between all of that!
What first got you into music?
Every single person in this world is passionate for something! For us it was always the music of course!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Good Question! Actually, we follow a band that we love called, “Betraying the Martyrs”. They’re a French band that kick ass! To play with them is like a life goal.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Haha, there are so many! But of course, the French festival, Hellfest! Hellfest is the Grail for all French artists who want to show their talents, but it’s hard to be part of it, it’s very selective!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
The only weird gift, and one that we appreciate, is a big sweating hug after one of our show!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Guys! A new single is coming, stay tuned!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
As musicians we enjoy the fact that whatever we are or whatever we are doin’, the fans are still there, even in the worst conditions! And we hate when the organisation of an event is fucked up haha!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Maybe the fact that all the intermediaries take a large amount of profit from the artist. It should be musician to fan. That’s it.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Fabrice: Gojira – “From Mars To Sirius”
Rémy: Veil Of Maya – “Id”
Fredo: Betraying The Martyrs – “Breath In Life”
Ferrero Brice: Bring Me The Horizon – “Sempiternal”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
CD’s! It’s always satisfying to have a physical support!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Karbardock “Nuit de Kal” one of our proudest shows! The video clip of the song “While I Sleep” is a large recap of this night, and all our shows of 2019.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
We would be passionate about something else that provides us the same sensations as the music.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Fredo: Me and my boys from Behind Our Reflections!
What’s next for the band?
We’re working on a new EP and maybe a European Tour. But it seems a long way to go before it becomes reality, because being on Réunion Island make even simple things very hard.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
It’s a cake in the biscuit!
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