1/ Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new ep?
after the recording we made a japan tour in april 2014 just a couple of days after the release of "ANOTHER PATH" it was a really great experience, playing this EP throught this country was totally crazy!
2/ Recently you have released a new ep. can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
the name "ANOTHER PATH" means that's now we take a new musical direction, all these 5 songs are more powerful than our two past released, the sound is really bigger, we recorded it at the "EAGLE BLACK STUDIO" produced by SHAWTER from DAGOBA, this guy is a real professional, a famous singer and a real good friend, he does an amazing work with us! the mastering was made by DAMIEN RAYNAUD at the "DARTHMADER STUDIO" (the studio of logan mader (machine head) in L.A)
3/ The band calls there music 'blended metal', can you tell us a little bit more aobut this term?
At the very beginning of the band we played a kind of thrash/heavy/black/death metal so we called this music "blended metal" (and for our love for whisky too ahahah) but for now I think we are more in melodic death metal. it is very hard for a musician to put a name on his music so my friend I let you do this work for me
4/ the band has been around since 2006 but so far has only released 2 full lengths and an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap between releases
we started at the end of summer in 2006 but to tell you the truth at the begining we were drinking more beers than playing music, our first album came out in 2009 we are in 2014 and a third album will come out at the end of the year. 3 albums one EP
5/ What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
we are talking about actual subjects, like what's happens in the head of every metalheads sometimes. we try to be simple an effective! I think our songs talk to everybody. when I listen to metal I want to heard metal lyrics not fairytales or romance, metal is for men not for schoolboys.
6/ What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name A.C.O.D?
I 'm sorry my friend but it is our secret since 2006 but try to find the name, if you're right I promise you a champagne bottle!!!
7/ What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Ouch hard question! I played every gig as the last one, but I must admit that one of my best memory is a gig in ROMA (italy) all the bands were really good and the audience were crazy, we made an amazing party during this couple of days. And of course I have a lot of good memories when we played in our town MARSEILLE!
8/.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We are working for the moment on our third album, so I don't like to talk about our projects if nothing is sure. But we have many planed things for 2015! Be sure we won’tsleep.
9/ On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer music by fans of extreme metal?
We played only in japan and France for the moment and we are at the beginning of the promo, but we have good comments and reviews for another path. It seems to be appreciated as a good cold beer
10/ When can we expect another full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The third album will be out at the end of 2014, with the same staff (eagle black studio and darth mader studio) the new songs are finished and you can be sure it will be in the same vein as "another path" with more strenght!!!!!! This third album will open a lot of doors for ACOD.
11/ .What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We are six in the bands so we have a lot of influences, we listen to all kind of metal, old black metal, modern, heavy metal, death metal, hardcore.... there is too much bands we love to quote two or three names, we are real metal fans!
12/ What are some of your non musical interests?
I am a real big movie fan, I see all kind of movie, my house is full with bluray disc and metal album ahahah. I love playing retrogaming videos games too. But drinking alcohol and make party is the number one of our non musical interest (smiling)
13/ Before we wrap up this interview, do you have anyt final words or thoughts?
Many thanks for your questions my friend, I hope you love "another path" and be ready for the release of our next album in a few month. thanks and cheers!!!