|I got a contact of a lad who was supposed to send my Exciter's interview to Dan Beehler (that is about to be finished and on line soon), then this lad, Paul Champagne, asked me if I were interested in listening to his band. Few weeks later I received his demo CD that is rather a great piece of Thrash/Black Metal in the Scandinavian way, even though Paul doesn't really agree with my description hu-hu. Unfortunately his band no longer exists anymore since this interview, but I gave room for Paul to explain this and that about MOG RUITH.|
Hail Paul, how are you today ? Which albums
will you play for answering this interview ?
Could you explain your brief session
in EXCITER as you are not on any records ? You were part of EXCITER in
2003 right ? How did you join this combo and why did you leave ?
What is your best memory in EXCITER
and how do you see the future of this band as you're no longer part of
them now ? Do you enjoy their new tunes ?
Looking back at Exciter's discography
what is the best album to you and the best song ever written from this
Catatonic Stella Illusions
I'd like you to introduce us to MOG
RUITH ? What does this name mean and what is the concept ?
How has been the feed back for "Catatonic
Stellar illusion" so far ? Did you get some negative press or pressure
to play a more "conventional" Heavy Metal than Black / Death
Even though "Catatonic Stellar
Illusion" is a demo tape, it was recorded in a professional studio
and lasts for more than 40 minutes. So, I was wondering did you record
something of lower quality before this demo and why didn't you ask a label
to print it immediately ? I mean it's a fucking strong demo that could
have been the first full length ?
When reading your lyrics from the demo,
they're rather dark and catastrophic, I'd even say satanic here and there.
You describe the fall of christianity and mankind. How do you see our
society and do you think christianity still has any part in everyday life
as nearly nobody attends churches in the Western countries ? Except for
Americans that are still stupid christian sheep, this religion is like
an old lady ready to die any day…
inadvertently find something else to propagate and spread. There will always be ponds among kings. I mean its common knowledge that Christianity spread through Europe and replaced the pagan religions and/or traditions but that was such a long time ago and even if it didn't happen would we still be pagans? Probably not. Although, if you think Christianity is a problem in Europe I would suggest taking a trip over to North America and you'll see the social impact it has over here. I am not a Satanist nor a pagan nor an atheist just Anti-God. I can't even begin to imagine a supernatural being in command of my life, actions and to say the least, my fate. We must remove the word of god from everyone's mouth and thoughts and just be HUMAN and accept that as the whole truth, nothing more nothing less. Be happy for what you are, don't question it but question everything. Life is not static, we change, we grow, we learn with the passing of time. Our philosophies and outlooks will always differ as we enter different stages of life. Accept change and accept the fact that you will cease breathing one day. Be wise to the facts that are before you let alone the superstitions, fables and false truths that are not. If you must believe, believe in yourself. If you must pray, pray for a better god. If you must worship, worship individuality.
On your web site
you state being fans of early Heavy Metal and bands such as Mercyful Fate,
Slayer but the music you play in MORG RUITH is more like Black Metal than
conventional Heavy stuffs, please explain…
Let's keep on this topic, are you fans
of the Scandinavian Black Metal scene as your band really sounds like
Dissection and has the typical Swedish touch ? Have you ever been in this
country by the way ?
Paul you have a French name and I know
that you can speak French perfectly, so what is your view on our national
scene ? Were you a fan of the early Hard Rock bands such as Sortilege,
H-Bomb, Satan Joker, Blaspheme, and Morsure ?
Were there some underground bands from the 80's that really impressed you such as Piledriver, Satan's Host, Hobb's Angel of Death, Soothsayer, and Exorcist ? Which were your favourite bands in the 80's by the way ?
Well I love that one off album by Exorcist, classic stuff. I've heard some Hobb's but not much. Once again don't know the others you mentioned. As for classic 80's stuff I would have to say Kreator, Atrophy, Destruction, Celtic Frost and so on.
I feel like there's a revival in the
80's Canadian scene with bands such as Annihilator, Exciter, Voivod, Infernal
Majesty since the death of Piggy, or at least I feel like there's more
interest in this scene, do you think so ? What is your view as a Canadian
Metalhead ? By the way are you into some Canadian Black Metal bands such
as Frozen Shadow, Funerary Call (even though I don't think they're still
active), Tenebrae ?
According to you what are the differences
between the Canadian scene and the European one ? I sometimes feel like
the Canadian scene was the backyard of the American Bay Area scene if
you get my point…
Thank a lot for these answers, would
you end this interview giving you the future plans with the band ?