Interview: BLOODY RABBEAT Talk New EP “Use Your Head”

Deathcore five-piece from Montguyon in France, Bloody Rabbeat, launched their latest work, an EP titled “Use Your Head” in May last year, and in a new interview for Rocking Charts they look at it from a one-year distance.

Hey guys. How are you doing?

Hiya ! Well we’re ok, the political situation has been a bit tense in France since the start of 2018 but Bloody Rabbeat still works well as an outlet!

Back in May last year, you launched your new EP entitled “Use Your Head.” How do you feel about the release?

We’re glad because we’ve had positive feedback from the music press (Metallian, Rock Hard, Rock Hard Italy…) as well as favourable reviews. There’s no record label to distribute our music so we’re selling copies of the EP ourselves during gigs and it’s great because people are supporting us!

Use Your Head

How much of a challenge was to work on the EP?

Well, marketing was the most strenuous aspect; we had to take care of it ourselves as we had already blown up the budget… But prior to that everything fell into place quite easily: it was recorded at home so that was not particularly stressful for us. Then the tracks were mixed and mastered by Mobo at Conkrete Studios and Jeff Grimal was entrusted with the artwork. 

What other artists similar to your genre that are coming from France are you friends with?

We’ve met so many cool people along the way at gigs and parties, it’s difficult not to make a list that’s as long as your arm! But if we are to remain concise and in the field of deathcore let’s say Here Comes A New Challenger, As The Storm and When Reasons Collapse.

What is your opinion about the current deathcore scene?

I’m not particularly acquainted with it personally but from what I can see it’s becoming more and more elaborate, varied and professional so that’s really good; the only downside I could mention is that many bands often seem to adopt a similar sound, a similar imagery, similar lyrics and music…

Can you tell me something about your influences?

We have many influences but the main ones as far as the EP is concerned would be As Blood Runs Black, All Shall Perish, Carnifex and Whitechapel. But we all have different tastes, not just metal and all of this nourishes our music.

What are you listening to these days?

Violette : Kabalevsky, Ho99o9, Fit for an autopsy, Funeral Mist,

Maxence : Killitorous, Job for a Cowboy, Igorrr,

Pauline : Carpenter Brut, Horskh, Archspire,

Antoine : Anathema, Tigran Hamasyan, Salut c’est cool,

Mathieu: Vitalism, David Maxim Mimic, Modern Day Babylon.

Your 5 favourite records of all the time?

There’s one for each of us: Pantera’s Cemetery Gates, Queen’s The Show Must Go On, Faith No More’s Angel Dust, Strapping Young Lad’s Skesis and Lamb Of God’s Grace.

Can you tell me a little bit more about the gear you use to record “Use Your Head”?

As far as guitars are concerned – at the time we were playing on a Dean RC7X and a Schecter Hellraiser C-7 – they were re-amped through a 5150. Clean passages were recoreded with a Siggery 7 String Guitar, Custom Built. As to bass guitar, it was a Warwick model which was directly recorded through a DI-box. Concerning drums, we played on a Mapex M Birch with a snare from Black Panther, the “Machete”. When it comes to cymbals we used Sabian (AA and AAX) and Zildjian’s Mega Bell. 

Besides the release of the EP, are there any other plans for the future?

Yes of course, we’re collectedly working on the next album in between the shows that we’re currently doing in France.

Any words for the potential new fans?

Thanks for having the curiosity to discover our music, please come listen to it live and follow us on social media where you can catch up with the latest news, videos, tour dates and much more!

“Use Your Head” is out on Bandcamp; follow Bloody Rabbeat on Facebook and YouTube.