Taer's Gerald Audiard Talks Touring and EP Plans

TAER is a French technical death metal quartet founded in 2009. In 2012, after several years of rehearsing, writing music and playing shows they finally release a digital single called "The Ancient Prophecy". Guitarist and vocalist Gerald Audiard talks about the band's process with their debut EP and touring plans!

1. What type of band are you?

Gerald: TAER is a Progressive Death Metal band.

2. Tell us the brief history of your band.

Gerald: We are a French metal quartet. Last year, after several years of rehearsing, writing music and playing shows we finally released a digital single called "The Ancient Prophecy".

3. How did the band get it's name, Taer?

Gerald: "TAER" is an abbreviation of Templum Aeternum Eris Reliqui. It means 'an eternal temple dedicated to our ancestors'. And in our local language, 'Taer' means 'violence' or 'brutality'. So it was the perfect name for the band in my opinion.

4. What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)

Gerald: Our songs are about ancient history and mythology in general.

5. Do you write your own songs? (Discuss the songwriting process in detail.)

Gerald: Yes, we're writing our own songs. Basically, I write 90% of the songs (guitars, drums, bass and vocals). Then, we work on arrangements with the other guitar player and the drummer. Sometimes the other guitar player helps with riffs that incorporates the songs.

6. Who are your musical influences?

Gerald: Bands like Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist, Obscura, The Faceless, Decapitated...

7. What's new in the recording of Taer's music?

Gerald: Tomorrow we're going to the Nalcon Studios in our hometown to record our debut EP! So stay tuned!

8. What plans do you have for the near future as a band?

Gerald: To record and to release our debut EP and then, go on tour.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

Gerald: You can find us on Facebook, Bandcamp, Youtube etc. But you can't buy our stuff yet.

10. Any final words of wisdom?

Gerald: Thank you for the interview and for your interest in our band. And thanks to everyone who will read this interview, listen to our music, buy our stuff or spread the word.

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