As Aimless Glory Talks Process with Debut Album

France's five piece metal/hardcore band As Aimless Glory was founded by guitarist/composer Ben, from Nice, France. The band released their first EP "False Idols" in 2012, followed by a series of shows at venues all around France. They had the chance to share the stage with bands like Betraying The Martyrs, Being As An Ocean, Texas In July, Shoot The Girl First, As They Burn, Devil Sold His Soul, Napoleon etc. They are currently hard at work writing and recording for their debut full-length album! They intend to do their best as best can ever be! The whole band discusses all about the new album and what's in-store with it and the band's coming future!

1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in As Aimless Glory, and how long the band has been together.

We are As Aimless Glory, a 5 pieces Metal Hardcore band from French Riviera. The band released their first EP 'False Idols' in 2012, followed by a series of shows & tours.

2. Do you have a name for the next album you're currently working on?

We didn't have it yet, we'll found it after the recording process will be done.

3. Is this album going to be a concept release?

Yes, it will be a concept album, following the theme began with the songs "There's No "I" In Team" and "I'm Here To Break The Sky" from the first EP "False Idols". It's about trust and betrayal with, as a backdrop in the course of the album, the relationship between the narrator and his environment.

4. Where are you in the recording process of the new album?

The album is fully written, 4 songs are entirely recorded, all guitar tracks are done. So, it's going well!

5. Who is producing the album? How has the producer aided the recording process?

Mixing and Mastering is done by Daniel Kerr, from Avenue Studios. He is a cool guy who does a great job.

6. Where did you record the album?

We're recording at Lolcat Studio with our good friend Lou Gregoire from the bands "Subverses" and "Mindwake". He knows us really well, he's helping us a lot to giving the best we can do.

7. Did the band have any definitive goals they were shooting for before the recording process began for this album?

Not really. It's our first full length, we are just trying to show people our best and to play the music we like. There's no "goal", we just want this album to be as good as possible.

8. Are you using any new instrumentation you've never used in the recording process before?

No, we are just trying to develop our style. The electro parts especially, it will be more present than in "False Idols".

9. When did you start writing for this album? How was the songwriting process different/similar to previous As Aimless Glory releases?

Ben writes most parts of the music, and Antho puts his lyrics on. We just try to share an emotion, an energy in our music.

10. Did you feel any pressure to follow it up?

No at all, because we just want to do something we like, so when you're doing it this way, there's not precision.

11. Can you go into one or two tracks on the new album? If so, can you give us the track title and brief description of how the track sounds and how it came about?

The first track is a video clip "Don't Call Me Bro (I'll Call You Dead)", check it out, so you can do your own opinion!

12. How is the vibe in the studio going?

It's really fun and relax, we make fun of the one who records, and we still searching a way to make the song better.

13. When can we expect the new album to be released?

We don't really know, but we thing it will be around November 2014.

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

As I said, it's all about feelings, and observation about the world around us.

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

Yes, generally, Ben is writing some riffs, then we discuss about how we can improve the first idea, and when everything is done musically, Anthony (vocals) writes the lyrics. The process is always the same, it works well for us.

16. Who are your musical influences?

Anthony is into Emmure, Like Moth To Flames and some Old School Hardcore stuff. Ben is into Like Moths to Flames, Attila, Northlane, Architects etc.

17. How did you guys come up with your band name?

Our name means that we make music above all for pleasure ! We want to share it with as many people as we can, meet great people, travel… and do all of it with the bros we are !

18. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We're from French Riviera, the scene is pretty cool, there are some great bands like Shoot The Girl First, In Other Climes, Mindwake, Subverses, Heart Attack, or Made of Ashes, Anthony's other band.

19. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

They can expect us to give the best of us and to continue to do this for the future!

20. Is that your final answer?

It is! Thank you, and for the readers, we can't wait for you to hear our album, and we expect to see every single one of you live as soon as possible! Take care!

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