Answered by Adrien (Guitars/ Backing Vocals).
Hi! Please introduce Presumption to the readers.
Hi! Presumption is a doom metal band from Le Mans, France. After many styles crossed ( funeral, heavy, stoner, … ), we walk now all over Europe with our funeral/rock’n’roll style in research of gigs.
How is it easy to live and survive in part of France you are living in? Is there strong metal scene or just attempts to have some strong scene?
In Le Mans, Metal scene is growing, big stages are next door, but we are always looking for more people to come. That’s why we travel a lot.
When did you start writing music – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
We started writting music in 2007, when we were teenagers. Our first style was only funeral. We wanted to do something really extreme, and original at the same time.
What are your main impulses to write metal music?
Our main impulses are to do something very loud, and interesting.
What do you personally consider to be the incisive moments and pieces in your musical work?
Our last album.
How would you describe and rate the music scene of the city you are currently living in?
As I said, metal music in Le Mans is growing. For the moment, it’s essentially pop music so it’s difficult to find something we enjoy a lot.
When it comes to be musician, what are your criteria for quality? What are currently your main challenges and ambitions as a musician?
Our challenge is to get THE heaviest sound, and play the music we enjoy too. I think time is important for quality.
What do you usually start with when working on a new song or lyrics?
Lyrics are written by Moomoot, the singer. For a new song, someone create a guitar/bass riff. Then the riff is agreed by all the members, and the song is written together.
Tell us a bit about the selection process for deciding on what to write about, please. What sources will you draw from for research purposes and how much time goes into research, gathering altogether in general?
Sources can be current events of serial murders, literature ( The mask of the red death by Edgar Allan Poe for example) or all weird justice facts.
As more and more people are producing and releasing music, there has been an exponential growth in promotion agencies. What’s your perspective on the promo system? In how far do you feel it is possibly undermining musical freedom?
It’s great to see that more and more people are involved in doing music. I think that you can find great people in any business, it’s really about choosing carefully. Our perspectives are to play in foreign countries, and to do a split with a foreign band. Scene have changed considerably over the past century.
What, do you feel, could – or should – be new forms and formats for music? And, should we save old-school spirit or just go forward together with musical ‘evolution’ (‘degradation’)?
On the one hand, music necessarily evolves through innovation, and it makes it interesting. But on the other hand, it’s always interesting to back to old-school metal, those bands inspired us.
Metal Music-sharing sites and blogs as well as a flood of releases in general are killing music. What’s your view on this topic?
I don’t play for money, so itdoesn’t bother me really.
Please recommend two bands to our readers which you feel deserve their attention.
Pentagram and Triptykon, They are very great !
What are your plans for near future?
More music, more shows.
Thank you, see you next time!
Thanks a lot!