1/Hi everybody, my name is Dave Chaigne, I sing and play guitar in Savage Annihilation. Things are doing pretty well : new president, new riot. Ha ha !
2.Savage Annihilation formed in 2002 what gave you all the idea to start this band?And who would you say the bands biggest influences are?
2/My brother Mike (drums) and I play metal since 1996, when I was 11 and mike 9 years old. At this time, the band we had played a mix of heavy and thrash metal with a lot of hard rocks influences, nothing really brutal.
In 2001, our line-up changed and the new bassist/singer suggest to play something more death metal oriented. A thing we did in 2002. It's a music style we knew for years. Death, Obituary and Deicide are the first band we listened to but we didn't have the skills nor the instruments adapted for this music, like a real growling voice we couldn't manage to do cause we were too young.
3.the bands second release Quand S' Abaisse La Croix Du Blaspheme is being released through Xenokorp Rec. how did you and the band come in contact with this label?
3/ We should released our second album mon Kaotoxin rec., the label that released our first album "Cannibalisme, Hérésie et Autres Sauvageries", but for serious health reasons, The label manager had to stop his activities. So we looked for another label and we found Xenokorp which offer us to release it.
4.How long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
4/ 5 years separate the 2 albums, but we didn't take all this time to compose it. Our past bass player Aara decided to leave the band in 2014. He has been replaced by Benoit « Bono »Jean right away who had to learn the new and older songs, as the live set-lists. He did a huge work, we wanted him to be on ease to record the album and he did a great job, as on the record and on stage.
Our timetable don't let us to see each others as we want so all these reasons did we couldn't release the album sooner. But it let us work more and try some new things.
5.Besides Quand S' Abaisse La Croix Du Blaspheme does the band have any copies of the debut still available?Besides physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers if yes what is available and where can the readers buy your merchandise?
5/ The band don't have anymore. It may left some stuff on Xenokorp's store or on some European distros but I'm not sure. Otherwise, we have two different t-shirts designs including one with our mascot, The Lt Savage. We have caps, hats, patches, pin's and badges you can order directly by writing us on facebook or by mail at this address : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also preorder our new album on Xenokorp store. It will be released on 13th October in limited 500 copies Digipack edition and limited 300 copies vinyl edition in a pack also containing a new album t-shirt design. A nice pack !
6.Does Savage Annihilation play live very often if yes what have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?
6/Yes, we play live as much as we can. We did an European tour with Avulsed and Mercyless (from Fra) last april, a french tour on may with Lelahell from Algeria and the bros of Corrosive Elements from France.
It's hard to tell which is the most memorable moment but I would say our show when we opened for Dying Fetus last year and the Muscadeath fest show in 2014. It was a true war and great shows for us.
7.Are their any tours or shows coming up in support of the new release?If yes where will the band be playing?
7/ We are preparing a french tour for november. We'll share some dates with the brutal french band Nephren-Ka during this tour which is really cool. We also are booking for next year with more dates to come.
8.Besides brutal death metal do you or any of the members listen to any other underground genres of music?If yes what are some of your favorite bands and artists?
8/Yes, we listen a lot of heavy metal, thrash, hardcore black metal hard rock and rock from the 70's, grindcore, 50's rock n' roll, blues, jaz for some of us, funk for others. A lot of various styles but the only one that makes us vibe it's Metal. Nothing is like Metal.
9.Other then music we are huge movie fans do you enjoy watching movies?If yes what are your favorite genres?
9/I'm a great movie fan. I really enjoy most of the genres as action, comedy, horror and gore, thriller, biopic, mafia and gangs documentaries, kung-fu movies but science-fiction is the genre I prefer, I really dig it !
10.What are some of your all time favorite movies?
10/I don't really know, there's so much ha ha ha ! But if I had to choose, I'll say the Godfather, Metal Hurlant, all three Back to the Future movies, Braindead, Day of the Dead, Dobermann, Alien and Predator. But there's so much more.
11.Who are some of your favorite actresses and actors?
11/ Al pacino, Tcheky Kairo, charlize theron, mark walhberg and many more.
12.Besides working in Savage Annihilation do you or any of the members currently play in other bands?If yes please tell the readers a little about them?
12/ Yes we all have a side-project. Mike and I play in a grindcore band called Defecal of Gerbe since 2005 and Benoit plays In Squidhead (from Belgium) a Death/indus band and Slave One a technical death metal band.
13.When not working on new music or band business what do you like doing in your free time?
13/On my own, I watch a lot of movies, also listen ot a lot of music. I also spend a lot of time with my family and friends. I go to see some live shows. Beside that, I often play guitar not only to work or compose, but just for fun because I love it !
14.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
14/No problem. Thanx to you and all the Ancient Visionz staff for this interview. I want to thank all who support us and come to our shows and I invite all those who don't know us yet to discover our music, our universe and Lt Savage's chronicles !