some fresh new talent HEMORAGY a thrash metal outfit
based from France brings old school bay area melodies reviving
them with a European French twist. Guiding me though a general
worded tour of how the band came about to the future of their
upcoming release, bassist chic Lynda Siewicz shares her humorous
Hello there. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions.
So far how are things with the band these days?
Lynda: Hello Jussi. Currently we are working on our next
album, and we will record it soon. We're giving shows in different
places. Things are ok, and we are never out of beers!! Haha
so we can survive!
Any plans for releasing another record? If so, what can one
expect with this future release? Something more brutal or melodic?
Lynda: You’re reading in my thoughts! As I said we
are working on our next album that will be as silly as the previous
one hehe! Musically speaking it will stay heavy/thrash‘n’roll
with influences from the eighties! Maybe some riffs will be
darker, and surprises can be accepted.
For those that do not know of your band, how did the band come
Lynda: For the ones who don’t know us yet, we are
HEMORAGY and we’re gonna kick your ass!! Haha.
More seriously, the band was founded in 2002 and consists of
the two brothers Johannes Musslin on vocals/guitar and Steve
Musslin on drums, Ivan Sikic on guitar and myself, Lynda Siewicz,
a.k.a. ‘Basstarde' o bass guitar. Besides, I met the two
brothers during a drunken party and we began to play drunken
music several years ago.
What is the meaning of HEMORAGY? And why did the band choose
Lynda: The meaning of HEMORAGY is that when you’re
listening to our music, the musical virus spreads in all your
veins!! And the alcohol makes it better! Hehe. But maybe it
can sounds brutal or some people think that we play death metal
but no, none of all this! I think this name sounds very 'metal'
and we wouldn’t have chosen the 'bloody ducks' for instance
haha! And as a personal point of view, I like the esthetics
(colors) it gives red for the blood and black.
With Jesus King Of Wine, why the use of that title?
Lynda: We have ever think that Jesus was a metalhead surrounded
by all his fellows. And a guy who multiplies beer and wine...
wouldn't you think he's a cool guy?!? Therefore we wanted to
concrete this idea. It’s the name of one of our songs
and to highlight it, we used that title for the album. And of
course, there is no any hidden religious opinion, it’s
just neutral. It’s all about metal and fun!
By the way the album cover art is good. I mean there is Jesus
standing there like a metal head holding a bottle of wine. Who
came up with the album cover art and what inspired?
Lynda: The artwork of Jesus King Of Wine was
done by JP Fournier. We had all the ideas and he transformed
it into visual art. We chose him for the quality of his work
and we are very satisfied. You'll notice that Jesus, who's pictured
in the middle of the cover, is a metalhead, who multiplies beer
and wine! And all around him, there is a horde of amazed metalheads.
Our tipsy and proud Jesus preaches the good word!!
Do you think that HEMORAGY uses a less complex approach to songwriting?
If so why?
Lynda: Your question is complex! I don’t understand
If the band had one song that represented them off this record,
what song would it be and why?
Lynda: There’s not a unique song that can represent
us, but musically I like Ghost Riders for the atmosphere
at the beginning and for the mid-tempo A Strange Man From
Hell is simple but effective. And Jesus King Of Wine
gathers the crowd.
What are some of the band influences?
Lynda: Our influence mostly comes from heavy and thrashes
bands of the eighties and some of the seventies. We born with
hard rock/metal in our ears thanks to our parents and we will
die with it.
For some that never heard of the band, how would you describe
the band sound?
Lynda: To do it simple, we play a mix of Motörhead/Megadeth
with a bit of Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. We’ve got
a thrash rhythm (not speed) with heavy solos and a rock ’n
Since the band is based out of Paris, does the band have plans
to expand themselves out of France? Maybe touring Europe more?
Lynda: We played mainly in France indeed, and a bit in Belgium.
We would like of course to play in foreign countries and we’re
ready to tour! I’m going to see if I can get plans outside
France. Germany seems to be very interesting above all because
there are a lot of thrashers there. In France it’s difficult
to find gigs with good conditions; the Metal is not easy there!
But it’s a country where the wine is good!
Any news on the band that you would like to share?
Lynda: Yes! We will release in a few months our next album.
As the saying says 'Working hard, Playing Hard'. And to be aware
of every single news, from photos to new merch, don’t
hesitate to visit us on our websites. Also, we are preparing
new fun stuffs for our next shows.
Final comments or anything that you would like to share to the
readers about HEMORAGY?
Lynda: Thanks for your interview in Nocturnal Hall and long
live Rock’n’Roll !!!!
Wanted to say thank you for this interview. Also wanted to thank
Beki for making this possible. Best of luck to the band and
Lynda: Yeeaahh!! Beki, Bekinou, a cool guy! Don’t
forget to pay your beer!