Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
MAUDIIR is a one-man project that started in Montreal at the end of 2018. After working with various people in different projects, I needed to try something alone. Working with other people can be very interesting, but it also requires a lot of patience and compromises.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
MAUDIIR is mixing black metal, thrash metal and NWOBHM. I’m influenced by modern and old-school black metal, classic 80’s metal such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, thrash metal. I’ve been told that the music of MAUDIIR compares to the black/thrash of Skeletonwitch, and shares a punk drive, riff-driven vibe that is reminiscent of Darkthrone's recent work.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
No need to buy ‘Le Temps Peste’ EP, I’m offering it for free on Bandcamp ;) Of course, if you care to pay for it, I’d say a good reason to do so would be that you are encouraging real uncompromising DIY metal.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Le Temps Peste’ EP is the first and only release so far. People seem to be very enthusiastic about MAUDIIR, more than any other project I’ve worked on so far. Some of those projects were done in big studios, so I find it quite interesting that people are receiving better a one-man project like MAUDIIR, basically done in a bedroom studio with minimal equipment.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
As of now, there is no official plan to play live. I’m thinking about it, but that would also mean losing the independence and starting to compromise again, dealing with the same stuff I was trying to get away from.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
MAUDIIR is an outlet for observations on obedience and industrialization. The songs are themed on consumer society, religion, science going awry, addiction to technology, environmental decay.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
I already have 2 songs written for a second EP that should see the light of day within a year. I think I’m going to pursue doing EPs as it takes less time to release new music. I’m not waiting on anyone and have no deadline.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to ‘Le Temps Peste’ on pretty much every streaming platform (Spotify, Itunes, Deezer, Apple Music…), and can buy (or get for free) the digital EP on the band’s Bandcamp.
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