Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
When Reasons Collapse started in 2008 with Thierry (guitar) and Cristina (vocals). The line up has changed several times until then, Julien (Guitar) has joined us in 2010 then Guillaume (drums) in 2012 and Michaël in 2013.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Describing our style is a bit hard because we play deathcore, but it's technical and very melodic. Yet, we chose to include only brutal vocals. We have been influenced by bands like Dark Tranquility or In Flames for the melodies, other bands like The Black Dahlia Murder for the brutality and technical stuff... We have also been influenced by bands like Heaven Shall Burn or All Shall Perish.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Beyond the fact that buying our demos and albums helps the band, they are all self-produced.
Besides, Metalheads might be interested in the variety of all music and all the influences mixed: Melodies yet brutal songs... Deathcore, Metalcore, Black Metal, Melodic Death metal influences, I would say it can be original and appeal curiosity.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have previouslly released two Eps (TALE OF CRIME in 2010 and FULL OF LIES in 2011). TALE OF CRIME was received fairly for a first EP by the media and public, as they pointed out the work that had to be done to improve our music. After some months of work, we then released FULL OF LIES, and had mostly great reviews, and started to tour a lot, which meanss that the public probably like it.
We have waited a bit to release our first album DARK PASSENGERS (January 2015), mostly because of the Line Up issues, and because we worked really hard on it. It has been really well received so far by the medias, and the public.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Playing live is our first priority, we've been touring a lot since Guillaume joined the band, and now we've almost reached our 100th gig. We have been touring in Europe, mostly France and Belgium, but also have toured in Middle/Eastern Europe, that was the best experience we had so far.
I don't think we could have the band without touring, that's the best time we have together.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We work really hard and do everything by ourselves (except from the promo part), it takes a lot of our time and money and we love what we do. We have the particularity of having only brutal female vocals on a brutal yet melodic music, which can be seen as original.
Everytime we play live we give everything we have on stage, no matter how many people are there, we love doing the show, and we litterally live our music on stage.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We are currently touring to promote our new album, and many other gigs are to come, it's the band's priority. We are talking about the next album, and some surprises are to come.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to When Reasons Collapse on the streaming medias like Deezer or Spotify and our merch and Cds can be bought on our bigcartel: http://whenreasonscollapse.bigcartel.com/. DARK PASSENGERS can also be found on Findiemerch.com.