Q & A With Porn

Q & A With Porn

Today we’re talking with Phillipe from the industrial, murder rock band, PORN.

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?

  First of all, thank you very much for your interest. We are releasing the last part of the Trilogy.
In 2017, we released our third album: The Ogre inside.- Act I, the first act of a trilogy based on a fictional serial character: Mr. Strangler.  In 2019, we released the second act of its trilogy: The Darkest of human desires – Act II. 27th march 2020, we return with the final act: No monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III.
The Ogre Inside
is an album about inner struggle, about dark desires, how society can oppress your will. This is a fight no one can win, the Ogre that devours you from the inside always wins..The album is an invocation, a way to set the Ogre free, embrace your ”true” self and allow your darkest desires to express themselves. It’s an incitement to act. The Ogre inside won this inner struggle, giving birth to Mr. Strangler.
In the second opus, Mr. Strangler, by embracing his « true-self », expresses his dark impulses without limitations and has no boundaries.  With his crew, Mr. Strangler commits murders and massacres. He also invites everyone to take a step forward and act, invites you to express your darkest desires and join his death cult. For Mr. Strangler and his team, the Ogre was released. They let the darkest of human desires be: murder.

In this last part, Mr. Strangler’s bloody odyssey comes to an end. He is in jail awaiting execution. This final Act is his testament. Faced with the imminent end of his life, he takes stock of his life and begins a dialogue with his death and enjoins everyone to continue his work… the work of God, because if God exists everything is his. And even the worst monsters are the children of God. There are no monsters in God’s eyes.
After collaborating with Tom Baker (responsible for the masterings of legendary albums like Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar, NIN’s Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69 or Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe…), we worked with Brian Lucey (Magic Garden Studio in Los Angeles)  the mastering of this album. Lucey previously worked with Ghost, Marilyn Manson,  Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood …
We  call our musical style  Murder Rock 

 

 

XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?

I always like to create. To me writing music, novels… it the same… it’s giving life to something that doesn’t exist.

 

XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?

I like both

 

XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? 

Can’t talk about it!

 

XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?

Can’t talk about it

 

XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?

I don’t have any.

 

XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?

It depends on the mood. Sometimes the latest songs, because they are new. It’s kind of like still discovering them

 

XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
David Bowie and The Cure maybe… Bowie was such a creative individual. And I was so hypnotized by The Cure’s music and Robert Smith’s voices.

 

 

 

XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
I got 4 for you :

 

Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, PORN
Tool, Deftones, PORN
Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward, PORN
The Cure, Placebo, PORN

 

 

XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

My greatest accomplishment is still to come!

 

 

XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?

Jailed probably, or just writing novels.

 

 

XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?

There are a lot of interesting bands!

 

XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?

We are not human.

 

XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?

We play Murder Rock.

 

XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
We are PORN, you are PORN!

 

 

Thank you very much!

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