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Band Members
Lionel Beyet: bass & scream
Bob Seytor: drums
Mathias Salas: guitar & scream


Let's talk a little about the history of your band. When did you originally form and is this the original line-up?


We started in early 2012, the line up has not changed (Mathias salas on guitar/voice, Bob Seytor on drums, and Lionel Beyet on bass/voice), in 6 years we made 3 EP, 2 albums, participated in thirty compilations in the world and made a hundred gigs in Belgium, Uk, Luxemburg, Germany , Netherlands, France....

Do you remember how the idea of forming the band first came up?

It's Mathias, after stop of his previous band Galvanize, deceided to do another one, in beginning it's was to do a side project (bob was playing also in COntingent and Rotyes ... with Mathias, and Lionel was playing on [P.U.T]), side project become a full time band after few gigs!


How would you categorize the style of the band?

a mix of metal, punk, sludge, noise rock, indie, experimental influences

What image do you want your music to convey to your fans?

A crazy dark loud band by cool guy


Who are your influences and how have they shaped your bands’ sound?

I think Unsane, sonic youth, black flag, jesus Lizard, GvsB, for the spirit of the sound, we listen many many things of different styles


Let's talk a little about your latest album what are the listeners in store for with this release?

Do not know, but both album have been downloaded on bandcamp +/- 500 times each, our first album is soon sold out for LP version ... and second one is in a good way too. there were some tape/cd editions too that are for the most, sold out too.

Where did record your latest release at?

We got pleasure to record at Stohr sound studio in Monchenglabach, in Germany, with Ralf and Guido (rip). We love this place and we got pleasure to record here. It's a long frienship, we have played few times for private shows on this place, and we plan again to do next one on same studio

Producers are a very important factor in recording a good record. Who did you use to produce your record?

We have recorded with Ralf and Guido, they have give us good ideas, we have kept some, but all songs were ready when we came for recording on 2 days!

Does the entire band contribute to the writing process?

Sure!

How do you feel the band has evolved musically and personally over the last year?

We are working on it. most important for us it's do not do same song both time. for 3 ideas we keep one, we are very slow to compose due to this

Where do you draw the inspiration for the songs you write?

Mathias and me (lionel) are taking most on our experience or life, or thing we hate ahahaha

How important do you rate the lyrical side of your albums?

We try to use our voices as instruments, in order to reinforce and contribute to the atmosphere of a piece, the distribution of the songs between mathias and me is done naturally

What are your current tour plans, if any?

Actually no tour, just few single shows, we are working on third album

Describe your live performance for those who have never seen you live?
Intense, raw, noisy, experimental, fun,

Do you see as we do that most local radio rarely support the up and coming new bands and even more local bands just starting out?

I think not, support like you are always welcome, we got chance to have many good feedback on this album by indendant radio / (web)fanzine / blog / etc... it's very important for bands like us, and we thanks all of them!!!!

What do you think of the music industry right now?

Personally I do not know, it's difficult for the underground scene, but after more than 25 years of involvement in various forms, it has always been ... the majors have killed the business to want to make the record product to consume and discard with their inconsistent soups ... that mass follows.

Did you find it hard to break into the business and what was the biggest obstacle you had to overcome?

It's like i said, but we are not in a logic of business, we just want to do shows, record good songs, meet people all around the world, give support for cause, have fun ....

Tell us about your thoughts on your local music scene?

We have tons of good bands !!! on Brussels, our friends of Frau Blucher & Druken horses, Slovenians, Big horse, Progerians, Rockus Pokus ... in belgium too, we love Vandal-X, Speedozer and many others

Are there any new and upcoming bands that you are into?

Certainly ;)

How has Social Media impacted your band?

It's a reality now, you have to be connected to expand your sound ... but it's a good way to find new cool thing (art, band, writing, etc....)

Where can our readers find you on the web?

On facebook (most actived), reverbnation and bandcamp
https://www.facebook.com/Missiles-Of-October-342925235719273/
https://missilesofoctober.bandcamp.com/
https://www.reverbnation.com/missiles666

What equipment is the band using and do you have any endorsements currently?

Marshall for guitars, ampeg for bass

Thanks for answering these questions. Do you have any last comments for our readers?

Thanks a lot to you !!! and keep your mind open and be curious, last free thing, support your locals bands and places ! have fun