|Interview by Burt Wolf with Mick, singer of DESTINITY.
Interview done May 2005.
YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS NOW, COULD YOU PLEASE GIVE
SOME OF THE BANDS HISTORY & HOW YOU GOT TOGETHER? ANY PREVIOUS BANDS YOU
DESTINITY was our first band & we played a melodic Black Metal in the first years to go more & more in a
symphonic Black Metal vein through all years with more & more Death Metal touches. Today our music is very
aggressive! A mix of Thrash, Death & Black Metal & we use a lot of orchestrations & very Industrial & frozen
samples... The band released 3 albums!!! The first was "SUPREME DOMINATIONS ART", released on
PSYCHIC SCREAM ENTERTAINMENT (Malaysia). One year after we signed a contract with ADIPOCERE
RECORDS (France) for our second album called "UNDER THE SMELL OF CHAOS". The last opus is called
"IN EXCELSIS DEMENTIA" & released during 2004 on ADIPOCERE RECORDS too... We will record the
next opus during one month this summer at the famous JACOB HANSON STUDIO (Denmark), (Ref:
ABORTED, INVOCATOR, HATESPHERE, YYRKOON, PHAZM, etc...) This album will be very aggressive
& very different than our music in the past!!!
WHY WAS THE NAME DESTINITY CHOSEN AS THE BANDS NAME?
In 1996 we were looking for a strange name very different than all others... No illness name or evil name!!! We
wants to made one word with two & finally we chose DESTINITY. It is a mix of Destiny with a mix of Tie to
explain the no issue of human's race. Some years ago we hesitated to change the band name, but it will be very
stupid because we are more & more famous through all these years & fans shall be lost.
WHO OR WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES IN
MUSIC & IN LIFE IN GENERAL?
All extreme musics like Death Metal, Thrash Metal & Black Metal.
But today we are most influenced by Thrash Metal bands like
SLAYER, DEW SCENTED, DARKANE with evil Death Metal
bands like BEHEMOTH, ZYKLON, BELPHEGOR...
"IN EXCELSIS DEMENTIA" IS THE NEWEST RELEASE OF
YOURS THAT I HAVE, WHICH HAS BEEN OUT FOR
AWHILE NOW. HOW WELL HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN TO
As I told you we have 3 albums & all responses were very great
even if we have many influences near HECATE ENTHRONED, LIMBONIC ART & old CRADLE OF FILTH
in first releases. About the new opus called 'IN EXCELSIS DEMENTIA" globally all magazines, zines &
webzines wrote that this album is very good because you can hear a lot of kinds well mixed & this is our best
album... We win a lot of fans & detractors so it is very cool & encouraging for us...
WHICH SONG OFF THIS ALBUM IS YOUR FAVORITE & WHY?
"Pleasures Of The Flesh" is one of my favorite songs because there is a real atmosphere in this some like "Divine
Extase" too or "Sadistic Massacre", but the structure is very perfect & this song is very perverse & very direct &
WHAT IS SOME OF THE LYRICAL CONTENT OF YOUR SONGS?
In "ECELSIS DEMENTIA" we tried to explain our vision of all vermins around the world who try to manipulate
everybody... I think about some religions... This album is very aggressive & direct... In the future we will be
working in another kind! I am working on a concept album & I will explain the evolution around all songs of a
new generation of humans.
THIS ALBUM WAS RELEASED BY ADIPOCERE RECORDS. HOW DID YOU HOOK UP WITH THEM
& HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING WITH THEM?
ADIPOCERE RECORDS is a very professional company & very active in France & Benelux with a good
distribution & promotion, but we are looking for another company for the rest of the world... We have some
propositions that we are studying... We made an European tour in February/March 2006 & we need to have
better distribution & promotion through all these countries... We prefer to sign some licenses... or an important
world distribution... If there is some interested persons in USA please contact us...
COULD YOU EXPLAIN THE COVER ART A BIT & WHO DID IT?
Steeve Petit (singer of ZUUL FX) did it! We love his job... The mother represents humanity which betrayed her
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEWER RELEASES OTHER
THAN THIS ONE? ARE YOU STILL WITH
The next opus will be produced by ADIPOCERE
RECORDS, but as I told you we are looking for some
licences... It will be great for us to find one in the
USA... The next opus will be recorded this summer &
we are working a lot in this time!!!
CAN YOU GIVE A LITTLE INFORMATION ON
PAST RELEASES & THEIR AVAILABILITY?
You can find all these albums on ADIPOCERE RECORDS or directly by the band we have a selling page in our
home page... www.DESTINITY.net or www.ADIPOCERE.fr.
WHO DOES THE MAJORITY OF THE SONG WRITING OR IS IT A WHOLE BAND
In the past Morteus (keyboarder) composed a lot, but today his brother Zephiros does it!!! It is the reason why
all new songs are more brutal than ever!!!
HOW WOULD YOU BEST DESCRIBE THE BANDS STYLE & SOUND?
If you are a Black Metal maniac or a Death Metal maniac forget our band!!! Our music is a real hybrid of all
extreme Metal musics...with all kinds of vocals (guttural Death Metal vox & typical Black Metal vox with some
lyrical clean vocals). You can imagine a real mix of some bands like MORBID ANGEL, DIMMU BORGIR,
EMPEROR & many more...
DO YOU GUYS PLAY OUT LIVE A LOT? WHO ARE SOME OF THE BANDS YOU'VE PLAYED WITH
& WHERE ARE SOME OF THE PLACES YOU'VE PLAYED?
DESTINITY performed a lot of gigs (near 90 since the beginning). It is very important for us... We played with
bands like CRADLE OF FILTH & IMMOLATION, ANCIENT, ANOREXIA NERVOSA, DESTRUCTION
& BEHEMOTH, KRISUN, DEW SCENTED, GRAVEWORM, DAGOBA, LOUDBLAST, BENIGHTED,
FURIA, YYRKOON, we made a French tour in 2003 with ENTHRONED, SETH & AGATHODAIMON, etc...
Our shows are very aggressive & it is a real chaotic aggression! You can download some live videos on our
website... We played only in France, Belgium & Switzerland... But it will be different with the next opus!!! If we
can play in your country we will come!!! Believe me!!!
ANY GOOD STORIES YOU CAN SHARE FROM TOURING OR PLAYING LIVE?
When there is some girls at the end of our shows...hehe... But I can't speak about that...hehe...
ARE YOU INTO ANY OTHER STYLES OF MUSIC BESIDES WHAT YOU PLAY? WHO ARE SOME
OF THE BANDS YOU ARE CURRENTLY INTO?
Our new guitarist Nico is the guitarist/singer of ANKSUNAMON, a great Death Metal band in Lyon, France. All
other DESTINITY members play only in the band... We haven't a lot of time & it is the real reason. We play 4
times each week & we have a lot of gigs so you can understand that our work schedule is a little bit booked for
another band...hehe... But I listen a lot of kinds which influence me... Like Hardcore music or some bands like
MISERY INDEX!!! Yeah... They Rule!!! I am a real fan of DYING FETUS, etc...
WHO ARE SOME OF THE BETTER BANDS, LABELS, ZINES IN FRANCE?
In France we have a very good scene with bands like ANOREXIA NERVOSA, SETH & ANTAEUS in Black
Metal scene, BENIGHTED, KRONOS, LOUDBLAST, MISANTHROPE in Death Metal scene... And a lot of
very good bands like SCARVE, YYRKOON, FURIA, etc... There is a lot of labels like ADIPOCERE
RECORDS, LISTENABLE, OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS, HOLY RECORDS, SEASON OF MIST & a lot of
passionates in mailorder/distribution & a lot of webzines & zines like LES ACTEURS DE L'OMBRE, VIOLENT
SOLUTIONS & many more...
HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE THE MUSIC SCENE IN FRANCE TO THE MUSIC SCENE HERE IN
Your country is very big & so you have more bands like us... I listen to a lot of Death Metal bands from USA
since a lot of years, fuckin' great bands like CANNIBAL CORPSE, SUFFOCATION, MORBID ANGEL,
OBITUARY, TERRORIZER & many more... And my gods are American too!!! SLAYER rules!!! hehe...
WHAT DO THE MEMBERS OF DESTINITY DO WHEN NOT DOING ANY WORK FOR THE BAND?
Nothing special! All the time we have a lot of job with the band! Our last opus was released in April 2004 & we
made a first French tour to July. We take some days for holidays & we made a lot of gigs from October to
December & after we prepare new songs & we prepare Nico our new guitar player!!! We will take some days in
September/October when we wait the issue of the next album, but we must contact all magazines!!! A lot of job,
but we love that...
WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO FIND OUT ABOUT YOU?
That we listen a lot of kinds of music like Hardcore, Punk & many other shit man!
IF YOU WEREN'T IN DESTINITY, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING?
I don't know, but it would be sure with Metal, girls & beers connection!!!
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE NEXT FROM DESTINITY?
At the end of 2005 we will be recording this summer & believe me, it will be a pure butchery, very aggressive &
pure mix of extreme musics... We will go in Danemark to record!!!
THANX A LOT FOR DOING THE INTERVIEW? WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE TO
Thanx a lot for your interview & your interest in our scene... Hope to see you Metalheads on our first American
tour soon as possible!!! See you soon in hell my friends... Keep the Metal spirit!!!