MUR – l’Interview

31 mars 2021 0 Par Erwan Meunier

Entretien skype avec Julien Granger et Alex Michaan respectivement batteur et claviériste de MUR. On fonce tout droit dans le processus créatif, expérimentations et confinement, les deux nous en apprennent un peu plus sur Truth, leur nouvel album sorti le 26 mars chez Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions.
Interview par Erwan Meunier

Mur was founded ten years ago by musicians from very divergent backgrounds, gathered by the will to produce music both extreme in energy and disruptive for the metal and hardcore scene. Its members met with the idea of pushing musical boundaries of extreme metal while still keeping some deep respect to its core codes. The band worked until 2013 on a first release, their debut eponymous EP released in 2014. The EP is warmly welcomed by the press and is featured on the Terrorizer UK’s sampler. The following debut album « Brutalism » is the result of years of composition from four of the original core members, Thomas Zanghellini (Comity, Mass Hysteria), Julien Granger (Today is the Day, Glorior Belli, Four Question Marks), Alexandre Michaan and Philippe Bettinelli, joined by new vocalist Jay Moulin, Benjamin Gicquaud and Guillaume Bouhier on guitars. Mur records in June 2018 the final stage of « Brutalism », an album with a hardcore organic atmosphere tinted with rough and dynamic post-black metal and industrial influences. After the departure of Philippe Bettinelli for health reasons and the arrival of guitarist Benjamin Leclère, the band starts performing « Brutalism » on stage on winter 2019. Mur is now composed of six live performers offering a 45 to 60 minutes set. They signed with Les Acteurs de l’Ombre for the release of « Brutalism » and are currently working on new compositions.

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