Nathalie was interviewed by Stefan from VOKILLS, an awesome portal that recognizes the talent of extreme metal vocalists. Read an extract of the interview below:
Listening to Ravenous Spectre i can’t help to think that you must be exhausted after singing those songs live, how do you keep your voice and overall condition in shape?
Well, those songs are indeed quite vocally demanding haha. Before being able to sing and growl this way I used to do operatic singing and taught myself empirically how to properly manage my breath and support my voice. I try to keep not only my vocal chords well hydrated (alkalinized), but my whole body in general, that’s why I don’t smoke/drink and try my best to not consume acid based foods. I suspect those are the main reasons why I manage to do an entire setlist without needing an oxygen tank 😉
With which band would you like to go on tour with? And to which countries?
I can’t pick one, let me pick 4! I would absolutely love to go on tour with Carcass, Dark Tranquillity, Symphony X or Melechesh to Switzerland, Japan, Sweden or Iceland. I have an obsession with Iceland haha.
Back to the album, there’s cool artwork on it, can you tell a little more about it?
Thanks! The artwork was a joined effort by the amazing colombian artist Juan Camilo Mazutier and myself. Juan Camilo hand-drawn and digitally coloured it and I developed the concept. In summary, the concept behind it is the realization of a human being that’s been under various mind control programs his entire life on Earth.
A ravenous spectre (masculine energy, electric, positive pole, proactive) is seen behind an inquisition-like chair, which is feeding off the energy of a woman, representing the suppressed true feminine (magnetic, negative pole, receptive) of the universe. She’s managed to almost free herself from the matrix imposed (hence the broken chains and 1-eye bandage). The skulls beneath represent the remains of the unsuccessful efforts to obtain freedom of her past lives.
The images carved on the chair represent some aspects that those ravenous spectres have taken complete control over a subject’s life. Satanic Ritualistic Mind Control Abuse, Government and Military infiltration, Pharmaceutical take over Natural Medicine and Overall Health, World Banks backhand game disguised as economic aid, and so on. This chair also symbolizes the occult/new age (ouroboros) propaganda against traditional religions as well, etc. All belongs to the same dualistic illusive reality most humans living on the Earth’s surface experience through a tampered perception and altered DNA.
If you want to read the complete interview, click on this LINK or on any image!
VOKILLS also did a review about our album Ravenous Spectre. Check it out by clicking on the image below: