Answers provided by Vince Niclou, bass player
Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?
Joe (vocalist) and Fred (guitar) founded the band in 2007. Before Scarlet Anger they were together in a typical 90’s, 00’s(hard) rock band but they wanted always to go back to their roots of harder stuff, especially thrash metal. That day, they wanted a name that is classy and aggressive and so they came up with Scarlet Anger.
The whole band consists of:
Joe Block (vocals) – Founder
Jeff Buchette (guitars) – After the departure of Guy, Jeff joined the band. He was well known in the metal scene in Luxembourg
Fred Moitor (guitars) – Founder and main songwriter/producer
Vincent Niclou (bass) – Pal from Joe and Fred. I’m there from the beginning.
Rod Solvilla (drums) – Rod is the drummer from Jeff’s Maiden tribute Band Edhunters
Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?
We’re (nearly) all from Luxembourg, Europe. Our Country is only 2586 km2 big, so you can say that we all came together from the same area ;). Our drummer Rod is from France, but directly across the border.
Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?
I nearly like all kind of old school metal, from Power Metal to Death Metal. But of course thrash metal could be mentioned as my favourite style. As a kid, it was Steve Harris from Maiden who influenced me the most. That’s why I play the bass.
Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?
As a kid there were different people you influenced me, from musicians to wrestlers to actors. But at the end of the day I was stuck with music and as mentioned before, there was Steve Harris from Maiden my biggest influence.
What songs or albums are on your current playlist?
Nothing in particular. The most of time I listen to discoverer lists from Spotify. So I can spot on new bands. Hopefully other persons are doing the same with Scarlet Anger ;).
Do you sing in the shower?
Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?
At the end of the year we’re looking up to release our new album “MARTYR”. But there is still a lot work to do… mixing, mastering, cover sheets, video, and so.
Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?
“No Time” is already released from our new album “Martyr” You can check it out on all common streaming sites. In a few weeks, we’re going to release our 2nd single “Hunger”. If you follow us on Spotify and co. you won’t miss it.
If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?
We’re still an underground band and we probably always will be, so we should be realistic. But what I always wanted is to play at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. I’m every year there as a fan and it would be great to play at one of the biggest metal festivals with the best line-up in the world.
Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?
Favourites change during the time and the mood you’re in. Sometimes it is a death/thrash album, some hours later may be I prefer to listen to Power Metal. But the album who had the biggest influence on me as a kid was “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son” from Maiden. I still like to go back to that time.
Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?
No, not really, There is no music I have to conceal.
If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?
Very difficult :o.
May be, Metallica in their 80’s, Maiden with DiAnno and Maiden nowadays, Judas Priest, Slayer and we have to resurrect Dio and Lemmy. But one question lasts, who would be headlining such a line-up?
Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?
1st album was an album from Genesis, but more important was the 2nd. That was Number Of The Beast from Maiden. I still own all of my albums, properly ranged from A-Z.
As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?
Listen to our music ;)! Be nice and peacefully to each other, have a nice chat and beer together.
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We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?
Everything is fine. Cheers.
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