1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Aodon is a French band created in 2015. We used to say we do Post black metal, but tagging our own stuff is not that easy,
The best way to know what we do is just come and listen.
2.You have a new album coming out in March, musically how does it differ from your previous release?
The new album, 11069, walks on the same path than our first release, Sharphood, but goes further on every level.
3.This is also your first album since 2016, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
We had some important personal events to deal with these last years. '11069' was composed and written all along this time and is, in some ways, the outcome of our personal evolution.
4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?
'11069' tells about connections between Natural elements, Life and Death, disease and resilience. But it’s too hard for me to sum it up. Lyrics will be available soon for those interested in reading.
5.A lot of the lyrics on the first album where written in English while all the songs on the newer album are written in French, can you tell us a little bit more about going into this direction
I’m pleasantly surprised with the attention you pay to lyrics!
Well, the last track of our debut album was written in French and this allowed me to use nuances I’m not able to find in English.
Moreover, M-kha’s screams are so intense in French that our mother tongue was naturally adopted for the next album.
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Aodon'?
Aodon has no particular meaning. It has been chosen mainly for its sonority and its appearance.
7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
The artwork for '11069' is an original painted by Ludovic Robin. We worked closely together to obtain a pictorial expression of music and lyrics. He knew how to capture all of it.
8.The band started out as a solo project, what was the decision behind expanding into a full line up?
The first and main reason behind that was to play live music together. The three of us have known each other for years. and so the beginning was like a simple reunion of three friends.
9.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We rarely played in concert because we can’t find a drummer for the moment, so we have to deal with the recorded drumming. It suits us perfectly in rehearsal, but we’d like this new album and the signature with Willowtip Records to bring us enough visibility to find a drummer and shape more live projects.
10.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of atmospheric and post black metal?
Our debut album, Sharphood, has been very well received in proportion to the little promotion we did!
'11069' hasn't been released yet, but the first track premiere for "Les rayons," has already gotten a very good reaction.
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Things are going well! We are honored to be part of such a label like Willowtip records for a few months now, and a few riffs are already emerging for a third album.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Our music tastes are many and varied, including: Dead can Dance, Alcest to Blut Aus Nord or Hate Eternal. Recently, we discovered some death metal gems like Ceremony of Silence and Daemusinem.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Nothing to add Thanks a lot for the interview and thanks for supporting us.