Band Name: PORN
Members/ What instrument they play.
Philippe Deschemin aka Mr Strangler : Vocals, guitar, basse, synthetiser
Who writes your lyrics?
I do, Philippe aka Mr Strangler. Our current album, The Darkest of Human Desires – Act II February 2019, is the second part of a trilogy. The Ogre Inside – Act I is an album about inner struggle, about dark desires, how society can opresses your will. This is a fight no one can win, the Ogre that devours you from the inside always wins. The album is an invocation, a way to set the Ogre free, embrace your ”true-self” and allow your darkest desires to express themselves. It’s an incitement to act.
In this trilogy, The Ogre Inside won this inner struggle, giving birth to Mr Strangler.
In the Act II : The Darkest of Human Desires, Mr Strangler, by embracing his “true-self “, expresses his dark impulses without limitations and has no boundaries. With his crew, Mr Strangler commits murders and massacres. He also invites everyone to make a step forward and act, invites you to express your darkest desires and join his death cult. For Mr Strangler and his team, the Ogre is released! Let the massacre begin! Let the darkest of human desires be: murder.
I am working on whats happening in the Act III, maybe the final act! But I can’t tell more about it…
We are working on a possible comic book based on Mr Strangler and his crew.
I am a writer too, wrote a syfy novel and short stories. I am working on a new novel, a prequel of my first novel: Contoyen. So, I love to create characters and build stories, even in my musical work.
What singers or bands inspired you growing up?
David Bowie, Robert Smith ( The Cure ), Carl McCoy ( Fields of the Nephilim )
Who are your favorite artists today?
I have so many … Tool, Paradise Lost, The Cult, Fields of the Nephilim,
What non-musical things inspire your music?
Philosophy and psychology. The actual trilogy is all about psychology and philosophy.
Is there a place where you go to be inspired?
During my footing, I have sometimes good ideas! Sometimes!
What’s been the greatest achievement of your band?
Working with Tom Baker. The man worked on so great albums : The Downward Spiral – NIN, Antichrist Superstar – MM , Hellbilly Deluxe – Rob Zombie. We worked with Tom on the mastering of our current album: The Darkest of Human Desires – Act II.
Where was the coolest place to play? Where did you enjoy yourselves the most?
We only have played in regular venue, but we would love to play in a scary place ( castle , church…)
What are your favorite horror movies?
To many! Shining, White zombie, Carnival of Souls, Videodrome, 28 Days Later, The Fly, Dawn of the Dead, The Thing, The Descent, Get Out
What was the scariest night of your life?
I think, this night is to come …
If you could play anywhere in the world, where would it be and who would be your opening band?
Maybe in a mythic place like Whisky a Gogo… I would love to open for Alice Cooper, Gun’s roses, The Cure…
What are you working on now for future release?
We are recording the third act of our current trilogy, to be released in 2020!
Thank you very much for the interest. We are PORN, you are PORN!