Exclusive Interview: Breeding Chaos talking writing and recording “Diffraction Matters”!

What happens when a pair of guitarists with a few prior convictions and a mutual love of Death Metal gather around a laptop with a bottle of Jägermeister and a copy of Guitar Pro? A handful of riffs become demos and eventually fully fledged songs that require recruitment of a bassist and drummer to create an entity known as Breeding Chaos, that’s what. After reviewing their debut EP “Diffraction Matters”, we go talking to the aforementioned axe wielding duo and this is what they had to say for themselves…

How did your previous experiences writing and recording help to smooth the path of the new record?

Jé: “We had a few issues during the recording of Diffraction Matters, but this will be fixed now. We are more used to playing on the metronome”

How does the writing process of a new track start? Melody, riff or rhythm first? How does it evolve from there before you consider it the finished article?

Jé: “I am a genuine riff lover. To me it’s a big part of the essence of metal music : the perfect blend of rhythm, energy and groove, with little melody patterns. It designs the axis of a song, and also its frame, and color. I really am not fond of endless solos and shredding, which I prefer nice and simple melodies and leads”

Bru: “It all starts with a riff, when we find the next part, we quickly put it on GuitarPro because we like to keep tracks. Then the ideas follow one another and the song is almost defined. We exchange a lot of our ideas and our guitar plans, there is no ego, everyone brings their ideas. We write bass and drum parts to get a feel for the whole thing, but it changes when we work the song all together in rehearsal. The lyrics come next, when I start playing the guitar parts well.”

You’ve mentioned you’re currently working on a new record; are bassist Malo and drummer Lucas more involved in the writing process than they were the first time around? What have they brought to the table?

Jé: “Bruno and I are the main composers, but Lucas is adding more and more interesting patterns and a few polyrhythms”

Bru: “Like I said, the songs are pretty much finished when we start rehearsing them. Malo and Lucas bring their expertise and background to make the song sound even better. They have an outside perspective that allows us to correct things that we don’t see when we’re inside the writing project”

If you had the opportunity to work with a guest in the studio next time around, who would you like to work with and why?

Bru: “For the moment we don’t have any ideas, but having friends in the studio would be cool, we keep the idea in mind…”

For us gear nerds out there, can you tell us what you’re using gear wise (pedals, strings, drums etc) to get your sound?

Jé: “I use a Hughes & Kettner Switchblade amplifier, a Fortin Zuul noise gate pedal, and a Fortin 33 gain pedal with an Ibanez Universe guitar”

Bru: “I use an Ibanez RGIR27FE, with a Peavey 6505+ head with a Peavey 4×12 cab, amp distortion plus an ISP Decimator noise gate. We are tuned in A standard.”

What difference would it make to you as a band if you could land an endorsement from a gear manufacturer?

Bru: “We could change guitars often!! I would like a Solar if I can dream! We could test more gear, strings and have more amp choices, but now we have created our sound, we would have to go all digital, and refine our sound even more. Many thanks for this interview. I hope the readers weren’t too bored! Come listen to our music and support the underground! See you soon!”

Diffraction Matters” by Breeding Chaos was released on 1st March 2023 and is available over at bandcamp.

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