NICKNAME : Nilßlave
: Music, Climbing, Mountains
: A few guitar lessons at 16… then one year of electric guitar lessons with super Toinou.
Creation of the band THOR in Clermont Ferrand, covers of Metallica and Megadeth then compositions.
Meanwhile, 3 years of intensive guitar in preparatory class… instead of math maybe …
Then there was the participation to diverse projects:
– Guitar in a cover band in Strasbourg for 2 years: (Dire Straits, Queen, Jean Louis Aubert, ZZ Top…)
– Bass in a group from Lyon (Reggae rock fusion compositions) for 2 years
– Bass, drums and guitar (musicians changing instruments) in an experimental rock band.
Then joining of the band DEMONTOOL in 2003. Metal Trash band with a French singing. Strong implication in the compositions and in the release of the 2 self-produced albums (Soleil Rouge and Prophétie MMXII)
With DEMONTOOL, I performed around sixty concerts especially with ADX, and above all, I had wonderful moments !
: 2 ESP MII Deluxe guitars – 1 WASHBURN guitar – 1 LAG classique guitar – 1 IBANEZ SR 400 Bass – 1 POD XT PRO – 1 ENGL FIREBALL 60 W amplifier – 1 EVH 5150 III amplifier – 1 2×12 ORANGE cabinet + pedals etc.
: Symphony X, NightWish, Raintime, Dark Moor, Metallica, Megadeth, Malmsteen at the beginning then Rage (The Germans) – Children of Bodom, Coroner, Conception, Kreator …
FIRST ALBUM BOUGHT
: Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction …
HIS 5 FAVORITE ALBUMS
: – Symphony X (Divine Wings of tragedy, Iconoclast ) – Rage (Trapped, Welcome to the other Side) – Raintime (Flies & Lies)
: Icelandic crime novels – historical novels – naive science fiction (René Barjavel …). I like books that describe the world that could be dreamed of 50 years ago and lift up my eyes in a far most different reality …
: Science Fiction or epic and the best: Princess Bride.
FAVORITE TV SHOWS
: None, if you think that you have time to watch TV when you are a hyperactive guy ….
: Cf. vices … and the object of my vices with raspberry.
: Iceland, adventure, waterfalls and geysers …
: If I say Purple, people will say boot-licker … so Black … even if in the physical matter it is not a color but its absence … so let’s say, « absence of favorite color ».
: Girafe, the antipodes of someone hyperactive …
WHAT MAKES HIM LAUGH
: Musicians who forget their instruments before the concert, the film « la cité de la peur »… but I am not a funny man!
WHAT HE DOES NOT STAND
: People who are not paying attention to the others and think that they are alone in the world.
WHERE HE WOULD LIKE TO GO
: I am fine where I am.
: My physical exam in preparatory class that still haunts me 18 years after …
IF YOU COULD MEET SOMEONE, DEAD OR ALIVE
: I would like to …
– see Jim Morrison on stage
– and spend a day with Franz Liszt too (before he became a Monk of course)