We have a strong historical concept and aim at playing melodic and powerful riffs.
2.In January you released a full length album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction of the new recording and also how does it differ from the demo you had released in 2012?
The EP was a first step towards the album. Indeed, the album contains the four songs of the demo. They were re-recorded and remixed however.
3.Can you tell us a little bit more about the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
It was important for us to keep a balance in the points of view and hence to introduce the positions of the different sides: cathars, crusaders, inquisitors, the king of France, etc.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Ad Extirpenda'?
Ad Extirpenda is the name of a papal bull published in 1252 by pope Innocent IV. It allowed and defined the use of torture by the inquisition.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Concerning our stage performance, we are currently working on improving the theatrical impression while keeping the energetic side. We have worked to design a consistent, balanced and efficient set-list and are very pleased to see that the audiences really enjoy it.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
7.According to the Metal Archives page, the band was formed in 2008 but waited for years to release anything, can you tell us a little bit more about the gap?
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of symphonic black metal?
10.What is going on with the singer's other musical project these days?
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
12.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
One of the strengths of our band is that we are listening to different kinds of music from one another so it will be difficult to draw a list of what we are listening. Though one edge of touring is that it is easier to discover bands, which is a great privilege since there are a lot of little gems which do not have the promotion they deserve.
13.Does Occultism play any role in your music?
14.What are some of your non musical interests?
15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Finally, we are always pleased to have constructive discussions about our music so anyone wishing to do so is welcomed to contact us.