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PORN premiered their new single/ video for “Low Winter Hope, pt. 2” off of their anticipated album No Monsters in God’s Eyes, Act III today.

In this final act of the Mr Strangler Trilogy and No Monsters in God’s Eyes album series, the convicted serial killer Mr Strangler is facing his death, imprisoned and waiting for his execution while also being studied by psychiatrists.

Composed as a 3 piece song, “Low Winter Hope” is a song about despair . Mr Stangler is still in jail, waiting for his execution. For him, yesterday was ” A lovely day”, it was the summer in his head, today there is only a low winter sun shining on the dry river of hope.

After collaborating with Tom Baker (responsible for the masterings of legendary albums like Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar, NIN’s Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69 or Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe…), PORN gave Brian Lucey (Magic Garden Studio in Los Angeles) the task of mastering this album. Lucey previously worked with Ghost, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood and more.

Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of our readers that may not know about the band?

It all started in 1999, I ( Philippe Deschemin ) was studying psychology and sociology and decided to create my own band.  I bought a very poor guitar, and ask a friend to show me how it works. I was strongly influenced by legendary bands like The Doors, David Bowie, The Cure… and industrial rock/metal (Marilyn Manson, Ministry…) . I started to write music and the first  songs came. 

From the very beginning the concept was simple, to create aggressive, sexy, powerful dark and dangerous music. Something like a beautiful fruit with a razor blade inside. The aim was always to get closer from reality, spill the guts and start to created a life-long work. 

The name of the band is a tribute payed to The Cure’s iconic album Pornography , and a way to express the radicalism of my thoughts. 

So, what is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos? 

In 2017, we  released our third album : The Ogre inside.- Act I, the first act of a trilogy based on a fictional serial  character: Mr Strangler.  In 2019, we released the second act of its trilogy : The Darkest of human desires – Act II.
27th march 2020, we  return with the final act : No monsters in God’s Eyes – Act III.

The Ogre inside 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.The Ogre inside won this inner struggle, giving birth to Mr Strangler.
In the second opus, 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 was released. They let the darkest of human desires be : murder . 

In this last part, Mr Strangler’s bloody odyssey comes to an end. He is in jail awaiting execution. This final Act is his testament. Faced with the imminent end of his life, he takes stock of his life and begins a dialogue with his death and enjoins everyone to continue his work… the work of God, because if God exists everything is his. And even the worst monsters are the children of God. There is no monsters in God’s eyes. 
After collaborating with Tom Baker (responsible for the masterings of legendary albums like Marilyn Manson’s Antichrist Superstar, NIN’s Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69 or Rob Zombie’s Hellbilly Deluxe…), we worked with Brian Lucey (Magic Garden Studio in Los Angeles)  the mastering of this album. Lucey previously worked with Ghost, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood …
We  call our musical style  Murder Rock  

What got you into music and what keeps you going night after night playing?

I simply love to create music, create stories

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you  be doing right now?

A serial killer. Maybe I am… 

If you can have your fans remember you for one thing, what would that be?

The music

On a scale of one to 2593, How good is your new single compared to your last single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer)

2593

Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would you achieve that?

Yeah of course, you can always improve yourself. I hope i do, giving to the fans a better album each time 

Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?

The fans are important, we do what we do for them. So the much we interact with them the better is. On the social medias, we always answer to the questions, comments… And after each show we spend some times with them. 

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Be yourself and dont follow the hype. 

Philippe Deschemin Aka Mr Strangler
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About Bryan Joe Corder (3640 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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