the story behind Mystery Blue? Some lines about the very beginning please?
FRENZY- The history of Mystery Blue goes back to the eighties. It started with a dream of two teenagers (one of them
is me, of course!) who were listening to lots of bands like Status Quo, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest We first
played on a classical guitar until we could get the money to buy our first electric guitars. After some years of solid rehearsal
and composing, we toured a lot in France, Germany and Belgium, and supported bands like Motörhead, Def Leppard and Saxon.
about the line-up these days? Anything changed between then and now?
FRENZY- End of 1989, the band had a difficult period and most of the members didnt resist. So we had a few years break.
But I never gave up because my passion for music was too strong. Heavy metal has taken hold of me, I just live for my band
and Im sure I will have much more great experiences with Mystery Blue! And I think that at last I found the perfect line-up
for Mystery Blue with the female top singer Nathalie, the mighty drummer Vince (ex Altar) and the crazy bassist Dany (ex Time
MB is a France band! Many years ago there
were bands as: H-Bomb, Sortilege, Satan Jokers,ADX, Trust, Nightmare and ofcourse Mystery Blue. Is the Metal Scene in France still the
same as during the eighties or not?
course not, in the 80s, we toured with most of these bands and it was really a great time for the French Metal scene. Nowadays
there are so many different kinds of music which are called Metal, but there are very few bands that play real Heavy Metal
like we love it!
is for you the best place where Metal lives like nowhere else and why?
Perhaps somewhere in space a hidden planet where Metal rules!!
me personal, the eighties Metal scene took a special place in my heart and shall forever be. I bet you guys have that same
spirit within, isnt it?
Of course, it was the golden age of real good Metal music, but dont worry, Metal will rise again!!!
Name a few
of you 80s faves of all time.
Priest, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Saxon, Accept, Helstar, Anvil, Wild Dogs, Grim Reaper, Krokus, MSGand so many more
you looks back, what is the most greatful experience in the history of MB?
are lots of good experiences, but the most surprising was when we were about going to see Saxon live in Strasbourg. We just
wanted to start off when the phone rang, and it was the concert organiser asking us if we wanted to open for Saxon to replace
Ozzy Osbourne who had problems crossing the French boarderwhat a great moment!!
me some more about the MB releases so far.
1984, we released our album Mystery Blue as the first band signed by the French label Axe Killer Records. Two years later,
Circle Of Shame came out under the label Dream Records. In 1998 we released Spirit Of Your Song, the first album featuring
our female singer Nathalie.
they hard to find in Europe or isnt that a problem at all?
Yes, they are very rare to find. Mystery Blue and Circle of shame have only been released in vinyls. For the 3rd
album Spirit of your song there are still a few available but its already a collector!
release of your latest three track demo. How is it going and whos wrote the songs?
These 3 tracks recorded at the Jam Music studio in Pirmasens (Germany) are a foretaste of our upcoming album. In fact, we have just finished
recording our new CD Metal Slaves and it is currently being mixed at the famous House Of Audio studios in Karlsdorf, Germany
(so we expect to get a great sound). As to the material itself, all songs have been written by us and I think there are really
good ones on this new album (some fast, some heavy, quite varied with great melodies).
you tell me something more about the lyrics?
first track Dark Visions is a kind of atmospheric song (especially in the slow part of the beginning) about a subject which
is very important to me: pollution and climate change
Roller Coaster Ride is a fast and furious track with extremely speed and heavy riffs expressing the way you can feel
so high at one moment and so low at another, just like if life was a big roller coaster ride!
track Angel is a melodic Heavy Metal song in the classical way which tells the story of a good guy gone bad because of the
negative reactions /actions of the people towards him its part of our everyday life.
When I write the lyrics for our songs, I like to talk about things which are important to me, I want to share my feelings,
my opinions, my anguish or my joy. But I also like to make real stories with these elements (not just descriptions).
Whats the difference between the older MB tracks and the new ones?
like in the 80s, MYSTERY BLUE still plays true melodic and powerful Heavy Metal, but naturally with a more actual sound (but
pure, without machines!!), and theres a female singer now...
Or you guys working at
some new material for a probably new upcoming album? Any record deal so far?
new album Metal Slaves will come out very soon (in fact we are answering your questions from the House Of Audio Studios in
Germany where the CD is being mixed). I think it will be the best ever Mystery Blue release and of course we hope to get a
record deal but just wait and see
it possible to give some more details about the new songs? Im sure that the tunes are gonna be very Metal, right?
youre right! This CD will contain 11 real Heavy Metal tracks, fast, furious but still melodic ones!
Some bands to compare with and what are the infleunces?
VINCE- I think
our style is close to bands like Dream Evil, Rawhead Rexx, Sinergy, Cage, and we are often compared to the great Metal acts
from the eighties like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Accept, Queensryche which are our major influences (Nathalie- with Ozzy
How does a MB live performance
looks like. I can imagine an explosive Metal blast on stage.
FRENZY- Yeah, we really come alive on stage, we just love to share our feelings with the fans and get crazy with them!
We also like to add some pyrotechnical elements to our shows.
than I hope to see you somewhere live on stage in the near future. Some final comments to the Metal To Infinity readers?
it would be great to play in Belgium again to meet you all, you crazy Metal maniacs!
a lot to Metal To Infinity and especially to you Stefan keep on supporting Heavy Metal forever!