Tell us about the history of the band?

PORN formed when psychology and sociology student Philippe Deschemin aka Mr Strangler decided to start a band. Named after the “Pornography” album by The Cure and influenced by rock and metal artists like Alice In Chains, Type O Negative, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Cult, The Doors, and Killing Joke, the mission was to create dark yet sexy and dangerous music – “something like a beautiful, tasty fruit with a razor blade inside,” – called Murder Rock.

PORN released its debut album in 2004 and an EP a year later, which are currently available together on A Decade In Glitter And Danger. These were followed by a 2nd album in 2011, From the Void to the Infinite, plus the 2015 covers and remixes compilation Deconstruct, which followed the publication of Philippe Deschemin’s first novel, Contoyen.

PORN released their 3rd album in 2017, The Ogre Inside – Act I, the first part of a trilogy based on Mr Strangler. The 2nd part of this trilogy, The Darkest of Human Desires, Act II, was released in february 2019. This is their first collaboration with Tom Baker (Rob Zombie, Nine Inch Nails, and Marilyn Manson). Act III will be released in 2020.

Mr Strangler is also a member of An Erotic End of Times, who released their debut album in 2017. PORN have shared stages with major rock and metal acts across Europe including: Murderdolls, Front Line Assembly, OOMPH , Christian Death, Hanoi Rocks, Lord Of The Lost, ASP … The story continues.

How would you describe your music?

Murder Rock! A kind of Industrial Rock with a Gothic touch.

What are your influences/ musical heroes?

Alice In Chains, Type O Negative, Nine Inch Nails,  David Bowie, Alice Cooper, The Cult, The Doors, Killing Joke, Fields of the Nephilim,

What record are you currently listening to?

Stone temple pilots: “n°4”

What is your favourite song to perform live?

“The Ogre inside” from The ogre inside – Act I. We love to play our cover of Blondie’s Call me, because even if people don’t know PORN, they go crazy!

What would be your dream tour to be a part of?

Paradise Lost, Tiamat, PORN.

What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?

We can not talk about that. But you can imagine that with a name like PORN, weird things happen.

What are you current thoughts on the music industry?

It’s a jungle, but if you are aware about it, that’s fine.

What advice would you give to someone starting their own band?

Be independent, do not wait for any help, work!

What are your future plans?

We are working on Act III of our trilogie, to be released in 2020! 

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