Interview With French Doom Metal Band “Hangman’s Chair”

HANGMAN’S CHAIR, formed in 2005 in Paris, is one of the most unique sounding Doom Rock bands currently active. Through the years, they have found and fine-tuned their own sonic brand, somewhere at the crossroads between Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, and Sisters of Mercy, to name a few, mixed with certain street credibility connected to the group’s roots in hardcore. Each album takes its strength and essence from the band members’ life experiences, which they portrait with unflinching honesty. Whether it is the loss of band members, drug overdoses, or the hardships of living in suburban Paris, all those human emotions resonate within each of their songs as they embrace the darkness and transform it into something beautiful, heavy, and melancholic.

HANGMAN’S CHAIR have finally released their latest album A Loner. The follow-up record to 2018’s Banlieue Triste is the band’s sixth studio album and their first record on Germany-based, worldwide leading metal label Nuclear Blast Records.

It was my pleasure to have this interview with Mehdi Thepegnier. Check out the complete coverage on YouTube below.

Tracklist for A Loner:

  1. An Ode To Breakdown
  2. Cold & Distant
  3. Who Wants To Die Old
  4. Storm Resounds
  5. Supreme
  6. The Pariah And The Plague
  7. Loner
  8. Second Wind
  9. A Thousand Miles Away

Music Videos

The Band

Julien Chanut – Guitar
Cédric Toufouti – Guitar, Vocals
Mehdi Thepegnier – Drums
Clément Hanvic – Bass

Hangman’s Chair On Socials