Julien (vocals/rhythm guitar): Perséide is the French name for the shooting stars that appear in France mid-august. They result from the Earth crossing the tail of the constellation of Perseus. In French, these shooting stars are called “les larmes du martyre de Saint-Laurent” (“tears of Saint-Laurent’s martyr”). As we known each other in childhood in a town called Saint-Laurent, and as we were astronomy fans, we decided to call the band after this awesome story. It has always been difficult for us to describe our influences, because every member of the band has different music tastes… Personally, I came into metal music with classic bands like Metallica or Slayer, Adrien (lead guitar) was educated with progressive metal and Guillaume (bass) is a big nu metal fan! As for Anthony (drums), he’s into electro music and that’s why he loves to kick his bass drum so much!!! But when it comes to modern metal music, the bands that have inspired us the most are Avenged Sevenfold, In Flames, The Used and Enter Shikari!