1.Can you tell us a little bit about the project, how you came into existence and what are you doing nowadays?
1- Ok first thanks for this this interview really is a meet responds to your questions, Ninnagesh starts as a band of a person in the year 2000, Hugo Alejandro Gallego Zuñiga was the first member of the band, in 2005 he recorded the first Ninnagesh album "In times before the light... when the devil was god", one year later enter the current bassits Arleth Portela, this guy is great person with many things and ideas to provide, with this guy we recordered the second album and possibly the most known album... "Oculta", in the nowadays we worked in us new album "Absolata" released in the Winter of 2010.
2. How would you describe the musical sound of the 2 albums that you have recorded so far?
2- Really now we have 3 albums,personally, I define the sound of Ninnagesh, as a powerful sound, with sound who experiment and transcend,but without leaving the concept of what we do...
3. What are some of the lyrical topics and concepts that both albums explore?
3-the issues we deal in our songs, cover many things, Ninnagesh, power, elitism...there a special theme we draw much attention and is the subject and the mystical force that gives us the cosmos,we used a small part of this thought in our last album,we did a good job on this album, both the lyrics and musically.
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band name Ninagesh?
4- Ok,the meaning and inspiration behind the band name Ninnagesh, simply is Ninnagesh. This comes from an ancient Indian culture, is all that exists...is the door that illuminates the cosmos ancient, secret universal force, is reflected at the same time, able to drown out the lake at dawn, the energy of the seas, necessary the awakening of life.
its power can make the gods into beasts, there is evil in the Deep, Creature of the moon, the revival of the centuries, does not pass any light, illuminate the barking of wolves, is just part of past and future , born before he died, is the same force which is crowned with the stars...
The silence before the creation, the silence after the apocalypse.
5. Currently the band is a one man project, do you have plans on using other musicians in the future or are you going to keep it a solo project?
5- Ninnagesh began as a one man project, Currently the musicians are Hugo Gallego (Guitars/voices), Arleth Portela (Basses), we a have a new member Santiago Botero this guy is a excellent musician, to be honest we was playing with many drummers but never find a professional person as is santiago, I think this guy is a great friend.
6. Currently you are unsigned, do you have plans on working with a record label, in the future if so, what kind of label do you think that would do the best on getting your music out?
6- Currently us sign is Blakheartz Records, this is a sign of Germany, with this we have direct contact with countries like Austria, Poland, Russia,Italy,Swittzerland and of course Germany, really we would like work together with a American sign and so have the same contact with USA as we have with Europe, We have received proposals, but I personally think they are not serious people with which we want to work,but in summary,, yes! would like work with a North American sign.
7. Do you have any other projects besides this one?
7- Yes, all the members have others projects besides Ninnagesh... all great bands,, Hugo have a fusion jazz project called Alejandro Gallegoz, great band with a fresh sound, the personal project of Arleth is Mond, great Black Metal band he plays all the instruments in the Druidims album signed for a Dannish records,Santiago is a talented person he have many bands and many projects of unusual music haha...
8. On a worldwide level, how has the reception been to your music from black metal fans worldwide?
8- The reception been to the music from black metal fans worldwide, are very great,, the ninnagesh music many people love specially in Canada and Netherlands, was playing some shows in this country's and acceptance of people is really excellent, a hug for all us friends in all the world.
9. How would you describe your musical progress over the years and what direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
9- The musical progress over the years I think it was very good,we have learned and experienced many things with our music Fortunately people like our music and that's what really matters to us,,for the future, we want our music continues to evolve to continue trying to do something new, but enjoyable for fans.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10- Ok, the bands and musical styles that have influenced us music, are many bands as Immortal, Emperor,Gorgoroth,Bathory among many others black metal bands,, we also have many influence of Colombian music we have grown up with this happy music haha, nowdays we listen all the types of music,I think everyone has something to contribute in us music really good music there, other than metal ... all band members have musical influences and tastes very different, that makes us share and bring some originality.
11. What role does Satanism and Occultism play in your music, and how would you describe your views on these topics?
11- The role does Satanism and Occultism play in us music is important because in the "Oculta" album some songs deal with this topics,. I think about Satanism and the occultism, I think these thoughts have the power to make ourselves known to themselves explore our body and our senses.
12. Outside of music, what are some of your interests?
12- Our interests really are many things,such as motorcycles, cooking, reading, traveling the world, know countries, cities, culture, friends...anything that can satisfy us as individuals and so to enrich our music some sense.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
13- Of course, as I said at the beginning of the interview thanks to USBMS for this space, to all who have helped us grow, all the people who have read this interview... i hope the Ninnagesh music like people who do not know us, a hug for all yours...