1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
After the recording of Der Todesking not special had happened. We just finished the recording of new songs which will be released in split with other Finnish band Förgjord.
2. You have a new album that recently came out, can you tell us a little bit more about it, the musical direction it is in and also how it differs from the previous albums that you have released?
Of course new album is much better than our old recordings in every way, sound is a little bit better but still raw and cold. There's better and much more aggressive songs than before and this time we used much more time for recording and mixing and it can be heard from the result. But after all it still sounds very much like older NK-SS material. Because we record everything ourselves without outside support, there's no one saying how the result should sound like.We can control every little detail ourselves and make the overall sound like we prefer. That's a reason why the results usually sound a bit different every time, but still its always sounding like NK-SS.
3. Can you tell us a little bit more about the song lyrics on the new album, what they explore and also how do you feel you have progressed as song writers over the years?
New album is one kind of tribute to the old movie of Jörg Buttgereit, Der Todesking (1990)In movie there's seven short episodes, own episode for every day of the week, which are about suicide and violent killing.
We have seven songs in our album with the same theme. All lyrics of the album are connected to death somehow. Seven stories about death, Satan, suicide, killing, violence, extermination of worthless human scum etc..
4. I know that the band name means Brotherhood Of Satan, can you tell us a little bit more about your views on Satanism and Occultism?
Satanism and occultism is usually about personal/individual beliefs and practice, but we share the same
path when doing songs for N-SS. Satanism can be about enhancing your spiritual force/world/beliefs, but
in Nekrokrist SS we concentrate on the more destructive side of satanism, meaning that you have to destroy and burn everything inside and around you to advance further towards Satan. Everything false(eg. brainwash-religious) and lie-based must be vanished and burned to ashes, you just can't ignore all of these stupid morons around you in everyday life. They really should be eliminated.Some of the lyrics are about suicide, but it's not all about depression or misery; it's also about sacrificing yourself for more divine things. Maybe this could be called this more ritual sideof our lyrical themes, because death purifies at least some of the rotten aspects and creates always something different to replace the old spirit. Destruction should always lead to something different. But in the end, it's always about satanism or occultism, more or less.
5.The new album is rooted in the old school sound, what are your thoughts on the newer black metal bands that stray away from the original sound?
I like this old school sound we have and it fits to our music very well. If we would have "good" studio sound I think it wouldn't sound like Nekrokrist SS anymore. What other bands like to do with their sound is their own thing. Some bands can have old-school sound and it still sounds like shit but with clear "good" sound band might sound much better, and same thing in other way. I like both, good sound and oldschool sound bands
6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
We have played only 2 official gigs, but we also played 2 "private gigs" in rehearsal chamber of Nattfog. If I have to choose best show, then it was in Helsinki, Black curse over hellsinki festival 2010. We had to play under the name "special guest" because we have SS in our bandname, but that was not a problem at all.
Actually it was quite funny. Nothing very special in our stage performance, just playing raw and cold black metal without fucking rockstar faggot behaving. NK-SS is not meant to be a live-band, because none of us really like playing live or giving a sensational SHOW (with candles or something as crappy) You really don't need to see us playing, when listening to our songs. If you really need to experience a NK-SS ritual live show, just listen to our albums in darkness with a knife.
7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
No touring or any show plans but its possible we will make 1 or 2 gigs if we get some good offers. I don't like to play gigs very much and thats why i don't ask anywhere if we can come to play. We play live only when we are asked and we are not asked very much.. Actually in these days we don't even train our songs, we play only when have to record something. Last rehearsal of NK-SS was about 2 years ago (if i remember right) so if we have a good gig offer now we have to train all the songs again.
8. Can you tell us a little bit more about the art work on the album cover and also what it represents?
Album cover is a drawing from the movie (Der todesking 1990) cover and its made by Achernar, drummer of Tunrida. And he did it fucking well. I don't know what movie cover originally represents but for me cover of new NK-SS album represents Der Todesking - the death king, almighty Satan in his throne and his son antichrist.
9. The new album came out on Primitive Reaction, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
This is the same label which released our first album. It was natural choice to release the second album with the same label, because everything went well back then and experience working with this label was a positive thing. No problems or long delays with the second album either, so Primitice Reaction was a good choice again. The other bands on this label are a bit different than us, but if the label guy is pleased on what we do, that's enough for us. We actually got the gig back then in the "Black Curse over Helsinki" festival because of Primitice Reaction.
10. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the new album by fans of black metal?
feedback has been really good! At least so far. It's quite interesting too realize, that people for example from Mexico and USA are waiting for new songs to be released. In Finland the new album wasn't really long-awaited, but it's good that no one really expected the second album to be out: it just got released, nothing else.No big promoting or anything. But those who are really interested what we are doing, will find out the new releases somehow.
11. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
No big chances coming. We will keep sound, music and lyrics ugly. Maybe some little surprises in future releases but i won't tell more about it. There's also unreleased songs from year 2010, which were supposed to be released in a split wiht Anguished. The split has been delayed for couple of years and those songs are propably going to be released in a EP-form at some point.
12. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I think old Darkthrone is most important band that have influenced our music. At this moment i like to listen very much bands like Peste noire, Sale freux, Urfaust, Luror, Ygg, Mgla, Plaga, Lifelover, Noenum.. and of course old Darkthrone and old Burzum!
13.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Who the hell is interested about my life outside of music??
14.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
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