Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Necrolust Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
1- Hi, I introduce myself to the readers of your formidable zine, I am Radamantis the bassist of the band.
The band had a moment of pause because our old drummer for personal reasons decided to leave the band, we tried some new drummer but since he doesn't satisfy our musical criteria we later decided to continue in 2 with the drums then sampled new record was composed by me and The Hack on vocals and guitar.

2.So far this year you have released a new full length and ep, musically how do they both differ from the material you have released in the past?
2- The EP with the single Summon The Horned Goat preceded the full length Ancient Worship, the new album differs from the previous ones in that we have decided to enrich our violent sound with ambient elements to make that little bit of atmosphere dark and desperate among one song and the other. The goal was to build with the synths a tension support for the powerful riffs, creating really scary music. So the new album is different from the old works.

3.The band has split up on a couple of occasions, what was the cause of the splits and also the decision to reform?
3- From 2006 until now the band has undergone several training changes, this was due to the fact that we didn't find people really interested in creating bad and evil music. But since Hack and I have too much to care about black metal we have decided to carry on the Necrolust speech alone and compose the music that we like best without external influences.

4.Since 2017 the band has released a great amount of material, do you spend most of your time writing and creating new music?
4- The fact that we no longer have to stop to search and test new components has left more free time for the composition and recording of new songs and this has meant that from 2017 to now we have been able to create many musical compositions.

5.You cover a lot of satanic and luciferian themes with your music, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
5- Hack and I have practiced the dark arts for a long time, alone or with other people. Occultism for a period was a constant in our daily activities, practices such as Ars Goetia or Luciferian paganism have subsequently inspired the writing of the lyrics of our songs

6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
6- The cover of the new disc represents a follower of the black arts who is preparing to begin before the great ruined cross in a snowy forest. The ruined cross represents the bases on which our sick and hypocritical society is based and therefore reversing the society destroys itself and loses all certainty, the snow represents the candor and the cleanliness that our nature offers instead of our corrupt society, a nature but it can be fatal to the unconscious man created in the image and likeness of a capricious and fickle god, as is the man himself. The adept represents the one who rejects this society and therefore embraced by the black arts and by a dark and suggestive nature leaves behind everything that our unhealthy society based on false Catholic doctrine offers.

7.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows and if so, how would you describe your stage performance?
7- The band has not played live for a long time, from the days when we were a complete formation. Our old live performances were designed to offer the maximum atmosphere to the spectators, there were never any candles or fake fog, pig heads also fake due to the censorship that exists in the rooms of our country and continuous references to symbols and satanic themes in addition to our ever-present corpse paint.

8.In the last couple of years you have also been a part of a couple of splits, can you tell us a little bit more about the bands you have shared these recordings with?
8 - We made a split many years ago with Ener, one mand band inspired by the Burzum of northern Italy. Then with the Ancient Funeral, a now-dissolved Doom funeral band of our Sicily and a split with a Mexican band called Dark Hollow offering a really powerful and wild old school black metal.

9.Currently the band is signed to 'Art Inferna', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
9- The Art Infera Label is an independent label which we have helped to create myself and Hack. He set himself the goal of introducing the public to all the bands that play in an extreme and wicked way, far from the melodic and light-hearted canons of recent times, offering the public really bad and powerful music.

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
10- We have had a good international response in recent times, especially internationally. We know that no one is a prophet at home, but unexpectedly we had a good response abroad. I remember that at the exit of Awakening we were unexpectedly and pleasantly quoted on the True Norwegian Black Metal channel on the official twitter account and we reached new supporters beyond the Italian national borders. This disc has also reached the black hearts of European and American blacksters

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
11 - Surely we will continue to compose more and more bad and distressing music, our goal is to achieve extreme and frightening sounds so we will always strive to achieve this goal.

12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
12- The musical bands that have and continue to influence us are Mayhem, Marduk, Gorgoroth, Tjuder, Slayer, Dark Funeral, Darkthrone. They are certainly the black metal bands that we listen to most every day and inspire us.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13- I conclude the interview by thanking you for the interview and all your formidable readers, we invite anyone who wants to listen to us to follow us on Facebook and to buy us on Bandcamp. Thank you.


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