Bands like NIHIL NOCTURNE make me hope who Black Metal
musick in the next future return to be exclusively an underground &
honest form of expression, without stupid clown bands in search of popularity
through bullshit interview and really boring sissy mushit, they play Black
Metal... cold... depressive... pounding... expressing the feelings who
this kind of musick must communicate!! I've talked with Vigridr, really
an interesting interview!!
Can you brief me about the story of the band?
NIHIL NOCTURNE exists since winter 1999 - before
that time Nordvinth and me myself were active participants of the german
Metal underground. From 1992 until 1995 we were members of SANCTIMONIUM
(maybe some might remember?) and parallel to that - from 1994 to 1996
- we published an infamous german Black and death Metal magazine called
SOLUZEN. This publication had to quit due to uncomfortable circumstances,
but...let bygones be bygone!
Anyway, the two of us felt the urge to record some real underground Black
Metal tunes again, firstly for our own pleasure, but then we started to
trade our tapes in the german underground (which is spawning out some
very intense and dedicated Black Metal bands these days - keep your eyes
and ears open!!!) and so some very special people got to know our afforts...
To the present point we have two tapes out:
1. "Black Hatred"/2000 (3 tracks - very raw and pure rehearsal
sound - right from the catacombs - no fun-stuff here!!!)
2. "Total Nemesis"/2001 (4 tracks - grim and raw fuckin' Black
Metal - dedicated bloodkult!!!)
Next month we are going to record some new tracks for another release...
but we do not make plans on how to deal with those efforts... We will
watch and see.
Why you've choiced Black Metal
for express yourself?
It was no kind of choice, really! Since buying
Darkthrone's "A Blaze In The Northern Sky" in 1991, I was bound
to that eerie and obscure, uprising spirits... those haunting tunes, which
created such a strange addiction to the dark side of anything... It is
impossible to put that into words, but be sure, some will know what I
am talking about. It's that total dedication to the
twisted stance in life - a total fuck off - a personal sacrifice - and
absolute identification with that: Inside-the abyss/Outside-the
Maybe an unjust symbiosis - it gives you a great feel of meaning and power
but takes your free will completely... None such nonsense as: We are the
elite, we are our own masters!!! Fuck that! Then, you have not understood
anything - Black Metal grants no choice, it takes your soul completely!!!
There are no other options, otherwise you are not into Black Metal and
that's for sure!!!
Into nowadays BM scene there
are really much attitude/ideologies, from consumistic glamour poser attitude
to "intollerant" attitude, your opinion about this situation?
As mentioned above, I really think that there
exists an inner bond to Black Metal for some people- although those are
seldomly the ones talking much about that. In a way I am really intolerant
myself, if it gets to the real Black Metal core...but I also think, that
one should be able to draw the line for oneself. I mean, there is quite
too much fighting in the scene anyway.
Bands which fuck with the original ideals of Black Metal (and those might
be different from person to person, but I don't care!) will be completely
ignored, I can't deal with that janus-headed scum, and the bands which
really give me a thrill or seem to have unholy potential will be contacted
and asked for correspondence or collaboration (isn't that the real underground
idea?! - D.I.Y. mirrored in Black) sooner or later... Anyway:
FUCK GERMAN GOTHIC Black Metal OR WHAT THE HELL THIS FAGGOT NOISE SHOULD
You've have relationship with
other german bands?
No I actually don't socialize alot! But I try
to maintain some more or less intense corresponence with the favourite
bands. Right at the moment, I feel that there is a promising and idealistic
Black Metal underground forming in Germany - unlike some years before,
there are more and more bands who have regained the dark purity of underground
Thinking of NECROFROST (those tunes are for the deeply lost and wretched
souls only - You guys rule supreme!!! HAIL NECROFROST), GRAVEN, STERBEND,
KATHAARIA, NARGAROTH, LUNAR AURORA, DRAUTRAN, makes me feel as if the
underground is back with a vengeance (and that is only a small amount
and only from germany...)
My opinion is who actually the
more interesting BM scenes are in central or eastern Europe, you agree?
Yes indeed! Norway is actually dead! That's
o.k. for me, as you said eastern europe (ever listened to NEGURA BUNGET
right out of Transilvania? - if not: they are the best - listen: the most
intense and obscure Black Metal! - for years!!! Incredible stuff!!!) and
the central (i.e. Germany and neighbours, recently Spain [AKERBELTZ; ARGAR]
and France [VLAD TEPES; BELKETRE...) are
breeding out their spiritual sociopaths at any moment! Finland is quite
extreme also .... as always!!!
Talk me about the topics of your
No topics or deeper meaning here! Just intense
words that fit to the atmosphere and chill of the sounds... typical stuff...
screaming out your hate and agony!!!
What are the situation or inner
feelings who give you the input to create musick?
In my head I nearly live in a Black-Metal state
of mind at any time... when I go to work I struggle to maintain my mental
sanity, when meeting with my family and "friends" I feel like
a robot or at least a complete stranger - total alienation - but fuck
that! Because of that it is quite easy to develop that special dark creative
feeling fast and precise. Some of our songs were written within a quarter
of an hour (I know it is not that technical to play, but I meant the "inspiration",
of course...)! As I said before: Total Dedication! Soul under Sacrifice..........
Talk me about your live gigs,
there is a good situation for play live in Germany?
To be honest I don't think real Black Metal
should be performed for an audience! Stay at home, empty some bottles
or smoke some shit, grab your headphones, kill the light and open channels...
and let the fatal transmissions begin...
Do you know some bands from Italy?
Yes, I know a little few, but maybe not the
right ones, because I am not to impressed by the Black Metal Bands I get
to listen from down there. Acceptions are: MONUMENTUM, SADIST, NECRODEATH,...(?!)
Thank you for the interview,
can you say me your contacts for people interested in your musical proposal?
Thank you Paolo for your interest in NIHIL
NOCTURNE. I really hope our tape meant something to you or granted you
- at least - some sublime moments... I wish you all the best for Coagulated
Rec. and life a lesser hell for the future, if you like ?! To all the
others out there in the (cyber-)void: Get into contact/ open transmission
... real BlackMetalbloodkult - total dedication. The tapes are available
for 3€ each (see above!), trades are more than welcome, keep the
Black underground spirit, support the sickness, hail to Goreminister Que
and our endeavour N:C:U, only monochrome is real, stay sick and dark...
the fucking world of daylight - devoured by our pitchBlack minds: Inside-the
abyss/ Outside-the void!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
c/o Vigridr Labsch
Intie by P.C. "Odio"