Interviews: Nihilrage

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal band, Nihilrage, from Spain. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Nihilrage is a band that expresses a very direct idea, and we were looking for a name that summarised that idea in one word. So we decided to join two words that represent quite good what Nihilrage talks about: nihilism and rage.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Each one of us started our particular way into metal, thus finding out what we like most, which differs among us. Our style is more like a fusion of each one’s favourite bands, resulting into a style similar to technical death metal. But what’s more important is that it ended up being something we love to do.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

We are all from a small town so indirectly we knew each other, some more than others. But it was when we started rehearsing when we began to know each other better.

4. Each band members favourite band?

Alex Moreno: Wintersun Max

Schwarz: Opeth Alejandro

Ciria: Tool

Alex Flaviu: Kublai Khan 

Asier: Aeon

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Friedrich Nietzsche

6. Where was your last gig?

Although we had some gig with our previous bands, we haven’t made any gig with Nihilrage yet. Partly due to the pandemic and also because we want to start giving concerts only with our own songs. Soon we will have a complete album composed, so in addition to the EP, we will have a great repertoire to play.

7. Where would you like to act?

We would be so thrilled if we could play in the greatest metal fests, such as Wacken, Download or Hellfest, but it’s still a dream. For now, we want to make ourselves known on a regional or national level, starting little by little. But we are also open to playing abroad, especially in those countries where there is more death metal scene. That would be the perfect experience for us!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We would love to share stage with all those who promoted the death metal movement such as obituary, morbid angel or deicide. Appart from that, anyone would love to play with their favourite bands or idols. That is a dream come true! 

9. Whom not?

We know it’s a cliche, but with reggaetón artists.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for begginers on how to beat that?

None of us has suffered from stage fright, just the typical pre-concert insecurities and nerves. A Good tip is to drink a glass of beer before the concert, but just one! 

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

For me (Max) it's been many bands from all genders that have inspired me in so many ways. If I had to name one specific band, it would be Opeth undoubtedly. I have learned from Mikael Akerfeldt that there is “life” beyond metal. The change that Opeth experimented from death metal to a progressive style in Heritage (2011) opened my mind and started focusing and listening to other music like jazz and prog. And that certainly marked a milestone in my music taste. I still wonder how a man can growl like the devil and sing like an angel at the same time. What an Idol...

12. What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

We haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing madness or fanaticism

13. What do you think of your fans?

The best people.

14. What do you think of our site?

It’s a great initiative in order to help underground and little-known bands to get started in music world. Music styles are currently very squeezed, thus it’s increasingly difficult to innovate and create. Also, there are more and more music bands emerging due to technological facilities, so the market is becoming so selective. It’s the law of supply and demand!

15. Something add?

We are so happy with the results of this EP, cause it’s the first time we compose, produce and record death metal music, and it turned to sound better than we had expected. However, because of the confinement we weren’t able to get together as much as we would have liked, and we have left behind some details that had to be improved. Right now we are working hard in our first album (LP) with a clearer idea. It will release along 2021, so stay tuned for it! On behalf of all the members of the band, we thank you for giving us this opportunity.

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