Summon: How did the band get started?
Emilio: The band was started when I contacted C.L. to see if he would be interested in starting up a band. I had been in Sweden (arrived from Spain) for about a year and wanted to make music again desperately. I actually found his other project on ‘The Metal Archives’ one day when I was searching bands from the city I live in. We met up for a beer, we clicked, and started from there.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Emilio: Our base style of music is Doom/Death with quite a bit of Black Metal influence. We have lots of atmospheric elements involved as well. Our genre is quite hard to pinpoint exactly what it is being that we have elements of quite a few different styles in the mix (Atmospheric Doom/Death/Black Metal would be too long haha).
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Emilio: The people that have heard have all liked or loved what they heard. We haven’t had a single bad word said about the band yet! We have people from all over that have shown interest in the band. There are some in Australia, Egypt, USA, Spain, UK, Mexico, Sweden, etc etc.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Emilio: The name ‘Nangilima’ comes from the fantasy novel ‘The Brothers Lionheart’ (Bröderna Lejonhjärta) written by Astrid Lindgren. It is described in the book as a ‘land of light’.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Emilio: Well I myself am Emilio who does vocals in the band. My bandmate C.L. does all the instruments.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Emilio: The music is written mainly by C.L. but I give my input as well and then he perfects it and performs it (since I am useless on guitars and such haha). The lyrics are done by me. We discuss that as well but since we work so well together, there is not much that needs changing.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Emilio: That can really come from anything, to be honest. I can be inspired by many things. Maybe the day is foggy and I write some deeply emotional lyrics. If I see a beautiful blossoming tree, that can set me off as well to write lyrics. There is really no one thing. Many things can trigger it.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Emilio: I try to get into this subject as little as possible because in the end it makes no difference what my opinion is. Nevertheless, I believe that Theistic Satanism is just as stupid as Christianity is. Anything really that has to do with a supernatural deity is just madness to me.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Emilio: Up until now, we have just released the one single ‘Thanathos’. A little over 10 minutes in length though!
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Emilio: Well ‘Thanathos’ will form part of our upcoming album (yet to be named) and it will be a concept album. The Thanathos installment is the fiery pissed off kind of side to the story. The concept of the album can be read on our biography on our facebook page.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Emilio: I do not at the moment. Nothing official yet, anyway. C.L. does have a side project called Eskapi alongside Johan Gabrielson (ex-Lifelover).
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Emilio: Uufff… quite a few. From metal and some not metal. In metal it would be Doom (OF COURSE), Symphonic, Black, Death, etc. Outside of metal I like classical music and some Celtic/Folk music. I really admire a voice like Enya’s for example.
Summon: Which current bands?
Emilio: We will keep it short and stick to Doom bands. Draconian, My Dying Bride, Novembers Doom, Shade of Despair, Nox Aurea, Helevorn, and a long etc.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Emilio: As of now, we are two guys so it remains a studio project, BUT we will start looking for members soon so that we can play live.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Emilio: Not yet, obviously, but we were already offered a festival in Barcelona.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Emilio: I don’t pay attention really to location. As long as I like the band then that’s enough for me. Nevertheless a lot of good bands come from the US. Novembers Doom, Immolation, Suffocation, Deicide and tons more.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Emilio: I think as long as a band is good at what they do then they will pave the way for others to do so. Look at the Norwegian scene for example, there was nothing there, and now it is one of the most famous. My favorite ‘scene’ would be the European one in general.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Emilio: A bunch. If it’s good then I like it. I like hundreds of bands all over the metal genre.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Emilio: Now! We will start writing and recording our full length very soon. We predict a mid 2014 release. We will release it via Senseless Life Records.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Emilio: For now it’ll be writing our album, get out website up and running soon, getting members to start playing live shows, and just keep it DOOM!
Thank you for the interview and to everybody, I hope you like what you’ve heard so far and there is much more to come. This is only the beginning…
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