Summon: How did the band get started?
Aitor: The band began when a group of friends decided to play covers from some of their favorite bands. Later we wanted to create our own music and we selected a name for the band. We decided to call ourselves Nihil.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Larrie: We don’t like to categorize our music style because it’s in continuous evolution and changing through time. We always say that we play extreme metal, but some other people say that our style is doom/death/black(insert some kind of metal). Anything but Pop.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Archer: Better than we expected, its better as time passes by. People support us very much on Facebook and twitter and at the time we are trying to reach some other countries out of Spain.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Santi: The word “Nihil” means nothing or void in Latin.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Larrie: Santi, our drummer is responsible of making all the drum tracks, after Aitor (Guitar), Chipi (Bassist) and Larrie (Guitar) bring some ideas or riffs to the rehearsal Archer is our lyricist and we often make our music thinking of his ideas.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Aitor: As we said in the last question, Archer is the one that makes all the lyrics. In “Nights of silence” Aitor helped him in some songs. The music is written by all in the band, we simple bring ideas and write songs and then we arrange them as we like.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Aitor: Mainly our inspiration is the space and the cosmos. We like to write about extra-terrestrial living as even the universe too.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Santi: In the outer space the only god is the void.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Larrie: At the moment we released one, but we really have two. The first has been played only at live gigs, but we didn’t wanted to record it because it was an experimental “project”.
Summon: Tell me about the some the songs on the latest CD?
Larrie: “Nights of Silence”, the first song of the album is the most experimental and weird. “Frozen Hope” is the one, we like very much this sing because we talk about a possible being out of the earth. “6000 Light-Years” was the first song made for the album we inspired an on the nebula “Pillars of the Creation” to make it. “Singularity” is very strong and powerful, full of strength and darkened riffs, after “Frozen Hope” it’s our favorite one. We also have some black metal inspired song: “Paradox”. It’s full of darkness and void.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Archer: Chipi, our actual bassist (he will be leaving the band on the next gig) has other two bands called Brutal and Malkeda. Aitor also has other band in witch he plays bass. InMare.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Santi: In our last album we’ve been inspired from some black/death metal bands from countries around the world. Actually we have a huge group of influences, from deathcore to black metal.
Summon: Which current bands?
Aitor: We like so much bands like Job for a Cowboy, Opeth, Behemoth, Septic Flesh, Gojira, Thirteen bled promises (Spanish band) as even Thy Art is Murder.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Aitor: We think that we are very energetic and lovely (:D) with the crowd. Our singer never gets into the pit for moshing and we never tell the crowd to do mosh pit for their selves (;D)
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Aitor: Yes. We have played in Portugal’s capital Oporto.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Archer: It’s not constant, but we played in gigs for 100/150 persons or even for only 5. Sadly 5 is closer to the usual number of people.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Santi: Very lovely, like us… Their necks never get hurt after our shows.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Aitor: At the moment we’re getting inspired by some US extreme metalcore bands (Influenced by death) like Job for a Cowboy, Suicide Silence…. We also like black/death metal bands like Nile, Watain or Morbid Angel.
Summon: What do you think of the overseas scenes?
Aitor: It you mean scene from out of Spain we think that the situation is much better than here. We know musicians from Spain bands that are much more supported by east Europe than by our country, and that’s very sad because we think we have some good scene in here (Agonica, Vita Imana, Thirteen Bled Promises, Dawn of the Maya, Angelus Apatrida, Unreal Overflows, Deathwalking, Neverside and more.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Archer: We love Behemoth, we love Hate, Daath and Septic Flesh. There are too many good bands out there, we can’t name all of them.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Santi: We’re actually writing some new material, but we don’t want it to be done very fast, we want to evolve our style and make some more serious material.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Larrie: We hope that releasing some new kickass material and keep playing for our crowd. We want to reach the void, reach Nihil and communicate with external living. We’ll keep in touch, we’ll found them.
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