Summon: How did the band get started?
Nuklear Bastard: For ReakThor it was quite easy to start this solo project, inspired by the desaster in Fukushima, Japan. I was busy to find someone that could do the bass parts for the “Nocturnal Massaccre“ album, of Penis Christ. During searching for a bass player for Penis Christ (took me 3 years!), I just wrote silly lyrics, decided to name the project ReakThor. I grabbed my guitar, created drum patterns and silly intro’s and outro’s and produced the album.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Nuklear Bastard: I invented new genre I think: “Nuklear Grind Metal“ concerning ReakThor.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Nuklear Bastard: Totally shit so far. I truly don’t have any fans!
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Nuklear Bastard: All band names come from me, and they are very original to my opinion.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Nuklear Bastard: For ReakThor my name is Nuklear Bastard, and also all instruments, vocals, intro’s and such by me.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Nuklear Bastard: I write lyrics when I have time for it for my own projects.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Nuklear Bastard: For my projects, it is just total madness, not to be taken too serious. When it comes to ReakThor is more like a concept album about the nuclear disasters in Japan, Fukushima, the atomic bombs… I do not like politics so no lyrics about that.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Nuklear Bastard: To my point of view, evil is in mankind. I am not a satanist or occultist. On the other hand, people wearing inverted crosses, pentagrams, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth or Behemoth shirts don’t impress me either. Fucking posers. And why should I hate Christians only? I just see a world full of hypocrites, no matter what religion they have. I dislike/hate a lot of humans, no matter what their religion is, I really don’t care if they die. I guess that makes me a misanthrope then.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Nuklear Bastard: 1 with ReakThor.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Nuklear Bastard: Yes haha. 3.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Nuklear Bastard: Darkthrone, Carpathian Forest, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer and Bathory concerning Penis Christ. For the other projects I really can’t mention an influence as I don’t listen to death metal or grindcore that much.
Summon: Which current bands?
Nuklear Bastard: Well, since Darkthrone is not black metal anymore, I can’t say any current band inspires me. So none.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Nuklear Bastard: A long time ago, I did some guest vocals for The Impaler on occasion for a few times, and since then I decided I don’t want to do anything live.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Nuklear Bastard: No.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Nuklear Bastard: There’s no big crowd, just an empty void…
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Nuklear Bastard: The void is silent.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Nuklear Bastard: Oh! Well tons of great bands to mention! Too many to mention… The US has a great black/death metal scene with bands like Infernal Dominion, Luciferian Insectus, Wolves in the Throne Room, Thornspawn and Bewitcher to name some. But I really don’t like Morbid Angel…
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Nuklear Bastard: I prefer the thrash metal of bands like Sodom and Destruction, the Norwegian black metal scene, and I discover great English black metal bands since a lot of them ask for a review in SpeedSlaughter magazine. Also I have a CD release done for Necrolepsy (on SpeedSlaughter productions), they are from Bangladesh and really brutal.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Nuklear Bastard: Not favorite, but I really do like Disinterred and Witch Trail from Belgium, Graverobber from the Netherlands.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Nuklear Bastard: When I have time for it… It really is busy with SpeedSlaughter, the magazine and label I run. At the moment it is all on hold.
With the “label“, I try to help bands that can’t find a label, or when a label doesn’t want to release a CD for the band, I can do it for them. It is just to help out, not professional yet, but we have Zwaertgevegt label/distro helping us with selling the albums. We promote the bands and releases on our own youtube channel, in the magazine and on soundcloud and we also have a bandcamp page. I started the “label“ to publish my own releases as well, after I found out Satanica Productions from New Zealand is a fucking rip off label!!!
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Nuklear Bastard: Record new albums whenever I can. It is all a bit on hold since SpeedSlaughter is getting bigger and bigger and takes a lot of my time.
SpeedSlaughter is always welcoming new bands and people that want to work with us.
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And just 1 link to my artist page to keep it short:
Cheers and hails to my friends and to you for taking your time to do this interview with me.
To all unsigned bands: watch out for rip off labels!!!