Here is a new interview with the black metal band Artificum Nex from Russia.If you are a fan of black metal then defintly give this band some support and buy their releases either physical or digital-copies.Read on and if you are in a band or label,Pr company and would like some reviews or interviews please feel free to get in contact
Interview with Artificum Nex done by Patrick
1.Hails!! when did you all get the idea to form Artificum Nex ? How did you come up with the name of the band?Does it have a special meaning?
NickHarren: Hails! It happened in 2007 when I (as a guitar player at that time) have decided to move into atmospheric and extreme music. Together with bassist Alex and vocalist Astaroth we designed the band concept. “ArtificumNex” in translation from Latin means something like “craftsmen of death”.
2.What is the current line-up of the band? For the readers who have never heard Artificum Nex's music how would you describe it?
Nick Harren – vocal
Thorn – guitar
Adam Crow – bass
Centurion V – guitar
Recently our usual line-up changed - our drummer Noctus has left us, we wish him luck in his future projects.
It is always hard to describe music, music is something you should listen to. Never bothered with exact style name, for us it always was just a Black Metal, probably with some Death Metal influences. Perhaps our listeners could describe it better.
3.Artificum Nex recently released their debut cd "Epitaph For Life" through Satanathand Black Plague Rec. how did you come in contact with these two great labels?
We met with Alex from Sathanath before the release of our EP “Desert of Sins” and I paid attention to his young and perspective label. I was sure that our first release (EP) will be on Satanath records. When it comes to our first LP release we decided that it should be available not only in Russia and Satanath helped us here again together with Black Plague.
4.How long did it take to write the music on this release?Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
The “Black Revolution” and “From the Grave” were written in 2010 and the rest during the year before the record by me and our guitarist Thorn.
5.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band?What are some topics you all write about?
Our most common topics are death, mysticism, apocalypse,anti-religion. We all are contributing to lyrics, Thorn usually doing the final version.
6.Besides the debut cd "Epitaph For Life" does the band have any other merchandise available for the fans?
A small line of our merchandise will be available soon on concerts and through internet.
Unfortunately, all CDs of our first EP “Desert of Sins” are sold out by this moment but it’s still available for download.
7.Does Artificum Nex play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio?
Playing live is our main activity, somehow it helps for a short time to escape from habitual reality. Work in studio is always harder for us but we are trying our best to achieve the maximum possible result.
8.Who are some bands you have sharedthe stage with? Are their any tours or shows planned this year?
We have shared the stage with Marduk, Withershin, Forgotten Tomb and other great bands. We don’t have planned shows for the rest of 2015 yet.
9.What does blackmetal mean to you ?
Black Metal is our internal universe.
10.Artificum Nex comes out of the Russian black metal scene what is your opinion of Russia's metal scene?
Metal music in Russia are still in development stage, there is much to grow. But from year to year appears more and more interesting and quality bands on extreme metal scene.
11.Who are some of your all-time favorite Russian bands? Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
Nabaath,Todestriebe, Beyond ye Grave, NoxDoloris, Negative Voice –great bands.
12.Are any of the members of Artificum Nex currently working with other bands or solo projects?
Nope. Currently we are concentrated on the ArtificumNex only and preparing material for a new album.
13.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
Thanks for the interview.
Listen the music. See through lies. Stay in black.