Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nightslug Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Nightslug: We got a lot of feedback and are busy answering all the requests.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released/

Nightslug: Soundwise we went into a harsher direction, me think. The song structures are a bit more primitive and to the point. The whole album is more diverse in itself refferring to the directions of each song.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Nightslug: Nihilism, hatred for the species, depression, ecocide.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nightslug'?

Nightslug: It came from some slugs crawling on my terrace in the night.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Nightslug: The best shows are the shows where you have the feeling that the sound grabs you by your balls. It can be a basement or a big stage. It has to be energetic. We play without talking between songs, just pure, inexorable and fucked up.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Nightslug: We have some offers but are quite limited timewise. But we play some more cool festivals after summer.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge metal?

Nightslug: The feedback was overwhelming. No bad review. A bit suspicious. Listen to that album, it can make you sick. (haha)

8.Are any of the band members also involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Nightslug: F.Slug and P.Slug play in the HC band "Burial".  F.Slug has a weird solo project called "Hypnotic Sleep", too and plays drums in "Sun Bather" a new punk band with people from infamous bands like Amdi Petersens Arme, Born/Dead, No Hope For The Kids.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Nightslug: We don't really know yet. I can see us heading into a more Industrial territory. Whatever, it will still be disturbing and hard to swallow, I hope.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays/

Nightslug: I can only talk for myself but I'm still influenced by bands like Buzzoven, Godflesh, Winter, Swans, Sabbath, Neurosis etc. I listen to a lot of Killing Joke and David Bowie recently. And Fistula is the best sludge band nowadays.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Nightslug: I like hanging out with my family, spending time with my kids.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Nightslug: Thanx for the interview!

all answers by J.Slug

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