interview with Norikum

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes. Besides Norikum Paul plays in Ellende and Nekrodeus. Bene plays also in Ellende as well as in Ziagnmölka. Bands, Norikum members rocked with in the past are Klynt and Rectal Rooter. Apart from that there have been serveral (which means a shitload of) other projects we were active in. 
How is it that you started playing music? Get rich or die tryin'
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Paul(23): Vocals
Peter(23): Guitar
Stefan(23): Guitar
Bene(23): Bass
Raphael(23): Drums
Have you had other previous members? We started to play seriously when this lineup came together.
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes and we formed Norikum when we were sixteen.
Where are you from? Graz, Austria
What's your style of genre? We would consinder ourselves as a Death Metal band. But feel free to call us whatever you want.
What inspires you? Life, Porn, Death
How often and where do you reherse? Once a week in a basement outside of Graz.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Two of us grew a beard. One got a STD once. But the most significant development is that we learnt to concentrate the band's energy.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not actively searching for one but if there is a good offer we would seize it.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We are not actively searching for one but if there is a good offer we would seize it.
What made you decide to make this music? Other good bands.
What are your songs about? Things we are not totally fine with!
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics?
Peter writes the riffs and the songstructure. Rapheal writes most of the lyrics. Paul does the arrangements and also writes some lyrics.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music and lyrics develop seperately. 
Do you compose in a certain environment? Yes.
Have you done any covers live? Yes we did visionary interpretations of Yolanda Be Cool's "We no speak Americano" and Gigi d'Agostino's "l'amour toujours". Eye-opening. Not kidding.
What language do you sing in? English.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? It ranges between three and thousand.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? It ranges between three and thousand.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We create a new Setlist for almost every show.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? "Club Wakuum" and "JUZ Explosiv" in our hometown. Awesome locations and nice people.
What was your first gig like? It was like getting caught while watching porn... the kinky stuff!
What was your latest gig? It was a nice little open air festival in Austria. 
Have you had to cancel a gig? Once, but it was beyond our control.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? 2010, when we released our first EP. We have three CDs out and currently 3 different T-shirts.
Where can people buy your merchandise? 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Understandable. But downloading is never as satisfying as holding a physical piece of music in your hands.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? We don't think much about the industry.
What do you think of my work? Promoting bands in any kind is a noble thing to do! Important stuff please keep it up!
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business?
Over the years we made the experience that nothing really helps apart from playing shows and connect with other bands.
Do you have any role models or idols? Captain Spaulding and Bender.
Why do you think that they exist? Because we, the mortals, need them.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Mostly Bands that are still active today.
What have been your biggest obstacles? We chose the wrong genre to get rich with... so it looks more like die tryin'.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Never rehearse and do cocaine.
How do you get psyched for a gig? The thrill of not having rehearsed + cocaine.
Do you have any new material? Yes.
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? Write us. Normaly we are friendly people.
What are your plans for the future? Making music. Playing shows. Putting out albums. Get fat and die.
Do you have something to add? Yes. Thanks.

interview with Nocheni

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What´s the name of your band? Nocheni

How was the band formed? Five friends in their teenage gathered to play some music

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?

All the members are from Vigo and Redondela

Juanín : vocals and keyboards

David: guitar

Xoel: drums

Nacho: guitar

Juanchi: bass guitar

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We just wanted to have a good time doing what we liked the most

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? We play metal music but we have our own style. Even someone who doesn´t enjoy this kind of music will enjoy what we do.

Where was your first gig? August 1996  Vigo

Where was the latest gig? Our last gig was amazing. After a long time we played again in our hometown. It was crowded. We felt very special

Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? We all compose the music in the rehearsal room then Juanín writes the lyrics

Who has the best since of humor in the band? There´s no doubt Xoel has the best sense of humour. He´s always joking.

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? Our music is about people´s feelings and everyday situations.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write our own songs

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they?

We have already recorded three albums

Nocheni (2000)

Entre el cielo y el infierno (2005)

Príncipe de los payasos (2010)

Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes We do If you search Nocheni on Youtube you’ll find videoclips as well as great live shows

At what age did you start playing? We all started at the age of 18 more or less

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? We were 19

What year was the band started? 1996

Best/worst gig you've played? Best gig was in Oporto as opening band for UDO There’s no worst gig. We love playing no matter where

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? We are currently writing material for the new album

Where have you played from then till now? We have played more than a hundred concerts in Spain and Portugal

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? We all loved seeing Dream Theater live but it’s hard to choose one band. Metallica or Iron Maiden were also great shows.

Is it always the same songs live? No, We change the set list in every concert. We have lots of songs to choose

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? We are really proud of opening for some of our musical heroes like Testament

How big crowds do you usually play for? We play for big crowds in festivals and that’s great but we also enjoy playing in small clubs in which the feeling with the audience is essential

What are the plans for the rest of the year? We aim to record a new album

Where do you usually play? We usually play in festivals and in clubs throughout Spain and Portugal

How do you get psyched up for a gig? We see as a big party. We are always willing to start. It’s easy to get psyched to do what you like the most.

What are your goals with your music? We wish we could spend as much time as possible making music and make people’s life better with it

When did you decide to go all in for the music? When you are a child and you see and listen to your music heroes

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Inspiration comes from everywhere. From older or modern bands but also from things that happen in your life 

What's the first step when making a new song? We usually start with the music. It may be a powerful reef or any other idea. Then we write the lyrics

What would be your dreams for the band? Keep on playing

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Everything related to rock and heavy metal

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? We hate it when any electronic supply or sth doesn’t work

Have you been part of any other projects? We all had previous bands before

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? We all have jobs that let us tour and play live

What would you do if there was no music? I would die

How important are your fans? They mean everything to us. Their support makes us go on 

How often do you rehearse? Twice a week

Where do you rehearse? In our rehearsal room

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Fans and their support makes us keep playing

Do you have any webpages?

Describe your show, visually and musically A great party

How do you view the musicindurty of today? Bands have the chance to show their music thanks to youtube or other platforms

What advice would you like to give other bands? Never lose your ilussion

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Having a job that lets you do your music  

How would you describe your sound in one sentence Fresh air in heavy metal sound

Whats your Pre-show ritual? We have a few funny songs that we sing together before going on stage

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