necroroots is a black metal band from Mexico and, more exactly, from a small city called techaluta, formed by two unique members, TERTARO and EIACOS. Together we make all the music and all the lyrics, the main objective of making this band was to express our feelings about the night, the pain and feelings of the human race, and most importantly, how society is falling.
2.In 2018 you had released an ep, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style you went for on the recording?
This was the first time we made black metal, so we wanted the music to be heard in an old and raw way, so we recorded the songs in a very basic way, for the EP we recorded a total of ten songs, of which we chose 6 and taking two songs as background sounds. all the songs in the ep are made the most black metal as possible.
3.Your lyrics cover the mind liberation of religion, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?
yes , in the song called "the chosen one" the lyrics talks about how the human race is a slave of all the religions in the world, religion controls all the capacity of the man, we make that the song to invite all persons to open their eyes to reality and follow their own way.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Necroroots?
well, tertaro was the master mind behind the name of necroroots, is a two words combination NECRO means dead and ROOTS means old because in necroroots we want to make old black metal like the early 90´, Fortunately is a new word and makes the band more original.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the ep cover?
the art work for the ep was made by me Eiacos , i try to put the essence of the band in the symbol behind the logo of necroroots, the pentagram means for us the revelation of knowledge about the true of life, and the three circles on the pentagram mean the three stages of the human life, born, grow and die, its basically the meaning of the entire ep art work.
6.Currently there is only 2 members in the band but the band had more members in the past, are you open to expanding the line up again or do you prefer to remain a duo?
there were more members in the past because we played in live shows, but they were only session musicians, necroroots has always been a band of two members (tertarus and eiacos), and so it will still be like that, it is easier to create music with only two members , we do not believe that there are more people with our ideology near us.
7.Has the band done any live shows or are open to doing any live shows?
at the beginning of necroroots we started playing live, but when we created the band three years ago the idea was only to make music and share through internet, there were invitations to play live which we took advantage of, but unfortunately the people in the area where we live they do not understand what black metal is, so we decided not to play live again, but we are still focused on continuing to create better music
8.The ep was released on 'Silentium In Foresta Records' but they facebook page said you where signed to Rural Records, do you feel both of these labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?
rural records recorded the songs for necroroots and Silentium In Foresta Records only distributed a number of copies, in the same way we are very grateful for the support they have offered towards the band, for the moment we still do not finish the album, but once finished necroroots will be looking for labels to distribute our music, we do not care about money, we just want our music to be known by the other people who are like us
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
fortunately we have had more luck in other countries than in ours, there are people here who do not know what black metal is, we have realized that there are people in other countries that like our music, that motivates us to make more black metal , we started only with the idea of making music just for us, but now we are making music for others.
10.I heard you are working on a full length, what can we expect musically once it is released?
We have put all our effort to make this album the best we have done, the songs have more passion, the lyrics are more honest than in the ep songs and the quality of the recording will be even better, we still need to detail some things, but we are sure that it will be even more black and aggressive than the ep songs, the songs have more pain and darkness.
the theme of the disc will talk about how the human being begins to die, from the suicide desires, until the moment he is among the dead suffering
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
we have a lot of bands that influenced us, a lot of old bands like burzum, mayhem, dissection and gorgoroth just for mention some ones, we don't try to copy they style we only take them some fundamentals about how to create a dark atmosphere , we olways trye to sound like necroroots.
some bands i hearing in this days are the new songs of gaahls wyrd, 1349 a lot , im waiting for the new album of darkthrone, but im still hearing a lot of old school black metal.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
thanks a lot to occult black metal zine for this interview, and thanks to all the people who supported us in this three years, the album is coming this year and it will be awesome.
cheers for all the metalheads in the world .
eiacos and tertaro.