1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
1.Hails. Nyctophilia is the sound of nature, death and darkness, i always try to create music that is sounds raw, dark and melancholic to reflect the thoughts that are inside me and pass on my message.
2.You have released a good amount of material so far this year, how would you describe the musical style of the current music?
2. Mainly i will always describe my music as Black Metal but i don’t want to limit myself. My music is atmospheric, depressive and melancholic and i always try to explore different approaches to Black Metal music. With that been said i keep myself away from modern sounding music which is nothing more then a piece of shit for me.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
3.Death, Darkness, Pain, Nature and Satanism. I try to cross the borders of my mind and body to show people how pathetic their life can be and how blind they are in todays world.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Nyctophilia'?
4.Nyctophilia is the cult of darkness and night, finding peace through darkness and embracing it. When i was thinking about the name for this project i new i need something that will truly reflect the sound and lyrical topics inspired by nature and death. That’s why i choose the name Nyctophilia.
5.With this project you record everything by yourself but also have experience working with other musicians in your other projects, how would you compare the two?
5.It is very different. When i create music myself i have no boundaries and no restrictions of what i can do. When i work with other people (which is very hard for me) there are lot’s of compromises to be carried but of course through that different and interesting music can be done.
6.This year alone you have been a part of a couple of splits with 'Nihil Invocation' and 'Nachteule', how would you compare you style to theirs?
6.First, both bands are great, otherwise i wouldn’t do a split with them. Nihil Invocation is very raw sounding and bleak and you can hear the nihilistic atmosphere within their music. Nachteule is very atmospheric focused on nature black metal. Both of them have some similarities to Nyctophilia in terms of sound and lyrics.
7.Since 2015 you have released a great amount of music with this project, does music take up a lot of your time?
7.I can’t propely answer this question because it all depends on a inspiration i get. Sometimes i can write and record very quick and sometimes that process can take couple of months. The process that definitely takes alot of time is mixing the records.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
8.For me it has been very good, i never thought that my music will reach so many people and have such a good response.
9.What is going on with your other musical projects these days?
9.We try to record some music but nothing is certain. I can’t tell what the future will bring for other projects.
10.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
10.Definitely progressing and exploring different subjects of black metal music. I don’t really see myself playing for example live shows with Nyctophilia but who knows, maybe one day.
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?
11.It’s really wide range of anything that is dark sounding and melancholic but to name a few is The True Mayhem, Xasthur, Nyktalgia, Elysian Blaze, definetly 2nd wave of black metal as well as some classical music.
12.How would you describe your views on Satanism?
12. I see Satanism as the path of enlightenment and knowledge. Satan is the true light and Satan is the truth.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13.I would like to thank you for this interview and anyone who took time to read it and tried to understand my thoughts. Hail Darkness! Hail Death!