1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the musical project these days?
Thanks for your interest on LN.
Currently Lux Nigrum is working on drums for the next material, on the last few months I've been composing guitars and writing lyrics to finally release the new Demo/MiniEP, it's been a few years since the release of Chaos Ritual. Basically, fighting against time and life to make musick.
2.Currently you are working on newer music, how does the current material differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Well, I think I have improved myself as a "musician" because I've been practicing more, listening more and different music (some classic stuff too) like Thanatoloop, Herxsebet, Communion, Goatoimpurity, Vril, Einstürzende Neubauten and Blixa Bargeld solo work. Focusing on what you can hear is one of the most important aspects on composition.
The main difference may be time, influences, being self-critic with your work and how that affects you on a positive or negative way, during the end of 2016 I had 7 songs ready to be recorded and I just wasn't convinced with them, music is a magical manifestation of yourself...
3.Your lyrics cover Anti Cosmic Satanism and Chaos Magick, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts and how long you have been following this path?
I think those interests come along as you grow up and see life as it is, you begin to question everything, all the things that you used to know, until one day you realise you are stranded in absolute nothingness so it is your responsibility to build your own reality according to what you believe and what you consider "pure". I'm not gonna talk in deep about you can see and hear on Lux Nigrum, but as I said, you begin to question everything, and with practice and effort you get "answers" and you can "hear" what you couldn't hear before. I was looking for answers, I studied and worked for what I needed until I could find the truth, which is worth living and dying for.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Lux Nigrum'?
The blessing of the eleven ones...
assuming that cosmos is a limited and oppressive system that shall be destroyed, accepting Chaos as the holy manifestation of nothing and all, free of all dualism and free of the consequential cycle of existence. Lux Nigrum is illumination through the "Black Light".
5.Since 2016 there has not been any new material released, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
It's been some kind of "active hiatus", since the last release of LN I've been answering interviews, sending and trading CDs of the re-edition of Primordial Chaos by Ignis Gehenallis and working on other "musical" projects.
6.With the exception of a drummer, you record everything by yourself, do you feel that it is very hard to find other musicians that share the same vision you have?
Yeah it's really complicated to find someone who has a serious compromise with music and with all that Lux Nigrum represents, it's a waste of time trying to work with alcoholic or drug addicted assholes who are in music just by chance and not for devotion. I'd rather wait a thousand years to finish an LP and do it by myself with the help of a few indicate persons, than to work "fast" with sub-human scum.
7.'Defiled Light', took your 2015 demo and released under a different name with 2 bonus tracks, do you feel this label did a lot of help when it came to getting your music out there heard?
It helped a lot to spread Lux Nigrum over the USA, the cassette edition was limited to only 20 copies but I found out that a lot of people got a copy and the edition was sold out in a week or two, I'm very satisfied with the work that the Defiled Light did for Lux Nigrum, it's a shame that the label died... but I think it keeps working as "Perverse Homage" with other artists. Sanguine Relic is their most important project in my opinion.
8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Considering the quality of the demos and also considering that those are just demonstrations of what Lux Nigrum sound is, the reaction has been really good, I received emails from people on France, USA, Peru, Chile (obviously) and Argentina, so people are interested in Lux Nigrum, some people love the chaotic and savage sound and other people hate it but really appreciate our spiritual and philosophical fundaments, until now I'm satisfied with the response... the idea is just to keep working and never stop.
9.Are you currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
My other current project is De-Sartre, it started on early 2016 and it's pure Harsh Noise, sonic destruction and deconstruction of the idea of music and what it has become through all these years, a reflection on our post-modern society and the nocive capitalistic and neoliberal aspects that poison our every day lives, along with that, De-Sartre is a contemplation exercise, specially playing live.
Agresor Prods. from Mexico will release a cassette edition of "De la Explotación a la Autoexplotacion" on Cassette Tape limited to 30 copies.
Also I played with Ponzoña (Black Metal) and right now working on the first and last demo of a HNW duo.
10.When can we expect some new music to be released?
I'm planning to release this new opus before the end of the year, entitled "Burning the Eternal Return": Behold the vanishing of the tyrannical serpent, Ouroboros consumes itself destroying the eternal circle of life and death, no more cosmical darkness, no more dualism. Blessed be the Acausal Light of Azerate.
As I said before right now "we" are working on the drums, (Vimana, the same person who recorded the first demo with me) and bass, guitars and voice are waiting to be recorded, also Michel Leroy of Thanatoloop will collaborate on Lead Guitar.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that you are listening to nowadays?
I've been listening a lot of Einstürzende Neubauten, some Thanatoloop releases (specially "..."), Atomicide, Goatoimpurity, Metaphysis, Assault, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, "Henry's Dream" is a masterpiece, also the duo collaboration between Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, their last album "Nerissimo" is one of the most reflexive and "dark" works I've ever heard.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your interest and support.
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