Conversation with Times and NKF on behalf of the Transylvanian Black Metal band Death Nöize
How would you like to influence your audience through your music, what kind of impact you'd like to give?
Times: Speaking of Death Nöize it’s a long and varied journey, kind of personal on a certain level but on the other hand an unholy fusion out of the twisted minds of the two founding members, NKF and Times. The initial goal was different as was the music but it formed and shaped over the years and resulted in ’Rites, Curses and Spells’ our most matured and most Black Metal record to this date.
NKF: Death Nöize indeed has a long journey based on personal experiences and feelings, but nothing is overreacted, everything just happened spontaneously. I don’t want to explain a great thing here, someone can do instead of me, but the ones who want to understand they certainly will. If they don’t want to then they can look for other things.
What is your personal credo? Do you follow a religious, moral or theoretical code?
Times: I was strictly following personal codes for many years which I cannot tell anymore about myself, in recent years we live in many things questioned on a personal level. But I still try to be true to my own ideas and worldview, sometimes it isn’t an easy issue.
NKF: Actually I was baptised as a Catholic, but I practice my religion quite fallible. The hypocrisy of churches isn’t my world, nor is the politics. To me values like honour among thieves and sincerity are more important, unfortunately these are on the verge of extinction in the world we live in.
What is the main motivation that drives you to create music?
Times: Well, some can call me nostalgic or idealist but with this new recording the motivation was to take back what belongs to us, I’m sure a few will understand what I mean. What I see now is totally different as was in the era when we all started with our different bands, it isn’t the same anymore, and while I am not against the healthy forms of progression some things I want to keep as it was in the past. The next thousand years are ours.
NKF: Sometimes just a soft suggestion or a landscape, but inspiration can arrive from many directions. In the music I can release my inner frustrations. This project was born to release this anger issues and use the ideas that don’t fit to my other formations.
What are the answers that only black metal can provide to the recent life we live in?
Times: I read many opinions on Corrupt Selection that Black Metal has no answers anymore for the questions of our age but I disagree with them. Black Metal to this day is still about resistance, no matter against what or who. To be honest, I don’t see the characters, the individuality, the original ideas, and the brave ones anymore. But in my opinion real Black Metal still can be the cradle of all these values.
What is the recent status of your local black metal community?
Times: As I explained in one my answers above it is totally different as it was back then, 10-15 years ago. No new bands, no community, no supporters at all. I see some new, worthy bands run by old fellas from the scene, but that’s all. The bands we are in close contact with are Siculicidium and Wolfsgrey from Transilvanian territory and Vorkuta from Hungary.
A world without end.
NKF: In my narrow neighbourhood I don’t know about any bands. We have a good relation with the following bands from Transylvania: Wolfsgrey, Siculicidium, Koldvoid and Treasondom.