NOTE! Release party is Saturday 26th of November at Klubb Fredagsmangel, Drabantvägen 11, Järfälla/Jakobsberg.
“Seventh Secular Crusade” is Nazghor’s seventh full-length album. This time, they have really heightened a level or two, especially regarding song-writing and production, by delivering seven tracks of pure classic satanic Swedish melodic black metal. To highlight this, we interviewed one of the founding members Nekhrid…
Please begin by telling us a about Nazghor and the band’s background.
Nazghor emerged on a dark winter night in November 2012 from the unholy city of Uppsala. Since then, Nazghor has released six albums bringing a pure, and still melodic black metal of death. The band has toured and played at several festivals across Europe as well as acting as support band for Batushka and Uada.
Ok, cool. What first got you into this genre, and what motivates and inspires you to create the music you do?
Both founder members had like-minded philosophy and the aspiration to create something heavy, evil, melodic and with at distinct purpose. The motivation to keep doing this is something that we create for ourselves by adding new elements to our music. The inspiration comes from different kind of music genres, books and our own opposition to the religious world.
Very intriguing, would you like to elaborate on your “distinct purpose” and religion?
It is simple. With Satan as a kind of savior from the religious world to complete the nullification of their pollution. Our message is “ temptation and darkness” and thus is every “crusade” a secular yet blasphemous one.
Your new album, “Seventh Secular Crusade”, is a true melodic black metal killer – or how would you describe it?
“Seventh Secular Crusade” is a massive experience of darkness and light. This is our best record to date, and we could not be more ready to share the result with you. It has everything that people expect from Nazghor – excellent melodies, dark atmosphere and raw power. We have raised the bar in both songwriting and production. We believe in this album, and we want to make sure that no one miss the opportunity to witness our greatest opus to date…
I can only agree to that, what do you think made it possible for you to raise the bar so dramatically?
We wanted to do something less raw and more powerful, and for that you need the right professional touch. Since this album took several years to complete, we really had the opportunity to find the right person for the job.