NoiseArt Records’ extreme metal futurists and Wales natives Nexus Inferis, recently having rocked our prverbial socks off with their debut record, were nice enough to join us for a chat. Veracity, the frontman, err, digital delegate of the new strain, was nice enough to answer a few of my questions and go all Bladerunner on my tiny little degenerative mind. I’m glad he spoke English cause my binary is rusty these days. Did I mention the “fire” by which we held our fireside chat is the soon-to-be ash heap of humanity? Oh, get over yourself. We all know it’s the fourth quarter. Just think of how nice it’ll be to put the absurdity of the modern human condition in perspective before you go out and get nicely sauced on this fine St. Patrick’s Day. Plus, we also have an awesome performance video for those of you who aren’t strong readers.
I was surprised to find out that Nexus Inferis only recently performed live. Not only that but there were no demos or EPs and the band seems to have just jumped right into a full-length album and touring. Why did this come so easy?
Yes, our album “A Vision of the Final Earth” is the debut release from Nexus Inferis. Prior to becoming signed to NoiseArt Records, it was originally intended to be a 5 track EP. With the additional backing from the label we were able to transform it into a full length, which was great! I would say that one of the reasons we had success and some great opportunities so early is the amount of attention to detail that was spent on our debut. The composition, production, lyrics, visuals etc, we took a very wholistic approach to it. We wanted to create something intriguing and unique from the outset, thats certainly one of the things that I would hold paramount when it comes to creativity.
None of it came easy though. Nothing came for free you know. I very much believe in the notion that hard work pays off and this would be an example of this. We’re proud of the accomplishments we have made, especially as we are a very new band. But with that said, this is just the beginning.
In short, the collapse of the external world and all civilization is a story as old as time, replete throughout all culture. But “A Vision of the Final Earth” is far more concentrated on the internal state of discord within man. The abandoned life-force that is all too commonplace in the world today, hard-wired in ecstasy and screaming with guilt. What is left of he who has entirely negated his own purpose and dharma? The sick animal, the spiritually corrupt and the psycho-dependent. With that said, it was also important for me to also explore the adversary to that, being of course the principle of the individual. Moreover, The exponential evolution of technology allows machines to permeate in boundless forms, adopting the boon of the new cardinal life on Earth. Recognizing man’s self disregard, the essence of technology need not concern itself with that which is ripe for death.
The band obviously has a wide array of musical influences. What kind of literature/film fuels Nexus Inferis
I’m very much inspired by the works of Ray Kurzweil, the great futurist, He has of course conveyed that machines will undoubtedly become the cardinal life-force on Earth. Also the modern scholar Michael Tsarion, I was very much into his work during the creation of “A Vision of the Final Earth”. Also older literature too; Friedrich Nietzsche, Aleister Crowley but also even the psychologist Carl Jung. As you can imagine I’m very much into sci-fi movies also, I’m very much looking forward to the new Ridley Scott film “Prometheus”, it looks insane!
How is human civilization doing in Wales these days? Is the metal ‘scene’, for lack of a better term, pretty vibrant?
Sad to say, not really to be honest. I would struggle to name too many good bands coming from Wales right now. There is a few clubs in the larger towns and cities Cardiff, Wrexham etc but nothing too awesome really. I feel that things are perhaps improving though. I’ve noticed that more Welsh dates are appearing on some of the bigger metal UK tours now.
What are the chances of people in the States seeing Nexus Inferis ravage some venues across the pond in the coming year?
Well I certainly hope so! Our 2012 schedule is replete with European dates and it’s our goal to conquer this land right now. For sure in the future we would love to visit the states though!
Thanks a lot!!
No, thank you!