Ner­gal

| VO­CALS, GUI­TAR |

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums. Lives. Merch. -

CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE WRIT­ING PROCESS FOR I LOVED YOU AT YOUR DARK­EST?

“We ar­ranged the songs to­gether, but I wrote the riffs and main ideas. I bring the riffs; it’s al­ways been like that. We recorded so much – we have a shit­load of other ma­te­rial that may be re­leased even­tu­ally, but right now I don’t know. If you like the record, you’ll love that as well!”

WHY DIDN’T YOU RE­LEASE IT AS A DOU­BLE AL­BUM?

“I didn’t want to make a 70minute-long record, ha ha ha! It was crazy – we were in the stu­dio track­ing drums, and I was sat on a sofa think­ing up new songs. I could take the gui­tar now and write a new song! Back in the day, af­ter ev­ery record I wouldn’t touch a gui­tar for at least two years, be­cause I was so fed up with the cre­ative process, but now it’s the op­po­site. It’s weird, but it’s the way I’m go­ing. It’s like an ever-flow­ing stream that you can’t stop – you can try but you’ll over­flow; it’ll in­tox­i­cate your sys­tem.”

DOES I LOVED YOU… FEEL LIKE A REDEFINING STATE­MENT FROM BE­HE­MOTH?

“It does. ex­actly. It’s rein­vent­ing and redefining the whole con­cept. In the record’s book­let are a bunch of pho­tos, lit­eral in­ter­pre­ta­tions of clas­sic re­li­gious paint­ings by Car­avag­gio and a few oth­ers.”

THE AL­BUM’S TI­TLE IS FROM THE WORDS OF CHRIST. THAT’S PRETTY PROVOCA­TIVE!

“I know. This ti­tle is go­ing to trig­ger con­tro­versy from both camps – the re­li­gious camp and the ir­rre­li­gious camp. If some peo­ple don’t read be­tween the lines, they might be like, ‘Fuck, is Ner­gal a Christian now?!’ let them think that, let them burn our al­bums! That’s what art is for – to pro­voke.”

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