ANAAL NATHRAKH INTERVIEW
Anaal Nathrakh are an Extreme metal band from Birmingham, UK. the band has two members Mick Kenney and David Hunt AKA V.I.T.R.I.O.L. Anaal Nathrakh have release ten full length albums and one EP and is currently signed to Metal lades Records.
We got to speak to David about his up-coming Australian tour and more.
TM - Are you looking forward to coming to Australia?
AN - Absolutely, yes it's been a long road to get to this point. I don't mean just for us, there is a load of boring stuff that just has to get done, booking the flights getting all the paperwork it's almost here now and that's less than a week that we have to take off so finally coming there. We were lucky enough to come to Australia in 2017 for one show so it's nice to come back do some watering and see some more of the country we are really excited.
TM - What do you want to do in Australia?
AN - First of all the most thing I'm really looking forward to is landing I really don't like long haul flights. We are looking forward to all of us shows and seeing what happens.
TM - What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
AN - We have a punk kind of life be like seeing stage divers and mosh pits. We are legal when we were last in Australia a blind guy stage dived and some people took their genitals out.
TM - How do you pick your setlist for touring?
AN - We will play some of our new songs and some of our old songs and pick a good cross section of what we think people will like.
TM - The theme of your new album is horror what inspired you to go in this direction?
AN - One of the foundational aspects of the album was Mick and I had a conversation nothing in depth or to specific but general ideas of what we are feeling a general anaesthetic but then it's forms. What we go on to do and in this case because we were looking at recording and releasing the album in 2018 it seemed like a good idea to reflect on this being the centenary of the first World War that was genuinely horrific in unimaginable ways you don't have to be an expert to know about that and it came with certain built-in things that fits in this new kind of Horror the scale of the slaughter and the raid weapons were used such as gas being used on a large scale that it hadn't before and it went well with stuff that is going on now there are continually new types of Horror creeping out into the world.
It is not in terms of Fiction, it is things that have happened in the world some of the stuff that has gone on in Syria over the years is just astonishing and they're still using that old chlorine gas from World War 1 in parts of the world and new pieces of nuclear weaponry unveiled not far from when the album was being prepared this horror is a real-world thing and there's always new leaves of horror being unveiled.
TM - What was your writing and recording process for "A New Kind of Horror"?
AN - It's the same way that we always do it, there are only two of us doing it so we have a chat and discuss the fundamental aspects then Mick goes and writes music and maybe with a couple of ideas I might mention to him and I keep a big list of ideas lyrics and titles. When we come together it is mostly complete music and we come together to record the vocals and I mostly haven't heard the songs at all until we came to do the vocals recording but then. It is a matter of responding to the music that Mick has written and figure out what part of my lyrics will fit his songs best.
TM - Who designed the album cover and what was the idea behind it?
AN - The album cover was our idea we do everything ourselves When we first signs to Metal Blade Records, they gave us this book that was called book of the blade that tells us when we need to have stuff done by and when we need approval by when we got that from them. We said ok sure he's everything at once, we came up with the artwork idea ourselves we spent a lot of images to each other and spend time talking about them and then we finally got to the right idea with produce the image that we wanted to use.
TM - what's your favourite festival you have played?
AN - Obscene Extreme Czech Republic there are lots of stage divers and it goes off like a rocket.
TM - What's your favourite memory of watching someone else perform live?
AN - A long time ago Mick and I were into King Diamond and we found out he was still touring so we went to a show in London and King Diamond had a sore throat so he wasn't singing as well as he normally does but it was still an awesome show.
Then a couple of years later we went to hellfest in France and King Diamond was on the line up King Diamond came on stage with all of his stage props and made everyone else look ridiculous compared to himself he came on belted it out and it was perfect.
TM - Hellfest is the best festival in the world, We love Hellfest.
TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?
AN - King Diamond Doing one of our songs in his style.
TM - If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
AN - King Diamond.
TM - Anything else you want to say to your fans?
AN - We are looking forward to coming to Australia and playing for everyone.
TM - We are looking forward to seeing you here, thank you for this interview.