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April 22, 2019

Interview Nulla+


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Black Metal/Hardcore band from Italy!

Hi! Tell me about Nulla+. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? What kind of ideas do you explore?

In English you will say “Nothing More”, this is to remark the pessimistic and simplified way that is inside our music. We try to synthesize concepts in music, with no thrills, straight to the point and…. Nothing More!

“Stornelli Distopici” album was released more than one month ago. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?

The sound of Stornelli Distopici is very lo-fi as we love rotten, dirty sound and, also, because we did all by ourselves in DIY style. The only change I will do is to make guitars more clear and less confusing, but when you registered using only microphones – no pc’s programs – it’s all more difficult but more real.

Tell me more about “Stornelli Distopici”? Album ideas etc…

The “Stornelli” are composed of satirical topics with an indefinite numbers of verses in very simple form. Every one of them is inspired by a micro or macro situation, and on whatever trivial there’s in the world: to live and to die in this dystopia which is the human being.

Where do you take all inspiration from?

Currently I write the songs so I wrote down all that I see around me: the human misery that create a real dystopia where we all flourish into the chaos and desperation. The world could be a better place, after all, but we cannot live in a different world where there are no more wars and hunger. This is a fact. But I’ve tried to be sarcastic and ironic in my songs: this is the reason why I chose my mother tongue so that I could have more possibility to express myself even if this is an obstacle for our success.

In your opinion, what is the best way to define Nulla+’s sound?

I really love hardcore punk and his power to express concepts and also black metal for his bleak gloomy atmospheres. Both of them are often visceral and primitive and their strong influence give me the possibility to communicate, as best as I can, what I had to say. Essentially our debut is a very raw concentrate of this two genres.

So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?

I have already some lyrics but, together with Riccardo, we are trying to set up a live band so, for now, we don’t have anything ready at 100%.

What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?

Both me and Riccardo listen to all the kind of music. About Stornelli Distopici my influences were Ulver, Darkthrone and Mayhem but also some historical Italian bands from 80’s and 90’s such as Wretched, Indigesti, Underage e Negazione. Riccardo likes more the thrash metal.

Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?

A lots! For Nulla+ it would be great to collaborate with Fenriz and Giulio Balloni (Cripple Bastards); Riccardo loves Sepultura so, he’d like surely to play with Max Cavalera.

What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?

We have no strategy in fact, if we had one we didn’t play this kind of music in our language (Italian) but it would be better to do it in English. We did what we liked without expecting anything and it’s going best as we could imagine: having found some labels interested to our music was a very good start. Now we have to concentrate only to play live music.

Do you have any other hobby beside music?

I read a lot: Anthropology, Horror literature and Pulp are my preferred reading. I also love movies even if, after the 90’s, there’s a lot of sh*t. I try to stay healthy… with no results!

Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?

No one of our parents listen to this kind of music but they love us the same even if we make a lot of chaos!

How’s the metal scene in Italy right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?

In Italy there are a lot of interesting bands, the biggest clubs don’t support the underground music but, luckly, there are self-managed clubs and some other places where you can listen to the music. We had not a very rock culture especially for the extreme rock and, as any other place, you need a lot of money to do something. After 90’s it’s very hard to sell music (because of the Internet) and this concern both the big artists and the little one. Let’s say there’s a lot of work to do but if you will do it with all your willfullness, you can have some positive results.

Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!

Thank you for the chance and don’t forget to listen to us!

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