1°) Pour commencer, peux-tu nous présenter en quelques mots ce qu’est Nihilistic Holocaust, et par la même occasion présenter celui qui se démène pour « vivre » sa créature si je puis m’exprimer ainsi ?
NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST is an abstract entity of leprozy and vile pus that lies in the deepest craters of the underground since the beggining of 1998! At the beginning it was a paper fanzine focused on old school death metal, Brutal death and the old school likes. After two serious issues and quite too much underground focus, I blow a big fuse and released a fanzine that kicked the ass of many shit "music" makers such as Gronibard, as well as cool and quite interesting bands who didn't deserve it! (Hu!). Then I did a necessary break, deeply drowned in my painting and drawings... after a year and a half, the burning urge of Metal could be felt once again as I started to work on few (unreleased) paper zines and (released) website for DISGUST (Fra), TORMENT (Fra), GERBE OF LIFE (Rip) and few others... I began working again on NIHILISTIC HOLOCAUST and it turned into an extreme metal webzine around 2001/2002! Since then I keep on regularly reviewing underground releases, mostly more and more demos! On a personal point of view there aren't many interesting things to say: I'm 24 years old, finished my studies more than 1 year ago and searching for a job! Apart from my underground activities and the time I spend everydays sucking the perfect tits of the post office's sexy babe, my life is simply normal and flat: boring!
2°) Quand as-tu créé ton label Nihilistic Holocaust et qu’est-ce qui t’as poussé à mener ton projet à son terme?
At the beginning
Nihilistic Holocaust was a paper zine (created in 1998).
3°) Quelle est l’orientation musicale prise par ton label même si l’on sait qu’il se veut être assez hétéroclite?
At the basis I'm a Death metal fan so the highlines can only be Death metal, in the large meaning of the brutal word! (No melodic strawberry milk crap in my beer, please!). As you can see I also enjoy other kinds of metal such as old school Thrash, Heavy metal, plus other kinds of non metal stuffs like old school Grindcore or (very) few industrial, so if a bands kicks my ass enough and send me enough pink underwears I can increase my collection of crassy slips and release their stuffs! But the highlines are and will probably remain Death metal: Old school death, rather old school brutal death, few technical death... It rather depends on the quality of the music and the 'personality' of the band than the style they play, I don't want to be suffocatingly bound to a kind of metal only... But you're bound to the highlines of your label: for exemple if you release some strange music that has few to do with metal, quite a lot of your "trading partners" won't be interested because they won't be able to sell it in their metallic distro... so you'll have to trade it against some non-metallic stuffs you won't be able to sell or spread... So I guess I'll have to say: ONLY METAL IS REAL!
4°) Comme tu l’as dit précédemment, tu t’occupes d’un label, d’un webzine et d’une distro. Tout ceci ne devient-il pas trop insurmontable en terme de temps et d’organisation?
You need to
know two things: few years ago I was still a student, and since
I was a lazy teachers' pet I had quite a lot of free time to deal
with everythings. I'm actually searching for a job so I still have
quite a lot of free time to deal with the stuffs! It's obvious one
who works daily can't deal with so much stuffs!
5°) Combien d’enregistrements et de groupes comptes-tu désormais dans ta production ? Est-il facile de dénicher des groupes originaux et ayant un bon potentiel aujourd’hui selon toi ? Quels groupes peux-tu conseiller à ceux qui vont dénier lire ce fanzine ou du moins le feuilleter (rires) ?
I have 8 releases
in my bag of tricks, even though the really first one can't be considered
as a real release: It was the Gerbe of life Demo, 200 promotional
copies where sent to zines...
Those who read your fanzine need to hear these bands: old PESTILENCE, old MORGOTH, early OBITUARY (2 first ones), early ENTOMBED (Left hand path), old POSSESSED, the first AUTOPSY Lp, old GRAVE, the first UNLEASHED Lp, the first DISMEMBER Lp, and then they'll have a good overall idea of what pure fucking Death is! In a matter of old school Thrash I'd advice DARK ANGEL "Darkness descend"! One of the most brutal old school thrash Lp! Totally Metal state of mind, some ultra fast fucking shredding tremolos of death, a killer drummer and an abrasive sound to make it more extreme! Probably misunderstood and too extreme by many! A shame!
6°) As-tu des regrets concernant ce que tu as ou n’as pas réalisé avec Nihilistic Holocaust ? (En matière d’interview ou de production)
Of course I
have some regrets! For exemple I was supposed to release a DISGUST/
KABBAL Split Ep in cooperation with DIAMOND Productions! KABBAL
weren't financially able to record more tracks, so we were forced
to search for another band... we thought about ACT OF GODS, but
the band signed on OSMOSE few weeks later, and the label decided
to release the band's demo as a MCD... We didn't find another band
to agree on, and since we were all busy with other priorities, the
split Ep died!
7°) Quel groupe t’a foutu une claque ces temps-ci ? Et à l’inverse lequel t’as le plus déçu ? Quels sont les enregistrements qui tournent le plus dans ta platine en ce moment ?
question needs quite a lot of thoughts since I didn't really find
something new that really kicked my ass! The last stuffs that turned
me into a a grinding beast were rather old albums I missed because
the bands were quite unknown... I discovered quite a lot of good
old Heavy metal albums from the 80's the last year (eventhough it
was more something pleasant and surprising than a deep asskicking).
And since I'm not into the new trend of chaotic Hardcore grind nor enjoy that much the New wave of American crap metal (NWOAHM as they call it) with all these hardcore bands who begin to play old school thrash... I guess I won't have many mind-blowing discoverings, but rather cool or good ones...
Concerning the Lps I happen to listen the most, it's quite varied... Lately I happened to listen to a bit of BROKEN HOPE, the first SINISTER Lps as well as the daily traded demos... But those who always come back on a regular yearly basis are the best metallic cult albums! Might it be Thrash metal, Death metal, old school Brutal death, some black metal... MORGOTH, PESTILENCE, SUFFOCATION, old MORBID ANGEL, old IMMORTAL, old EXODUS, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, old METALLICA, CARCASS, DEATH, POSSESSED, old BATHORY, and a nice amount of chosen others who rule supreme through the years! Only the best is real!
8°) Pour finir, quel est ton sentiment concernant la situation de la musique Metal aujourd’hui ainsi que le comportement de certains individus qui voudraient se l’approprier à tout prix ? La trouves-tu morose comme certains(moi y compris) ou au contraire est-elle bien portante ?
The current metal bands really lack of talent and personality! If you compare the current extreme metal scene to the one of the 88-91 epoch (for exemple) it's absolutely depressing! The amount of totally killer, personal, innovative and classic albums released at the time was very important... The best I can find nowadays are some good albums, some very efficient ones with good production, skilled musicians and well constructed tracks, with few really good ideas from time to time... but there's nothing really new, or really deep on an emotional point of spike! Only very few seems to be the chosen ones who still play it with the talent and inventiveness of the early Days!
9°) Les derniers mots sont pour toi, (prends la place que tu veux pour dire ce que tu veux et ce qui te passe par la tête (pas de tabous)), je te remercie.
your cool questions! It's always nice to answer interviews, especially
when the interviewer has just eaten a bit of honey and his tongue
is perfectly licking the ass... Ah Ah! Just jocking! Hope you'll
release at least 3-4 issues of your fanzine because if you keep
it running more than 2 issues, then the most interesting things
occur! The initial enthusiasm gives place to something deeper and
stronger! Keep Courage!