1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1.- ok, first of all thanks for your time. Noctambulant was formed at the 2003 year with Haggeman XII (drums), Cochon (Bass), and Oscar Alcala (guitar & voice), a few months i joined the band (Arturo Belial) on guitar & voice. We record a first demo, "demo 2005" with only 5 tracks and spread a few copies, Oscar leave the band and the rest we decided continued with this dark art. At the 2007 year we enter a home studio to record a second work "Dominio Infernal", all of this with a dark influences about darkness, blasphemies and satanism. Now at the past 2015 we spread "Legions Of Hell" EP independent. Most brutal and blasphemous tracks and one cover song from the almighty Judas Priest (Breaking The Law).
2.You had released 2 demo's and an ep, musically how do they differ from each other?
2.- Well, initially our music have an old influences like old death/thrash metal with lyrics about to darkness and black feelings, now or music it's like a black/death metal with touches old school, we take a different path; because i think what it is our way and thinking, the lyrics are more direct and concrete; we need a dark music we never look for a clear sound, but "Legions Of Hell" sounds stronger than the past works, we found our style. This is the difference.
3.Between 2005 and 2015 there where only 3 releases, can you tell us a little bit more about the gaps in between recordings?
3.- problems like practice room, job, time between members, and many more... here we don't have recording studios you have to travel and that takes money and a lot of time and sometimes this is impossible.
4.According to the metal archives page the band had split up, can you give us more details on that?
.- The band take a break, we don't lose hope to raise again, the music remains there (18 or 20 tracks never recorded). But do not hesitate maybe the band will come back.
5.A lot of your lyrics also covered satanic and anti christian themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
5.- we believe in us, in nature and the force of our existence, satanism gives us freedom to this concept, we do not believe in Christianity, can you see all wars, pederasty, people dying, hypocrisy, and all the etc in the name of a supposed god? This is shit and this is our hatred towards them, we don't care about criticism for this, we practice satanism in our own way and so it will be forever. Fuck the name of heavens! Mors ad caelus!...
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Noctambulant'?
6.- Noctambulant encloses the whole night concept, darkness, meditation and the silence of life, a progress in your spirit and life, all of this inspires, apart from being a dark name, a perfect mixture for our music, concept and expression.
7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that was presented on the last ep cover?
7.- Shows the dark side of the band, death and satanism, triumph of wisdom about human destiny. Is the sample of the occult that we manage.
8.What where some of the best shows that the band had played and also how would you describe your stage performance?
8.- Our best show was here in Colima, México, we play with around 18 bands from other countries and legendary Pungent Stench, and every show was intense, we on stage gives all of us, all passion and love for our work, you can find power and that dark feelings in our shows, we try to express our dark vibes and underground music, a real satanic death metal show.
9.On the ep you had also done a 'Judas Priest' cover, what was the decision behind doing your own version of one of their songs?
9.- Yes, our decision was to pay tribute to the gods of metal, and Judas Priest it is part of our world, because we also have covers from Venom, Metallica; and sometime we thought about recording an album of covers; bands like Possessed, Motörhead, W.A.S.P., Bathory, Mayhem, Transmetal (Mexican thrash/Death metal band).
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
10.- All metalheads around the world they have had good impression because they look for bands with new concepts and ideas, (we are not the only ones but i think we are part of a new era). Everything is good just lack of support of distribution to know the reaction of more metalheads.
11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
11.- Cochon has several projects and apparently it is doing well traveling a lot by presenting his music, Haggeman XII and me we are in "Wolves" (Black Metal), but i have other projects like: "Silent Tombs" (Doom metal), "Altumtenebris" (Black Metal), and i'm waiting for a new project of Doom Metal, we are all active and creating new bands.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that had an infleunce on 'Noctambulant'?
12.- Mainly Heavy Metal from the '80s and the beginnings of '90s, Death and Black Metal bands old school, but we make our music with our ideas because we do not try to follow or do what other, just our concept.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
13.- Just say thanks for your time and interest, your support and spread our music, all the people involved in this project and readers. Not follow fashions and give support to their local bands that's the way to keep this going. long and eternal the flame of dark wisdom!!!