Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Interview #2 with Creator band INVICTUS

1. Greetings, you are well known to some of our readers, but for those who are new to your work, please introduce yourself.

INVICTUS is a metal/hatecore music band from Croatia/Europe. We are highly influenced by Creativity which can be seen through our songs and we propagate it through our music. We started with our work in 2009 and till now we released two full-length cd's.

2. You said you are influenced by Creativity. Was it Creativity that encouraged you to start playing music, and is it the sole theme in your songs? Would you compare yourself with bands like Rahowa or Centurion?

Of course not, we would play music wether we are Creators or not. And, no, we sing about a lot of things in our songs, but we can say that we would never sing about something that is not in line with our beliefs. About Rahowa, I wouldn't compare our music to theirs, it's a different style, and we never tried to copy them. The big difference is Rahowa had Resistance Records behind them and we are mostly independent, and big difference is Burdi became traitor as well as Arno from Centurion. We are still loyal to our cause and will remain so.

3. Have you heard the recent cd with rerecorded Rahowa songs, by some German band?

Yeah, I've heard it, some German-Swedish project called Men Against Time. I liked it, it was well done, especialy instrumental part. Regarding voice, I like original more, Burdi had a very specific voice which I like very much. Too bad he ended the way he did.

4. Recently you produced your second full length cd, what can you tell us about it and are you pleased with it?

Yes, our second cd is finally out. It's called ''Mors tua vita mea'', consists of eight great songs. We changed some things since the first cd, especially regarding vocals and drums. I am very pleased with our newer work and I think we finally found ourselves this time, this is what Invictus should sound like and what is most suitable for us. First cd was more like a testing phase (which went well, and I think we have good songs there), but now we tuned up and realized what kind of playing and singing bests suits us. In comparisson to first cd this one is more into hatecore and we dropped the growling type voice from before, now people can more easily understand what we sing about, LOL, which is very important for us.

5. As someone coming from Croatia, what is music scene there like?

Music scene? LOL There are 3 or 4 bands including us, with only Invictus and Wolfenhords (NSBM band) having their own cds produced. Not much to tell, basically there is no music scene here.

6. Recently a very famous WP band from USA, Bound For Glory, released a split cd with Japanese band Aggroknuckle, and they even announced live tour in Japan. What do you think of it?

Well, I don't really know what to think of it really. I would never do it, don't want anything to do with gooks. On one hand I understand the certain respect for the Japanese nation, but still.... As far as I've heard there is certain RAC scene in Japan (I know it sounds funny to us, yes), they are Japanese nationalists and Aggroknuckle is one of the most popular bands. They even rerecorded some Skrewdriver songs. Now, I don't know what BFG have in mind, you would have to ask them. It is a bit weird, I must say, LOL.

7. Do you plan cooperation with some other bands, for certain compilation or split cds?

We are open to it, of course, but don't have any plans at the moment. Some of our songs were to be published on Soundtrack for revolution, volume 2 compilation. Not sure what actually happened with it, I think it never got released.

8. Tell us about the general political situation in your country and nationalist/racialist scene over there.

Well, not much to say really, same mess like in every European country. We have just entered EU, not sure what will happen in near future, but from what I've seen, nothing good. Recently there is a great preassure to promote homosexuality and other types of sodomy as equal to heterosexual marriage. There are even some talks about new asyllum centres being built. This country is going down the drain and noone is revolting, it's sad. Government even forcefully changed the constitution last year to denny our citizens the opportunity to say NO to EU.

9. Any final words?

Thank you for this interview, hope those interested in our music will enjoy it, and to all of our readers, I wish they will be fruitfull and multiply, hahaha.

Interview by TCM Europe
Originally published in IMPERIUM
The Creativity Movement online Magazine
 For a preview of the Disc..........

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