Nazgul Rising – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

NR: We are a black metal symphonic band, with fast and melodic riffs and orchestral elements. Since the first album turned in a studio project with me as composer and producer.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

NR: Nazgul Rising was born in 2001 near Rome Italy, by Lord Trevius, Borius the King and Trvkvlentvs inspired by their common interest in aggressive and direct black metal based upon the nordic style. After the first “Demo-niako” the band turned in symphonic black metal with the demo “In Absentia Domine”. After many lives on stages, the band split to rise again as a project studio with the Ep “Let Evil Arise”. In 2014 released the first album “Orietur in Tenebris Lux Tua” with me, Trvkvlentvs (Guitars, bass and Programming) Atum Drums, Borius the King vocals. 2022 second album “Cycles of Primal Chaos” Trvkvlentvs all instruments and vocals, Lord Trevius orchestral arrangements.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

NR: Almost all Scandinavian bands are a source of inspiration for us, especially the early albums of Emperor, Satyricon, Dimmu Borgir and Dark Funeral. But besides the Scandinavian bands, I would also like to mention the early Abigor and Cradle of Filth.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

NR: At the moment we try to promote the album and make it known as much as possible, the ideal would be to find a good label interested, then we will see to make a new full-length


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

NR: The songs were always composed by me and Lord Trevius, Borius took care of the lyrics. In the last two albums. In the last one, I composed and played everything and I worked again with Trevius in orchestral arrangements.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

NR: There are no tours and live, I would not mind but I think it is quite difficult at the moment to re-propose the live songs being a project studio, we will see in the future if it is possible to put on a real band of musicians. We are promoting the album mainly through digital platforms and on the web


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

NR: Download? Is there still someone who downloads music? There are many digital platforms also free of charge. If you want to listen to it we would like it, but a real fan would buy the album to support the band.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

NR: There are many, but I think that Nemesis Divina by Satyricon contains all the essential elements of black metal.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

NR: The attitude of the new bands and the disproportionate use they make of social networks is painful and pathetic. Probably the metal scene has changed and everything has become more fashion. The labels hire bands that have more likes. It has lost the attitude and quality that there was once.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

NR: I think like all musicians when you see that the audience appreciates what you are doing and perceives the emotion you have transmitted, that it is in front of the stage when the fans mosh pit or when they complement you or when you are listened to by a radio on the other side of the world.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

NR: Surely there will be another album, but how it will sound is all to be seen whether to keep the style of the last ones or experiment with something new.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

NR: Our music is available on, currently the tracks of the new album are available for streaming and download, the cd will be made soon. The tracks are available also on all digital platforms on the web.

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