Quickie der Woche – A short interview with Richy Nox (Nox Interna) May 2019
by Marko Jakob
Pix666: Hi Richy, your band Nox Interna has been around for over ten years now. How satisfied are you with the band’s success so far, and what would you do differently if you could turn back time?
Richy: To be honest I can’t complain about the increasing success of Nox Interna during the last years, the band is practically getting bigger by itself, every new year we get new requests to play Festivals, tours or new dates, even out of Germany.
Pix666: You moved from Spain to Berlin. What were the reasons and how do you cope with the German mentality and language?
Richy: The main reason I moved to Germany was the huge gothic scene there’s in this country.
I’ve been living here for 8 years and I love the German scene and the way of work you have in this country.
The German society is very similar to the rest of the European countries there’s no a big difference. What really affect me is the continuous cloudy sky and the lack of light in winter, that really takes me down because it affect directly to my depresion.
Pix666: In 2018 you played a tour together with the legendary band Christian Death and you released the EP ‚A Minor Road‘. You had some great festival appearances in 2018 and then in autumn there was suddenly the cancellation for the ‚Sturm auf die Bastille Festival‘ in Berlin. After that you took a break of about half a year. Will Nox Interna come back even stronger than before and how far is the work on the fourth studio album progressed?
Richy: I have a chronic depression since I was 17 years old, so I have to be medicated always, it never affected to Nox Interna in the past but after being playing music for almost 20 years ( I played 10 years in Spain with my first band, Amset) sometimes is very hard for me to find a motivation because I’m always fighting against my mind.
I also had a traumatic experience here a couple of years ago and I’m still recovering of it…
Of course I’ll be back with new strength soon, I keep working with my doctors in overcome this crisis, but for the moment I just want to play live shows until I get completely well.
Pix666: This year you’ll go on tour again with Christian Death and you’ll also be performing live in Belgium for the first time. How great is the pleasure and anticipation to return to the stage and will you catch up for the canceled performance in Berlin?
Richy: For the moment I have no gigs in Berlin, Marc, my manager, was speaking with Sturm auf the Bastille Festival to play again next year there and compense the last minute cancelation of 2018.
Concerning Christian Death is always great to work with them, they are very nice people and is always funny to share the stage with them, no need to say it was one of my dreams to share stage with Christian Death!
Pix666: Thanks for the nice short interview and good luck for your ‚comeback‘.
Richy: Thanks to you for the Interview and for your support.