written by Marko Jakob
Pix666: Hi Emese, thanks for taking the time for a short interview. Your band Black Nail Cabaret has been around for over 10 years now and you have released four albums in that time. Have all your musical wishes and dreams come true that you had when you founded the band?
Emese: The band has changed quite a bit, in terms of direction as well as member-wise, so those wishes may not be relevant anymore. We usually have plans rather than dreams, how to go from A to B, like releasing a new album, and getting to a new country, etc. I think being able to do just whatever the hell we want musically, and being able to perform is the greatest of all.
Pix 666: Your last album ‘Pseudopop’ was released in 2018 – are there any plans for a follow-up album?
Emese: Absolutely, the new album, Gods Verging on Sanity is in the pipeline, to be released in just a few months.
Pix666: How important is the visual component of your live performances for you – the masks or costumes you integrate into the show?
Emese: It is part of the metamorphosis. I cannot say that the person on stage is different from me, but it is kind of an amplified me, living all emotions and connecting. I want to use all aspects possible, including the visual appearance.
Pix666: Last year you had a great performance at the NCN Festival in Germany and you were invited by the organizer again this year – hopefully this time on the bigger stage. How do performances abroad differ for you from those in your home country Hungary? What about the Hungarian Gothic scene in general?
Emese: We have some wonderful loyal fans in Hungary, as well as in Germany, however the German scene is huge and we are still kind of introducing ourselves to many people each time we play there. The Hungarian scene is pretty cool actually. Some great events and festivals started happening again in recent years.
Pix666: In spring 2020 you are on tour in Germany together with the band Covenant. How did the contact with the Swedes come about and how big is the anticipation for this tour?
Emese: We have known them from previous shows together and personally we do get along very well. Touring is a different thing though, and we are currently making negotiations with a new label,who already helped us with arranging BNC to be on this tour. It is going to be exciting, I am sure we will meet plenty of new people.
Pix666: The 6 concerts take place only on the weekends. How does a band spend the time between the concerts? Do you discover Germany or do you travel back home after each weekend?
Emese: We will have to travel back home as we have other commitments during the week unfortunately.
Pix666 wishes you a successful year 2020
Emese: Thank you!
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