First of all, please
introduce your band to the readers.
Alber: My name is Alber R.G. and I am in charge
of the programming, samplers and guitars in Nekrotech.
We are a band from Vitoria, a small town in the Basque
Country located in the North of Spain.
Your name sounds pretty powerful and straight to the
point, and fits the music in a way. Why did you pick a
name like this, and who made it up?
Alber: Actually, the name was suggested by a
friend. It’s the abbreviation
of “Nekrotechnology”, which can be translated as “mortal
technology” or “technology of the dead”. I thought it
sounded conclusive and fit perfectly with the dark image
of the band and it’s aggressive music.
How did things get started with Nekrotech?
Alber: In the year 2001 I started this solo
project. Before I had taken part in other bands (Factor
Rhesus, Bounzin) of a more thrash style with some
samplers, but my musical evolution brought me to
experimenting more with computer music and all the
chances that it offers. At the beginning of year 2005,
after having been looking for a singer for a long while,
Txuky joined the band as a vocalist and official member.
How would you describe your music, and what are your
Alber: Defining our music is difficult because we
can say that it is a mixture of styles. Although all the
songs have a leading style (Nekrotech’s trade mark) in
some songs guitar riffs are the main element, while in
other techno bases hold the strength of the track. My
influences are really wide, I listen to
trash,gotico,death,numetal,tecno.etc… Txuky (the singer)
is a Rob Zombie and Ministry fanatic.
Anyway what you listen to and what you write are two
different things. In Nekrtoech we don’t look for a
certain style because that end up acting as a limit in
Currently you are working on your debut album. What
can we expect of it?
Alber: In April this year we went into the studio
but we didn’t like the final product and we decided not
to release that album. Right now we are re-recording
guitars, some bass and vocals. We expect the album to be
released by the end of year 2006.
It will be titled “Interactiva” and will contain 10
tracks, 8 in Spanish and 2 in English. In one of them we
will have female vocals sung by Leti (Raising Towers).
But that’s not it. As the title indicates we will also
include an interactive track with info about the band,
pics a video and 4 mps tracks remixed by Bortx (Kudai),Gorende
(Rave Party Animals) and 2 more I will do myself.
The year 2006 brought me some cool talented acts from
Spain like Krell, The New Flesh, Blood and Brutalizzed
Kids for example. How is the industrial scene in Spain?
Alber: Lately there has been a growth in this
style although it’s always been so small in Spain that
it’s really far away from what’s happening in the rest
of Europe, mainly in countries like Germany, Italy or
France. There’s still some hermetecism. People think
that this mixture of styles is something new but there’s
an evolution towards a bigger tolerance in music and the
audience, in general, is starting to accept the new
According to your website you have only done some
gigs in the Basque country so far. How did the people
over there react on your music? And how did they react
on your live show?
Alber: In July we have started our live shows. We
knew perfectly that we wouldn’t start playing live until
the videos were done. Before we started playing we had
already created a really big expectation with the plans.
People’s first reactions have been, mostly, of surprise
because of the visual part that we have and pretty
positive towards the musical side.
Talking about live shows, what can a stranger expect
when he visits a live show of your band?
Alber: We have set list which lasts a little bit
over 45 minutes, where everything is continued without
any interruptions. In some songs we added ambient sounds
which make the set list more dynamic and fluid. Whenever
she is able, we have Leti who sings vocals on some live
songs. We also use 2 tv sets which show images that are
synchronized with the rhythm of the music and they act
as a complement to our on stage set. Some of these
images are shocking or violent, some other are taken
from films and some others have been computer generated.
I always tell people that even if they don’t like our
music they should stay and watch our videos because they
are really entertaining.
What can we expect of Nekrotech in the near future?
Alber: Our first priority is playing live and
releasing the album this year. We think that Nekrotech
is mostly a live band. We will start playing gigs in our
area but we accept any kind or invitations or deals
anywhere, and, if it is possible, we would also like to
play in different countries.
Thanks a lot for answering the questions. If you have
some final words to add, please do it here.
Alber: Thanks for the interview and if you want
to know more about the band: listen to our song, watch
pics, download wallpapers, our gigs dates and so on… you
can visit our official site www.nekrotech.com or this
new address we have created recently www.myspace.com/nekrotech.
Nekro-Cheers from the Basque Country!
Interview by: Gerardo (September 2006)