Infidel Interview #110: Ignocide


First of, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?

We are the Ignocists, a collective of individuals who have reached an age where they can fully take conscience of their place in the world and the power within their hybrid hands.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?

London is the beating heart of rock, art, and multi-culturalism in Europe. Those values are the core force of Ignocide and therefore perfectly suit our lifestyle. Whether it be the Garden in Shoreditch, an DIY anarchist arty place, the great Tate Modern museum, or the Antichrist, a fetish party in Vauxhall, this city includes so many different types of people and places that whoever you are, you will be accepted here. This unique spirit of open-mindedness and tolerance is a primary source of inspiration for our music.

What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the Industrial music scene?

We cut off the electric guitar from our industrial metal skeleton in order to develop a mutant self-evolving bass sound. While we nourish our sound from the noisy roots of Cabaret Voltaire, we also crucified a strong progressive element to our core, exploring poly-rhythms, dissonance and odd structures.

What would you say are your favorite themes and topics that inspire you to compose? What draws you to those themes?

Ignorance creates close-minded people and wrong perception, leading to all humanity’s plagues. In the rust eyes of Ignocists, it is both a widely general and highly personal matter we must all deal with.

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Industrial and Attitude seem to go hand in hand. With global war, civil unrest, injustice, and political revolution being primary musical themes that dominate your music, how do you feel nowadays about the current state of world affairs?

As Edgar Morin says : “The gigantic planetary crisis is humanity’s crisis as it is failing to reach the state of humanity.” [1] While knowledge is everywhere, ignorance persists. But given all the challenges of the future – 4th industrial revolution, global warming, social injustice, the near conflict between transhumanists and bio-conservers, terrorism crisis… – now more than ever, we need to embrace the power of knowledge and tolerance. We must all face our own reflect and murder our ignorance. Only then will humanity reach humanity.

What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?

In the near future, our first eccentric EP is about to land planet Earth. In the slightly further future, Ignocide plans to incorporate more raw city sounds, such as cars, trains and machines, in order to anchor even more deeply our music to the real world and to deepen the distorted link between organic and numeric.

When you first started making music, was there a particular sound or artistic/musical influence that you would say was your biggest inspiration to start pursuing the creative path yourself?

Our unholy trinity includes Nine Inch Nails for the dirty electronic sounds, Meshuggah for the epileptic polyrhythms and Hans Zimmer for the overwhelming atmospheres.

When it comes to your musical self and your real-world self, would you say that there is a separation? Do you find yourself getting into a character or mindset when you create, or do you find your music is a representation of your day to