Interview by Patrick with drummer Eduardo Lane late February 2013…

I was pleased to wrap my years around To The Death. Which is Nervochaos’ fifth release and is thirteen tracks of pure well played, aggressive death metal. Unrelenting fast drums with some mid-paced passages before the pace is picked back up. Fans of past Nervochaos releases should enjoy this or if you enjoy heavy, fast uncompromising death metal, then you will definitely want to check this South American band out for some quality death metal. Read below to find out more about this killer band and get their album!



Metal hails Eduardo! How is your week starting out? Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Hail Patrick, all is fine over here, just working hard on our DVD project. Well, my name is Edu and I play drums for NervoChaos. The band was formed in September 96 and we have released 6 albums, 3 demo-tapes and participated of several compilations and tributes since we've started. We're from Sao Paulo, Brazil and we play old school blackened Thrash/Death Metal.

At what age did you first discover metal? Who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of your current favorite bands?

My uncle gave me several albums when I was 10 years old, acts such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Focus, Diamond Head, Budgie, Grand Funk Railroad, Yes, Queen, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and so on. That was my first real contact with good music. After a few months, I got my first LP, which was Iron Maiden's debut album. I also had a few good friends at school that were into METAL and we started tape trading, that's how I found out more about METAL acts. Back then I was really into stuff like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Diamond Head, Thin Lizzy and etc. Around 85/86 I discovered other genres of METAL and it never stopped since then. I like lots of bands, but I could mention a few such as Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Sodom, Sarcofago, GBH, Sepultura, Ratos de Porao, Marduk, Immolation, Cannibal Corpse, Terrorizer, The Accüsed, Attitude Adjustment, Agnostic Front, The Casualties, Incantation, Cro-mags, Napalm Death, Kreator, Mayhem, Zeke, Krisiun, The Exploited, Morbid Angel, Dissection, Deicide and many more to list, as my current favorite bands.

NervoChaos recently released their fifth CD 'To The Death' through Grey Haze Rec. How long did it take the band to write and record the songs for this release?

We wrote and rehearse this album in 2 months. We went to Rio de Janeiro and recorded it in 10 days. I wish we had more time to write and record the album, but that was the time we had back then to do it. Looking back, I think for the next album, we should have more time in studio to record the new album. As for writing/composing it, we also want to do it with more time, so we've already started working on it. That should give us much more time to work on it.

How has the response been from the press and the fans?

In general, the response from the press has been great. Of course, we can't please everybody, but most of the reviews are extremely positive. The fans response have been great as well. We've been touring since early last year in support of the new album and some songs work very good live. Sales are good for this album and I think that's a good response.

As mentioned 'To The Death' is NervoChaos fifth release, so I was wondering how do you feel the band's music has changed over the years if at all?

Yes, it changed over the years. All line-up changes contribute to that plus we're in a constant search for our own sounding and to evolve as musicians and improve as a band. We kept faithful to our roots and initial proposal but all our albums sound different from each other, it's an natural evolution and we're near to finding our own sounding. I think we're more solid and tight as a band nowadays.

How did you all come in contact with Greyhaze Rec.? Happy with the job they have done so far?

We're extremely happy with Greyhaze Recs and as well with Clawhammer PR. Both companies are doing an excellent job for us and we're looking forward to continue working with them. Cogumelo managed to get the deal with Greyhaze and it has been excellent. Thru Greyhaze we got in contact with Clawhammer PR.

Does the band get to play live very often or do you prefer to work in the studio? Who are some bands NervoChaos has shared the stage with?

Yes, we love playing live and that's what we believe true bands are made of. We don't like that much working in the studio and our 'thing' is touring and performing live. We've shared the stage with acts such as Kreator, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Dismember, Cannibal Corpse, Venom, Possessed, Ragnarok, Krisiun, Mayhem, Vital Remains, Vader, ABSU, Incantation, Acheron, Vulcano, Monstrosity, Pandemia, Iconoclasm, Napalm Death, Asesino, Carcass, Belphegor, The Exploited, Sadistic Intent, Deeds of Flesh, Disgorge (USA), Benediction, Nocturnal Depression, Divine Heresy, Into Darkness, War-head, and many more to list.

If you could set up a "dream" show/tour who are some bands {past or present} you would love to play with?

We've been lucky so far and all the tours we did were great. Of course we would love to share the stage again with all the bands we did already, but if we could choose a 'dream' set up, it would be with Slayer, Morbid Angel, The Casualties, Ratos de Porão and Extreme Noise Terror.

The band comes out of Brazil's underground metal scene. Brazil, and South America, seems to have a pretty strong metal scene would you agree? What is your opinion of Brazil's metal scene?

Yes, indeed Brazil and South America have a strong METAL scene since the early 80's. In Brazil, the scene still growing fast and strong. There are several good bands, stores, labels, magazines and promoters around. Nowadays it's possible to do a tour around Brazil, something we could never imagine when we started. With the internet and the globalization, it's easier to get gear and to have contact with bands, magazines, labels, public and promoters, but on the other hand, there's a lack on quality and originality. I think the negative point of our scene is that it's too segregated, in small groups, instead of uniting all good METAL genres. United we stand and we're stronger.

Who are some of your all-time favorite Brazilian metal bands? Are there any new metal bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

Some of my all-time favorite Brazilian bands are Krisiun, Sarcofago, Sepultura (old), Ratos de Porão, Calibre 12, Dorsal Atlantica, Gangrena Gasosa, Headhunter DC, Vulcano,... There are several 'new' acts such as Anarkhon, Lacerated and Carbonized, Unearthly, S.O.H., Decomposed God, Baixo Calao, Blasthrash, In Torment, Hammurabi, Patria, Khrophus, Hutt, Infested Blood and so on.

I know you have been a part of the scene for quite a few years, so I was interested how do you feel the scene has changed over the years? Do you feel it is getting better with the time and technology {email,web-sites etc...} or do you miss the old-school days of print zines and flyers?

It changed a lot during the years and in my point of view we have good things and bad things with this new format. I think technology helps a lot and makes it easier for everybody, but on the other hand, everything is 'too easy' and becomes disposable and shallow. I do miss the old-school days and my dream would be to have a combination of both schools, the new and the old. Nowadays seems like there's a lot of 'Youtube headbangers' and most of people are too lazy to leave their homes and support the scene properly.

In your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the underground today? And what does the term "underground metal" mean to you?

Underground Metal for us is a live style. It's not something you can go out to a store and buy it. You either have it and live it or not. I don't like all the dogmas in the underground scene nowadays. Of course, there's always going to have a small parcel of the scene which is radical, close minded and try to impose those dogmas to the scene. The best thing of being underground for us is the musical and ideology freedom, the D.I.Y. system and being true to your believes.

You handle the drumming for the band, at what age did you start playing the drums?

I started late because my parents didn't support it at all. So I only started playing drums when I was 18 and I'm self-taught.

Who are some of your influences/favorite drummers? Do you play any other instruments?

I love drummers such as Cozy Powell, Tommy Aldridge, Igor Cavalera, Max Kolesne, Ian Pace, Neal Peart, Clive Burr, Sir Proscriptor Mcgovern, Dana Collins, Carmine Appice, Vinny Appice, John Bonham, Bill Ward, Keith Moon, Jon Allen, Dave Lombardo, John Tempesta, Charlie Benante, Lars Ulrich,...I have a guitar and a bass at home which I use to composed and also to make some noise every now and then.

Are you or any of the members of NervoChaos currently working/playing with any other bands or side-projects? If yes, please tell the readers a little about them.

No, we're all exclusively focused on NervoChaos.

Well Eduardo thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview with me. Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thanks a lot for such an interesting interview and also for the support. We really appreciate it. I hope we can tour the US and Canada soon. See you on the road. Visit



The Nervochaos Discography 

Self Titled Demo, 1996

Pay Back Time Full-length, 1998

Disfigured Christ Demo, 2001

Legion Of Spirits Infernal Full-length, 2002

Necro Satanic Cult Demo, 2003

Quarrel In Hell Full-length, 2006

Batallions Of Hate Full-length, 2010

Live Rituals Live Full-length, 2011

To The Death  Full-length, 2013




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