interview with Phantom Pain
WHAT´S THE NAME OF YOUR BAND? Phantom Pain
HOW WAS THE BAND FORMED? Inspired by a TV series on the history of heavy metal, I revived some old riffs I'd written years ago, started writing more and thought they sounded cool enough to start working on with a drummer.
WHERE ARE ALL BAND MEMBERS FROM?/WHO DOES WHAT IN THE BAND? Adelaide. Brian Cassingena - Guitar. Rodrigo Moraes Cruz - Drums. Dave Britton - Bass.
WHAT WAS THE AMBITIONS OF THE BAND WHEN YOU STARTED? Just to have fun writing and playing our own songs.
COULD YOU EXPLAIN YOUR MUSIC TO SOMEONE THAT HAVEN'T HEARD YOU? Old school 80s thrash metal, with a modern influence.
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG? Engima Bar, Adelaide
WHERE WAS THE LATEST GIG? Enigma Bar, Adelaide
WHO WRITES YOUR SONGS?/WHO WRITES THE MUSIC WHO WRITES LYRICS? Group effort
DO YOU WRITE YOUR OWN MATERIAL OR MAINLY COVERS? Own material
DO YOU HAVE ANY CLIPS ON YOUTUBE?
HOW OLD ARE YOU?/WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN MUSIC? 30s
AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START PLAYING? 16
WHAT YEAR WAS THE BAND STARTED? 2012
BEST/WORST GIG YOU'VE PLAYED? Live Carnage at The Cavern, with awesome bands and a decent crowd. Worst, last time at Enigma Bar, so poorly promoted, the only people watching were the other bands on the bill
WHERE HAVE YOU PLAYED FROM THEN TILL NOW? Around Adelaide
IS IT ALWAYS THE SAME SONGS LIVE? No
WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST/MOST PROMISING GIG SO FAR? Live Carnage
WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR? Recording an EP
HOW DO YOU GET PSYCHED UP FOR A GIG? Beer
IS IT EASIER TO GET YOUR INSPIRATION FROM OLDER BANDS OR FROM BANDS MORE MODERN? Older bands
WHAT'S THE FIRST STEP WHEN MAKING A NEW SONG? Come up with a cool riff
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE DOWNLOADING OF MUSIC INSTEAD OF BUYING ALBUMS? I'm happy to have people hear our stuff before buying, but good music is worth buying. I buy music I like. It is now impossible to make money with the old music industry model. The only people making decent money are bands who have been around forever. There are marketing methods which can make money for a band, but few musicians are open to using them.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAMS FOR THE BAND? Worldwide tour, play music in every country, create a genuine business without affecting the music.
HAVE YOU BEEN IN ANY OTHER BANDS? Various
WHAT DO YOU WORK WITH OUTSIDE OF THE BAND AND THE MUSIC? We have jobs
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THERE WAS NO MUSIC? Make music.
WHERE DO YOU REHEARSE? Sunset Rehearsals
WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS THE BEST LIVE BAND YOU'VE SEEN? WHAT DRIVES A BAND THAT ISN'T ALL THAT FAMOUS AND RENOWNED TO TRY TO
DO YOU HAVE ANY WEBPAGES? phantompain.com.au
ANY PEARLS OF WISDOM FOR ALL OTHER BANDS OUT THERE? Write interesting riffs. You have 5 other strings, use them.
WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST OBSTACLES FOR A BAND? Having to work to pay the bills.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CRAPPY INSTRUMENT? My Frankenstein Yamaha Flying
WHATS YOUR PRE-SHOW RITUAL? Beer
Phantom Pain - Live at The Cavern - Live Carnage
interview with Haggard Wulf
What's the name of your band? Haggard Wulf
How was the band formed? The name of the band started out as a joke, as in a fictitious band named Haggard Wulf. A few years later, we decided to use the name for 1 show and it just stuck.
Can you tell about your band? We're a 2 piece band (if you will) from Morgantown, WV. Somewhat unique in the sense that we shy away from the "traditional" rock band lineup. A minimal drum kit, 1 guitar, 1 guitar amp with no effect pedals and just 2 random dudes using said instruments.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? We're both from Fairmont, WV. Mike Kulina - drums and vocals. Chris Shuttlesworth - Guitar and vocals
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We never set out to accomplish anything to be honest, other than to have fun... and we have!
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? That's pretty hard to do, we are bad about describing ourselves. We combined a mixture of blues, rockabilly and punk. Some call it blues punk, that works.
Where was your first gig? Our first shows was a Nirvana tribute show, with us and many other local WV bands doing Nirvana covers. We actually covered songs that Nirvana covered on their Live MTV show.
Where was the latest gig? Our newest show will be with Reagan Youth in November.
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? We both play an equal part in writing lyrics. Chris writes pretty much all of the music since he's the one that plays guitar, that's more of his thing.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Definitely Mike, hands down.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write all of our own material with no outside help. We'll throw a few covers into our live shows from time to time as well.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? Yes, we have a few CD's, EP's and a split 7" record as well. You can find them all on our bandcamp page - http://haggardwulf.bandcamp.com
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes, we have a good deal of videos and live performances on Youtube. Here's one to check out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7pi5b4nUcQ
What year was the band started? The name and idea of the band was thought of in 2005, however, we didn't make it official until 2010.
Best/worst gig you've played? Worst - The Triangle - Westover, WV. We have a live album from that night on our bandcamp page, check it out...
What places will you be playing in in the immediate future? We'll be playing locally through the winter months, basically within a 2 hour or so stretch of Morgantown, WV.
Where have you played from then till now? We've played many states, as well as all over our home state of West Virginia. We did our "Beast Coast" tour in 2013 and had a blast doing that.
Which band is the best you've seen?
Chris: It's a 3-way tie between Reverend Horton Heat, Ministry and OFF!
Mike: GWAR or Danzig
Is it always the same songs live? No, we never play the same exact set list. We have enough material to play a solid 3 hours, give or take. That makes it easy to be able to pick and choose, mix it up from show to show.
What has been the best/most promising gig so far? That's a tough one, as we have had the opportunity to open for many well-known acts such as Dax Riggs (of Acid Bath), Deniz Tek (of Radio Birdman), Joe Buck Yourself, Wayne "The Train" Hancock and lots more.
Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? Our Beast Coast Tour in the Fall of 2013.
How big crowds do you usually play for? We've played to a handful of people up to about 300 or so. All of the shows that we've played vary quite a bit.
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Hopefully we'll have time to finish and release our new Mourningside EP and get started on our new split 7" record.
Where do you usually play? 123 Pleasant Street in Morgantown, WV is our stomping ground. We've played there more than any other venue for sure.
What are your goals with your music? I wouldn't say that we have goals, other than to just have fun with it. That's not to say we don't take things seriously either though.
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Both. Not only that, but within the WV music scene just as much as on a global level.
What are your sources of inspiration?
We draw in inspiration from all around us, be it good or bad.
What's the first step when making a new song? It's usually just a central idea that forms, then from there a line or 2, maybe a chorus. It can also be just a simple guitar riff that turns into a song. We've been known to make up songs on the fly while playing live. Bath Salt Blues for example.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? That's the norm, it is what it is. (Chris) I still enjoy handling a physical copy of album with all the artwork and what not though.
What would be your dreams for the band? Honestly, we've came further along than both of us could ever imagine. We're just waiting for the rug to get pulled out from under us.
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?
Chris: The Who, The Stooges, Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, etc.
Mike: The Cult, Iron Maiden, The Damned.
What would be your greatest fears for the future? Global threats.
When you are on stage, what do you fear most then?
Chris: I'm very comfortable while on stage playing. It's before and after sometimes when my anxiety gets me. Social anxieties and anxiety in general kinda sucks...
Mike: I ain't afraid of no ghost!
Have you been part of any other projects? We've both sat in with other bands as a guitarist, drummer, vocalist and what not.
Have you been in any other bands?
Yes, we've both been in previous bands before Haggard Wulf such as Rockets To Russia, Year Supply Of Meat (YSM), Pickpocket, etc.
What do you work with outside of the band and the music?
Chris: I'm an auto technician and a graphic/web designer.
Mike: I work at a used video game store and do lots of artwork and side work.
What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? We've let people just jump up and be the drummer, that usually doesn't work out well. A girl licked Chris's guitar in the middle of a song once. There's all kinds of randomness that has went on.
How often do you rehearse? Not that often... We play enough live shows regularly, that's our "practice" so to speak.
Where do you rehearse? Live on stage or in our own living room.
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment?
Chris: "Never Bet The Devil Your Head" and "Jaded Mercenaries..."
Mike: "Electric Placebo" and "I'm On The Other Side"
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? If we were in it to just get rich and famous, we would've stopped before we started. That's nothing but a pipe dream.
Do you have any webpages?
Indeed we do.
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? If you're in it for the money, just stop.
Describe your show, visually and musically. Typical live show scenario... Mike's drum kit (especially the snare drum) will fall apart at least once. Chris's guitar will come unplugged from running around and jumping onto chairs, tables, etc. The crowd's reaction: People might leave feeling like they had a great time, confused or simply ripped off.
How do you view the music industry of today? Does it even exist anymore? The internet has become and invaluable tool for the DIY band of today, yesterday and tomorrow.
What advice would you like to give other bands? Do what you want to do, make your voice heard. You'll find a listener(s) out there somewhere.
What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Longetivity and staying creative at the same time.
What is best/worst with playing the clubs? This could be an endless debate...
Tell us about upcoming gigs and why we should be at them? You should be at lots of live music gigs, not just our's. Save your scene, if you don't have one, then make one! Basements, houses, bars, wherever you can make it work.
What is your favorite crappy instrument? Mike's drum kit.
Whats your Pre-show ritual? Nothing really to speak of, we just show up and play.
Do you have anything to add? We'd like to both thank everyone out there that has supported us in any way... And as always, Get Haggard!
Haggard Wulf - Never Bet The Devil Your Head
interview with Beyond This
How was the band formed? All of the members are best friends and we all listened to metal growing up, so we just decided to start a band and make music.
Can you tell about your band? Formed in 2013. Mixing all aspects of music to make a new sound in metal.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Reidsville, North Carolina; Tyler - Vocals, Rey - Lead Guitar, Taylor - Rhythm Guitar, Corey - Bass
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? To create music we all enjoyed and share it with those who want to hear it.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Metalcore packed with solos, duals and cleans.
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? We all pitch in about equally with everything. It's a group effort.
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? The sound of the music is something different. Not many metalcore bands employ solos and duals. It's hard to narrow us to one sound, so we just call ourselves metal.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write our own.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? No albums, but our debut single, A King in Hell, is coming out November 7th!
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes, a teaser for our upcoming song This is also where our debut single can be found when it releases. Our YouTube channel is:(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6D6ccIhRa2EAy2iBxVqzDw)
At what age did you start playing? Rey started about two-three years ago. Taylor grew up on guitar. Tyler started vocals about four years ago. Corey has been playing bass for about five-six years.
What year was the band started? 2013
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Writing and recording!
What are your goals with your music? To create something new and something that people enjoy.
What are your sources of inspiration? Personal events, the media, human emotions, stuff like that.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? We don't really care how you get the music, just that you get it, but we all would like as many people as possible to buy it, because not buying the material doesn't support the artist.
Have you been part of any other projects? We were all in a band called Perpetual Agony before Beyond This.
How important are your fans? Very important! They're the reason we're here right now.
Name 1 of your own songs you like at the moment? A King in Hell
Do you have any webpages? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondThisOfficial?ref=bookmarks, Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeyondThisBand
How would you describe your sound in one sentence: Asking Alexandria, Avenged Sevenfold, and Suicide Silence had a kid and they named it Beyond This
Beyond This - A King in Hell - Teaser #1
interview with Heimar
How was the band formed? Myself and the drummer (D. Sikora) were in a band together before, but it fell apart. Years past and I wrote some riffs and sent them to him to see if he was interested in starting a new project. He agreed and we started sending ideas back and forth. Very boring story actually.
Can you tell about your band? Heimar is an extreme metal band which pulls influences from various metal bands. We create what we like for us first and foremost and if others agree, its and added plus. It's my personal form of expression in it's purest sense (well this and our other band, Krigsgrav).
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Texas. I (J.) play all six strings guitars and do all vocals. D. Sikora handles all bass duties and masterfully slays the drums.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? To create an outlet for our expression with out compromise, this will never change.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Epic extreme metal with elements of black/death/thrash. We're not original, but that's not important.
Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? I do (J.) usually but D. has as much input as he cares to give, it's very democratic working with him. Same story for lyrics.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Me, I'm fucking hilarious.
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? There is no bad, Heimar is an outlet so it is all cathartic for me personally. I have no idea what genre we are, we just mash up the metal we like and Heimar is the result.
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? We didn't pick any particular style, we play what we feel. If we want to make a country album, we will, Heimar is ours and that's that. Our songs are about what goes on in my head and how I feel about life and various life situations.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Yes, but we will have a cover of Dissection's "Mistress of the Bleeding Sorrow" done for our next release. Not because we think we can top the masters, but to pay respects to Jon and one of the greatest bands ever.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We have our first demo/ep "Eld", then our first album "Atavism" (2013). We are working on new material currently, it may be an ep, but if writing goes well, it could turn into a full length.
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes. Provided by the passion of others posting our material, many thanks to those supporters!
How old are you?/What got you started in music? Getting old now. The primal feel of rock guitars and loud amplifiers got me into music when I was a young boy. Specifically stuff like Metallica, Slayer, Maiden, the usual, until further darkness was discovered.
At what age did you start playing? 15
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? 17
What year was the band started? 2011
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Write records new stuff for Heimar, release then move forward doing the same for Krigsgrav.
What are your goals with your music? To feel satisfied with what I've created
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? I'm older, so I am always inspired by older bands, I find little excitement in new bands.
What are your sources of inspiration? Life and those always moving vibrations around us.
What's the first step when making a new song? Getting the feeling to pick up the guitar and write something.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? Heimar give all of our material away for free, so we fully support it. We create for the sake of personal satisfaction, not money.
What would be your dreams for the band? Just to continue to create our material how we want
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Metal/Rock/Punk/Folk/Industrial. Right now I'm rotating Nightbringer, Blut Aus Nord, Necromanticks, Black Flag, Dissection. It changes regularly though.
What do you hold most dear? My family
Have you been part of any other projects? Many, but right now only this and Krigsgrav.
Have you been in any other bands? Answered above
What would you do if there was no music? Make music
How important are your fans? I hate the word fans. We're not Metallica, I appreciate those that support us, that's it.
How often do you rehearse? Never, we don't play live
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? Winter Fires, Immortal and Graven
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Compulsion, I guess. I do it because I have to. It's my form of expression. Some people paint, some draw, I create music.
Do you have any webpages? Yes, a Facebook.
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Fuck everybody else.
How do you view the musicindurty of today? Its dying, good riddance!
What advice would you like to give other bands? Create what you enjoy.
What are the biggest obstacles for a band? None
How would you describe your sound in one sentence Listen for yourself
What is your favorite crappy instrument? Ibanez RG170, it's what I write everything on.
Do you have anything to add?Listen to Heimar and then listen to Krigsgrav.
Heimar - Immortal and Graven
intervju med Miazma
Vad heter ni?/Vem spelar vad?/Hur gamla är ni? Kristian Olofsson / Det är jag som skriver text och musik, spelar och sjunger, mixar och producerar / 36.
Vart kommer ni ifrån? Klippan i Skåne
Vad heter era 4 skivor?/Vilka år släpptes dom?
Judgement Day, 2001
Dollar Rush, 2007
Dressed in black, 2011
Jag har från början släppt all musik jag gör under namnet Miazma gratis online. ”Dressed in black” släpptes även på itunes och spotify (+ några liknande tjänster till) utöver att vara gratis på min hemsida för de som vill köpa. ”Miazma” är en limited edition samlingsskiva sammanställd av Oskar Terramortis på Gothic Music Records och är den första fysiska skivan. Förutom utvalda tidigare låtar innehåller den även 4st nya.
Vilka medvärkar att göra skivorna? Jag.
Hur lång tid tar en skiva att göra? Så lång tid som behövs.
Har ni nytt material på ge? Jodå, jag skriver låtar och spelar in lite hela tiden, det som passar under namnet Miazma sparar jag undan för framtida släpp.
Miazma - Soft Touch | Made in Sweden (2014)
Fick idag tack.
interview with Hellektrogen
How was the band formed? Meeting of friends from friends
Can you tell about your band? We are playing a mix of styles between thrash and death with also progressive and hardcore influences such as little pieces of heavy, power and math metal.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? All the members are from France, Fabien is the drummer, i am the gittarist and jason the singer, we are searching for a new bassist nowadays.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? To make a lot of concerts, to record some CDs, to have fun and meet people , to spend good time playing a frontierless metal !
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Think of the feeling of the 90s thrash metal with pieces of death and progressive and without boring passages.
Where was your first gig? In france, town called village neuf
Where was the latest gig? In france , town called marmoutier
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? I (gittarist) write the riffs and structures of the songs, then we modify the structures with the drummer. He composes his parts during the process. And then the singer writes his lyrics when the song is musically over.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? I (gittarist) and the drummer
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? What's good is doing music without vanity, no vestimentary styles, always as if it was the last show, pure energy and good vibes with the audience
What's bad is changing hte musicians often because of the people who are moving to other countries and have to leave the band. So it is hard to make progress regularly.
We are feeling like a progressive thrash-death band
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? Because we couldn't do a simple music with just 3 verses and 3 chorus, we quickly get boring with this. So we are fan of making a music which demands attention and research. We don't want to bore ourselves and don't want to get the audience boring.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Mainly own material with one or two covers sometimes.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? No official albums
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes some clips on youtube or dailymotion in live situation
How old are you?/What got you started in music? We are 34, 32 and 24
I started in music with listening to ac/dc live in 1992 when i was 12 years old
The drummer started with fear factory in his younger years.
At what age did you start playing? We started playing when we were 21 and 19 years old.
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? First stage at 16 for me (gittarist) with another band (nirvana cover)
What year was the band started? The band started in 2001
Best/worst gig you've played?
Best gig in Altkirch before 300 people from all ages and not specially metal fans. It was amazing because the younger people were having pogo in the front of the scene and the family guys were appreciating in the back, great great moment.
Worst gig in a bar between a table football and a billiard table in front of 8 or 10 people...
What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? We don't know yet because we are searching a bass player and could not play without.
Where have you played from then till now? In france, germany and switzerland
Witch band is the best you´ve seen? The best band i've seen in concert was AC/DC in 1996 and also the dillinger escape plan in 2003
Is it always the same songs live? No, the songs are different for each concert, almost we are trying to do it so.
What has been the best/most promising gig so far? The most promising gig so far was with two great french metal bands in colma.
Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? No, nothing like a big tour to notice.
How big crowds do you usually play for? between 50 and 200 people
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Finding a new bassist and composing new songs
Where do you usually play? In france and often in germany also
How do you get psyched up for a gig? Nothing in particular, a little bit of alcool and being cool in our heads.
What are your goals with your music? Playing with great bands and having the band till the end of our lives.
When did you decide to go all in for the music? Naturally, after spending a few monthes together and after composing the first songs
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Easier from older bands (especially from the 90's) but also some recents
What are your sources of inspiration? Mainly music bands like: pantera, sepultura, slayer, mastodon, dillinger escape plan, metallica, opeth, kreator, machine head, etc...
What's the first step when making a new song? A true good riff
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums?
A good thing for discovering fresh new bands and older who gets enough money.
But i think it's killing most of the young bands who are trying to live from it, a shame that the younger people don't give a shit about helping the great artists to live from their talent.
What would be your dreams for the band? My dream for the band would be playing before slayer one time
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?
I listen mostely to metal (mastodon, the dillinger escape plan, pantera, between the buried and me , slayer, metallica, guns'n'roses, ac/dc, bumblefoot, carnival in coal, psykup, meshuggah, snot, aerosmith, witchcraft, cathedral, paradise lost, deep purple, led zeppelin, sepultura, etc...)
I almost listen a little bit of rock and reggae.
What would be your greatest fears for the future? That the people of the planet earth will be more and more untolerant and selfish.
When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? That my guitar dies !
What songs and what years were they released? Between 2001 and 2014
Have you been part of any other projects? Yes a rock-cover band: les vendus (playing lenny kravitz, u2, guano apes, etc..) and a grunge band: Glycerin
Have you been in any other bands? Yes, before. (see upside)
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I am seller of cds and dvds in a library
What would you do if there was no music? Perhaps kill myself or kill other people or simply singing with the birds !
How important are your fans? Much much important to have fun in concert and to make the energy come up !
What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? a young fan was bringing me his skateboard for a signature and he said to me : "i will never give up this skate board, you were so great"
How often do you rehearse? Once time a week
Where do you rehearse? In a little room from an old house
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment?
Like a stone
What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? AC/DC
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? The passion, the love of playing music and keeping the faith in your own creation.
Do you have any webpages? https://fr-fr.facebook.com/pages/Hellektrogen/194749853955526
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Never give up til your passion is alive .
Describe your show, visually and musically Some guys trying to move a lot and to communicate the powerness of thrash music to the audience. An exchange of good and powerful vibes.
How do you view the musicindurty of today? it's hard to stay in this music because you mostly play
What advice would you like to give other bands? keep the flamme
What is best/worst with playing the clubs?
The best club: SAK wassermerk in lörrach (germany)
The worst club: Brigitte in muespach (france)
Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? Upcoming gigs are not planned yet but you should be there because we love you all.
How would you describe your sound in one sentence A powerful mix between progressive thrash and openminded death metal.
What is your favorite crappy instrument? Harp
What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? our singer in 2006, the only person we should lay off the band.
Whats your Pre-show ritual? Nothing particular, just laughing loud and drinking beers
Do you have anything to add? Thanks for the interview, it was a pleasure, we hope to see you soon. And don't hesitate to contact us.
Hellektrogen @Jimmy's Pub
interview with BUDDHAGITTA
What´s the name of your band? BUDDHAGITTA
How was the band formed? It was Jay(Vo/Programming)'s solo project and He wanted to play a show that's how the band started.
Can you tell about your band? It's called djentstep style a mixture of metal and techno.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?
Jay Ogawa(Vo/programming), Tomonobu Yokoyama(Gt),Roy Ishii(Dr), Kentaro Takahashi(Ba)
three of us are from Japan,Roy is from the USA.
RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING FOR 2ND GUITARIST AND DJ!!!!!
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? impress the pp and putting whatever style together to get cool sound.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Think periphery and skrillex play together lol
Where was your first gig? Tokyo
Where was the latest gig? Tokyo
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? Mainly Jay, but nowadays all of us are making a song together from jamming.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Ralph
What genre do you feel you are? djentstep
Why did you pick that particular style? cuz anything goes!
Do you have any clips on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0kT96F40Y
What year was the band started? 2013
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? I'm the hardtune, die over music
Do you have any webpages? http://buddagitta.com/
How do you view the musicindurty of today? boring especially its in Japan
What are the biggest obstacles for a band? job
What is best/worst with playing the clubs? Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? 11/30 shinjuku orebako door@19:00
Do you have anything to add?we are trying to expload djent and djentstep into conservative Japanese music scene. plz help us out!