Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Can you please introduce yourselves to the readers of Summon the Roses?
Hi, Readers of Summon the Roses. I'm Jun from EYEZBERG.
Thank you very much for reading our interview. current members are
Can you tell us how you came together to form EYEZBERG? Have you worked on projects together in the past?
First, we were two members me and Shizuku . We didn't want to do mundane music and we are unskilled players
Those happened to hit off. Yuh and Toshi joined later on the past projects were making CD and live activity Nothing special.
How did you decide on your band name EYEZBERG? What is the meaning behind it?
The origin of the name is German. I like the sound of the flower name Iceberg of german
But if the image of the band is the flower, It's too beautiful, so we changed the spelling.
There is no special reason.
Can you describe in a few words the sound of your music?
Our band is V rock and Metal core
The concepts of this band are anti-justice and the meaning of living
Anti-justice is not evil. It is counterarguments to the justice of the present society.
Your last PV was titled "Room". Was it fun filming this music video? How long did it take to complete?
It was so fun, but I acted desperately to convey the pain of the song
It was filmed in Shizuoka, it was near Fuji. It took a whole day including the move
We are currently focusing on Internet distribution.
In the past, what made you want to become a musician and start a band? What motivated to
choose this path?
When I was in middle school, my friend was playing the guitar. That affected me
Music is a cry. This is the only path I can live.
What challenges have you faced as a band since you started your career?
I guess I was poor.
What is the most amazing thing about being in a Japanese rock band?
I'm proud to speak Japanese natively. I think Japanese is the most beautiful word in the world.
Do you have future plans to perform overseas?
I want to do it if we have the chance.
What message do you have for your fans?
Thank you as always
We love you.
We want to thank Jun and the rest of the members for allowing us to conduct this beautiful interview and learn more about the band. We hope to speak soon again.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Nice to meet you, we are luvielle.
How did you come up with your band name luvielle?
Because it looked and sounded cool . “Luvielle” itself doesn’t have any particular meaning.
How would you describe your musical concept?
Our band concept is “innocence & ugliness.”It’s trying to express the white “light” of innocence and the dark “shadow” of ugliness.
You released a single titled "Insane" on February 23rd, what you can tell us about the this single?
This song is 2nd single. We express the white “light” of innocence by 1st single "in tears...", express the dark “shadow” of ugliness by "insane".
What is the meaning behind "Insane" and what message does the lyrics convey?
We express darkness of the mind, negative feelings and broken spirit.We think Everyone keeps this feeling in their heart.
What message do you want to deliver to your fans through your music and lyrics?
It's Beauty and dirtiness of humans.
Are you currently working on a promotional video?
No, but we have the idea to make promotional videos in the near future.
Can you tell us what are your current projects?
We have some projects, however, please be looking forward to as it is a secret.
Lastly, do you have a message for our readers?
We want to enjoy many listeners Luviell's world only luviell can express. don't miss it!
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to answer our questions. Could you please introduce yourselves to the readers of Summon the Roses?
CHISA: I’m the vocalist, CHISA. Hello to all the readers of Summon the Roses!
SHOGO: I’m the guitarist, SHOGO. Nobody can beat the depth of my sound.
RIKITO: I’m the bassist, RIKITO. I don’t have anything interesting to say, but I love interesting things.
HAL: I’m HAL on drums. My favorite food is curry. There’s no food I don’t like.
On January 22nd, you released an indies best-of-album titled WE ARE VISUAL-KEI. The theme for this album is a dark VISUAL-KEI 90s look. What inspired you to revisit this era?
CHISA: We're also focusing on overseas shows, so we wanted to do an album with the title like "We're visual kei!". The 90s style photo came from the idea of "if there was a band called ACME in the 90s" and capturing that image.
SHOGO: We did something that nobody has been doing recently. But the songs are really far from the 90s style (laughs). I think that makes it really interesting.
RIKITO: No matter who you're looking at you'll think that it's visual kei, and even if someone is seeing us for the first time it'll leave an impact so I think it was good that this time we tried something like this.
HAL: Generally speaking, visual kei has this impression of like, dark music, weird singing, syncopation, and so on. But that's not really the case, so we released this album with the concept that it's actually the most free genre. If you listen to it, it'll definitely overturn the image you'd have of it just by looking at the cover art and artist photos.
CHISA: Last Prize. Because the song lyrics have a feeling that I never want to forget.
SHOGO: There’s not really one single song, but rather the album as a whole has a special meaning.
RIKITO: I can confidently recommend each song on the album, so choosing just one is pretty difficult.
HAL: MAGURO KAITAI CHAINSAW was our first single, and I made it with the thought of wanting to convey ACME to the most amount of people possible. At that time, I didn’t expect that we’d be playing in America. Even from now on the possibilities are endless.
You recently had your West Coast Collision Tour in 4 different cities in the United States. How did it feel returning to America to perform?
CHISA: It was awesome! I really love performing in front of the American fans. Also, since there were new fans who could experience ACME's show in America this time I think it was a really meaningful tour.
SHOGO: It was great. Doing a show abroad is like living the dream and you can really do your ideal performance.
RIKITO: I thought that it was really great that the guests who came to this tour were also able to scream and enjoy themselves while they watched us the same as the last time we were here.
HAL: Since I couldn't really communicate with words, I expressed my feelings with music. In all the cities, it seemed like everyone was kind of shy in the beginning, but by the end I think all the members, audience, and staff were all able to get really excited and enjoy the show.
What was the most memorable experience from your West Coast Collision Tour?
CHISA: It was an American road trip, the sky was a different color than Japan and was beautiful. Watching the beautiful scenery while on this journey was fun.
SHOGO: I guess it was when our van got broken into, right? (laughs)
RIKITO: You know, it was the first time in my life to experience a break in so it really left an impression.
HAL: A lot happened, but I’ll never forget getting a huge fever in San Francisco. I was thinking “America is so cold, I’m really shaking” when I noticed that I was the only one shaking, then after that I felt so hot that I thought I would melt. There was a show the next day, so I was worried if I would be able to play properly but the fever went down overnight so I was able to perform well.
What were some of your favorite tracks to perform during this tour?
CHISA: FUHAI MIKAN, I was super excited when Lauren from RHD collaborated with us!
SHOGO: FUHAI MIKAN.
HAL: FUHAI MIKAN. The vocalist Lauren from RHD, the band we were touring with, performed with us and it really hyped up the show. I was able to play drums while thinking “ACME has already reached the world’s standards”.
What are a few differences you notice between your Japanese and American fans?
CHISA: I guess in the way they enjoy the show. I'm the same way, but in Japan there are a lot of shy people so we worry about things like shouting or the way we express ourselves during a show.
SHOGO: The passion. After the shows in America, the first time we did a show back in Japan it really reminded me of our origins.
RIKITO: American fans scream out loudly from the beginning to the very end and really give it their all with their whole body so that kind of thing feels more intense than the Japanese fans.
HAL: In the end, the excitement during the show is different. When American fans are having fun they use their whole bodies to express that feeling, but Japanese fans can't really openly express those feelings. I sometimes get told "I don't know if it's fun". It could be that Japanese people aren't good at expressing their emotions.
Do you have any plans of returning to the US and expanding to other states? East coast tour maybe?
CHISA: I love America, so if there are fans who are waiting for us we definitely want to do it!
SHOGO: If we can do it I want to do it. If we’re able to do it I’ll pray that our schedule isn’t so packed (laughs).
RIKITO: We don’t have another plan to tour yet, but if another offer comes I think we’ll definitely say OK.
HAL: There’s no plan yet, but I have hope. I want to go anywhere where there are people waiting for us.
What do you hope the future will be like for ACME?
CHISA: I want to share this feeling of passion with more and more people!
SHOGO: I hope that ACME can be popular all over the world.
RIKITO: I really think these four people have a lot of potential, so I want to get more people to know ACME's music and I want to connect with more people through ACME's music.
HAL: I want to share the world of ACME with more people so we can be able to do a world tour.
Do you have a special message for your fans?
CHISA: Thanks so much for always supporting us, I’ll fly on a plane to meet you again soon!
SHOGO: To everyone who makes ACME possible, I love you.
RIKITO: ACME is still evolving, so please keep following us and we'll work hard to keep doing even bigger things together with our fans.
HAL: Thank you for reading. From here on out we’ll keep taking you all to various worlds with our music. Please look forward to it!
Saturday, December 28, 2019
Could you please introduce yourselves to the readers of Summon the Roses?
We are Shuuen NO rasetsu.
Vo. SAI :This is vocal SAI at Shuuen NO Rasetsu
The most attractive thing is live. Please experience the overwhelming performance and sound.
Gt. Masuo: I'm Masuo playing guitar at Shuuen NO Rasetsu.
Gt. Chihiro: I'm Chihiro who is playing guitar at Shuuen NO Rasetsu
Your music concept are very unique. How would you describe your music to others?
Vo. SAI: It respects traditional visual music and combines modern music.
Gt.Masuo: Musical nature in which light and shadow intersect.
Gt.Chihiro: Vocal melody is a visual system of the 90s, and the music is making modern sounds.
How did you decide on your band name "Shuuen NO Rasetsu"? What is the meaning behind it?
Vo. SAI: The end means "end of life" and "the place of calm". Luo has the meaning of "a monster that cionfuses people"
Enchanting and fascinated people with the world view we create.
Make the place a cozy place. That's why the band was named "Shuuen NO Rasetsu"
Gt. Masuo: "Shuuen" was decided by me and "Rasetsu" was decided by SAI.
The meaning of "Shuuen" means "end of things" and "end of life".
I selected "Shuuen" with the feeling of giving my life to this band.
Gt. Chihiro: Emphasis on impact.
How did you meet and come together to form the band?
Vo.SAI: This is a gathering of friends for many years.
Gt. Masuo: Friends, including members and support members.
We are close friends even in private.
Gt. Chihiro: We formed together with good friends.
Your first PV titled "Yubikiri" will be released this upcoming January. What can you tell us about this music video?
Vo. SAI: We recorded it in a day. I think that I was able to get the most out of the world that I can present now. Please look by all means.
Gt. Masuo: Since this is our first PV, we emphasize the worldview expressed by "Shueen NO Rasetsu"
Gt. Chihiro: Because it was summer, the costumes were hot and difficult, but I was able to make it work.
What story or message are you delivering with "Yubikiri"?
Vo.SAI: I wrote various lyrics of love.
I think that it is possible to avoid straight expressions and to feel various stories depending on the person watching the lyrics.
Gt.Masuo: The song title "Yubikiri means "promise".
When people make promises, various stories are born. I am imagine the situation if you look at the PV you will feel a variety of personal feelings and I think that's fine because each person feels different.
What is the theme for the video? How did you decide on the outfits and aesthetic for the PV?
Vo.SAI: The video theme is "birth". Since we like this style we can only wear black costumes inheriting the visual traditions of Japan.
Gt. Masuo: Our style includes black clothes and fancy makeup and fancy hairstyles.
Are other projects are you currently working on?
Vo.SAI: Now I spend my days chasing after lyrics and practice.
Gt. Masuo: I am making a song now.
Gt. Chihiro: Currently, I am also in a band called Mob.
What motivates you to write music? Can you tell us about your song writing process?
Vo.SAI: I experienced it in reality and I express it as lyrics.
Gt.Masuo: I am not currently composing for this band but I will working on it soon. I'd like to do my song with this band soon.
Who are your biggest influences in music? What artists/bands would you like to collaborate with?
Vo.SAI: X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, Kurume, ROUAGE,PENICILLIN, Dir en grey.
Gt. Masuo: ZI:KILL, D'ERLANGER. These two bands had a great influence in my childhood. If you are a Vkei band in Europe and you don't know, I would love to hear from you. X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, Dir en grey and others also influenced me.
What are some of the greatest challenges you have faced as a musician in your life?
Vo.SAI: Level up expressing myself.
Gt.Masuo: I have an experience of deciding to quit music in the past. The decision to quit was the saddest decision of my music life, however while sharing private with this member I decided to play music again.
Gt. Chihiro: Now.
Do you have future plans of a World Tour? What bands would like to visit and perform?
Vo. SAI: America, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, France, there is no border.
Gt. Masuo: USA, FRANCE, ITALY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, AUSTRIA, RUSSIA, INDONESIA, and BRAZIL. I want to play in various countries. I would like to be on stage with bands influenced by Vkei in various countries.
Gt. Chihiro: I want to be all the fans that want to hear "Shueen NO Rasetsu"
Lastly, what message you have for your fans?
Vo. SAI: Change the world with your favorite music. Thanking you in advance.
Gt. Masuo: I am deeply grateful to the fans all over the world who have already support "Shuuen NO Rasetsu". We will always accept those who know me in this interview. Lets share our world together. and I always care about you to those who doing music activities influenced by Japanese VK around the world. Please do your best.
Gt. Chihiro: Please look forward to making a good sound source.
Official Website: Shuuen NO Rasetsu
Vo. SAI ~ Twitter
Gt. Masuo ~ Twitter
Gt. Chihiro ~ Twitter
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Please introduce yourselves to the readers of Summon the Roses.
Hello everyone! We are Rumbless.
Roku vocalist, Takaki playing guitar, Sin playing bass and Tva playing drums.
Can you tell us what inspired you to form Rumbless.? Did you know each other prior to forming the band?
Roku and Takaki knew each other through music. We were hoping to do something together someday. Later, Roku’s band broke up, then Takaki brought all of us to just “try something together”.
As we started making demos in studio, we became confident that the four of us can create something interesting. Ultimately, we decided to form Rumbless. together. As much as we have similar taste in music, we have become teammates that can trust each other.
How did you decide on the band name? What is the meaning behind it?
We combined “Rumble” and “bless” to symbolize our hope – to spread sound.
Each of us came up with words that represent our goal, and we crossed over those words and decided with Rumbless. in the end.
What motivated you to pursue music as a career?
We ourselves are excited for the music we will create in the future, and if that is something to your liking, then your response will be the source of our motivation.
What makes Rumbless. unique? What separates you from the rest?
Metalcore, electronica, emo, rock, pop, etc... the songs as a whole will adopt different genres, but for the melody, we want to maintain the unique, catchy, and melodious “J-pop” touch.
Also, we always try to create the sound that only four of us can create.
We can see from your music video nocturne a completely different approach then your previous video release "Catastrophe". Your costumes are more laid back and straightforward. There's a dark green aesthetic provided by the lighting in the video. Who came up with the theme for this video? Does the color green represent a deeper meaning?
As you rightly pointed out, “catastrophe.” and “nocturne.” pursued completely different approach. “catastrophe.” represents the world hidden inside our heart. In comparison, “nocturne.” symbolizes rawness and realism, also with the visuals.
Tokyo is a city that never sleeps. There are always lights even at night. Each of these lights are full of hopes. However, we see those lights regularly that we have probably become blind to our surroundings even without realizing.
We covered the beautiful city lights on purpose with such intent.
We chose green because it is the complementary color of red, which was featured in “catastrophe.”. Also, green contrasts the lifeless city. We tried other colors, but green seemed cool.
Why do you think fans from all over the world connect to Japanese music with such passion and devotion? What do you think helps overcome language as a barrier?
There is interesting culture in each country, and we appreciate that Japanese sensation is shared and sympathized with. We believe music is a universal language, and we hope our fans will continue to receive and share our music.
What artists/bands have inspired you to pursue music?
Each has a unique background, but the common thing is that it has a beautiful melody and a heavy sound. For example, DIR EN GREY, lynch., the GazettE.
You will be performing at Shinjuku Club Science on September 6. How are you preparing for this performance? Are you looking forward to performing in front of your fans?
Of course, we are looking forward to it! We want to release the excitement that we are building now.
What are your future plans with Rumbless.? What do you wish to accomplish together as a band?
We will release our 1st EP on September 6. We can’t share our schedules yet... but we want to bring excitement and “shock”!
What message do you want to give other musicians that are trying to make it in your music field?
We think Japanese “visual style” should be conserved as an important culture.
Even though there is some competition in the music scene, we are fellows from time to time, and we should all strive to send our culture into the world.
We want to know if touring overseas is something that you look forward to? Coming to America a possibility in your future plans?
Rumbless is very much interested in going abroad. Of course, the US, too. If given the opportunity and we are ready, we will definitely go to the US.
What message do you want to give to your fans?
Unlike before, no matter where in the world you are, we are getting “closer” than ever. (Just like you already know us.) We will be producing even better music, hoping we will get the chance to meet you.