The Japanese metal scene seems to be thriving in recent years with bands from the country
gaining a lot more exposure in Europe and the US for example. How does the Japanese metal scene
compare to that of Europe?
Yusuke: It’s a difficult question. We don’t know the current domestic scene so much. But a few bands have
their original sounds. We’re proud of being a part of the Japanese metal scene.
The market for extreme metal has always been niche to say the least, it’s a underground style of
music. What challenges do you face when trying to build a name and reputation?
Yusuke: To be honest, we’re not interested in building a name and reputation. We’ve been creating what we
like and will keep that in the future too.
The band has been active since 1992 and since then, extreme music has evolved into what it is
now – do you think the death metal scene today is in a good shape?
Yusuke: There must be many sub-genre in even death metal . That means we have many choices. That’s not
Especially in Florida and the US, death metal thrived throughout the 1980s and 1990s – how
does the scene today compare to back then?
Yusuke: We definitely miss the good old days back then but we also shouldn’t try to be a copycat, however we are still loving
and paying respect to their music style.
Towards Inevitable Ruin set for release on July 8th what are your touring plans for the rest of
Yusuke: We are just about to start our tour for Japan and Korea tonight. It’s only five shows though. Some European dates will be
To close, we will offer you the floor. Do you have anything to say to the readers of Distorted
Yusuke: If you liked our music sample on the internet, please don’t hesitate to purchase our album. Thanks
for reading the interview. Hopefully see you at the show!
Towards Inevitable Ruin is out now via Season of Mist.
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