Beginning of the End Interview- Metallion #60
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Another short interview by Masao-san, this time from Sendai-based Speed/Power metal types BotE:

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Beginning of the End

The speed metal sound is the fascination of the Sendai based hot property!

By MASAO FUJIKI/BURRN!

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(I. to r.) kaz<g>, natsu<b>, Nao<vo>, Yu-ya<g>

————When was the band formed?

Yu-ya: Kaz and I formed it in 2014. NAOMI <vo> left in June 2015 and Yuuto <ds> withdrew from January 2016 but we’d decided to offer one song to the ‘Metal Bless JAPAN "KEEP ON FIGHTING"’ charity album for the Great East Japan earthquake As we did that, we got support from Varioustorm's NAO <vo>, and she officially joined afterwards. In May of the same year, former JADE 's natsu <b> joined and we had the current line-up.

————What is the history of each member's musical activities?

Nao: From 2010 to 2013 I was working with Yu-ya in Melodic Speed Metal band SHINDEAR. Currently I’m also the leader of the Tokyo based Varioustorm.

Yu-ya: I began playing the guitar professionally in 2007 and had been working with SHINDEAR since 2010.

Kaz: Previously I was in a cover band. Currently I’m acting as the bassist of WILD FRONTIER, who are mainly working on original songs for the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Natsu: I was in an original hard rock band and did covers of various genres, and then joined this band.

————Which musicians influenced you?

Nao: For me, Mari Hamada and X-JAPAN… especially hide.

Yu-ya: Mine was almost entirely Mastermind. The rest is Yngwie Malmsteen.

Kaz: RACER X, MR.BIG, Seikima II.

Natsu: When I was a junior high school student I became fond of DELUHI and started to be interested in HM / HR, but now I am interested in a wide variety of genres. My favorite band right now is Ziyoou Vachi.

————What is the musical style of this band?

Yu-ya: We aim to pick take the best parts of Neoclassical, Melodic Speed and Melodic Power Metal.

————What kind of live shows will this band do?

Nao: They will be shows that add brilliant nuances to a diehard style.

Kaz: Also, emotional songs and high-speed twin lead guitars.

Yu-ya: And the expressive power of NAO's vocals?

Nao: I think that you can sense the world view of songs if you also pay attention to the individual emotional sounds and song expressions that you release.

————Finally, let’s have a message for metal and rock fans reading this.

Azuru: Nao: Our 1st Album "Warrior's Story" is released on December 15 is an album focusing on songs that make each different warrior/protagonist the hero. The souls of the members has been poured into the work, so by all means please listen to it! ■■
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Hey, really solid claimed influences for once. The bands over there seem to usually say they're influenced by way worse acts than that. Tongue
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Maybe that's the problem with the band? Tongue I found their debut to be pretty... meh. I like Varioustorm a lot more. They could improve though...

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(06-09-2018, 10:02 PM)TadakatsuH0nda Wrote: Hey, really solid claimed influences for once. The bands over there seem to usually say they're influenced by way worse acts than that. Tongue

Somebody mentioned Deluhi? Wink

(06-09-2018, 10:08 PM)Perdition Wrote: Maybe that's the problem with the band? Tongue I found their debut to be pretty... meh. I like Varioustorm a lot more. They could improve though....

I actually liked the music. The vocals...not so much.
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