How much time does the band rehearse? Is REIGN a "full-time" job, and what are your other interests beside music?
We have 2 hours for the rehearse every Sunday. All of REIGN's members have full-time jobs. The drummer and me, we like football. Sometimes we go to see a football game of the J-league and we take delight in the next world cup.
You live in Osaka,a real big city I think. I have only less informations about the club-culture in Japan. Is it easy for you to play live? Are there places where people listen to Heavyrock in Osaka?
Melodic speed metal bands like Helloween, Stratovarius,etc. or Deep Purple are popular in Osaka.
What can people expect from a REIGN live-show? Is it very loud and hard or how do you perform?
Yes, of course! A powerful and active performance on stage is one of REIGN's characteristic. I like Raven and Anthrax very much, so please imagine their performances.
Are there any chances for you to make a small tour through Europe? Is it possible for the band to afford it?
I'm interested in a tour through Europe. If we are able to have a good chance, we want ti try it.For example,we can contact with some reveler from overseas.
I think Japan have a lot of interesting Heavybands to offer.Beside the well-known Church Of Misery and Eternal Elysium,there is Df, K.N.S.K., Ningen-Isu, Solar Anus, Corrupted etc. Have you played gigs with some of the bands?Are there any relations?
Last year, we played some gigs with Eternal Elysium.I am greatly influenced by Mr.Okazaki, the guitarist of EE and Df is our friend.
At least, one of my typical questions. What are the future plans? Maybe new REIGN-releases like a 7",etc.?
We have no plans for releases in the future, yet.The urgent problem is the search for a distributor or label and to play gigs in Japan.
Thanks a lot and good luck!
Thank you! Best regards.