INTERVIEW:. JUNICHI HAYAKAWA of japanese Thrash Metal band DEAFLOCK

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We have talked with JUNICHI HAYAKAWA of japanese Thrash Metal band DEAFLOCK. 
We'll post the answers as well as come to us;

1. Hi guys, tell us when you formed your group?
 Hi, DEAFLOCK was formed 2000 by JUNICHI HAYAKAWA(Guitar).  

2. What is the genre of your sound?
 We play THRASH METAL by our interpretation.

3. What is the source of inspiration for the lyrics? Who writes them? 
 The lyrics written as JUNICHI HAYAKAWA(Guitar) by KOICHIRO SUGIMOTO(Vocals).
The inspiration of the lyrics is often born from near life in usual times. I think that most of us and listeners often have anger in life than big anger for the world.


4. Do you think that English is the universal language now?
 I don't know why it is English, but think that it is so. It is a communication tool. But, the education in Japan isn't for communication. For a dropout of the education like us, English is not daily. When a commoner can communicate with other countries in English, somebody will be inconvenient.  

5. What are the reasons by which you decide to give your band the name "DEAFLOCK"?
 DEAFLOCK occurs from a differential lock. The meaning will climb the steep way surely slowly for a long time. Spelling is different,  because connected it musically

6. Your ALBUM "Courage to expose all" will be promoted in international media, what are your expectations?
 I believe that "Courage to expose all" is received by many listeners. As for us, both the song write and the sound make did best. Naturally there is the problem, too. Therefore the next album will become the better work.


7. How did you decide to sign the digital record deal with DeFox's INVINCIBLE RECORDS in Europe?
 It is a beginning that we sent a demo to them. The reason working with them is area of their business territory and enthusiasm for their work. They think about long-term work. 

8. To promote the record are you planning a live tour? 
 "Courage to expose all" has already released it with a CD from an USA label.
We do several shows in Japan from the summer to the autumn. A European tour is hit as half month in December. We cannot wait for pleasure of playing in Europe.

9. Have you played in some important festivals?
 Not yet. If offer to us, it is YES by an immediate answer. I make an effort so that such an offer comes.

10. I would like to have your own point of view about the poor sales of the CD's, it's caused by the internet? technological development? 
or it's changed the mentality of the fans? 
 It is a serious problem. Because myself listen to music in a CD and analog, there is not a reason not to buy a CD.
I think so... Listeners did not decrease only by music diversifying by the development of the technology. I keep it in mind to pursue the quality that a listener comes to want with any format. If an LP of AC/DC is sold how at a high price... I buy it most certainly. hahaha


11. You're certainly not a international mainstream band, how do you judge the underground music scene? 
 I think that neither mainstream nor underground matters. Underground scene has many splendid bands and is the same in Japan. It may be a problem that it is not recognized by many people, but it is a good part. I thnk that the important thing is musician and fans can enjoy it seriously.

12. Tell us a few funny anecdotes, in the past?
 OK, It is a anecdotes recording "Courage to expose all"... Because bass player had flown, I determination to play the bass and I bought a bass. But, Koichiro of the vocal was better at bass play than me of the guitarist. Therefore he decided to play a bass, but my pride was stained. Besides, the bass which I bought had bad sound and was not usable. Koichiro has an abnormal shout and is good bass player!! Check it at our show by all means!! 



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