Help me fill this in please! Get these bands to Europe: coldrain, SiM, Crossfaith, ONE OK ROCK (hey, they’re doing it in the USA! *_*) and some other band, I don’t care which one. :3
Thank you so much!
They are going for the Dream! What a week! Amazing news!
See here: http://www.fuse.tv/2013/12/warped-roadies-s2-warped-tour-2014-bands-lineup?campaign=scl|fbk|wpc
Dates here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/bands/one-ok-rock
Ok… This is totally unconfirmed… But, just by accident, I saw that Ticketmaster has another ONE OK ROCK concert scheduled, excluding Rock on The Range…
It seems that a show in Toronto (Canada) might be announced soon…
But don’t get your hopes to high! This is UNCONFIRMED!
I decided to post this just to make the Canadian fans aware of this possibility. ^^
THIS IS SHOW IS NOW CONFIRMED AND A PHILADELPHIA DATE AS WELL! ^^
Hey, did you wake up today with your beliefs still in tact?
'Cause these are times when people can no longer even trust themselves.
The only thing they can do is let these words ring in their heads:
"Lie! You just have to lie to yourself."
They can’t even figure out
that that’s exactly what’s breaking them.
But I’m different - there’s no way in hell am I gonna forget.
What’s the meaning of living if I quit being myself!
So I’m gonna keep screaming and singing, shouting my damn lungs out
until my voice reaches you, until my throat is ripped to shreds!!
I dare you to try and stop me!
It doesn’t matter who’s depressed or upset or dead,
you continue to turn and spin without any sign of stopping.
Let’s just say I got really sick just to see your reaction…
Of course you wouldn’t give a shit! But neither does life,
and that’s how the rest of the world is lulled into false bliss!!
Just who the fuck is gonna put an end to this?!
Even if someone did, it’d only be the start of round two, right?!
I should wish for a better miracle now,
'cause I swear you're gonna need it someday!
You tell me over and over that it’s pointless,
but you need to forget about that
and focus on the things you need the most right now!
Am I wrong?! There’s still plenty of time left!!
Set your sights on what’s in front of you,
because there can only be one hero in this book—
this is the start of a story that’s yours and yours alone!!
Best translation ever! Thank you so much! If you think you know another really incorrect translation, please give it a shot ‘cause you’re awesome!!!
Taka x Simple Plan x Taka’s awesome personality, “Summer Paradise,” pt 3/…
Yellow=Pierre, Blue=Chuck, Green=All
This is my first time translating a ONE OK ROCK interview. I haven’t been translating a full interview/article for a while, and then I stumbled upon this interview and found it to be quite interesting. And I don’t think it’s been translated before? Correct me if I’m wrong and if somebody has actually done it. Second, I’m not an expert in Japanese, so do expect some mistakes along the way. I did my best and tried to insert some explanation on parts that I thought were a little hard to understand. Oh, and I’d appreciate it if you put a link to this translation or credit me in any ways at all if you decide to post / use this translation elsewhere.
Well then, without further ado, please enjoy. :)
Formed in 2005, this band whose sound is jam-packed with emo, rock, and metal elements and always give aggressive live performances, has just rocked two days sold-out lives at Yokohama Arena, titled [“Zankyou Reference” TOUR ~ YOKOHAMA ARENA SPECIAL FINAL ~] January this year! The LIVE DVD and Blu-ray compilation of these lives are going to be released in May 30th, and starting from the 23rd last week the older titles of their songs are distributed in iTunes. This time, we’re going to question the vocalist Taka and the guitarist Toru about the tour, thoughts about the live, including [Zankyou Reference], and their opinions about their past works.
— The LIVE DVD and Blu-ray of [“Zankyou Reference” TOUR in YOKOHAMA ARENA] that you performed this January at Yokohama Arena will be on sale in May 30th, but I’ve been given the chance to watch it. It was amazing!! You guys are so awesome!
Taka: Really? I’m glad.
Toru: Thank you very much.
Thank you so much! Old, but good! ^^
I was messing around with Audacity, looking for the best way to record my classical guitar… I tried to play Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer, like an acoustic version of it, and I thought it sounded cool, so I want to know what you think! This was recorded on one take, so forgive all my mistakes ^^’ and the sound quality.(still searching for the best sound with the hardware I have…)
Anyway, tell me what you think… Maybe I’ll do a proper cover in the future. ;)
ONE OK ROCK - SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2013
- Deeper Deeper
- Nothing Helps
- The Beginning
Credit to vinjic and sharing by One Ok Rock, Yes I am Page
coldrain had an interesting interview with a french media just before their show in Paris last week !
I translated the most interesting questions (omitted a few questions) that i thought you guys would like to read !
Sorry if there is any english mistakes !
What does inspires you to compose and wrote songs ?
Masato : For the writing, just life, but our inspiration is also mostly coming from movies and what we see on TV.
And for the music ?
[Masato turn his head to the members and repeat “Music, inspiration !”. Katsuma answers “Music ?… I don’t really know….” Then Y. K. C coughs loudly, follows an awkward silence. Masato burst into laugher and thank his members for the generous support saying “”OOKAY !”, making the journalst laugh and said “Thank you very much !”
I can hear bands like Thrice or Thursday in your music, who are your musical mentors ?
Masato : wow ! … hmmm, I’ve always been a big fan of nu-metal. I’ve also started to listen to different styles of music like rap and such, but i would say that my mentors are bands like Incubus … always with a lot of “screamers” … Bert [MCCracken] of The Used could be my first influence, or Chester [Bennington] of Linkin Park.
I mean, those guys can sing in two different ways with always so much emotions. Thrice is also a very cool band. What i mean is that we like to keep this ambiguity, we really want the public to be attracted and catched by our music, so we are getting inspired by many different bands.
What about you guys, who are your musical mentors ?
RxYxO : When i started to learn the bass, i was listening to bands like Deep Purple, I listened to metal and nu-metal bands only after some times.
No japanese bands ?
Katsuma : aaahh ! B’Z !! (laughs)
Masato : When it comes to japanese bands, we were more into pop music when we were young. I really loved Utada Hikaru for exemple.
Why did you chose to become singer or musicians ? [ all the members goes “ooohh….]
Masato : When I formed my first band, i only wanted to copy western bands, and because I was the only one speaking english, I became a singer. I am a shy person, but I love to be on stage and get all the attention…. I mean I like being in the central position (laugh)
What about you guys ?
Masato, about Katsuma : He was always playing drumming video games so one day I told him “Why don’t you start playing drums ?”
Katsuma, in a firm tone : And that’s it ! (everybody burst into laughing) [lol i can hear him says “それだけだ” haha]
Masato, you can go from your hardcore voice to your melodic voice very easily: do you have a special training for that ?
Masato : huumm … you just have to go slowly after the concerts… well, before the concerts too. I take care of my voice before going to sleep, drink A LOT of water. But, yeah, I sing everyday so it’s a kind of daily training in a way. Of course i have lost my voice plenty of times, I feel like I might going to lose it right now [personal note: eeh ? he sounded so good in Paris, i couldn’t tell at all he felt a bit sick O_O] - It is quite a dificult routine to keep but you’re getting used to it.
ONE OK ROCK came to Paris last year for two shows, they made a sold-out in 5 minutes, which is quite crazy because it never happened before ! Now that you are here, do you think that the time has come for the young japanese bands to break into the western market ?
Masato : I think many bands from our generation are ready to go out of Japan and make a career outside of Japan. This is mainly due to a music market where supply is far too important, it’s difficult for a band to succeed and find venues to play. So i think it’s part of why bands like One Ok Rock, CROSSFAITH or us, are starting to explore wider. And I think that you are going to see more and more japanese bands!
About CROSSFAITH,we had the chance to do an interview with the band. They are convinced that the future of metal is a combination of electonic and classical metal. We can hear some synth in your last album, do you think of going this way ?
Masato : There is some little of that but… I mean CROSSFAITH is probably using electronic music to set the mood during their concerts, to make dance the audience. Our way of using it is in a more atmospheric way. We don’t really care to use it or not to be honest, we’re not trying to become pioneer or anything. We just grew up with many different influences. For exemple, there are more and more electronic musics in movies soundtracks, so indirectly we want to try to add more sounds to our music. What we will do is all very distinct way to the path of Crossfaith, but i think it’s cool to add sounds like this.
Why did you chose to record your last album and EP in USA and not in Japan?
Masato : It was really dificult to even consider Japan because most of the albums we love have never been recorded there. To make the sound we wanted, after recording two albums in Japan, we needed to go to the USA. It was natural, we really had a specific idea of what we wished. To have a producer for the new album was really cool, we really grew up from that experience.
Do you think something is missing in Japan ?
Masato : More than missing something, it’s more like a difference of experience when it comes to heavy music. There are tons of heavy music made every year in United States, so i think it will change the japanese market if we proceed that way, we can bring back many informations that will make evolve things…. but I think it’s going to take time because there is not enough japanese bands who have this approach.
In the United States, you worked with David Bendeth, tell us how did you make it !!
Masato : We took all the CDs we love and saw his name in most of them, so we just contacted him. He’s working in New Jersey, it’s very cold during winter so many bands don’t want to go work in his studio during this season. Because he was free during that time, we made an offer, and he was very happy to work with us
Does working by his side had an influence in your music, like some kind of evolution ?
Masato : Yes, definitely. He though us how to pull out things we had in ourselves and he made our sound more simple and massive. He has a good vision of the global market, so it was really good to have our way of thinking that is very japanese combined together with his american vision. It was something new for us because it was our first time having someone in the group to discuss our choices. To be taking care by someone with this much experience, it was really huge… I mean he’s 55 or 58, my mother’s age, but his way of thinking about music is so modern, he has so much experience !!
Interview by Journal Du Japon
ONE OK ROCK- Liar in New York
Taka forgets the lyrics again XD… But paid off with an awesome scream!
Now, that’s the ONE OK ROCK I know! Good job NY for pumping them up! ;)