January 14th, 2014
Walking around the Sickmind!
After rehearsal went to the Sick MInd Store #biru #skulls #high voltage
#testing new hatebuckers #guitar #pickup
We’re ending the year with the pre-production of the new Hellsakura album! It’s a long time… since 2011!
It’s now more than time to overcome the chaos ,the revenge of the planet ,your pure mind , and the weak corpse…and maybe transform these in music..
Thanks for the support to Tumba Recs , Karasu Killer,Mass Prod and our partners Manic Panic and Sick Mind.
New songs and changes are always ready to Chaos in 2014!
Want to see a bit of Hell rehearsal?
Demon arigatou for visiting our web site!
We uploaded one new song #”Gory” on SOUND CLOUD with Guiller – “Nervo Chaos” guest on vocals!
The next #Hellsakura album will be released on 2014!
“Check out the interview to Swedish Musikk Blog of [Robex Lundgren]
What is the name of your band? #Hellsakura
What is alloy name “地獄桜 Hellsakura” For? It means the contrast, the contrast between hell & prosperity, life & death, hate & love.
What made you to be baptized to just “地獄桜 Hellsakura”? ”Jigoku Sakura”/Hellsakura - Just a word that could represent the different level of possession of Hellsakura members.
What started you in music? I blame Plasmatics, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Runaways. Since I started listening to these band I became very obsessed with the guitar.
What made you form the band? Because we are kamikaze and coz the music is always giving us the feeling of freedom. And we need it!
Where are all the members from? I am from Hellfukushima, Donida came out from the Darkside, Denis Okuma probably from the Beerland and Napalm yes he is still coming … from the Burned Forest!
What places will you be playing in? With Hellsakura many places in Brasil and some places in Japan and I want to go to Sweden ASAP!
Who plays what? Cherry guitar and vocals, Donida on guitar, Denis Okuma on drums and Napalm on bass.
How old are you?666 years old.
How do you get psyched up for a gig? That depends on where we are. Each one of us has a different way of getting psyched up before the gig but probably you can find two of us in the smoking area, the drummer you will find at the bar drinking and talking to girls and I will be freaking out in the venue “cage”, and for sure we will be really excited to do our best on the stage!
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We just wanted to make heavy songs with metal and punk influences, record good albums and go ….
Any albums or singles released? Yes Rob, Hellsakura has some albums that were released in JP, BR and FR as well.
If yes, what are they and what year were they released? 1998/”Kamisori & Hellsakura “Split CD(Karasu Killer)-1999/ “Sakura Fubuki” EP (Karasu Killer) – 2000″/Hellsakura “K7 (Malasya), 2011/”Blood To Water” CD (Tumba Recs),2013 / “Hellsakura & Darge Ep7′Vinyl(Karasu Killer).
Have you Any videos out? Yes
If yes, what songs are they and when we’re they released? We recently released our Video Clip “Death Row”. The shooting was a kind of minimalist horror movie. You can watch it on Hellsakura You tube channel: http://goo.gl/cwNEk6
How often do you rehearse? Normally once a week, but it depends on the moment that the band is at.
Where do you rehearse? We are endorsed by Produssom Studio, it’s a good place with different kinds of rooms and equipments but when we are composing new songs it’s better to rehearse at home amongst trees, spiders, lake, coffee and dogs.
What year was the band started? In 2007
Where have you played from then till now? Mostly in Brazil and Japan as well.
What songs are in your live set’s? I think that “Leave My Skull”, “Hate”, “Very Dark Sunday”, “Distorted Mirror”(that has Serpenth-Belphegor as a guest on the Cd Track) are some of the songs that always are on the set list.
Is it always the same set’s live? No, sometimes we need a change.
Where was your first gig? In a huge place in chaotic Sao Paulo with many metal bands and I remember that one of them was a band formed for a jam session with Andreas (Sepultura)! It was awesome!
Where was the latest gig? In small club called Astronete.
What has been the best/most promising gig so far? What has been the best/most promising gig so far? I remember the gig with Exumer. Yes, it was awesome see. We were very excited specially because it was the first gig with the new drummer..
Have you had any bigger tours from start till now? At moment we are working on the new Hellsakura album and then we’ll start working on the European tour.
How big crowds do you usually play for? Sometimes 6, sometimes 666.
What are the plans for the rest of the year? We need to finish the songs of the new Hellsakura album.
What genre do you feel you are? Motörhead feeling after watching some “gory movie”.
Why did you pick that particular style? We came from different cultures, our backbone is connected to metal, hard, punk and death music. This is Hellsakura.
What are your songs about? About Life & Death Machine.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Just our own songs so far. Actually I would like to play Venom, Motörhead, Judas Priest and Exploited just to name a few…but it’s like a nightmare that never ends for me.
who writes the music who writes lyrics? I start by recording some riffs at home and then we play together in the studio so some changes happen when rehearsing because of new ideas and opinions from the other Hellsakura guys of course. And finally some inspiration saved in my mind close the lyrics.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Denis Okuma the drummer for sure!
What’s good/bad with the band? When we are together it’s all good! When not it’s boring.
Do you have any webpages? http://www.hellsakura.com and we have apps on apple store and window store too
What are your sources of inspiration?Sharp guitars, voices from hell, fetishes, something that happens in this sick world or just a vision of a beautiful painting.