18 Mar
Interview with KAIZEN


Welcome to the FILTHY DOGS OF METAL Webzine.

Tell us a few things about KAIZEN (Members, Starting Year etc).
We started in June 2019. We started off with our first lineup : Prithwhy (drums), Shamil (guitar), Adnan (vocals). After a couple of weeks we were joined by Jamil (bass). Our current lineup is Shochee (vocals), Mahir (drums), Shamil (guitar), Jamil (bass), Nabeel (guitar).

You have recently released your single ''Gravelord Arise''. What is the feedback from your audience as well as from the press?
Audience response was great! Everyone loved the new sound and thanks to our brother Abir Mahmood from Enmachined/Sonic Predator for the media support through New Noise Magazine!

Label or DIY and why?
Till now we are going DIY. We are focusing on creating our own songs for now. We will consider all options available to us in the future too.

Is there any funny or weird story from the recordings or from your live shows that you would like to share with us?
There are many! During the drum recording session of our first song "Warbred Mercenaries", our drummer and very good friend Nahin did the drum tracking within an hour at "Studio 100 Miles" which was very amazing to us at that time. Also, our new guitarist Nabeel got his stage announcement as, "Let's Summon Jesus, in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy spirit." For those people who know!

Do you prefer Vinyl, Tape, CD or Digital Format and why is that?
Till now we have released only on digital platforms. However, as our content grows, we will make releases in other formats as well.

Your music style is Heavy Metal. Which are your main influences (Favourite Artists / Bands etc.)
Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Dio, Queensrÿche, Death, Savatage. Also, Rockstrata, Cryptic Fate, Warfaze.

Which things do you think a band should sacrifice in order to succeed? Have you ever sacrificed anything in your life for a better future for your band?
We don't look at it like a sacrifice. We prioritize our individual and band practice sessions. Everything else follows organically.

Describe your ideal live show as a performance band. Have you already experienced that?
Yes we have. Bangladesh Thrashfest 2023 & Metal Revolution (Mymensigh tour) where the sound setup and the stage is good. Also,  there is a mass audience to whom you have to engage with through your music!

What attributes do you think that a new Heavy Metal Band should have in order to gain identity and be unique?
Consistent practice, teamwork spirit, make time for cover songs to learn new techniques, make even MORE time for writing new songs. 

Do you believe that Digital Platforms help the new Heavy Metal Bands? Which, do you think, is the ideal way for a band to promote its work?
It is easier to distribute music on the digital platforms when you are going DIY, and if you put effort and time then the platform does not matter when it comes to promoting. There is a huge number of heavy metal listeners still out there.

Do you see any differences between the Bangladeshi Metal Market & the EU Metal Market (Labels, Bands, Fans etc)?
There is no difference in the passion, enthusiasm and love for metal among the fans. The difference lies in the scope, financial prospect and number of metal-welcoming venues.

Tell us a few things about the New Underground Metal Scene in Bangladesh (Bands, Fanzines, Webzines, Metal Clubs etc.)
It is the best time to be doing music anywhere in the world! In our country there are a lot of good metal promoters and organizations and they are trying hard to keep the scene alive in their own way! Bangladesh Metal Alliance, Coup De Grace and many more! 

Do you know anything about the Hellenic Metal Scene?
We have listened to some metal bands from Greece. Rotting Christ would be one of our most-liked ones. 

The last 4 years, worldwide in the world, we have faced many dark, strange & new situations in our everyday life (covid, lock-down etc.) Did all of this affect you positively or negatively?
We did our best to continue our individual practice as much as possible. We also stayed connected virtually to come up with new songs. Our massive blow came to us when we lost our drummer Prithwhy who passed away due to COVID during that time. 

What are your future plans?
Plan is to stay METAL and stay HEAVY!

By Steve the Filthy Dog.






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