Vor seiner großen Rundreise durch Europa haben wir dem Supergitarristen HIZAKI – bekannt aus den Bands VERSAILLES und JUPITER – ein paar Fragen gestellt. HIZAKI wird neben seinem Konzert im Kölner MTC auch auf der diesjährigen DoKomi ein Gastspiel geben und auch während des Japantages an einer Tea-Party in der Düsseldorfer Bäckerei „Bakery My Heart“ teilnehmen.

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Ohanami: This your first solo tour in europe, what are your expectations regarding the past Versailles and Jupiter concerts?

HIZAKI: Hope, they will be beautiful lives!

Ohanami: Can you tell the difference between Versailles’ music and Jupiter’s music? Would you say there are big differences especially when it comes to the vocal parts?

HIZAKI: Sure there are big differences. Jupiter’s songs are more metal sound based and I think our songs now are full of varieties in terms of music genre.

Ohanami: In early march, KAMIJO rocked cologne with his solo project including musicians like MASASHI or MEKU from GALEYD. Who can we expect for the line up for your shows?

HIZAKI: There are no support members, I will be on my own on the stage.

Ohanami: How would you describe your kind of music in one sentence?

HIZAKI: LOVE and BEAUTY

Ohanami: Can you think of a band or an artist that inspired you with your work, and does this inspration display in your play style or music?

HIZAKI: Classical music have influenced me a lot.
The band influenced me to become a band man is X Japan.
But actually, every songs I’ve listened and fell inspiring my music.

Ohanami: When did you start learning to play the guitar and did you ever think of becoming a big deal in the Japanese music industry and oversea?

HIZAKI: I have started playing guitar since 12 years old.
And I have thought to become professional musician when I graduated High School at the age of 18.

Ohanami: How do you prepare for a tour except doing rehearsals? Like do you have any special rituals?

HIZAKI: Just before I leave Japan, I will go to a Japanese shrine (Jinjya) to pray the success of this EU Tour!

Ohanami: On your solo tour you are going to play Songs from e.g. Versailles or HIZAKI Grace Project. Are there specific Songs you are really looking forward to play?

HIZAKI: Race Wish

Ohanami: Which of your Songs do you think describes the music you play best?

HIZAKI: Church Candle

Ohanami: What does Visual Kei mean to you?

HIZAKI: It’s an Art.

Ohanami: Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions. Best wishes for the future, good luck and Rock on !

HIZAKI: Thank you! Let’s have great time in EU together!!

 

 

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