Rozu, interview

From Denver, Colorado, the post-hardcore 4-piece Rozu (Japanese for Rose) is working to release their debut effort expected to release the latter half of 2018.
The band consisting of longtime artists Tim Graham on vocals, David Sundine on guitar, Brian Robertson on drums, and Henry Navarre on bass.
We begin to know them better…

Hi guys, welcome on Rockers And Other Animals, what do you say to introduce yourself to our readers?
What’s going on guys thanks for having us!

How was your passion for music born and how did you start playing together?
We were all kind of born with the music bug and knew from our teenage years that we wanted to play in bands. We all have played in our local scene for years now in different bands and I (Tim) kind of brought everyone together to see what exactly a group of like-minded individuals could do.


Rozu is a very intriguing name in Japanese, what does the choice of this language mean to you and why?
Basically, we just really wanted something unique and easy to remember. DJ and I were really thinking about names and compiling lists of stuff we thought was cool and he had Rozu on his. We asked around to some good friends on what they thought of it, picked it, and started developing this concept for the branding of this band.

You are working in composition for a new album, what can you anticipate about it?
We are writing an album right now, and really it is a very diverse piece of writing. We are not trying to necessarily stick to one sound so we can only hope there is something in there for everyone.

What is the most challenging part of writing the music?
I think the most challenging part of writing music is not getting in your own way. We don’t allow ourselves to obsess over small details when it comes to writing while utilizing pre-pro to its fullest and coming back to the songs time and time again to dissect and perfect.

Rozu, interview

Who handles the songwriting? Where does it come from?
We are collectively writing together along with our friend and producer (of these singles we’ve released) Tyler Ruehl. We have a really cool chemistry in this camp who are willing to try new things and push each other’s boundaries a bit.

Who handles the songwriting? Where does it come from?
We are collectively writing together along with our friend and producer (of these singles we’ve released) Tyler Ruehl. We have a really cool chemistry in this camp who are willing to try new things and push each other’s boundaries a bit.

Which kind of alchemy there’s between you as band?
To be honest we just all stay on the same page and now the goal and tasks on hand, we are just riding this wave of positivity, excitement, and drive that we currently have.

How’s the current American underground metal scene?
I feel like it is good for the most part. America is friggin huge so every city might not have an amazing scene but there are a lot of pretty damn great places to play and bands to play with.

If you’d describe your own style and involve new fans into your music, what do you’d say?
The best way to put this is we are essentially a post hardcore band that draws multiple influences. Our music is perfect for those times we are both pissed and wanted to get pumped up or those gloomy sad days.

Surely you come from previous musical experiences, what are the aftermaths that have remained part of you?
I think we’ve all just learned and experienced so much up to this point, so we are really homing in on the things we did well with our previous endeavors and steering clear of the poor decisions and small mistakes.

Thank you for your time and good luck for your career, is there anything you would like to add?
Thank you guys so much for having us and thank you to our fans for their already incredible support. We want you guys to know first that we have a new single coming out in January but, until then check our Faceless or Dissolve on any platform!

 

Valeria Campagnale