Our first official confirmation for CORE IN CHINA had been Henan metalcore band WHY LAZY. And while submission is hereby closed as March 15th 2012 has been reached, Rock in China is currently evaluating all submitted songs and reaching out to the bands for interviews and further information. Here is the interview with Why Lazy:
Azchael: Hi folks, I would like to interview you.
WL: Great! Its our pleasure to have the interview with Rock In China.
Azchael: Can you please introduce yourself and the band?
WL: We formed in 2007 with Nu-metal style,and then transferred
to metalcore, post-hardcore. Anyway, u can still find nu-metal feeling in our music a little bit.
Azchael: What instruments are you using? What brand?
WL: In our opinion,the instrument is serving for musician.W e try to work out the best effect in the limited condition is always fun.
GUITAR1:LTD PD-1,distortion IBANEZ TK999,overdrive IBANEZ ts-9,delay biyang ad10,denoise BOSS NS-2
guitar2: cort m600,distortion Blackstar ht-5,overdrive MAXON OD808,delay MXR M169,denoise BOSS NS-2,reverberation EH Holy Grail Nano.
bass:fender 013 6760,preceding stage MXR m80,compress MXR M132
Azchael: How is the metal scene in Zhengzhou? What are the livehouses like? How many people come to the gigs there?
WL: It was amazing in pasting time.but most of nice bands have been dismissed.7 Live House is the most professional venue in henan,the number of the audience is still growing.because different style can attract different fans,so its diffcult to estimate it.
Azchael: With most of China’s metal acts located in Beijing, is it difficult for you to play your music in Zhengzhou?
WL: Frankly,everywhere is the same.But the attitude is most essential.making music at my hometown can make us feel more light from the pressure of economy,but the scene of it or the opportunity will worse than in beijing.
Azchael: You are going on tour this year through a number of China’s cities. What are your expectations?
WL: we hope to contribute something for this heavy music market,and try to let more people know the new school core music.let it into a good development is essential.To sum up,i hope every city can rock our hearts!
Azchael: What do you think are the influences for post hardcore in China? Which foreign bands impress you most?
WL:we just wanna release it ourselvs at first,but the boss of mort productions found us in douban.com,and then we sign the recording contract with them,and all u can know is the coming happened.
Azchael: How do you promote your music? Do you also do promotion overseas?
WL: we do the promotion by douban.com ,myspace.cn or something website else more often.but we still have no plan to promote overseas
Azchael: What is underground for you? Are you underground?
WL: underground is an attitude for us,in chinese rock music scene,the model of development has been changed a lot.to the major groups,we are still underground.
Azchael: What do you think of Rock in China?
WL:RIC is greatful to china,different rock bands can promote themselves to the people have no idea of chinese rock n’roll in such a medium.RIC is an useful promoter for china to the world.
Azchael: Thanks for the interview!
WL: Its our honor to accept the interview from you!thanks!