Showcase: Akarusa Yami
Published on February 1st, 2013 | Jonny Abrams
Nottinghamshire metallers Akarusa Yami release their second EP Trace Element Rebirth on 1st April, so Rocksucker fired them over some questions in order to find out a little bit more about how they operate…
How would you describe your music, if pushed?
Tom Brumpton (Vocals) – Industrial music with shades of extreme and progressive metal.
Where are you based, and what do you use to record with?
Tom B – Nottinghamshire. We’re lucky as our guitarist Damian and keyboard player Lee are experienced producers. The program they use to record is Logic.
Are you signed to a label? If so, how did you come to their attention?
Tom B – As of yet no, we’re hoping to go into negotiations with a few in the near future.
Is there a full album in the works? If so, what can you tell us about it? (Feel free to be as abstract as you like…)
Tom B – We’re on EP number 2 which is out on April 1st worldwide. Its called Trace Element Rebirth. We are talking about the full length. Provisionally it’ll be out in late 2014. It’s a concept record about a soldier who gets shot during a mission and falls into a coma. The album follows him in a surreal dystopia attempting to find a way to resurface and wake up.
Tom Clarke (Guitars) – Musically it’ll probably end up being a lot more progressive than the current and last release but we have no plans to restrict what we write. We’re starting the writing process for the album now but won’t be ready to record until the end of the year/early 2014, as we’re mainly focusing the run of the current EP.
Where can we hear your music online?
Tom B – We’re on facebook – facebook.com/akarusayami
Tom C – We’re on the following links if you have any personal preference of site:
We’re also in the process of building our official site as well, which will be online in the near future.
Which have been your most exciting gigs and/or overall moments so far?
Tom B – Gig would have to be Bloodstock in 2011. That was amazing. Overall moment would be getting invited to do an interview on national radio in Norway. They usually have artists like Biffy Clyro, so we were very honoured.
Tom C – For me, also playing with Textures, Aliases and The Ocean and travelling to places like Ireland and Norway for press trips were awesome experiences.
Got any more coming up? (Gigs, that is…)
Tom B – Three currently, two in Nottingham and a third in Manchester.
Tom C – We’re looking to book a lot more shows and tour soon around the UK and Europe.
Are there any obscure and/or up-and-coming acts that you’d like to recommend or give a shout-out to?
Tom B – Talanas, amazing progressive metal band from London. Shadowside from Brazil. Coilguns from Switzerland and Process from Denmark. All amazing bands.
Tom C – Kataleptic from Birmingham are ones to watch, as are Chimp Spanner and Sacrilegious Throne.
Finally, if you were forced to spend the rest of your days in solitary confinement, but were allowed to bring the entire works of five different artists along to tide you over, whose would you choose?
Tom B – Einaudi, Woods Of Ypres, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Anaal Nathrakh.
Tom C – Difficult question! Probably, Nicolo’ Paganini, Morbid Angel, Fear Factory, Jimi Hendrix and Sybreed.
Akarusa Yami, thank you.