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Tatsuo Mikami (Bass/Founder of Church of Misery) interview

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/05/2013 by Shattered Platter



1. How did the US tour go for you all? I saw the Los Angeles show and you guys killed it @ The Satellite. Were you able to link up with other bands along the way for some jam sessions on stage?

Yeah, our 1st US tour was really successful!!  There were so many audience came to our shows everywhere! We sold 970 T-shirts in 2 weeks! Thank you everyone! Jam session? Yes! We sometimes play Vitus song “War is our destiny” as encore.Troy from “Hail! Hornet” & Karl from “Gates of Slumber” joined to play many times. Its really fan!!

By the way, as I tell you that this US tour was 1st time to us. I’ve been got tons of mail from US since late 90’s. You enjoyed our show??? Of course we enjoyed & satisfied with Us fans. Its great times!!!


2. What’s in the mix for future Church of Misery projects/albums?

Yeah, we already preparing for upcoming new album! We will enter the studio for Demo recording day after tomorrow – its pre-production. I wrote 6 new songs. And at the end of this month, we will began to start to record new album. Title is not yet, but we have track list 

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5. ONE BLIND MICE ( Quartermass cover )




Lee from Rise Above says that it is going to out in May. After release of new album, we have a plan to tour Europe / Australia. and….hopefully in USA!


3. When I’ve talked to other people who are familiar with your music, they link you  to the serial killer aesthetic that is prevalent throughout your music. Just out of curiosity, how did the serial killer topics come to be a part of Church of Misery’s package?

First of all, I disgusted about typical lyrics by typical Stoner band’s – “smoke weed get high” or “trip to the unknown galaxy”. Its boring to me. In the beginning of Church, I’ve been reading & watching about “Serial killer”. Its really interested – process from normal guy to psychotic killers. Its very very interesting story. And I thought that these topic is very fit to our heavy & doomy music. That is the reason I choose this topic. And this combination is really strong & brutal. Its best for CoM.


4. I don’t hear of too many heavy acts to come out of Japan other than you guys and Boris. Can you please shine a light on what other acts you would recommend hearing that is coming from Asia Pacific?

First of all I must be say : There are No Doom scene, here in JAPAN. As you told me now, there are only 2 doom band – Church of Misery//Etrnal Elysium. No young band, only us. We sometimes play together but I don’t think it is going to make Doom scene. As for Church, we really disappointed with this situation and that is reason why we always tour overseas.BORIS?? They are just “sell-out” band.



5. What act would you love to share the stage with that you haven’t already?  

On US tour, we played with mighty “SAINT VITUS” 3 times and “Dave ” put on our shirts on stage! Its amazing. They are biggest influenced me how to play & make “Doom” music. But….share the stage with that you haven’t already?  BLACK SABBATH with original line up,ha!!


Greg Millan (Battery Man for The Generators/It’s Casual) talks top 10!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/02/2013 by Shattered Platter

Ok bro its tough to only have ten but here we go…..


1. Suicidal Tendencies……Suicidal Tendencies (Frontier)

This was my first peek at punk rock it changed my life!!!
Thanks to my older brother Art who was at The olympic Auditorium every other weekend in 83′. I was a lil too young to hit those early shows, but i got the music!!!


2. Little Richard…………….The Very Best of (?)

My favorite Vocalist of all time!!!!!
Not to mention Insane feel on the drums!! As well as being a MADMAN off stage, openly gay/Bi in the 50’s??? Wow that took balls!!!! Kudos to lil Richard!


3. The Who…………………..Live @ Leeds (MCA/Decca/Polydor)

A study in what playing LIVE is to me!!! When i play shows with
It’s Casual we actually have a Séance to channel Kieth Moon!!!!
And unlike houdini IT WORKS!!!!!


4. The Rolling Stones……..Exile on Main St. (Rolling Stones Records)

I can listen to this album for ever!!!!!!!


5. Missing Persons…………Spring Session M (Capitol)

I spent a couple years of my life learning this album “Note for note”
Yes i said it, “YEARS”!!!! LOL I was 15 but i did it!!!!
Still love it!


6. AC/DC……………………..Highway to Hell (Atlantic)

I have a Tattoo on my hand, It says WWBD.
What would Bon do?!!!!!!! THats how i live my life!!!!!
Malcome/Angus/phill/cliff =POWER!!!!!


7. Riot…………………………Fire Down Under (Elektra)

I was lucky enough to see the”Classic” RIOT line up at the troubadour. Me & My brother stole my pops truck to go to the see this show!!! He was awake when we got home. I had a prostitute with me. LOL!!! He hit me one time! Needless to say i never did that again!!


8. The Dwarves……………. Are Young and Good Looking (Epitaph)

Although my favorite Dwarves drummer Greg (Gregory Pecker) Seanz isn’t on this record it marked the transformation of this phenomenal band!!!! For sure one of my all time favorite live bands relentless!!!!!!!


9. Redd Kross……………….Nuerotica (Big Time Records)

In 1987 i thought playing the sunset strip was a great goal to have. So i started going to The Whiskey, Roxy etc….The first band i saw was REDD KROSS. I went home and realized the i sucked!!!! I practiced for another year or two before i played my first show, Via fake I.D.!!!!


10.Kiss…………………………ALIVE II (Casablanca)

Opening up Kiss ALIVE II Was CRAZY in 78′!!!!!! I was 9 years old
Between this album and Evel Knievel i knew i could do ANYTHING i wanted to do!!!!!!


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