The trio's proposal is to reinvent the scene mixing a lot of weight, low tunings and a pinch of Asian culture and futurism
Formed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Unholy Harakiri features the mix between members of two underground metal bands in Brazil, Yukio Hara and Raphael Gonçalves (Ex-Colwire) and Maikon Campioni (Athimia). The band's proposal is to reinvent the metal scene mixing a lot of weight, low tunings and a pinch of Asian culture, futuristic themes and cyberpunk.
In December 2020, the first single "Rakuin" is released by the Coffin Joe Records label, which features the opening track "Stigma (Rakuin)" and "Bloody Path" accompanying an Anime Music Video with scenes from the anime Berserk (Kentaro Miura) 1997, illustrating the song's theme.
With this debut, the band guaranteed good numbers in their media and streaming profiles, and is now preparing for the release of a series of singles, clips and a full album during the second half, until the end of 2022, to then start their launch tour. .
The latest single "Kintsugi" and its video were released at the end of April by the label "Coffin Joe Records" which will now also bring the next single, "Penumbra". The song "Penumbra" is one of the darkest tracks on the full album to be released, and the band's densest so far. The aesthetic continues to be inspired by Japanese art, but now with a greater sampling of the bleak perspective, dealing with an inner vision of a soul in decay, subjugated to an infinite horror amid the twilight of its agonized oblivion.
This is a new interview with the Deathcore band Unholy Harakiri from Brazil. Check out the interview.
Where did you get the idea for the band name, you plan it or came out just like that?
We were looking for band names starting with the letter U and we could only remember U2 (rsrs). We wanted a band name formed by two titles so we decided to begin it with Unholy, then the Harakiri was an easy choice due the difficult times we were all living as band members, friends and humans in the year 2020 which brought us all that gloomy mood.
Why did you want to play this genre?
When you hear extreme metal music you don't feel alone, you always know there is someone just like you somewhere else living the same struggles and difficulties and you can relate to them, so we wanted to make part of it. This is the best way to de-stress
Did you know each other before the band was formed?
Yes, we did. We'd play together for many years in festivals as different bands. For that reason, we got ourselves closer to each other and couldn't help it to start a new band together
Each band member's favorite band?
We all hear a lot of different bands and genres, but nowadays Yukio's favorite band is The Black Dahlia Murder, Maikon is hearing a lot of Signs of the Swarm lately and Raphael is into a lot of Deftones
Who or what inspires you to write songs?
Seinen anime, Japanese culture, dystopian futurism like cyberpunk, and world despair are what inspires us the most.
Where was your last gig?
We are getting ready to perform as we are still releasing our first full album. From the formation of the band until now, we are preparing the band and rehearsing our asses off to make the best live presentation possible
Where would you like to act?
We would love to play even a small gig, as long as with people who appreciate our message and energy, despite where it would be. We believe that it is more fulfilling than just throw here a lot of big metal festival names like Wacken, Bloodstock, Hellfest, Pinkpop, etc
Whom would you like to feature with and whom not?
We would appreciate making part of the history of almost all artists of the world's modern metal scene, except for lame bands that are raising fascism and oppression flags in their music and life examples.
Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?
Yes, we had. In the begging, all of us can feel a little scared and anxious but the best we can do in this situation, is what do every time something like fear get in our way, that is remember all the things that brought us here and how much you want to do this and how gratifying it is when you up there doing the best you can and delivering all you got to the crowd before you.
What bands have inspired you the most?
Lately Brand of Sacrifice, Dropout Kings, AlphaWolf, Soulfly, and Maximum the Hormon
Something to add?
Embrace all the world heterogeneity and diverseness and take care of your and all your beloved's mental health.