DAATH Drummer Issues Japanese Road Report

Atlanta-based extreme metal outfit DAATH recently headed to Japan for a few dates with ZYKLON and DYING FETUS. Bringing some darkness to Japanese audiences, DAATH delivered a variety of compositions from their latest Roadrunner release, "The Hinderers". The following report is courtesy of DAATH drummer Kevin Talley:

"Hell, fuck, yeah Japan was bad-ass. After the first show in Osaka we all stayed up 'till 6 in the morning parting at the infamous 'Rock Rock' bar and then back to hotel where we continued to be raging assholes... I am sure you expect nothing less. And then a few hours later I woke up to Eyal yelling at me to wake the fuck up... this is a 'typical Talley' move... sleeping in 'till the last minute. When we finally made it to the bullet train, I was hoping it would de-rail because it felt like my skin it was imploding into my body. Unfortunately we lived — 200 mph with a raging hangover — it was fucking brutal.

"In Nagoya, the second show, my elbow was really hurting from when I pulled a muscle during rehearsals. The problem was that I didn't stretch before rehearsal like I should and fucked it up. So my right elbow was killing me but I still played OK... well, you know... perfect as usual. So that was an OK show.

"After the show in Nagoya I was in the hotel lobby waiting to see if we were gonna go out and while waiting I just passed out from lack of sleep. I awoke to 2 Japanese fans that decided to just sit there staring at me in my sleep. So when awoke, they were just right in front of my face. They were really nice but it was kind of creepy in a way. Then I just told them that I had to go to bed and scurried to my room.

"So after getting plenty of sleep, Emil, Jeremy, and myself decided to walk around the city a bit before check out time at the hotel. That was fun hanging with the bros and when check out arrived, it was Eyal who overslept because he ended up partyin' with the ZYKLON guys — who are fucking awesome, by the way. Eyal was in really bad shape which was great to see.

"Back on the bullet train and off to Tokyo where we had a day off. We went to the Roadrunner office to meet everyone and do some press/interviews. It was an awesome time and then we just walked around the city and went shopping.

"Finally our last show was Tokyo and it was amazing. Then we did a signing after and I accidentally got a little tipsy. Yes, I accidentally poured a bunch of shots into my belly. So at the signing I remembered that a Japanese person knew Spanish the day before. So I thought I would speak to fans in Spanish at the signings since they don't speak English. Well not many of them speak Spanish either! So Emil kinda got on me for speaking Spanish but we quickly made up. Hey, what are you gonna do, ya know?

"And then there was the long good bye to the Roadrunner guys and Extreme The Dojo for showing such great hospitality... and then a shitty ride home... long long long. And not long in a van, long on a plane which is much worse. But now we're back and stoked to start the DARK FUNERAL tour on October 10th!!!"

In July DAATH released an exclusive remix of "Dead on the Dance Floor", a track from their debut Roadrunner release, "The Hinderers", via digital EP. The song was remixed by Danny Lohner, former of NINE INCH NAILS and A PERFECT CIRCLE.


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