Interview: Rozu

We recently had the opportunity to chat to a bunch of bands from the Rogue PR label. Our latest one was with Denver, Colorado-based metal band Rozu where we found out about the response to their singles, winter tours and Underoath influences.

Interview by Jane Howkins

How is 2019 treating you so far?
So far 2019 has been great to us. We have hit some milestones that we are really grateful for and have had a blast hitting the road and playing shows. Being our debut year, we couldn’t be happier with our results so far.

Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We have yes. We have released a couple of singles this year being Anchor and Divide and have been blown away from the response to those two. Anchor is part of a 3-song story so we cannot wait to release part 2 and 3 later this year.

Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
We are always in a constant state of writing, so we have a lot of newness coming through the pipeline. We recently finished up with the writing sessions of our album and have everything about 70% done with the final tracking. No plans on releasing this album right now but we do have a handful of singles left to release throughout the year.

Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
We have some tours line up in the winter, but we can’t talk too much on those right now. We are very excited to revisit some old cities and can’t wait to explore the new ones!

Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
I think collectively as a band the main influence for our musical background is Underoath and the 2007 post-hardcore era in general.

What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
This really awesome band Imminence has been in heavy rotation as of late. Their album Turn On The Lights is probably one of the best written albums in the past couple years.

Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
We are all about energy and honesty. Our music is direct and speaks our message of hope and finding yourself and the positivity as opposed to dwelling on the negatives. Our shows are just high energy from start to finish and we really make it a point to give everything we have every single set.

Any last words for the fans?
We want to thank everyone for the undying support of this project being only a year old. We have a lot of exciting things planned for the future and all you make it possible.