Dio – Distraught Overlord comes back this year to perform during B7Klan’s 10th anniversary tour!
Asian Music Polska had a chance to ask them about their comeback and memories from Europe amongst others.
Dio – Distraught Overlord answered our questions in English.
AMP: Hello! First introduce yourselves, but please do so by describing each member in three words!
mikaru: I, AM, MIKARU
kei: Blond hair, Long hair, Tall
erina: Drunker, Gambler, Player
ivy: Boy, Crazy, Pasta
denka: Alien, Brutal, Chihuahua
AMP: We’re very happy to have Dio back! But are you back for good or is it only a one-time thing for this tour?
Dio: Actually this is just limited “Come back”. But if everything is possible, of course we’d like to come back again and again.
AMP: Do you plan to release any new songs?
Dio: We don’t know yet. But we are sure about Dio has better sense for composing new songs now. So, if we can…(!?)
AMP: Dio is back after 6 years! That’s quite a long time. What have the members been doing during that time?
AMP: You’ve been to Poland two times – what are your memories of that country?
Dio: Polish audiences are pretty awesome. We think they have huge passions for music. We can enjoy and feel their attitude well every time.
kei: Suddenly denka disappeared from the hotel where we stayed in midnight.
erina: In Paris I and denka had to escape against “Something”. Sorry, I can’t tell the reason.
ivy: I wore sunglasses just during stay in Europe.
denka: Some “Males” tried “A Proposal” to me.
AMP: What was your biggest culture shock when you first came to Europe or Poland in particular?
mikaru: I saw many flower girls in Europe. And I thought it is so romantic.
kei: Usually they hug each other. Because Japanese people never do that in first meeting situation.
erina: Car parking on the street. Each cars are too close, they are too freedom.
ivy: Audiences in EU took a lot of photos so freely during concert.
denka: A lot of fans already waited at the venue for our concert few days before.
AMP: What should the fans expect from this tour? Will you surprise them with anything?
Dio: Don’t forget please. This is not just “Come back”. Dio is becoming better ever still now! People will be able to feel it. So, Just follow us.
AMP: You’re performing during this tour together with Dirtrucks – what is your impression of them?
Dio: In fact we’ve never seen their performances on stage yet. Anyway they seems pretty cool style. Therefore we are really looking forward to have performances together on this tour.
AMP: You’ve just got back together as a band, but let’s reminescence a little about the very beginning! How did you get to know each other and how the band came into existence?
Dio: At first, mikaru met with ivy. They decided to make a great band, and tried to find band member. And after, they could find 2 guitarists whom named kei and erina. Few months later, finally denka joined the band. Then, this is the moment of birth of Dio in 2006!
AMP: If you could turn for one day into any different band member, who would it be and what would you do during that day?
mikaru: Frodo Baggins …Ahh no no, denka! (I want to destroy “The Ring” like him with Gandalf, The Hobbit, Elf, Dwarf, and human.)
kei: mikaru (I want to be a vampire like him, and I’d like to bite to people also.)
erina: kei (He is taller and taller than me. So, I want to enjoy different “Viewing”.)
ivy: kei (I want to try severity as working in public society.)
denka: ivy (If I can use a magic which he has, it will be more easy to go back to Mars.)
AMP: And if you could turn into any anime character, who would you choose and why?
mikaru: Son-Goku from 『Dragon Ball』 (Coz strong, Very strong, Well…Strong!)
kei: Sephiroth from 『FINAL FANTASY 7』 (He is pretty beautiful man for me. And I want to use his sword “MASAMUNE”!)
erina: Doraemon (I want to try mischief with a lot of fantastic items of Doraemon.)
ivy: Arakita Yasutomo from 『Yowamushi Pedal Go!!』 (I want to be the wolf like him who has thoughtful of friends.)
denka: Yuki Nagato from 『The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya』 (In the movie, she can control “Time” by supernatural power. I need that power in my life.)
AMP: What is your favourite song these days? What are you into recently?
mikaru: 『What’s New』 Helen Merrill
kei: 『NEL』 AVTechNO!
erina: …Maybe it’s unbelievable for you. But usually I never listen to music ♪
ivy: 『HERO』 JAMproject
AMP: Please leave a mesage for your Polish fans and Asian Music Polska!
mikaru: I wanna be deep inside you!
kei: When I had concert in Poland last time, it was really cold season. But audiences were so hot, and the venue was like acid deficient state. I want and expect that situation again!
erina: Dio comes back again! I can’t believe still now. And I’m so happy to come back to Europe again. Let’s join this Tour, and let’s make special memories with Dio!
ivy: Build up for stamina of yourself, and just you guys wait and see us!
denka: I will come back from “Galaxy” soon. I missed you guys and “Earth” so much. Then, are you ready to celebrate the reunion of Dio ? See you in Poland!
Dio – Distraught Overlord will perform in Wrocław on 14th April together with The Dirtrucks!
We’d like to thank the band and B7Klan for this interview.