Interview With Vocalist Minoru Niihara from Japan’s #1 metal band LOUDNESS!


Metal Express Radio had a brief chat with vocalist Minoru Niihara from Loudness after their gig at Sweden Rock Festival 2016.

Learn about the band’s influences from when they started out in Japan, how Minory was forced to learn English to break outside Japan, how producer Max Norman worked to make the vocals sound right and about the 400(!) songs the band has written. Way too many according to Minoru Niihara.


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