MetalTalk last saw Lovebites live on their 2019 tour with DragonForce, just before the release of Electric Pentagram. We spoke with drummer, and band co-founder Haruna, who said she was happy to talk with us again.
Lovebites return with their thunderous and impressive new five-track EP Glory, Glory, To The World, which will be released this Friday (28 May 2021) through JPU Records.
Many troubles have besieged the music industry since that time, and Lovebites have not been immune. When Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency hit, the band were in the middle of their Japan tour. “All of our performances scheduled for March were cancelled, so it was disappointing for everyone,” Haruna says.
Like most, she was compelled to stay at home. “I prepared an environment where I could play electronic drums without annoying the neighbours. I also have a hobby of making miniature food from clay, so I played the drums and made mini food during this time,” she says.
With no live shows, Haruna and the band “were interested in other ideas to communicate with fans such as distributing previous live shows online, digital autograph sessions, performances from our studio, and so on.”
Here is the live video to "Thunder Vengeance" taken from brand-new live Blu-ray/DVD 'Five Of A Kind - Live In Tokyo 2020', out July 22, 2020 in Japan!
LOVEBITES NEW LIVE BLU-RAY/DVD/2CD "FIVE OF A KIND - LIVE IN TOKYO 2020" July 22, 2020 ON SALE
Featuring the entire live show recorded at the Zepp DiverCity Tokyo, on Feb 21, 2020 - 19 songs - Over 100 minutes - Covered by 26 cameras - Live audio mixed by Mikko Karmila, mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios - Audio commentary by the band Plus over 20min behind the scenes “DOCUMENTARY: TODAY IS THE DAY” (Not including on CD)