The word yakuza originally meant outcast or not belonging to society and it seemed appropriate for the music we were writing. Samsara is the cycle of birth, suffering, death and rebirth. It fits the history of the band and the material on the album. It's a universal term for something that we're all trapped in.
Songwriting for us is very organic, we never consciously do anything. We have lots of varied influences and things just naturally come out.
We tend to jam things out a bit, maybe find a central riff or theme then build on it. It can come from anyone in the group. Sometimes, someone comes in with a fairly structured idea. We don't work with a standard formula.
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