MAGFest 2018 was amazing! This year I had the honor of catching up with Rex, Chris, and Lauren from Random Battles and we sat down for an interview about their new album Rebort.
Random Battles has been one of my favorite bands since Dark World. I was really looking forward to getting to know what goes into the music and arrangements during the interview. The conversation ranged from how each member was introduced to music, getting started playing instruments and eventually we discuss the album Rebort and the video games that have influenced the new direction.
It was refreshing to hear that the VGM scene has evolved to the point where bands like Random Battles feel empowered now not to do straight covers since this song or that song hasn’t been done before, but musically there are so many other acts doing amazing work this pushes the bands and artists into new realms seeking relevance and finding their voice.
This evolution is what Rebort is all about. This band has reformed with weekly practices, a focus on trying new things to push the envelope of their boundaries and the audience’s expectations as well. As Rex stated in the interview, which I hope you listen to, they are really hoping the audience goes on this musical journey with the band. Random Battles may be testing their might and working to see where the music takes them, and I have no doubt that the audience will follow them in droves.