5 Cellars Below reorganizes as Rei-Gurren
By Shondiin Silversmith
When 5 Cellars Below disbanded after working together since 2004, the remaining members wanted to keep going, and that's how Rei-Gurren—the names of two of their favorite animated characters—was born.
"What makes us different is we put a lot more effort into our writing," said front man Raemus Catron, 25. "Basically we matured in our instruments."
The Window Rock-based, self-proclaimed "anime-core" band lashes out their sound with a faster tempo, a lot more melody, and longer solos.
Rei-Gurren band members said the songs they are creating now are more energetic, and more fun to play, because they create music based around the things they enjoy the most: anime, video games, and Japanese bands.
Below: "Rei Gurren band members, from left to right, include Jeffery Curley (drummer), Reamus Catron (front man) and Reuben Begay (basset) are happy to get back in the music scene as a new band with a new sound." (Donovan Quintero)