LOVEBITES, one of Japan's most important heavy metal bands, have today revealed plans to release new EP GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD on 10 March, 2021. (UPDATE: It has been announced that the EP will be released on CD, vinyl and as a CD+Tshirt bundle. Details can be found here.)
The four-track beacon of heavy metal hope was recorded under the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic. All four tracks will be exclusive to the EP and will not feature on or be rerecorded for future albums, like 2018 EP BATTLE AGAINST DAMNATION.
On creating the EP the band comments, "On one hand, working on this album during the spread of coronavirus has been mentally draining. On the other, the music created in such darkness has managed to become full of feelings of salvation and light. This body of work is full of a positive power unlike anything else in the history of LOVEBITES".
GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD follows critically acclaimed album ELECTRIC PENTAGRAM, which made its debut on Japan's Oricon Album chart at number nine. It also follows news that the band has sold out its 2021 national tour, and that new song 'Winds of Transylvania' will be the theme song to the anime VLADLOVE from visionary directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura (Ghost in the Shell, Urusei Yatsura).
Further details about the international release from JPU Records will be announced shortly.