Re:NO, the charismatic, powerful and popular former vocalist of Japan’s pioneering all female metal band Aldious, has announced the international release of her debut solo album DREAMER. The physical edition will feature a total of 17 tracks, including two bonus tracks exclusive to this international edition, as well as a bonus booklet containing full English lyric translations and Romaji lyric transliterations for every track. DREAMER on CD will be released from Japanese music specialists JPU Records from 13 January 2023 and available digitally later this week.
DREAMER includes a variety of songs, from the kind of heavy metal anthems one would expect from the former vocalist of Aldious, to sweet and beautiful ballads. Debut solo single ‘You go your way’ is also included, which topped the ‘Rock’ chart of iTunes Japan upon release, as well as the singles ‘Get over it’, ‘Re:play’ and ‘Forget Me Not’. The CD also includes two bonus tracks, recorded live from Re:NO’s sold out shows earlier this year.
Re:NO was born in Tokyo and joined Aldious as vocalist in 2013 where she helped the band break into Japan’s official top ten album chart, leading the way for Japan’s all-female metal bands to follow. It lead to Alternative Press saying “The ‘girls metal band boom’ of the 2010s, which brought us the likes of BABYMETAL, owes its initial success in part to the pioneering talents of Aldious”. Re:NO started her solo career strong in 2022 with sold out solo shows followed by a chart topping single, and finished the year with the domestic release of her first album DREAMER. Now, 2023 looks set to take her career even further with the international release of DREAMER following lots of requests from fans around the world.