Official Metal News

LOVEBITES, Metal, Vinyl -

LOVEBITES, one of the most important Japanese heavy metal bands, will release their thunderous new EP GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD in the UK on CD and vinyl from 28 May, 2021 from JPU Records. It will be an extended EP featuring the award-winning band's first theme song from anime as a bonus track. This will be the first time the LOVEBITES EP has been set to vinyl in the world. The new EP was released digitally worldwide today and entered metal charts around the world, including all 5 tracks taking the top 5 positions of iTunes Japan's Metal Song...

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J-rock, Metal, the GazettE, Visual Kei -

Japanese band the GazettE have revealed the trailer for new song 'BLINDING HOPE' and announced that a new album is on the way for 2021, marking their 19th anniversary. (EDIT: Updated to full video now) BLINDING HOPE is available to download and stream now, and the band's long awaited tenth album MASS will be released in May. the GazettE's entire major label catalogue has been released on CD from JPU Records and includes official English lyric translations and romaji. Two world tour documentaries have also been released with English subtitles. All albums, singles and EPs from this period are also...

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LOVEBITES, Metal -

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...

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Aldious, J-rock, Metal -

"As if regenerating the golden age of DragonForce and Blind Guardian… 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." – Alternative Press "These girls will rock your brains out. As metal as one can get in heels and pink bows" – Kotaku Japan's "groundbreaking" (Nylon) metal band Aldious continue their ten-year conquest with an international edition of Evoke II 2010-2020. JPU Records will unleash it from 29 January on CD and to download / stream. The special CD-edition includes two pages...

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Anime Music, LOVEBITES, Metal -

Japanese heavy metal band LOVEBITES have today revealed the first clip of their new song entitled 'Winds Of Transylvania', their first to feature in anime. The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards winning band will be in charge of the opening theme song for VLADLOVE, a new series from highly acclaimed, visionary directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura. VLADLOVE is an upcoming, original work from masterminds Mamori Oshii, the world-famous animation director behind Ghost in the Shell and Patlabor, and Junji Nishimura of Ranma 1/2 and You’re Under Arrest fame. The pair created a huge impression on Japanese pop culture when...

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