2018-12-20 - Shortly after releasing the first single, 'Black Empire', from their completely re-recorded greatest hits album "Nucleus", Japan's leading traditional heavy metal band ANTHEM have unveiled their first album trailer. The trailer features singer Yukio Morikawa and bassist Naoto Shibata discussing more details about 'Black Empire', to give their fans an impression of what to expect on their upcoming album .
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/QoipBlkZsXU
Also, check out the first single, 'Black Empire', here: https://youtu.be/C96wh7l-2lw
Mixing and mastering of "Nucleus" was done by established producer and engineer Jens Bogren, known for his work with a multitude of big name artists. Jens' work is based on elaborate theories and an abundance of knowledge, which has helped guide the careers of many bands, ANTHEM's case is no exception. This album which features Jens' fat sound with rich low-end is more than up to par with the worldwide heavy metal standard.
A remarkable point worth noting about this release is that all of the songs except 'Venom Strike' were written after their reunion in 2001 – proving that ANTHEM have always has been a 'current band' that does not have to rely on their past.
This re-recorded greatest hits, which include a variety of their classics is a monumental work, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of ANTHEM and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.
The track list reads as follows:
01. Immortal Blind
02. Black Empire
06. Eternal Warrior
07. Ghost In The Flame
08. Venom Strike
10. Omega Man (Instrumental)
12. Echoes In The Dark
13. Unbroken Sign
Bonus Live CD:
01. Gypsy Ways (Win, Lose Or Draw)
02. Love In Vain
03. Bad Habits Die Hard
04. Legal Killing
05. Cryin' Heart
06. Silent Child
07. Midnight Sun
08. Shout It Out!
09. Final Risk
10. Night Stalker
Pre-order will start on January 18th.
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