LOUDNESS will release their new album, "Rise To Glory", on January 26 via earMUSIC (world excluding Japan). The follow-up to 2014’s "The Sun Will Rise Again" is "packed with aggression, melody and positive vibes," according to a press release.
The song "I’m Still Alive", taken from "Rise To Glory", can be streamed below.
LOUDNESS vocalist Minoru Niihara says: "The album cheers you up, makes you feel fresh."
From the rock maelstrom of "Massive Tornado" to the young burning passion of "Soul On Fire", the life-glorifying "I’m Still Alive" and the declaration of metal warfare of "Rise To Glory", all the songs are fitting for the age of turmoil.
The guitar wizardry of Akira Takasaki, hailed around the world as one of the true guitar gods, is featured throughout the album. He says: "I played lots of guitars, more than any other albums this century. There was soul in the sounds." In addition to guitar solos on each song, there is amazing playing on the instrumental track, leaning towards the progressive side of the band.
Along with the hurtling speed tunes such as "Massive Tornado", "No Limit" and "Rise To Glory", the variety of songwriting takes the listener to an amazing journey. "Rain" has the melancholic mood, "Until I See The Light" focuses on the melodic side of the band, and "Let’s All Rock" has a heated call-and-response with the audience to recreate their live performance.
The European and U.S. version of "Rise To Glory" is accompanied by "Samsara Flight", a collection of 13 tracks of the band’s early classics re-recorded (originally released in Japan in 2016), including "Loudness" and "In The Mirror".
"Rise To Glory" track listing:
01. Soul On Fire 02. I’m Still Alive 03. Go For Broke 04. Until I See The Light 05. The Voice 06. Massive Tornado 07. Kama Sutra (instrumental) 08. No Limits 09. Bad Loser 10. Rise To Glory 11. Rain 12. Who And For Whom
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