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Ryujin deliver music video for newly debuted single "Saigo No Hoshi"

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This Friday, January 12, Samurai Metal band Ryujin will finally reveal their anticipated new self-titled album! Formed in 2011 as Gyze, the band delivers heavy metal and blazing guitar wizardry from Japan, blending both Japanese and English lyricism and featuring production and several guest features by Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium).

Today, the band provides fans with a final early taste of the album with their very first ballad, entitled "Saigo No Hoshi". The massive track features backing vocals by Matthew Kiichi Heafy and cello expressions by Mukai Wataru of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, and excels with an emotive chorus, a rock-opera-worthy guitar solo and traditional instrumentation.

Frontman Ryoji Shinomoto shared the following:

This is our first ballad, so it's very special for us. This song is about a samurai who was about to die after the war, thinking about his family and praying for peace. A lot of very sad wars are currently happening on the planet too, families are being separated, and so on. I put that feeling into it. Also, I am inviting everybody to enjoy Mr. Mukai's outstanding cello performance. The album also includes a version sung by Matthew in English, so I am curious which version people are gonna like more!

 


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