Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal stalwarts ANTHEM are set to release their re-recorded greatest hits album, Nucleus, on March 29th via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released today, vocalist Yukio Morikawa and bassist Naoto Shibata discuss the production and recording of Nucleus, giving their fans an insight into the difficulties of recording an old album in a new language. Find out more, here:
01. Immortal Blind 02. Black Empire 03. Overload 04. Stranger 05. Linkage 06. Eternal Warrior 07. Ghost In The Flame 08. Venom Strike 09. Awake 10. Omega Man (Instrumental) 11.Pain 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
The band has also announced their first ever European festival appearance. On April 26th-27th 2019, ANTHEM will play at the Keep It True festival in Germany.
Mixing and mastering of Nucleus was done by esteemed producer and engineer, Jens Bogren (OPETH, DIMMU BORGIR, SEPULTURA etc). All of the tracks on the album, except ‘Venom Strike’, were written after the band’s reunion in 2001 – proving that ANTHEM have always has been a ‘current band’ that does not have to rely on their past.