French hardcore outfit Rise Of The Northstar has dropped their new video for “Rise [ライズ]”, taken from the forthcoming LP “Showdown” out on April 7 via Atomic Fire Records. You can watch it below.
The new clip by the French quintet was filmed in Tokyo, Japan, and directed by Takasuke Kato with vocalist Vithia in charge of art direction. The video, including the band’s immersive performance parts and candid footage, will take the viewers deeper into ROTN’s unique Japanese shonen manga universe to expand their cult.
Rise Of The Northstar said about the new single: “Probably the most interesting track of this album. Here the ROTN blend achieves a new stage in maturity. It’s emotional yet powerful. Elements that would bring a sporadic melodic depth to older fan favorites here lay the template for the song; while being rhythmed by a crushing bulldozer pattern“.
As previously mentioned, the brand-new music video for “Rise [ライズ]” was filmed in Japan, to launch just before the album releases as the band prepares for the upcoming big Impericon Festival show next week. Along many more live shows in Europe, Rise Of The Northstar brings their ferocious dense, and nuanced cuts like in “Showdown” and “Here Comes The Boom” to get every moshpit going with cathartic power. The band as a whole proves itself with the forthcoming album as a boundary-destroying force to be reckoned with.
“Showdown” is released through Atomic Fire as a limited Jewelcase CD in O-Card with a 24 pages booklet, a collector’s art flyer, and an ltd. Prism Northcard (Collectors Japanese Carddass), as exclusive limited vinyl editions 1LP in gatefold, with printed inner sleeves, including a giant poster, pressed to 180g clear vinyl for the“Ghost Edition” and to 180g white/red opaque marbled into the“Sakura Edition”. Additionally, you will find merchandise bundles with the CD, LP, and digital formats here.
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Catch Rise Of The Northstar live on festivals:
DE – APRIL 15 Oberhausen – IMPERICON Festival
FR – MAY 6 Nantes – Warm Up HELLFEST
BE – MAY 12 Durbuy – Durbuy Rock Fest
FR – MAY 13 Istres – Rock A L’usine
FR – MAY 14 Perpignan – El Médiator, Théâtre de l’Archipel
FR – JUNE 18 Clisson – HELLFEST
DE – JUNE 23 Gräfenhainichen – Full Force Festival
NL – JUNE 24 Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air
ES – JULY 1 Viverio – Resurrection Fest
BE – AUGUST 11 Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
FR – AUGUST 12 Cercoux – Festival 666
FR – AUGUST 19 Festival Cabaret Vert
FR – AUGUST 20 Carhaix – Motocultor Festival
You can pre-order “Showdown” here: