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Ryujin premiere music video for “Saigo No Hoshi”

Author Flavia Andrade - 11.1.2024

Samurai metal band Ryujin will release their new self-titled album on Friday, January 12. In antecipation, the band premiere their track “Saigo No Hoshi“, which features backing vocals by Matthew Kiichi Heafy and cello expressions by Mukai Wataru of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Formed in 2011 as Gyze, the band delivers an interesting mix of Japanese and English lyricism, featuring production and guest appearances by Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium).

Frontman Ryoji Shinomoto said:

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!

You can check out the new video below: