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Ryujin premiere music video for “The Rainbow Song” ft. Matt Heafy

Author Flavia Andrade - 10.11.2023

Samurai metal outfit Ryujin have shared their new single “The Rainbow Song”. The group have Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy as their mentor, who produced the band’s upcoming self-titled album, out January 12 via Napalm Records. Heafy is also featured on the current single.

Vocalist/guitarist Ryoji Shinomoto said:

We are very proud of this song. The song is a fusion of Japanese 90s anime songs and power metal. We all absolutely love it! The video features nature footage of my hometown, Hokkaido, and Ainu tribal costumes, as I am very proud of the beautiful nature we have here. Matt arranged the lyrics, which were originally written about trout, and he also sings the chorus with me! Also, it’s the first song without growls and you can also hear my first high tone shout before my solo!

Heafy added:

Ryujin is a band who will take over the world. ‘The Rainbow Song‘ is a track that I believe will bridge the gap, taking a whole new slew of fans to become Ryujin-devotees. You’ll find yourself singing along by the first listen

You can watch the new video below: