Japanese samurai metal band Ryujin‘s self-titled debut album will be released on January 12, via Napalm Records. Formerly known as Gyze, the band have support from Trivium vocalist/guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy, who was in charge of the production of the album and also guests on it. Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver) was responsible for the mixing/mastering of the effort.
The track “Raijin & Fujin” has just been released with a music video, featuring Heafy as a guest.
Guitarist/vocalist, Ryoji Shinomoto comments:
This is the first album of the evolution from Gyze to Ryujin! We want everyone to enjoy Samurai Metal from the Far East! Produced by Matthew, it opens new doors for us and we are honored to release it on the legendary Napalm Records!
Ryujin delivers music unlike anyone else on the planet. It was their original sound that initially grasped my attention and left me needing to have more and more of what they do. I am humbled and honored to have been able to contribute to this upcoming masterpiece… this opus!
You can check out the new video below: