Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal band ANTHEM release their re-recorded greatest hits album “Nucleus” and to celebrate the occasion, they have also unveiled a new live video for ‘Gypsy Ways’ taken from their eponymous 1988 album of which a live version is available as bonus CD with “Nucleus”.
Watch the live video for ‘Gypsy Ways’, here: https://youtu.be/4bXKZyTDT4g
“The songs are fun to listen to and perfect for headbanging. Rich grooves and strong rhythms. All is refined by razorsharp guitar solos.”
„Melodic Metal with countless, highly enjoyable classic hardrock highlights – only a few bands have managed to balance past and the present as convincingly as them.”
METALMESSAGE (D), Markus Eck
You can now order ANTHEM‘s completely re-recorded greatest hits album “Nucleus” now in the formats 2CD and 2LP, via the following link: http://nblast.de/AnthemNucleus
More about “Nucleus”:
‘Black Empire’ (OFFICIAL TRACK-VIDEO): https://youtu.be/C96wh7l-2lw
Get the single digitally, here : http://nblast.de/AnthemBlackEmpire
‘Immortal Bind’ (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO): https://youtu.be/zoWlK9bthsE
Get the single digitally, here: http://nblast.de/AnthemImmortalBind
‘Black Empire’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO): https://youtu.be/AttcCxA7gZ8
In case you missed the album trailers, you can watch them here:
Trailer #1 (‘Black Empire‘): https://youtu.be/QoipBlkZsXU
Trailer #2 (Band introduction & history): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSGSfJK4mQ
Trailer #3 (concept & songs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh4zC2NCOYw
Trailer #4 (recording & production): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6Tz0PfWV1g
The track list reads as follows:
01. Immortal Bind
02. Black Empire
06. Eternal Warrior
07. Ghost In The Flame
08. Venom Strike
10. Omega Man (Instrumental)
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 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 established producer and engineer Jens Bogren, known for his work with a multitude of big name artists. Jens‘ work is based on elaborate theories and an abundance of knowledge, which has helped guide the careers of many bands, ANTHEM‘s case is no exception. This album which features Jens‘ fat sound with rich low-end is more than up to par with the worldwide heavy metal standard.
A remarkable point worth noting about this release is that all of the songs except ‘Venom Strike’ were written after their reunion in 2001 – proving that ANTHEM have always has been a ‘current band‘ that does not have to rely on their past.
This re-recorded greatest hits, which include a variety of their classics is a monumental effort, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of ANTHEM and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.