Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal stalwarts ANTHEM are set to release their re-recorded greatest hits album, Nucleus, on March 29th via Nuclear Blast. In a trailer released today, vocalist Yukio Morikawa and bassist Naoto Shibata discuss the production and recording of Nucleus, giving their fans an insight into the difficulties of recording an old album in a new language.
Pre-order Nucleus here: nblast.de/AnthemNucleus
The band has 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 esteemed producer and engineer, Jens Bogren (OPETH, DIMMU BORGIR, SEPULTURA etc). All of the tracks on the album, except ‘Venom Strike’, were written after the band’s reunion in 2001 – proving that ANTHEM have always has been a ‘current band’ that does not have to rely on their past.