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The masters of ‘Samurai Metal’ are back with third album "Metsutan – Songs of the Void", set for release on May 20th through Redhouse FMP / Inverse Records. Today the Finnish melodic death metallers have released the first single, 'Strike', which is about "executing a flawless, godlike strike with a sword." 'Strike' is available now via Spotify, iTunes, etc. and a lyric video for the single can be seen below.
"Metsutan – Songs of the Void" is a complex masterpiece, addictive from the get-go. The band seamlessly fuse traditional Japanese instruments and atmospheres with Scandinavian melodic death making for a captivating listening experience throughout the album’s ten tracks.
Vocalist, guitarist and founding member of the band Jouni Valjakka talks on the lyrical themes explored on the album, “Similar to our last album "Shogunate Macabre" , we move across many themes. We have songs about warriors, spirits, Japanese mythology and more. With this album we touch on a more spiritual side with our thematics... Strong concepts about determination, life, retribution and values of one overall.”
The band teamed up once again with talented Japanese artist TOK who not only perfectly encapsulates the band’s visions she also acted as a mentor to ensure the band stays true to the core Japanese themes and concepts they explore on the album.
"Metsutan - Songs of the Void" will be released on 20th May 2016 through Redhouse FMP / Inverse Records.
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