ANTHEM – release a new trailer, discussing the album production and the recording process


Following the recent release of an epic live video for their classic ‘Bad Habits Die Hard’, Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal band ANTHEM have released their last trailer in which bassist Naoto Shibata and singer Yukio Morikawa discuss the production and recording of “Nucleus” giving their fans an insight on difficulties and details of the process.

Watch the new trailer here:

More about “Nucleus”:


Get the single digitally, here :


Get the single digitally, here:

‘Black Empire’ (OFFICIAL VIDEO):

Bad Habits Die Hard’ (LIVE VIDEO):

In case you missed the first trailers, you can watch them here:

Trailer #1 (‘Black Empire’):

Trailer #2 (Band introduction+history):

Trailer #3 (Concept+songs):

You can also pre-order ANTHEM’s completely re-recorded greatest hits album “Nucleus” now in the formats 2CD and 2LP, via the following link:

The track list reads as follows:

01. Immortal Bind

02. Black Empire

03. Overload

04. Stranger

05. Linkage

06. Eternal Warrior

07. Ghost In The Flame

08. Venom Strike

09. Awake

10. Omega Man (Instrumental)

11. Pain

12. Echoes In The Dark

13. Unbroken

SignBonus 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.

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