Friday, July 27, 2012

Japan's Metal Veterans Loudness Inexplicitly Release 26th Album

I don't know what is stranger, that I received this fairly unexcited press release or the fact that Loudness is still making music and set to release their 26th studio album. There is no word on if the chant "M Z A" has finally been translated so that English listeners can discover the significance of those three letters.

Hello Media,

International metal giants Loudness will release their new album EVE TO DAWN on August 14th via FrostByte Media.  EVE TO DAWN marks the legendary Japanese band's 26th studio album since their inception in 1981 (Loudness just celebrated their 30th anniversary last year).  EVE TO DAWN is a spectacularly heavy opus from the "beast from the east" and is Loudness' first North American release in years.

Known for their blistering technical ability, Loudness was formed in Japan in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and late drummer Munetaka Higuchi.  With four very successful and critically-acclaimed albums under their belt in their native Japan, Loudness became the first Japanese heavy metal band to sign to a major label in the United States.  With an astonishing 26 studio albums, numerous EPs, live albums and videos, Loudness show no signs of slowing down as the band continues to tour the world extensively in support of EVE TO DAWN.  To date, Loudness has sold upwards of one million albums worldwide.   Loudness is: Minoru Niihara (vocals), Akira Takasaki (guitars), Masayoshi Yamashita (bass guitar) and Masayuki Suzuki (drums).

Please consider EVE TO DAWN for feature and album review coverage; I can give you immediate access to the album.  Loudness is available for interviews, please let me know if you would like to set something up.  For more information, please visit:

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