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“Third Strike” is a massive metal attack that will make you grit your teeth, taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Showdown,” released on April 7th via Atomic Fire. The single release comes along with an illustrated karaoke video.

“Shi is back. Indestructible and impalpable. The yokai persona weaves its web on this song and its presence grows exponentially until becoming omnipotent: “call me Armageddon, destroying all questions.”

“It’s inspired many of our peers before, but we had to make a song that would allow us to release all the rage and frustration accumulated over the last years. Third Strike was born.”  

“Showdown” will be released on April 7th through Atomic Fire as a limited Jewelcase CD in O-Card with a 24 pages booklet, a collector’s art flyer, and a ltd. Prism Northcard (Collectors Japanese Carddass), as well as in ltd. Vinyl editions 1LP in gatefold, with printed inner sleeves, including a giant poster, pressed to 180g clear vinyl for the “GHOST Edition” and to 180g white/red opaque marbled into the “SAKURA Edition.”

Expect insane grooves mixed with powerful riffs dressed by the now well-known flow of Vithia and sublimated by Eva-B’s epic solos. You will want to jump to the groove, headbang to the heaviness, mosh to the hardcore breakdowns, break your neck to the thrash riffing, sing along to the choruses and feel goosebumps to the beautifully written solos. All wrapped up in their unique Japanese shonen manga universe. If there were to be a band that stands out for its originality, universe, and music, these stage monsters undoubtedly are Rise Of The Northstar. “Showdown” is mixed by Johann Meyer (Gojira) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound Studio).

Catch RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR live on festivals:
DE – APRIL 15 Oberhausen – IMPERICON Festival
FR – MAY 6 Nantes – Warm Up HELLFEST
BE – MAY 12 Durbuy – Durbuy Rock Fest
FR – MAY 13 Istres – Rock A L’usine
FR – MAY 14 Perpignan – El Médiator, Théâtre de l’Archipel
FR – JUNE 18 Clisson – HELLFEST
DE – JUNE 23 Gräfenhainichen – Full Force Festival
NL – JUNE 24 Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air
ES – JULY 1 Viverio – Resurrection Fest
BE – AUGUST 11 Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
FR – AUGUST 12 Cercoux – Festival 666
FR – AUGUST 19 Festival Cabaret Vert
FR – AUGUST 20 Carhaix – Motocultor Festival

Photo: BERZERKER

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