Ryujin Release Video For New Single 'The Rainbow Song' Featuring Trivium's Matthew K. Heafy
New Samurai Metal band Ryujin deftly deliver heavy metal and blazing guitar wizardry from Japan with their self-titled Napalm Records debut, 'Ryujin', set for release on January 12, 2024.
Blending both Japanese and English lyricism and featuring production and several guest features by Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium), the band's high speed riffs and breakneck guitar descents pair with traditional Japanese elements (including instrumentation on Shamisen, Dragon Flute, Erhu, and Taiko), delivering a sound influenced by everything from ancient orchestral Gagaku to even modern anime themes.
Following up first single,“Raijin & Fujin”, the band has just released another new track, entitled "The Rainbow Song". The melodic power metal track features an essential contribution from aforementioned album guest Matthew Kiichi Heafy. Check out the new song alongside its official music video below.
Ryujin mastermind Ryoji Shinomoto says about the new single,
"We are very proud of this song. The song is a fusion of Japanese '90s anime songs and power metal. We all absolutely love it! The video features nature footage of my hometown, Hokkaido, and Ainu tribal costumes, as I am very proud of the beautiful nature we have here. Matt arranged the lyrics, which were originally written about trout, and he also sings the chorus with me! Also, it's the first song without growls and you can also hear my first high tone shout before my solo!“
Matthew Kiichi Heafy adds,
"Ryujin is a band who will take over the world. 'The Rainbow Song' is a track that I believe will bridge the gap, taking a whole new slew of fans to become RYUJIN-devotees. You’ll find yourself singing along on the first listen!"