Japanese heavy metal band LOVEBITES will follow up their debut album Awakening From Abyss with new mini-album Battle Against Damnation, available in Europe and North America on June 8 rom JPU Records.
Lead track “The Crusade” sees LOVEBITES – who are nominated “Best New Band” in Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards 2018 – pay their respects to British heavy metal. Watch the video here.
Battle Against Damnation
1. The Crusade
2. Break The Wall
3. Above The Black Sea
4. Under The Red Sky
Bass-player miho and vocalist asami comment on the themes and title of the mini-album:
“Humanity is faced with battles on a daily basis. Each person has their own fight, whether it’s illness, time, solitude, war or something else they have to face.” (miho)
“However, we consider that humanity’s most serious adversary is its own destiny. Sometimes it’s essential to defy the fate bestowed from the heavens. Battle Against Damnation depicts such a fight.” (asami).
LOVEBITES will appear at two of Europe’s biggest metal festivals this summer, appearing at Wacken Open Air on August 4 (with HELLOWEEN, ARCH ENEMY, and DIMMU BORGIR) and Bloodstock Open Air on August 10 (alongside JUDAS PRIEST, EMPEROR, and KAMELOT). The band will also tour Japan with ANTHEM as part of the Headstrong Festival 2018.
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