‘Samurai Metal’ Band Ryujin Debut “Raijin & Fujin” Video Featuring Trivium’s Matt Heafy


Japanese ‘samurai metal’ outfit Ryujin‘s self-titled debut album will be landing on January 12th via Napalm Records. Originally known as Gyze, the outfit have been taken under the wing of Trivium, etc. vocalist/guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy, who oversaw the production of the album and also guests throughout. Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, DevilDriver) took on the mixing/mastering duties.

‘RYUJIN’ Track List:

01 – “Hajimari
02 – “Gekokujo
03 – “Dragon, Fly Free
04 – “Raijin & Fujin
05 – “The Rainbow Song
06 – “Kunnecup
07 – “Scream Of The Dragon
08 – “Gekirin
09 – “Saigo No Hoshi
10 – “Ryujin
11 – “Guren No Yumiya
12 – “Saigo No Hoshi” (feat. Matthew K. Heafy) (Single Edit)

The song “Raijin & Fujin” has made its way to the internet today and is accompanied by a music video. Heafy also guests on this track. The band’s guitarist/vocalist, etc. Ryoji Shinomoto commented:

“This is the first album of the evolution from Gyze to RYUJIN! We want everyone to enjoy Samurai Metal from the Far East! Produced by Matthew, it opens new doors for us and we are honored to release it on the legendary Napalm Records!”

Heafy added:

Ryujin delivers music unlike anyone else on the planet. It was their original sound that initially grasped my attention and left me needing to have more and more of what they do. I am humbled and honored to have been able to contribute to this upcoming masterpiece… this opus!”

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