‘In The Pit’ With LOUDNESS

Veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS are featured in “Metal Moment” podcast’s latest video series, “In The Pit With Loudness”. The 15-minute clip, which can be seen below, features footage of the band’s May 10, 2011 concert in Santa Clara, California as well as a short Japanese-language interview with guitarist Akira Takasaki.

A brand new song from LOUDNESS entitled “The Eternal Soldiers” serves as the opening theme to “Mazinkaiser SKL”, a Japanese OVA (original video animation) series and the 11th Mazinger series ever made based on Go Nagai‘s original works. The single, which features lyrics by Minoru Niihara and music by Akira Takasaki, was released in Japan on December 15, 2010. It is currently available for purchase at Amazon.co.jp.

“The Eternal Soldiers” single track listing:

01. The Eternal Soldiers
02. The Danger Zone
03. The Eternal Soldiers (instrumental)
04. The Danger Zone (instrumental)

LOUDNESS‘s latest album, “King Of Pain”, was released in Japan on May 19, 2010 via Tokuma Japan Communications. The CD includes a 32-page booklet, a LOUDNESS original pick, and application card (valid only in Japan).

LOUDNESS released a CD+DVD set entitled “Live Loudest At The Budokan ’91” on December 23, 2009 via Warner Music Japan. The album was recorded on May 31, 1991 in Tokyo, Japan and features Mike Vescera (OBSESSION, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) on vocals.