French rockers Rise of the Northstar, Europe’s biggest crossover metallers, will be releasing their much-awaited follow-up album to 2014’s Welcame on October 19th via Nuclear Blast. The album is entitled ‘The Legacy of Shi’ and will be available as a CD digipack as well as in various colour vinyl. For collectors, the digipack will include 1 of 10,000 ‘Northcards’ featuring one of the band’s members. But, there’ll also be 10 ‘Shi Northcards’ and, if one is found, a reward will be made to whoever has it. Details of this will be released by the band shortly.
The album will feature Gojira’s Joe Duplantier, who said “I’m excited to contribute to this album, Rise of the Northstar is badass. Definitely a great experience for me.” The Legacy of Shi will contain 11 new pieces of music, plus also one additional bonus track entitled ‘Sayonara,’ but only in Japan or on the vinyl album. This follows on from the release of the single Here Comes the Boom, taken from the same album.
As well as releasing a new album, Rise of the Northstar have also announced they’ll be playing two co-headlining gigs in the UK with Dope D.O.D. They’ll be playing at the Sheffield Corporation on November 30th and London ULU on December 1st.
Rise of the Northstar has made a name for themselves with their intense and brutal ‘live’ performances and their ability to synthesize 90’s metal, rap, hardcore and Japanese culture into something fans want to hear, and they’ll be dealing out more lessons in the fury state of mind.