Photo Credit: Kitetsu Takamiya

Japanese heavy metal outfit LOVEBITES have announced their new EP GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD, set for release in the UK on 28th May 2021 via JPU Records. The EP, which was recorded during the Coronavirus pandemic, will be released on CD and also on vinyl for the first time.

Speaking about the EP, LOVEBITES say: “On one hand, working on this album during the spread of coronavirus has been mentally draining. On the other, the music created in such darkness has managed to become full of feelings of salvation and light. This body of work is full of a positive power unlike anything else in the history of LOVEBITES”.

Winds Of Transylvania, the band’s theme song for vampiric anime VLADLOVE (from directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura) will feature as a bonus track. Oshii comments: “When I happened to see a LOVEBITES music video, I could immediately see parallels between the five members and the main character of VLADLOVE. They are like a heretic of heavy metal, wearing bright white outfits while playing intense music, they are the perfect choice to take charge of a theme song to an anime not bound by convention or common sense. And above all, their name couldn’t be more fitting!”

Midori from LOVEBITES adds: “Although it’s the opening for the anime, real us appear in it, as well as some animated characters performing instead of us… doing as we do! We didn’t use motion capture actually, the production team filmed our performances and animated the characters to reflect our movements. We had no idea what it would look like at the time, but look what it has become! Our performances and instruments are reproduced accurately!! It’s so cool!!”

Check out the video for Winds Of Transylvania below:

GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD is available to pre-order from HERE.

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