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Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have announced their ‘Into The Dark Forever’ tour, taking place in September and October this year. The tour sees them travel across Europe before finishing the tour with four dates in the UK, their first since 2019.

The tour will follow the release of their upcoming debut international album release Bloody Bride, out May 7th via Setsuzoku Records. Pre order the album here.

The tour announcement follows the release of the album’s fiery title track and ‘Daybreak’, both of which act as an insatiably catchy introduction to their upcoming international debut album Bloody Bride. You can watch the band perform ‘Daybreak’ in the official music video here. And all pre-orders of the album come with instant downloads of both tracks – ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Bloody Bride’.

Formed in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012, BRIDEAR are one of Japan’s premier heavy metal bands and are setting their sights on the global stage. With diverse influences from German metal legends Helloween to British prog-pop pioneers Muse, the all-female quintet combine elements of power metal, progressive rock, and the melodic hooks of J-Pop to create a sound unlike any of their rivals from the Land of the Rising Sun.

BRIDEAR released their first EP Overturn the Doom in 2012, and followed up with their hit single ‘Light in the Dark’. They have been performing across Japan ever since where they have developed a dedicated following. International audiences soon discovered the video online creating a massive buzz and ever-expanding global hard rock/metal audience.

Following the 2016 release of their first full-length Japanese album BARYTE, the group continued to perform across their home country gaining a reputation for excellent musicianship and engaging live performances. In 2017, BRIDEAR performed in Europe for the first time and appeared at major conventions such as Mondocon in Budapest, Hungry and Made in Asia in Brussels, Belgium supporting their EP HELIX.

Having now performed in 11 countries, BRIDEAR have built a passionate fan base in the West while becoming a major label act in Japan for their 2019 album Expose Your Emotions.

In October 2019, BRIDEAR performed in London at METAL MATSURI, the first all J-Metal festival outside of Japan, with a stunning set winning more international fans and praise for their memorable performance.

Twisted Illusion

Possessing an enormously engrossing sound, TWISTED ILLUSION’s output is nothing short of phenomenal: Since December 2020, the unstoppable prog rockers have released at least one album per month via Bandcamp. The band have also recently re-recorded their magnificent debut album, Temple Of Artifice, and have released videos for all seven tracks from the record. With this incessant onslaught of quality releases, it’s no wonder that the rising rock crew have attracted strong praise from Prog Magazine, Powerplay Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine/Louder, HRH Magazine, ERB, and Great Music Stories, with the band undertaking a full-page feature with Classic Rock, and winning a coveted Tracks of the Week slot with Louder/Classic Rock. The group’s fanbase is also rapidly gathering pace, with the band managing to independently nurture a diehard fan base stemming from the UK and Europe to North America. They have sold thousands of albums directly to fans, across five continents and to over twenty countries—all without a record label or financial backing.

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