Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have just announced their brand new UK tour dates for 2022. Having become the first Japanese band to tour internationally last year, they blew UK & EU audiences away with their 2021 shows. Now, in celebration of their 10th Anniversary, they return this September armed with their brand new album Aegis Of Athena, which was released on May 13th.
The acclaimed five-piece will be performing as follows:
Sept 6th – Glasgow, The Attic
Sept 7th – Manchester, Academy 3
Sept 9th – Huddersfield, The Parish
Sept 10th – London, Boston Music Rooms
Sept 11th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
Lead vocalist Kimi comments, “The UK is very special to us and we can’t wait to return! A lot has happened in the world but we are determined to keep moving forward as we have for 10 years now! ‘Raise your voice for us’ – we’re coming back!”
Haru, the band’s bassist, continues, “The new album has songs that will be so much fun live. The shows last year were amazing and this year will be even better, so I hope the UK is ready!”
The new album Aegis of Athena is a blistering 11-track sonic assault perfectly blending traditional heavy metal, progressive arrangements, stunning technical prowess and addictive pop-rock hooks. Brimming with big riffs it features feature furious thrash passages, incredible lead lines and irresistible melodic sensibilities, showcasing J-metal like you’ve never heard it before.
“The love child born of the union of J-pop and British metal” Metal Hammer
“Their multi-layered approach [is] the epitome of J-Rock turned up to 10. Frantic riffing, a torrent of drums and bass and the sweet but spiky vocals along with some growls, this captures that unique sound that somehow mixes Thrash Metal, Tech Metal and pop.” Metal Talk
“… glorious technicolour confection that blends hyper-sweet, high energy Japanese pop with the pomp and showy fretwork of power metal” Power Play
“… J-pop hooks, tastefully torched scale runs, and Maiden-worthy guitarmonies” Guitar World