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Virtual Image

by SOLITUDE

Motorhead meets Iron Maiden - Heavy Metal or what?
Genre: Metal/Punk: Heavy Metal
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1. Virtual Image Solitude
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2. You Wish Solitude
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3. Two Faced In My Soul Solitude
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4. Requiem Of The Kingdom Solitude
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5. Beyond The Storm Solitude
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6. Eagle Fly Solitude
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Album Notes
Line-Up:
Akira Sugiuchi - Vocals (ex-Sacrifice)
Shingo Ida - Guitar
Toru Nishida - Bass (ex-Sacrifice)
Tai Syouda - Drums (ex-Guardians Nail / also leading Seventh Son)

Biography:
SOLITUDE from Tokyo, Japan, was formed by two ex-members of Sacrifice, Akira Sugiuchi (vo) and Toru Nishida (b) in 1996. Following the formation, they spent about 3 years to strengthen the band, even without playing a single live, creating their own unique music influenced by NWOBHM, 70’s Hard Rock and Progressive Rock. They started playing live in 1999, and were immediately welcomed by the Japanese metalheads, as “the birth of the new defenders of Heavy Metal“! The debut album was recorded in 2000 and was released in 2001 as the first-ever release on Spiritual Beast. Rave reviews and requests for interview flooded in from all over the world, and they made a historical appearance at Germany’s Headbangers Open Air festival. During the production of the new album, they recorded an excellent version of Saxon’s “Frozen Rainbow“ for a tribute album. The long-awaited new album should be released later 2006.

Selling Points:
* Debut album from a new band featuring two ex-Sacrifice (Japan) members.
(Sacrifice was one of the forerunners of the Japanese thrash metal scene, and shared stages with (among others) Nuclear Assault and Sodom. Shinji Tachi, brother of Masaki “Gezol” Tachi (Sabbat and Metalucifer), was also a member of the band)
* Produced by Fuyuhiko Inui, known for Maverick and Day After Tomorrow (very popular Japanese group)
* Title track “Virtual Image” was featured in a sampler by German magazine “Heavy Oder Was!?)
* Crunchy guitar riffs and melodic leads, running bass and powerful vocalst - that’s what Heavy Metal is all about!
* Had a successful appearance at Headbangers Open Air in 2003 – the editor in chief of German Rock Hard magazine described it as “the highlight of the festival”!
* Excellent cover version of Saxon’s “Frozen Rainbow” featured on “Eagleution – A Tribute To Saxon”
* Shared stages with Metalucifer, Casbah, Outrage, Vigilante, Ritual Carnage, Church Of Misery etc.
* Follow-up album expected for a release later 2006

Discography:
2001 Virtual Image
2002 Sampler / Metal Crusade Vol.4 (Heavy Oder Was!?)
2005 V.A. / Eagleution – A Tribute To Saxon (Remedy Records)

as Sacfirice
1987 Crest Of Black (Explosion Records)
1990 Total Steel (Howling Bull)
1992 Tears (Howling Bull)


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Sharkblack

Solitude, Major Riffage, Major Energy, Tasteful Execution
I bought this CD on a whim to fill out an order. When I got this bad boy in my player it kicked my butt! Every song has a few killer memorable riffs that will suck you in and provide you with 17 gazillion gigawatts of unadulterated headbangin goodness. Above the great riffs are tastefully executed vocals and guitar solos. Seriously I found them by mistake but anyone who reads this should make it a main purpose in their life to get this CD in their collection, because it rules!