Japanese metal prophets NoGoD continue to spread the gospel of visual kei with latest single Arlequin, out today for digital download and streaming through JPU Records in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.
This offering contains five songs, demonstrating the band’s dynamic range within the metal genre. Leading track Arlequin sees the band hit with the force of their heavy metal roots, while following song Azayakana Mujyun replaces aggressive guitars and vocals for melodic riffs, artful solos and soaring choruses. Meanwhile, third new track ∞ continue (“Mugen continue”) is almost the opposite of the single’s title track, seeing NoGoD unleash beams of sunlight with bright, chirpy rhythms and an upbeat tempo.
Proving once again that NoGoD are a force to be experienced live, two live recordings have also been included; Passion Play, from a recent Japan-only single; and brand-new song Dreamer, the first time it’s been available.
NoGoD – Arlequin Tracklist:
2. Azayakana Mujyun
3. ∞ continue
4. Passion Play (live version)
5. dreamer (live version)