Fate Gear - 7years ago (April 11, 2018)
#1
Got an email from HMV, so its up for pre-order.

This is the product description, in case anyone wants to translate it:

多人数制プロジェクトとして生まれ変わったガールズ・スチーム・メタル楽団 FATE GEAR の3rd Full Album!

Vocalにはアコメタル大作戦でYouTube 100 万再生を迫る勢いを見せる大阪のパワフルなシンガー大山まきを筆頭に、Dragon Guardian, Dragon Eyes 等に参加しているManami、人気サークル「エミルの愛した月夜に第III 幻想曲を」の荊- いばら- をゲストに迎え、さらにUnlucky Morpheus,hollow mellow 等で活躍するJill もレコ―ディングに参加しFATE GEAR 初の生バイオリンを収録。Drumsには大阪のガールズデスメタルバンドG∀LMET の元メンバーidyako も参加している。

収録曲の「Chained-Destiny」は、指原莉乃プロデュースのアイドル =LOVE の作曲に携わっている加藤大和が作曲。

<FATE GEAR>
東京を中心に活動中のガールズ・スチーム・メタルプロジェクト。
高崎晃、TAIJI(ex.X JAPAN)、BABYMETAL、SCANDAL などと競演歴のあるMina 隊長(Gt.) を中心に2015年6月よりバンド形式で始動。
2016年、スクウェア・エニックスのスマホゲーム楽曲制作や、グラブルフェスライブ出演、世界最大級のメタルフェスWacken Open Air 出演、植松伸夫率いるEarthbound Papas の米公演サポートアクトなど国内外でも活躍するKurumi(Key.) が加入。
2017年、Kurumi がコンポーザーへ移行し、後任キーボートとしてYuri を迎える。多人数プロジェクトとして活動の幅を広げ9月に行った目黒鹿鳴館でのワンマンライヴはソールド・アウト。

●メンバー
Guitar. Mina 隊長、Keyboards.Yuri、 Bass.Erika、Drums.Haruka、Comporser. Kurumi

●ゲストミュージシャン
Vocal. 大山まき
Vocal. Manami (Dragon Guiardian, Dragon Eyes, Innocent Material, SOUTH OF HEAVEN etc)
Vocal. 荊 ( エミルの愛した月夜に第III 幻想曲を)
Violin.Jill (Unlucky Morpheus, hollow mellow, Rose Noire etc)
Drums. Idyako (Zestria, ex.G∀LMET)
Bass.Maki (DraiN)

Interesting that Kurumi is still on as composer.
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#2
I am glad to see Yuri, Erika, and Haruka listed as members instead of support.

I do seem to remember the announcement of Kurumi's leaving as including a comment about her continuing to work on compositions for the band.
#3
This is an instance of ghostwriting I'm actually ok with. This may also be the only instance out of any band I listen to where an ex-member stayed around to keep composing for them.

I wonder if this will be a concept album too?
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#4
With the various vocalists it looks like they'll have, it would certainly lend itself to having a story with multiple characters. I could dig that. Especially if it's a continuation of OZ - Rebellion -.

Heck, now that I think about it, the title 7 Years Ago even sounds like a continuation...

And it's pre-ordered. Smile
#5
I like Destrose but I don't know the members' history in details.
When did Mina have a chance to play with Akira Takasaki and Taiji?
#6
the title of the album is because 7 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake back in 2011
the concept for this album is Rebirth
#7
(01-26-2018, 07:05 AM)namine Wrote: the title of the album is because 7 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake back in 2011
the concept for this album is Rebirth

Ah....that's very interesting. Now I'm even more curious.
#8


Idyako contributed as a guest drummer, apparently.
#9

And a guest bassist too
#10
This album, and the band, come to think of it, is just getting stranger and stranger.


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