After the revelation that ORIONlive would start its own label, named SETSUZOKU RECORDS, it was stated that the first release on the label would be announced soon. Today was the day for the label to share the news that heavy metal vocalist IBUKI is the label’s first artist.
SETSUZOKU RECORDS will release IBUKI’s debut solo album ExMyself as a European Special Edition on CD and collector’s edition vinyl on 29 January 2021. The European Special Edition will feature the original 8 album tracks plus a bonus track recorded exclusively for SETSUZOKU RECORDS.
“I am very honoured that my album will be released in the UK and Europe,” said IBUKI. “This album is a special edition compared to the original release in Japan and includes a brand-new song as a bonus track just for the UK/Europe release… please look forward to it!”
Boasting both power and range, IBUKI’s reputation in J-metal as a vocal powerhouse is secure, but it is time for international audiences to discover one of Japanese metal’s brightest talents. “IBUKI is not just a great vocalist but also a songwriter and arranger who deserves an opportunity to shine outside of Japan,” said SETSUZOKU RECORDS co-director Christopher Morris. “IBUKI’s work as guest vocalist with numerous projects over the years has been excellent, but it is as a solo artist that she really becomes a force to be reckoned with.” After working in girls metal band Disqualia, IBUKI started as a solo artist in 2017. Currently, she is also active in the project band NATSUMETAL and works as a guest vocalist for several bands as Destrose and FATE GEAR.
Along with the original 8 album tracks and an exclusive bonus track, the ExMyself European Special Edition will feature a new booklet with additional content. SETSUZOKU RECORDS will also be producing a range of new IBUKI merchandise to be made available via the label’s soon to be launched website. The album will be available at online retailers, the SETSUZOKU RECORDS webstore, and select physical record shops in Europe.