Japanese musician and composer Hiroyuki Sawano is lauded with writing soundtracks for a list of popular anime series including all three seasons of Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn and the recent anime film Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. He is also active under the name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] as which he released his latest single narrative/NOISEofRAIN last month which reached No. 3 on iTunes and made it into Oricon’s Top 10 Weekly Singles ranking.
Sawano is now teaming up with singer-songwriter Sanketsu Shoujo Sayuri who will provide guest vocals on his new song ME & CREED <nZkv> which will be used as the main theme for the upcoming smartphone game Blue Exorcist: Damned Chord set for release in 2019.
ME & CREED <nZkv> is a new arrangement of the song of the same name which previously appeared in the original Blue Exorcist OST. A new trailer for the game was released on YouTube where fans can get an early listen of the new born track now decked out with new vocals from Sayuri.
Sawano also announced that he will release his third studio album R∃/MEMBER on March 6, 2019 which includes his collaborative track with Sayuri. This is his first album in one and a half years since 2V-ALK. The album will feature a line-up of big name guests including LiSA, Takanori Nishikawa, Uru, ASCA and more.
Sawano will support the release of his new record by playing two shows at Toyosu PIT on March 6 and 7.
Release Date: March 6, 2019
First Press Limited Edition (CD+Blu-ray): ¥4,400 (Tax Included) [VVCL-1409～1410]
Regular Edition (CD-Only): ¥3,200 (+Tax) [VVCL-1411]
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] LIVE “R∃/MEMBER”
2019/3/6 (Guest Vocals: Takanori Nishikawa, Aimer, mizuki, Gemie, Tielle and more)
2019/3/7 (Guest Vocals: LiSA, Aimer, mizuki, Gemie, Tielle and more)
Venue: Toyosu PIT
Price: Standing Tickets – ¥6,500 (Tax Included) *Additional drink fee charged
General sale tickets will be released on February 3, 2019 at 10:00am (JST).
Early Bird Tickets
Available by purchasing SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]’s 7th single narrative/NOISEofRAIN which is coupled with an application card you must complete. People will be selected randomly to purchase early-bird tickets.
Application Window: November 27, 2018 at 12:00 – December 18, 2018 at 23:00
Hiroyuki Sawano Official Website: http://www.sawanohiroyuki.com/
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] Official Website: http://www.sh-nzk.net/
Sayuri Official Website: http://sayuri-web.com
Blue Exorcist: Damned Chord
Official Website: https://app.ao-ex.com
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