Glory, glory, Lovebites are to release a new EP

29 March 2021

Lovebites will release their exciting new EP ‘Glory, Glory, To The World’ on CD and Vinyl in the UK on 28 May 2021, via JPU records.

The EP was earlier released digitally worldwide, charting in Metal lists around the world, including all five tracks taking the top five positions of iTunes Japan’s Metal Song rankings.

As MetalTalk announced here, the EP also includes the bonus track Winds of Transylvania, the theme tune to the vampire anime Vladlove, from directors Mamoru Oshii and Junji Nishimura (Ghost in the Shell, Urusei Yatsura).

This new series centers around a blood donation enthusiast and a vampire from a prestigious bloodline.

Midori: “It is so cool”

Lovebites guitarist Midori told MetalTalk: “Although it is the opening for the anime, the real ‘us’ appear in it as well as animated characters performing, instead of us… doing as we do!

“We did not use motion capture actually, the production team filmed our performances and animated the characters to reflect our movements. We had no idea what it would look like at the time, but look what it has become!

“Our performances and instruments are reproduced accurately!! It is so cool!!”

Lovebites at The O2, Islington
Midori, Lovebites. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

Mamoru Oshii

Iconic director Mamoru Oshii told us: “When I happened to see a Lovebites music video, I could immediately see parallels between the five members and the main character of Vladlove. They are like a heretic of Heavy Metal, wearing bright white outfits while playing intense music.

“They are the perfect choice to take charge of a theme song to an anime, not bound by convention or common sense.

“And above all, their name could not be more fitting!”

Glory to the World

Opening track ‘Glory To The World’ has also been released on YouTube, and you can watch it below.

The band told us: “On one hand, working on this album during the spread of coronavirus has been mentally draining.

“On the other, the music created in such darkness has managed to become full of feelings of salvation and light. This body of work is full of a positive power unlike anything else in the history of Lovebites.”

The EP can be pre-ordered from JPU Records website.

Glory, Glory, To The World:

1. Glory To The World
2. No Time To Hesitate
3. Paranoia
4. Dystopia Symphony
5. Winds Of Transylvania

Cover of GLORY, GLORY, TO THE WORLD , from Lovebites

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