ANTHEM featuring GRAHAM BONNET – Explosive!! –studio jam– [Japan only release] (2020)

ANTHEM, led by its founder and former Loudness bassist Naoto Shibata, is one of the best known metal acts from Japan. Originally formed in 1980, the band released its self-titled debut album in 1985. Anthem and legendary Rainbow, Michael Schenker Group and Alcatrazz vocalist GRAHAM BONNET originally teamed up 20 years ago for Anthem’s comeback album, “Heavy Metal Anthem”, an album which consisted of old Anthem songs that were re-recorded with English lyrics.
The brand new release “EXPLOSIVE!! –studio jam–” delivers re-recordings of RAINBOW, ANTHEM, MSG, ALCATRAZZ and Graham Bonnet solo, professionally recorded into the studio.
The results surprised us; instead of being a simple re-harsh of old stuff, Anthem & Bonnet give new life to these timeless songs.