Europe’s biggest crossover band, Rise Of The Northstar, have released the brand new single “Nekketsu” from their upcoming second album, The Legacy Of Shi.

The band recently released a video in which they explain the concept of the “Northcards” that will be included in every digipack of The Legacy Of Shi.

Earlier the band had announced that the digipack edition of the album will include 1 of 10,000 so called “Northcards” featuring one of the band’s members. 10 of the cards will be different “Shi Northcards”. Find it and you will be rewarded.

The Legacy Of Shi will be released on October 19 via Nuclear Blast (Sharptone Records in the USA, Ward Records in Japan) and was recorded with Gojira‘s Joe Duplantier in his Brooklyn, NY-based Silver Cord Studios. The album will contain 11 brand new songs and one additional bonus track (vinyl and Japan only).

The Legacy Of Shi Track Listing:

01. The Awakening
02. Here Comes The Boom
03. Nekketsu
04. Kozo
05. Teenage Rage
06. Step By Step
07. This Is Crossover
08. Cold Truth
09. All For One
10.Furyo’s Day
11. The Legacy Of Shi
Bonus track
12. Sayonara (vinyl and Japan only)

Tour Dates:

11/30 – Sheffield – Corporation
12/01 – London – ULU
12/02 – Leiden – Gebr. de Nobel
12/04 – Esch-sur-alzette – Kulturfabrik Asbl Cultural Centre
12/08 – Colmar – Rock In Hell
12/10 – Milano – Legend 54
12/12 – Langenthal – Old Capitol
12/13 – Genève – L’Usine
12/15 – Limoges – Centre Culturel John Lennon


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.