It’s been possible to follow the progress of Heavy Metal Raiden self-titled debut album on Twitter for a while, but now it’s finally up for preorder.
Heavy Metal Raiden is not just a cover band, though, as its members include original Raiden composers Akira Sato and Go Sato.
As the band name implies, Heavy Metal Raiden plays heavy metal covers of music from the arcade shooter game series Raiden (and related games). This album will be a single LP featuring tracks from Raiden II-IV, Raiden Fighters, and Viper Phase 1.
The A side features live recordings from 2011 recorded at Club Goodman in Akihabara, Tokyo, while the B side features brand new studio recordings.
The album is scheduled to release on March 25, 2017 and is priced at 6264 Yen (~$55). It can be pre-ordered from bootleg! Records’ brand new international online store here.