Earlier this year, rock band sokoninaru
announced that they would be releasing their first full-length album Choetsu
on October 7th.
Now, it has been revealed that British record label JPU Records will also be putting out an expanded CD edition of the release on November 6th.
The international edition of Choetsu
will feature two exclusive bonus tracks titled zenryaku
that have never before been available outside of Japan in any format, as well as lyrics translated into English and Romaji
in its 20-page booklet. The regular, digital edition of the album will be out on download and streaming services on October 7th, simultaneous with Choetsu
's release in Japan.
Reached for comment about the album, vocalist and guitarist Juko Suzuki
had the following to say: "This is the result of pursuing purity more than ever. I feel like we went back to the origins of sokoninaru
with this record. I feel
like we've been able to match what we did with Zero
and push things even further, fuelled by the inspiration and influence given to us by our favourite music. This is the acclimation of everything we love, I hope you can enjoy this creation that’s
manifest from the all the things we find fascinating."
Bassist and vocalist Misaki Fujiwara
added, "There is a lot of variety and new approaches to our music on this album. One is our ballad white for
, which is the only song on the album to feature me as the lead vocalist. Please enjoy
this new chapter in our journey as sokoninaru
The international CD edition of Choetsu
is available for preorder here
. Links to download and stream the release will become available here
on the release date.
This August, sokoninaru
premiered the MV for Lament moment
, a preceding digital single from Choetsu
. Watch it below: