ASHRAIN is a newly formed power metal band, founded by guitarist and producer Nozomu Wakai (Destinia / Shortino / Sigh).
Nozomu as DESTINA released an album titled “Metal Souls” in 2018, featuring the likes of Tommy Aldridge, Marco Mendoza and Ronnie Romero. He also worked with Paul Shortino and his band SHORTINO and was also featured on the latest Alcatrazz album.
In addition, Nozumu has worked as a guitarist for the well-known Japanese black metal band SIGH and has performed at festivals such as Brutal Assault 2022 and Candelabrum (Mexico) 2022.
In 2020, Nozomu began recording new material with his long-time friend Peter Baltes (ex-Accept).
They were later joined by Iuri Sanson (ex-Hibria) and Andy C (ex-Lords of Black).
ASHRAIN was born and the strong debut “Requiem Reloaded” was completed.
The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM) at Domination Studio. It also features Elyes Bouchoucha (Myrath) as guest keyboardist.
“Requiem Reloaded” presents beautiful, impressive melodies, guitars with bite and a fat bass.
Everything that good power metal needs
01 – Are You Ready For Rock?
02 – Requiem For Screamer
03 – Put On The Trigger
04 – I Still Burn
05 – Break Through The Fire
06 – Symphony Of Despair
07 – Believe
08 – No Surrenders
09 – The End Of Sorrow
10 – We Fight To Win
– Iuri Sanson (Vocal)
– Nozomu Wakai (Guitar)
– Peter Baltes (Bass)
– Andy C (Drums)