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ASHRAIN featuring Japanese guitarist Nozomu Wakai unleashes debut album "Requiem Reloaded"


Ashrain is a brand new power metal band formed by Japanese guitarist and producer Nozomu Wakai who has worked with Tommy Aldridge, Paul Shortino, and Alcatrazz.

For Requiem Reloaded, Nozomu recruited top-class musicians like Peter Baltes (ex-Accept), Iuri Sanson (Vo, ex-Hibria), and Andy C (Dr, ex-Lords of Black). Together they delivered a power metal masterpiece with high tempo, catchy melodies, as well as orchestral elements.

Under the name Destinia, Nozomu released Metal Souls in 2018 - it featured Tommy Aldridge, Marco Mendoza, and Ronnie Romero. He has been working on Paul Shortino's band, Shortino. The musician was also featured on the latest Alcatrazz album, as well as Sigh, a well-known band in the black metal scene as their guitarist. Last year he performed at festivals such as Brutal Assault 2022 and Candelabrum Mexico 2022.

In 2020, Nozomu started recording new material with his long-time friend, Peter Baltes. Later, Swanson and Andy C joined, and Ashrain was born. Requiem Reloaded was mixed by Simone Mularoni (DGM) at Domination Studio. It also features Elyes Bouchoucha (Myrath) as a guest keyboardist.


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