London-based Japanese electronic metal artist Esprit D’Air has released their latest single and visual accompaniment for “The Abyss” featuring Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake. The track is taken from their upcoming album ‘Oceans’, which releases on February 18, and additionally features appearances by gothic rock legends The Sisters Of Mercy and remixes by Heavygrinder and Shirobon.
Watch the lyric video for “The Abyss” here.
Reformed in 2016, Esprit D’Air is a Japanese electronic rock/metal solo project led by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Kai. As featured on Loudwire, HuffPost, BBC Radio, Kerrang! & Louder, their sound is unique and fresh, bringing together hard-hitting aggression with melodic vocals and electronic synthesizers. In 2018, Esprit D’Air won ‘Best Metal Album’ at The Independent Music Awards in New York, for the release of their debut album, Constellations, judged by an esteemed panel featuring Slayer, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Sepultura & more.
Kai is not seeking a major record label but instead follows a strong DIY ethos and produces everything himself, even recording in his own home recording studio. In keeping with this DIY approach, in 2021 Esprit D’Air committed to releasing new material every six weeks thanks to the band’s incredible fan support via Patreon.
Esprit D’Air will celebrate the release of their new album Oceans at O2 Academy Islington this Sunday 20th February with support from goth-rockers South of Salem and Jordan Red.
Pre-order ‘Oceans’ HERE.