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Sailing Before the Wind
Sailing Before The Wind is a Japanese metalcore outfit formed in Tokyo in 2011. Throughout its history, the fully independent band has gone through numerous line-up changes, with bassist and composer Bitoku (known as a touring bassist for Crystal Lake), serving as the only original member. Bitoku writes and engineers every song in the band's repertoire, and is currently joined by four recruited members — Ryoichi (vocals), Kosuke (guitar), Daisuke (guitar), and Hiroki (drums).
The band gained a growing underground fan base from their 2012 EP Judgement and followed by 2016 EP Sanctuary. Their 2019 EP, Revised Standards, ranked #2 in Japanese Apple Music Metal chart next to BABYMETAL and featured guest vocals from Thomas Pirozzi of Sienna Skies, Al & Nick Boltz of A Scent Like Wolves. After releasing 6 EPs and many tours, the band highly recognized in Japanese metalcore scene in recent years.
Sailing Before The Wind songs frequently feature highly melodic twin guitar leads, metal riffs, and breakdowns, with a variety of influences including Parkway Drive, August Burns Red, and In Flames. Sailing Before The Wind is also noted for their aggressive live performance and synchronized stage presence.