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Outburn Magazine: Exclusive Premiere — SAILING BEFORE THE WIND’s New Single “Illuminator” featuring Clayton King of So It Begins

Idioteq: Tokyo melodic metalcore act SAILING BEFORE THE WIND discuss new music, inspirations, and more

Demon Reports: Sailing Before The Wind premieres the new song and visualizer “Illuminator” feat. Clayton King from So It Begins, illuminate yourself through the melodies of ultimate power by metalcore!

Kronos Mortus News: SAILING BEFORE THE WIND release new single, “Illuminator,” featuring Clayton King of So It Begins

HM Magazine: Sailing Before The Wind unleashes new single, ‘Illuminator,’ featuring Clayton King of So It Begins

RiffCult: Sailing Before The Wind: Dramatic Metalcore Masterpiece! New song "Illuminator" released!

The Magazine: Sailing Before The Wind “Illuminator (feat. Clayton King)” just dropped

 

FrontView Magazine: Sailing Before The Wind releases Immemorial EP

Spirit of Metal: Sailing Before the Wind

Metal-Rules: Sailing Before The Wind release the new single “Break the Silence (Rerecorded)”

Kronos Mortus News: SAILING BEFORE THE WIND – Japanese Metallers Share Lyric Video Misguided Sunrise & EP Immemorial Out 20 August

GigRadar: Discover This: Sailing Before The Wind

Kill The Music: Unsigned Spotlight: Sailing Before The Wind

Metal Temple: Sailing Before the Wind – Immemorial

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life: EP Review: Sailing Before The Wind – Immemorial (Self Released)

Scene Daddy: DOWN BUT NEVER OUT: ON SAILING BEFORE THE WIND'S SINGLE "BREAK THE SILENCE" AND FIGHTING TO STAY AFLOAT IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE

The Independent Wave: Sailing Before the Wind – Cross the Ocean (rerecorded)

Insane Blog: SAILING BEFORE THE WIND - Premieres New Single "Break the Silence" (Rerecorded)

Metal Shell: Sailing Before The Wind Celebrate 10 Years With Re-recording of ‘Cross The Ocean’

Demon Reports: Sailing Before The Wind premieres the official new song for the “Cross The Ocean (re-recorded)”, cross the ocean through the sounds of the melodic metalcore!

Roppongi Rocks: EP review: Sailing Before The Wind “Immemorial”

Distrolution: Sailing Before the Wind are back with their new single!

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.

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