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Japanese metalcore quintet Sable Hills release new single 'Battle Cry'

Photo Credit: Jumpei Inomata

Tokyo riff lords Sable Hills have shared a brand new single of the band's highly anticipated third album Odyssey, due for release 19th April via Arising Empire. 'Battle Cry', featuring Kenta Koie from Crossfaith, is now streaming via the links below.

'Battle Cry' addresses the fight against complacency and the quest for meaning in adversity, challenging listeners to assess their own engagement with life's challenges. As the song intensifies, it encourages listeners to assert themselves, becoming not just a backdrop of aggression but an anthem for self-expression and resilience.

'Battle Cry' demonstrates Sable Hills’ ability to combine introspective themes with dynamic, impactful music. This track is set to resonate with both new and longtime fans, preparing them for an album full of raw energy and bold intensity. With the pre-order available, fans are eagerly awaiting the full experience.

Stream 'Battle Cry' here:

Sable Hills have captivated audiences with their electrifying headline tours, notably Chaos J.P. 2023, which featured the likes of Like Moths To Flames and Knosis, led by Ryo Kinoshita, former vocalist of Crystal Lake. This tour marked an important return to Japan for these acts after a long hiatus.

The band's ascent to prominence was ignited by their debut album EMBERS (2019), which received widespread acclaim and positioned them at the pinnacle of Japan's metal scene, allowing them to share the stage with renowned Japanese bands such as coldrainCrystal Lake, and international heavyweights Fit For A King and After The Burial. Appearing at major festivals Bloodaxe Festival at Club Citta Kawasaki and True North Festival at Shin-Kiba Studio Coast further enhanced their reputation.

The release of their second album DUALITY marked another high point in their career. The album's release tour, extending from Japan to Europe, included performances at Wacken Open Air in Germany and Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic. At Wacken 2022Sable Hills achieved an historic victory, winning the METAL BATTLE 2022, a first for a Japanese band.

In 2023, the band kept on striving forward, selling out their show at Spotify O-WEST and performing at major festivals including coldrain's BLARE FESTKNOTFEST and at Wacken Open Air for the second consecutive year. Their very own FRONTLINE FESTIVAL at Kawasaki Club Citta was a resounding success, attracting close to 1000 attendees.


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