RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR unleash first music video, “ONE LOVE”!
New Album “SHOWDOWN” announced for April 7, 2023 – Pre-Orders start worldwide today –

Rise Of The Northstar step it up a gear for their forthcoming album “Showdown“, proving they’re at the top of their game. Today, they reveal a video for their first single, “One Love“, which sees ROTN recreating their love for the 90s, Japanese pop culture, and metal, bridging between their fictional references and the reality of their lives. The band said about the new single: “One Love is a positive song. The message is simple: keep the faith and never give up on what makes you feel alive. Never lose your basics.”


Check out Rise Of The Northstar’s “One Love” music video premiere at 4 PM CET / 3 PM GMT: https://youtu.be/jS8AJl5EfAI


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“Showdown” will be released on April 7 through Atomic Fire as a limited Jewelcase CD in O-Card with a 24 pages booklet, a collector’s art flyer, and a ltd. Prism Northcard (Collectors Japanese Carddass), and in ltd. Vinyl editions as 1LP in gatefold, with printed inner sleeves, including a giant poster, pressed to 180g clear vinyl for the GHOST Edition” and to 180g white/red opaque marbled into the SAKURA Edition”. This exclusive vinyl variants of 180g Vinyl are limited to only 500 copies each, so order yours today! Additionally, you will find merchandise bundles with the CD, LP, and digital format to preorder here: https://rotn.afr.link/Showdown

“Showdown” Tracklist:

01.The Anthem
02. Showdown
03. Third Strike
04. Crank It Up
05. One Love
06. Shogun No Shi
07. Clan
08. Raijin
09. Golden Arrow
10. Rise [ライズ]

On “Showdown” Rise Of The Northstar bring together everything we love about the shonen manga maniacs with extra texture and flair and take this on album number three to an ultimate all-encompassing experience. The band’s trademark remains at the core; artistic mastermind Vithia pours his magic of design and illustration into the very soul of the band’s record, making them the sum of their parts. Expect insane grooves mixed with powerful riffs dressed by the now well-known flow of Vithia and sublimated by Eva-B‘s epic solos. You will want to jump to the groove, headbang to the heaviness, mosh to the hardcore breakdowns, break your neck to the thrash riffing, sing along to the choruses and feel goosebumps to the beautifully written solos. All wrapped up in their unique Japanese shonen manga universe. If there were to be a band that stands out for its originality, universe, and music, these stage monsters undoubtedly are Rise Of The Northstar“Showdown” is mixed by Johann Meyer (Gojira) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound Studio). 

Catch RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR live on festivals:
DE – APRIL 15 Oberhausen – IMPERICON Festival
FR – MAY 6 Nantes – Warm Up HELLFEST
BE – MAY 12 Durbuy – Durbuy Rock Fest
FR – MAY 13 Istres – Rock A L’usine
FR – JUNE 18 Clisson – HELLFEST
DE – JUNE 23 Gräfenhainichen – Full Force Festival
NL – JUNE 24 Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air 
ES – JULY 1 Viverio – Resurrection Fest 
BE – AUGUST 11 Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival 
FR – AUGUST 12 Cercoux – Festival 666
FR – AUGUST 20 Carhaix – Motocultor Festival