"The Abyss" feat. Ryo Kinoshita (Crystal Lake)
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Taken From Upcoming Album 'Oceans' Out Friday, February 18
Photo By: Alex Kie
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - London-based Japanese electronic metal artist Esprit D'Air has today 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 will be out on Friday, February 18, and additionally features appearances by Ben Christo from gothic rock legends The Sisters Of Mercy and remixes by Heavygrinder and Shirobon. Speaking on "The Abyss", Kai shared:
“Working with Ryo was incredibly exciting. I love his powerful vocals and what he does in his band Crystal Lake, so it is truly an honor to have him on my album."
Prior to today's release, the band previously dropped the gorgeously thrilling music video for fan-favorite track, "Leviathan". Watch the lyric video for "The Abyss" here, and pre-order 'Oceans' 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 to be as self-sufficient as possible. Consequently, they record and produce their own releases in their own home recording studio. In late 2020, Esprit D'Air released their single, "Leviathan", receiving support and praise from Loudwire, Kerrang! Radio, as well as members of The Sisters of Mercy, and The Birthday Massacre. In 2021, Esprit D'Air committed to releasing new material every six weeks made possible via their fans on Patreon. Esprit D'Air will release their 2nd album, 'Oceans' on February 18th, 2022, collaborating with members of the iconic gothic rock group The Sisters of Mercy and Japanese metalcore band Crystal Lake, plus remixes by Heavygrinder, and Shirobon.