LOUDNESS: New Album Title, Track Listing, Artwork Revealed

According to a posting on the Tokuma Communications web site, veteran Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release their new album, "Metal Mad", through the label on February 20 in Japan. Release dates for other territories have not yet been announced.

"Metal Mad" track listing:

01. Fire Of Spirit
02. Metal Mad
03. High Flyer
04. Spellbound #9
05. Crimson Paradox
06. Black And White
07. Whatsoever
08. Call Of The Reaper
09. Can't Find My Way
10. Gravity
11. Transformation

Check out the cover artwork at this location.

LOUDNESS released a 25th-anniversary box set in Japan in April 2007, entitled "Loudness Complete Box", featuring its complete Columbia Records catalog. The package includes the following albums: "The Birthday Eve" (1981), "Devil Soldier" (1982), "The Law Of Devil's Land" (1983), "Disillusion" (Japanese and English versions) (1984), "Thunder In The East" (1985), guitarist Akira Takasaki's solo album "Tusk of Jaguar" (1982), drummer Munetaka Higuchi's solo album "Hakai Gaisen Roku", the "Loudness" and "Eurobounds" DVDs, and a singles CD compilation, entitled "Single Collection", featuring unreleased tracks. All CDs have been remastered and come in a deluxe box featuring a plastic case and replica tickets.

LOUDNESS' latest album, "Breaking the Taboo", was released in December 2006 via Tokuma Communications. The band also issued a live DVD, entitled "Loudness in America 06: Live Shocks World Circuit 2006 Chapter 1", on August 23, 2006. The disc features footage from the band's North American tour, which took place in early 2006.

Watch LOUDNESS performing their classic track "Crazy Night" on Japanese TV in 1985:


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