ELFRIEDE is one of the fastest up-and-coming bands from Japan. The band consisting of Mikuru, Rina Hoshino, Ryo Yamabuki, and Yu-yan will release their mini album
on April 3rd via JPU Records in physical format but available to stream March 18th corresponding with the Japan release. rebirth
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The band released “Eikou e no Yell,” the follow up to lead track “Break Heart.” The newest song continues in ELFRIEDE’s hard hitting pop-rock sound.
rebirth Track Listing:
1. Break Heart
2. Eikou e no Yell 3. Haruyume 4. Beyond the rainbow 5. Mirai is future 6. Silence
Bios on the band’s members below:
Mikuru – Vocals She’s been in bands all through high school and regularly played gigs around Japan’s Kanto region during that time. Afterwards she enrolled in a vocational school and joined in as many performing arts activities as possible, and studied gospel overseas. After graduating she worked as an MC for a live music show on Nico Nico’s official channel and has been guest vocalist for several bands and artists. She loves cats (she has five!), as well as anime and manga. Rina Hoshino – Bass She’s a graduate of “maser House” music school, where she won Best Performance Award for her bass abilities. She’s supported over 100 musicians as bassist, including Ena Fujita, Raychell (BanG Dream! RAISE A SUILEN) and even Miyako of LOVEBITES for a promotion from ORANGE amps, as well as featured at various music and anime events. Rina also loves manga, not least because her family member is a professional manga writer and illustrator! Ryo Yamabuki – Guitar She has been featured in many music magazines and has also gained popularity as a model and gravure idol with over 120,000 followers on Twitter. She’s the winner of YAMAHA Music’s Revolution Guitarist Award and was featured in the press release for King of Fighters. She’s a massive fan of video games, particularly Dragon Quest X and Splatoon. Yu-yan – Drums She has plays over 100 gigs a year with various bands and musicians besides ELFRIEDE. Her drumming has seen her featured as part of Panasonic’s corporate image and seen her appear for two consecutive years at Japan Expo in France. Yu-yan loves Japanese dressmaking and can usually be found replacing her drum sticks for knitting needles during her time off.
By Antonio Villaseñor-Baca