Japanese rock band 9MM Parabellum Bullet set to release ninth full album “Tightrope”
Japanese rock band 9mm Parabellum Bullet is set to release their long-awaited ninth studio album, titled TIGHTROPE, this August 24th on Sazanga Records/Nippon Columbia.
Available now for pre-order here, TIGHTROPE is available in digital (worldwide) and CD (Japan only) formats. The ten-track project marks the release of 9mm’s first original album in three years (following DEEP BLUE in 2019) and coincides with the band’s 18th anniversary this year. The album cover design expresses the tension and thrill symbolized by the word “tightrope”, as well as the intense, yet lively soundscape for which the band is known.
TIGHTROPE features ten tracks, including lead single “One More Time” (released May 9) and second single “Spirit Explosion” (released June 8), an energetic instrumental showcasing the band’s exceptional playing ability.
In addition to the two singles, four other tracks (including “All We Need Is Summer Day”, “Hourglass”, “Utakata” and “Byakuya No Hibi”) have been released digitally and are now available for streaming/download as part of a six-song pre-album EP (released August 9). Additionally, 9mm will release two official videos for “All We Need Is Summer Day” and “Hourglass” next week (date TBD).
To celebrate the release of TIGHTROPE, the quartet – Takuro Sugawara (vocals/guitar), Yoshimitsu Taki (guitar), Kazuhiko Nakamura (bass) and Chihiro Kamijo (drums) – is supporting the album with a six-date Walk a Tightrope nationwide tour . around Japan, which will begin on September 9 in Osaka. Full list of dates below, visit the official 9mm website for more info/tickets.
Listen to the first single here: