Japanese Gothic Rock band THE SOUND BEE HD have unleashed the music video for “WALKING DEAD 2021”. This is a new version of the song released in 2017 and it was taken into the studio to be re-recorded for the best-of album DEAD MEMORIES-THE SOUND BEE HD 20th anniversary- that hit the stores on May 26.
“WALKING DEAD” is definitely the most iconic song from the band that captivated many fans with its haunting synth intro and high-distorted guitar riffs, as well as the obvious reference to the popular tv show from which they took inspiration for the zombies’ theme. This new version presents a more aggressive sound with an exponential industrial influence, showcasing the current style of the quartet.
DEAD MEMORIES-THE SOUND BEE HD 20th anniversary- is a double-disc that compiles 29 tracks, featuring new versions of “WALKING DEAD”, “SOU”, “doku”, “live”, “maimu” and their early-stage song “SLIPPING TO THE HOLE”. The old tunes may make the fans nostalgic, but the re-recorded tracks convey the experience and evolution of the group. This release was planned to be out in 2020, as part of the celebrations of the band’s 20th anniversary, but it was delayed due to the negative effects of the pandemic in the music scene.
Through several releases over the years, THE SOUND BEE HD has been taking their fans into a dark and horror-like world. Going through their Japanese Gothic era, stepping into their zombie theme direction for what they’re now known for, and going forward with the heavy and aggressive sound shown on the previous mini-album First Blood.
The best-of album DEAD MEMORIES-THE SOUND BEE HD 20th anniversary- is not only a retrospective of their career, but also a glimpse of their current and future approach. Follow the road of horror and melancholy that this Shinigami band has been building year after year!
THE SOUND BEE HD is a Japanese heavy rock/visual kei band that creates a gothic and horror atmosphere through their music and aesthetics. Their signature sound features an electro foundation mixed with aggressive guitar riffs. The dark world of THE SOUND BEE HD is portrayed through their heavy and powerful songs and even with emotional softer melodies that are packed with melancholic lyrics.
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THE SOUND BEE HD – DEAD MEMORIES-THE SOUND BEE HD 20th anniversary -tracklisting
01. WALKING DEAD 2021
02. TeLL Me!!!
03. DaRK to DaRK
04. ENDLESS DEAD
05. BLooD RaiN
08. 毒-doku- 2021
12. 葬-SOU 2021
01. live 2021
04. Kira [煌]
06. Michibiki [導]
07. Shou [翔]
08. Maimu [舞夢] 2021
09. Mu [無]
16. SLIPPING TO THE HOLE 2021