January 20, 2023

After The Legacy Of Shi and the unmissable Here Comes The BoomRise Of The Northstar picks up where they left off. Still combining modern metal, urban music, and Japanese pop culture, the quintet pushes even further. A new era starts today with the first anthem, One Love. ROTN hits hard, and this single is the first uppercut of a frontal shock: Showdown, released on April 7th on Atomic Fire.

One Love is a positive song. The message is simple: keep the faith and never give up on what makes you feel alive. Never lose your basics.”  – Rise Of The Northstar.

One Love is now available on all digital platforms. The album pre=order for the forthcoming album for Showdown starts today, 20th January.

With millions of streams and views, Rise Of The Northstar is a metal phenomenon. Two albums, 3 EPs (including the 2020 Live In Paris), and hits like Demonstrating My Saiya Style, Here Comes The Boom, Sounds Of Wolves, and Again And AgainROTN is an explosive sonic and visual experience. The third impact, Showdown, proclaims loud and clear its sole objective: to jump, headbang and mosh. A new frontal shock that proves that, on the band’s territory and well beyond, throughout Europe, the US, and Asia, ROTN is a prescriber of heavy sounds and French groove under the banner of Shonen. Always bigger, always harder. The new album Showdown is mixed by Johann Meyer (Gojira) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Sterling Sound Studio). 

Don’t miss the brand-new video for One Love premiered on Atomic Fire’s YouTube channel on Jan 19th, to kickstart this new era and witness the new facet of the band’s Shonen universe! 


  1. The Anthem
  2. Showdown
  3. Third Strike
  4. Crank It Up
  5. One Love
  6. Shogun No Shi
  7. Clan
  8. Raijin
  9. Golden Arrow
  10. Rise [ライズ]

Catch RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR live on festivals:

DE – APRIL 15 Oberhausen – IMPERICON Festival
FR – MAY 6 Nantes – Warm Up HELLFEST
BE – MAY 12 Durbuy – Durbuy Rock Fest
FR – MAY 13 Istres – Rock A L’usine
FR – JUNE 18 Clisson – HELLFEST
DE – JUNE 23 Gräfenhainichen – Full Force Festival
NL – JUNE 24 Ysselsteyn – Jera On Air 
ES – JULY 1 Viverio – Resurrection Fest 
BE – AUGUST 11 Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival 
FR – AUGUST 12 Cercoux – Festival 666
FR – AUGUST 20 Carhaix – Motocultor Festival

Vithia – Vocals
Eva-B – Lead Guitar
Air One – Guitar
Yoru – Bass
Phantom – Drums


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