Metal Souls 13/5/18
Japanese guitar hero Nozomu Wakai blasts his way onto the world stage with his project Destinia, featuring music composed, written and produced by Nozomu himself on his new album 'Metal Souls' (see Track Of The Day) due to be released on Friday 13th July on Frontiers. In 2016 Nozomu witnessed a festival performance in Japan by Lords Of Black, featuring vocalist Ronnie Romero. Though Nozomu was well aware of Ronnie's abilities, the new singer for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow nevertheless still blew him away. A direct offer was made and accepted with Ronnie joining Nozomu to participate as the vocalist in Destinia. Having set his course for the direction of the new compositions, Nozomu made the decision to offer Marco Mendoza (Dead Daisies) and Tommy Aldridge (Whitesnake), a rhythm section that had been hugely influential on him, the bass and drum slots to add extra strength to the music. It was an obvious choice for Nozomu's music as these positions would demand the presence of two musicians with a vast knowledge of the history of Hard Rock and Metal. Upon listening to Nozomu's music, the duo were thrilled to get involved.