Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww hell yeah.

Word reached my ears this morning of a new project that I’m pretty much totally 100% completely positive will be awesome beyond awesome (no pressure), so get your listening faces on.

Lusheeta are a three-piece collaboration between brothers Daniel and John Hoang and our very own favourite Japanese hombre Hayato Imanishi. There’s so much awesome going on here that I’m finding it hard to write rationally, but I’ll give it my best shot. Labelling themselves ‘ghibli-core’, and in conjunction with the image at the top – which comes from veteran Japanese animation proprietors Studio Ghibli’s 1986 film Laputa: Castle In The Sky – you might begin to have an idea of what they are about.

The Hoang brothers used to be in a phenomenal metalcore band called Crydebris many years ago (which also included Matthew Holden of the now-defunct Rinoa, and more recently Ancients). I’ve spoken about them a few times before (most recently in my ‘Five Reasons Why Metalcore Isn’t Total Shit‘ series), but to recap they were one of those incredibly bright but short-lived lights in the metal scene, and only released one EP – The Severing – which contained the epic track “Mononoke Picture“:


Although only in its infancy, Lusheeta promises big things. Imanishi, widely known for the dichotomous Cyclamen and Withyouathome projects, will lend his expertise to their sound, which is purported to be continuations of some old Crydebris demos. I could not be happier.

They already have their first track “Emerald” up over at their Facebook page. Go check ’em out and keep your eyes peeled!

– CG


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