Since their inception in 1985, Anthem have been synonymous with japanese heavy metal. Even if they broke up in 1992, they came back together in 2001 releasing records of such quality as the recent “Engraved”.

Led by vocalist Yukio Morikawa and bassis Naoto Shibata, the Tokyo-based band are an institution in their country, true defenders of pure heavy metal. Now, after signing with European label Nuclear Blast, the band has released a greatest hits of their best known songs in English language named “Nucleus” and decided to attack the international market.