Finnish symphonic power metal band Everfrost share their upcoming single “Hacking To The Gate” featuring Shiro Neko from their upcoming anime covers EP titled Frostbites, which is due out November 11 via Rockshots Records.
The band adds about the track:
“Steins;Gate is one of the highest rated anime series of all time and its opening song ‘Hacking To The Gate’ has become one of those must-have OPs adored by many anime fans. We have picked this track for our Frostbites anime-EP covers as a nice surprise and also a chance to explore our abilities as a band, as the song contains some pretty unorthodox stylistic elements. This is an emotional show Centered around sci-fi, electronics, and most importantly, time travel. Chords, eerie sounds, and sci-fi-inspired effects create a thick, melancholic aesthetic that fits the theme perfectly. Our goal was to capture that and authentically rearrange it in our powerful style, definitely made for the most complex and time-consuming track to put together, as a piece like this deserves.
“For the vocals for this track, we had the pleasure of working with the talented Shiro Neko, known for her amazing anime vocal covers on YouTube and working with other artists. Her vocal tone and impeccable Japanese pronunciation have been essential in delivering this song. One aspect of the Frostbites EP that we haven’t talked about much is the greater investment made in production this time around. From the time spent in pre-production to the studios that we used, right down to the mixing and mastering processes, we were careful to take Everfrost’s sound to a whole new level. “Hacking To The Gate” turned out to be the song that presented perhaps be the best of all the pieces.”
Pre-order the EP on CD from the Rockshots Records online store.