The Legacy of Shi / BLACK 2-LP Gatefold

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Release: 19.10.2018
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Release Date Oct 19, 2018
Genre Hardcore
Color Black
Packaging Gatefold Cover


Black 2-LP Gatefold incl. Bonustrack

The Legacy Of Shi – ROTN’s sophomore album - is set to be released on October 19th 2018.

The writing sessions occurred during most of 2017 and the process took the band to reflect on how to take their concept forward, musically, lyrically, and visually. Enter Joe Duplantier (GOJIRA) to record and co-produce the album in his Brooklyn, NY based Silver Cord Studio. The result is a jaw crushing collection of songs, where the band’s own brew of metallic Hip-Hop and hardcore grooves (“Here Comes The Boom”, “This Is Crossover”, “Nekketsu”) meets with a darker, lower-toned heaviness (“Kozo”, “Cold Truth”, “Teenage Rage”), all brought to the listener by Joe’s thick organic production. Among the carefully scattered gems on this record, one that comes to mind is the occasional punchline in Vithia’s native tongue, French, adding yet another interesting ingredient to ROTN’s singularity.

While the record stays true to the band’s roots, bringing the listener to experience real life situations lyrically pictured by fictional references inspired by Japanese culture, it speaks about overcoming personal drama (“Step By Step”) and tells the story of the central character SHI. In tracks such as “The Awakening”, “Kozo”, and “All For One”, one follows the story of the multi centennial Samurai SHI, from his awakening to his evolution as a spirit who takes possession of a human host, bringing up the question of who would win the fight we lead within ourselves when trying to overcome our limits to reach our full potential.


Side A
01. The Awakening
02. Here Comes The Boom
03. Nekketsu
Side B
01. Kozo
02. Teenage Rage
Side C
01. Step By Step
02. This Is Crossover
03. Cold Truth
Side D
01. All For One
02. Furyo’s Day
03. The Legacy Of Shi
04. Sayonara