The day has arrived, and WindRunner are ecstatic to finally give to the world their latest effort, ‘MAI’.
It’s been three long years since the quintet debuted on the Vietnamese and the world scene with their first ever EP, VUI, and after some time off to write, refine their sound, and tour, the metallers are back in full force, with an astounding debut that’s been slowly but surely climbing the charts.
Gaining comparisons to bigger bands such as Jinjer (thanks to female powerhouse Duong taking the lead in the vocal department), Architects, and Erra, Windrunner doesn’t leave much to the imagination and rather make sure to hook listeners in right from the get-go. While it might be a little last minute to add another album of the year contender to the list, the group’s music will speak for itself and demand a spot on playlists, radio stations, and phones of fans alike. Check out their new video, “Narcissus”, below:
Guitarist Trung wanted to share some thoughts on the album and the journey the band has undertaken: “It has been an incredible journey to get to this point. This is something all of us have always dreamed of, and today it comes true. We feel incredibly lucky to have received so much support along the way and we can’t be more grateful for each and every person’s support throughout the years. Thanks to the amazing team at Famined Records for believing in us and working day and night to help us put out this release. We have poured our hearts and soul into this album and we hope you feel that too.”
More About WindRunner
WindRunner are a progressive metalcore quintet hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam. Founded in early 2015 from the merger of two renowned Vietnamese metalcore bands: Epione and Alive In Sight, WindRunner quickly made a name for themselves with their unique blend of rhythm and melodies, groovy yet intricate riffs, soothing ambience, melodic guitar lines, coupled with catchy vocal choruses from female vocalist Duong Bui. Their debut EP, VUI, was released in June 2015 and received positive acclaims from around the world.
Since then, WindRunner have actively toured around Vietnam, South East Asia, and South Korea, supporting bands such as Attila, Secrets, Benighted, Hiss From The Moat, Coldburn, King Ly Chee, Born From Pain, Earthists, and many others. Their debut full length, MAI, is slotted for release on November 30th, 2018 via Famined Records.
What they’ve said about MAI:
“This record is a must-hear, Windrunner are a band that are set to take over the world if this record is anything to go by” – Thinking Lyrically
“Windrunner is an incredible band that desperately needs to be more recognized all over the globe” – Reaper Magazine
“MAI is a massive breakdown fest, delight of Metalcore fans alike” – Sick And Sound
“Windrunner do a lot of things right with Mai from the instrumentation to the overall atmosphere. […] Overall I’d count it among the relative few truly solid Metalcore albums I’ve heard this year” – Metal Trenches