Lightning Strikes, an American Heavy Metal Band from the 1980’s is getting back together in a big way! This group, led by original members Karpis Maksudian and Cat Tate, will also feature the likes of Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), Rob Math (Leatherwolf, also session work with Seal, Toni Braxton, and others), and Nando Fernandes (Hangar). Their upcoming album, due out this May, is mixed by Roy Z (Judas Priest, Sepultra, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Dickinson, and Helloween).
Why does this matter to the readers of S-T? Well, it just so happens that NOAH from Avanchick will doing guest vocals for two songs on the album! He will feauture on the song “Kamikaze,” a song written during the band’s heyday, as well as a new song “Doki no Sakura” on which he will be accompanied by famous koto player Masayo Ishigure and enka-style vocals.
S-T readers, what do you think about this sort of collaboration? Hopefully, we will see more of this in the future!