Coven, the dynamic duo of Akihiro Ito and TAKA, begun in 2016. The Tokyo-based Heavy Metal band worship at the altar of the likes of Iron Maiden and other NWOBHM bands, Mercyful Fate, Metallica and Manowar. However, the band’s approach is an original one in the sense that they bring in their Japanese heritage to the mix. “We want to retain our Japanese identity and originality, we want to bring our own Japanese metal to the world”, the band comments.
The duo are hard at work on their debut full length album as we speak, and it will be released in 2018. The Advent is the band’s debut, a very limited four song cycle of 20 minutes.