New Beginning (Band-Maid album)

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New Beginning
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2015
  • Studio Birdman West
  • Sound Crew Studio
  • Bungee Studio, Tokyo
  • Thomas Studio, Kyoto
LanguageJapanese, English
Label Gump
Band-Maid chronology
Maid in Japan
New Beginning
Brand New Maid
Music video
"Thrill" on YouTube
"Real Existence" on YouTube
"Don't Let Me Down" on YouTube

New Beginning is the second mini-album released by all-female Japanese hard rock band Band-Maid. It is the band's final release under Gump Records, as they joined Nippon Crown the following year. The album reached No. 64 on the Japanese Oricon weekly albums chart. [1]


New Beginning has been described as hard rock, [2] [3] [4] heavy metal [4] [5] and pop metal, [4] and the band's sound has been compared to the likes of Halestorm, [4] Disturbed, [3] Lenny Kravitz [3] and Skunk Anansie. [3] Music videos were produced for the songs "Thrill," "Real Existence," and "Don't Let Me Down."

Track listing

1."Thrill"Kentaro AkutsuAkutsu4:04
2."Freezer" Daria Kawashima Atsushi Yamaguchi3:15
3."Real Existence"Miwa SasakiKoji Goto (ck 510)4:11
4."Price of Pride"Shiniki YamashitaOsoshi Izumida3:27
5."Arcadia Girl"Yamashita Masazumi Ozawa 4:04
6."Don't Apply the Brake"KawashimaYamaguchi3:19
7."Beauty and the Beast"KawashimaHiroki Kawazoe3:03
8."Don't Let Me Down" Akihito Tokunaga Tokunaga3:19
9."Shake That!!"AkutsuAkutsu4:05
Total length:32:47
Bonus DVD
1."Real Existence" (music video)4:12
2."Don't Let Me Down" (music video)3:19
Total length:7:31



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