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Smoke Monster Attack

by God of Shamisen

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Teaming up with producer Billy Anderson, God of Shamisen returns with Smoke Monster Attack, their second album. Featuring some new tunes along with some interesting video game cover songs, we run the musical gamut from an aggressive new arrangement of the traditional “Jongara Bushi,” to the Indian-inspired mellow breakdowns of “Last Shamisen Master Attack,” to a wild metal cover of the Star Wars theme


released November 9, 2010

God of Shamisen is:
Kevin Kmetz (shamisen)
Lee Smith (drums)
Karl Schnaitter (guitar)
Mark Thornton (bass)

Additional musicians:
Rich Doucette: sarangi on tracks 3 and 5
Rick Walker: percussion on track 5, drums on track 7
Takemi Hirohara: shamisen on track 7

Produced by Billy Anderson & Mark Thornton
Recorded at Bear Creek Studios, Santa Cruz CA
Drums recorded at Soundhouse Recording, Seattle WA
Mixed at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco CA
Engineered by Billy Anderson & Mark Thornton
Additional engineering by Justin Mayers
Mastering by Mell Dettmer @ Sinister Kitchen, Seattle WA
Cover photo by Hal Bergman
Dedicated to Owen Hart


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Progressive metal / rock band featuring the fretless Japanese lute. What could go wrong?

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