Korea's long-running '80s Bay Area-style thrash metal practitioners MAHATMA will have their latest, critically acclaimed opus, "Perseverance", released in Japan on May 21 through Soundholic Records. The Japanese version of the CD will contain two bonus tracks: "Nothing to Take" (taken from the band's first album) and a cover of TESTAMENT's "Practice What You Preach".Commented the group in a statement: "We, as a band, are very proud to be part of the Soundholic family as they are one of our favorite metal record labels in the world. I have almost 100 CDs released by them and almost all of them are my all time favorites. We will be touring Japan as soon as we can to support the release and we are very much excited to experience how crazy Japanese metal fans are." In other news, MAHATMA will tape its first Korean national TV appearance on February 11-12. If you live in Korea and want to be part of the show, go to this location for more information. For MAHATMA audio samples, visit www.myspace.com/mahatmametal.
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