[Cover photo: L-R: Kazuhiko Nakamura, Chihiro Kamijo, Takuro Sugawara, and Yoshimitsu Taki]

Japanese Rock band 9mm Parabellum Bullet is set to release their ninth full-length studio album, titled Tightrope, this August 24th on Sazanga Records/Nippon Columbia. The ten-track project marks 9mm’s first original album release in three years and coincides with the band’s 18th anniversary this year.

Several songs from the album have been digitally released and are available now to stream/download as part of a six-song, pre-album EP which was released on Aug. 9th. In celebration of Tightrope’s release, the quartet, including Takuro Sugawara (vocals/guitar), Yoshimitsu Taki (guitar), Kazuhiko Nakamura (bass), and Chihiro Kamijo (drums), are supporting the album with a six-date nationwide Walk a Tightrope Tour around Japan, kicking off September 9th in Osaka.

Walk a Tightrope Tour 2022:

Friday, Sept. 9 ─ Osaka, Japan @ Zepp Osaka Bayside

Sunday, Sept. 11 ─ Aichi, Japan @ Zepp Nagoya

Monday, Sept. 19 ─ Fukuoka, Japan @ Zepp Fukuoka

Friday, Sept. 23 ─ Miyagi, Japan @ Sendai GIGS

Sunday, Oct. 2 ─ Tokyo, Japan @ Zepp Haneda

Sunday, Oct. 9 ─ Hokkaido, Japan @ Zepp Sapporo

Other live dates:

Friday, Aug. 19 ─ Osaka, Japan @ BIGCAT