2012 (Loudness album)

Loudness 2012 cover artwork.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2012
RecordedMarch 2012
StudioOsaka School of Music, Freedom Studio, Tokyo, Japan
GenreHeavy metal
Length47:35 (Standard ion)
53:34 (Special ion)
LabelTokuma Japan
ProducerLoudness, Masahiro Shinoki, Keiichi Horiuchi
Loudness chronology
Eve to Dawn
The Sun Will Rise Again

2012 (stylized 2・0・1・2) is the 25th studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness, released on August 22, 2012. "The Voice of Metal" is about and dedicated to the late Ronnie James Dio.[1]

Track listing[]

All lyrics written by Minoru Niihara, English lyrics co-written by Takashi Kanazawa; all music composed by Akira Takasaki, except where noted.

1."The Stronger"4:20
2."2012~End of the Age"5:00
3."Break New Ground"5:07
4."Driving Force"4:55
5."Behind the Scene"5:31
6."Bang'em Dead"4:07
7."The Voice of Metal (Song for RJD)"4:12
8."Who the Hell Cares"5:40
9."Spirit from the East" (instrumental)2:18
10."Memento Mori" (Masayoshi Yamashita)4:38
11."Out of the Space" (Takasaki and Masatoshi Sakimoto, instrumental)1:51
Special ion bonus CD
1."Deep-Six the Law"5:59




  1. ^ "Loudness 2・0・1・2". CD Journal. Ongaku Shuppansha.