Death Stranding Designer Hideo Kojima Is Really Enjoying Polyphia’s Latest Album

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Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima is a fan of all kinds of art, including heavy metal.

Back in March, he shared that he was listening to Lorna Shore’s Pain Remains, and more recently, he bought himself a copy of Polyphia‘s latest album, Remember That You Will Die.

Polyphia is one of the most technically interesting progressive metal bands making music today, and it’s super cool to see Kojima give them a shout-out.

Per a tweet he uploaded to Twitter, Kojima shared a couple of photos of the band’s album and wrote the following:

“Bought a CD of POLYPHIA’s first album ‘REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL DIE’ recommended by Eric. I am working on the project while being immersed in their guitars of the extra dimension.”

By project, we assume Kojima is referring to his upcoming video game Death Stranding 2. Polyphia’s music is perfect for all kinds of occasions, and it’s cool to hear that it’s providing Kojima some entertainment as he’s designing a game.

For those of Kojima’s followers who are just tuning into the band, they are in for one hell of an awesome progressive metal treat. If you have checked out Remember That You Will Die, what do you think of the record?

On a sort of ironic note, given Hideo Kojima’s interest in Lorna Shore, band singer Will Ramos has also expressed that he enjoys Polyphia. When we chatted with Ramos last year, he told us how much he likes instrumental music and Polyphia’s tunes. To find out what he had to say about the band, follow the link below.

'I don't look at myself as a deathcore vocalist': Lorna Shore Singer Will Ramos Talks Vocal Care, Love For Manga, + Crafting Tragedy On 'Pain Remains

Upcoming 2023 Polyphia tour dates:

  • 9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
    10/1 – Albuquerque, NM – Revel
    10/3 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
    10/4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
    10/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
    10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
    10/9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
    10/10 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
    10/11 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
    10/12 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
    10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
    10/14 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
    10/16 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
    10/17 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
    10/18 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
    10/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
    10/20 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
    10/21 – Toronto, ON – History
    10/24 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS
    10/25 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner
    10/26 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
    10/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
    10/28 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
    10/29 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
    10/31 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
    11/1 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
    11/2 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Centre
    11/3 – San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port