Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith are thrilled to share a brand new single, titled “The Perfect Nightmare”. The single premiered on Metal Injection and comes from Crossfaith’s forthcoming fifth album, and the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed XENO.
“Welcome to our new chapter!
It’s one of the heaviest tracks we’ve ever made. This song got full of chaos and brutality so we wanted to make this video with sickness and strangeness too.
Watch this and let you have a huge expectation for upcoming album! See you soon!” – Kenta Koie
Crossfaith is Kenta Koie (vocals), Kazuki Takemura (guitar), Hiroki Ikegawa (bass), Terefumi Tamano (keyboard), and Tatsuya Amano (drums).
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows.
After nearly three years, the band will return later this year with a brand new record.
Japan’s most creative band Crossfaith have gifted the world with a new EP called Wipeout, released today via UNFD.
Wipeout, the latest in a series of innovative releases, is a summary of everything danceable currently bubbling in music that nods excitingly to the future. With synths that sound like guitars, guitars that sound like laser beams and bleeding-edge beats throughout, it’s the sound of a band who have carve out their own new identity with every release.
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Click below to watch the insane new video for “Wipeout”
“The future won’t wait for us, so let’s dive in together!” says frontman Kenta “Ken” Koie. “I’m tired of this world and I think a lot of people feel the same way. It’s hard to wait for the future…”
Wipeout sees Crossfaith elevate their craft yet higher in the way only they know how. With songs that both reference Final Fantasy VII and carry a timely warning of the dangers of nuclear power in the space of a few lines (“Vermillion Gold”), represent their maturation as songwriters (the title track had almost 50 choruses written for it) and look set to ignite the pit (well, all of them but mainly “Inside The Flames”), it’s another matchless addition to their canon.
2017 brought with the huge FREEDOM EP, following up the revolutionary New Age Warriors and FREEDOM EPs. These future-baiting tracks took the groundwork laid by 2015 album XENO, 2013’s APOCALYZE and 2012’s ZION EP as well as the band’s vast touring history and catapulted them into a whole new league; the band recently moved up to arena level at home in their native Japan and continue to tour regularly throughout the UK & Europe. The band were last in Australia playing with In Hearts Wake in 2017.
Japan’s finest electro-metal warriors Crossfaith have announced they will be dropping their new digital-only three-track EP, Freedom, on August 4 via UNFD. The first taste of Freedom came last night via explosive first single “Diavolos” which dropped on triple j’s The Racket.
Click below to listen to “Diavolos”
Frontman Kenta Koie says, “We are really excited to release our new EP called Freedom. We had some very cool guest vocals from our friends Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari) and JESSE (RIZE/THE BONEZ) and we can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it!”
Freedom follows on from their previous EP New Age Warriors, which dropped out of nowhere in mid-2016, and as mentioned features guest vocals from Rou Reynolds (Enter Shikari) and iconic Japanese rapper JESSE (THE BONEZ/RISE). A neo-futuristic manga-esque tale of human / machine hybrids, a repressive government and the power of music, Freedom takes us to a place in the not too distant future in which civilization has developed so rapidly that the citizens are starting to question what it means to be truly free.
Recently back in country touring around the nation with their Australian label mates In Hearts Wake and While She Sleeps, Crossfaith dominated stages and electrified huge crowds at every stop, with The Northern Star saying “you would be hard pressed to argue that some in the crowd had come just to watch Crossfaith” while Hysteria Mag agrees “you simply can’t match the unbridled mania of Crossfaith”, but Wall of Sound said it best: “‘The greatest live show I’ve ever seen’ is an egregious understatement when it comes to this Japanese powerhouse”.